The Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago celebrates its 52nd Annual Parade & 35th Anniversary of its popular Fiestas Puertorriquena, in grand style in 2017. The annual Chicago Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festival, celebrated every June, is an important celebration of Puerto Rican cultural and national pride. Fiestas Puertorriquenas is the largest Latin Music Festival in the Midwest with spectators and vendors throughout the United States.
Fiestas Puertorriquenas is the centerpiece and the culmination of more than a month of activities celebrating this rich and ancient culture, which has now come to represent 28% of the City of Chicago’s Metro population. The event is the hallmark of this large and tightly knit community- showcasing every aspect of it: music, food, art, dance, business, spirituality, and, of course- the family. Fiestas Puertorriquenas reflects the extreme importance of the Puerto Rican family.