Puerto Rican Festival 2016 Events

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The 49th annual Puerto Rican Festival is our flagship event that brings together people from all heritages to share our culture. This three day event is held at Boston’s City Hall Plaza where we celebrate our traditions and honor our history. The festival consist of live performances by local and international artist, kiosks selling typical Puerto Rican food, local arts and crafts, carnival rides and different activities for the entire family. It offers the opportunity for business partners to interact with the Hispanic community, including a Health Expo.  The festival culminates with the Puerto Rican Parade where the community showcases its culture through wonderful floats, colorful dance troupes, singers, dancers and appearances by distinguished honorees.


Friday, July 29 – 5:00pm to 10:00pm

City Hall Square, Boston, MA

Youth Night featuring entertainment by:  Rubio y Joel


Saturday, July 30 – noon to 10:00pm

City Hall Square, Boston, MA

International Night with entertainment by:  Ego y Elocuente, Rik Indio, Nandy Rosario, Jay Ruiz, Mambo & Swing and Domenic Marte


Saturday, July 30 – noon to 5pm

City Hall Square, Boston, MA

Health Expo: Families will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from renowned health institutions there promoting a healthy lifestyle. Kids activities from noon until 3pm.


Sunday, July 31 noon – 10:00pm

City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02109

*Puerto Rican Heritage Night* Puerto Rican Parade – noon to 2pm

Spans from Boylston Street in the Back Bay area to the City Hall Plaza in Boston. Entertainment by:  Sonido Urbano, Paquito Acosta and Frankie Ruiz, Jr.


Visit, PuertoRicanFestivalofMA.org for more details.