The 48th annual parade is co-hosted by the Puerto Rican Parade Committee and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center.
Dignitaries such as San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín will join ordinary Chicagoans in a parade displaying the variety of Chicago's Puerto Rican community. Starting on Western and Division, the parade winds down Division, ending on Humboldt Boulevard.FOOD
After the parade, sit down at one of the many good Puerto Rican restaurants to sample
delicacies made with starchy plantains, such as savory tostones, alpcapurrias, or pastelillos
. Here's a list of restaurants
featuring Puerto Rican cuisine.
Or walk into Humboldt Park to find a food stall serving spit roasted pork, Puerto Rico's national dish. You'll find long line of people willing to wait for this special dish that takes days of preparation.MUSIC
Slip your dancing shoes on to fully enjoy Orquesta Mulenze
, a salsa band headlining the main stage in Humboldt Park on Saturday, June 15th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Not familiar with Orquesta Mulenze? Listen here
On Sunday, why not take your children to see Puerto Rico's #1 Beatles Tribute band?
The band made their debut in Chicago on 2001 by winning the Battle of the Bands at the Chicago Fest for Beatles Fans. They returned the following year, winning the contest for the second time.
Listen to "I Want to Hold Your Hand
" and you will realize why they won handily. The Jukebox Tributo a Los Beatles
will play at 3pm at the main stage in Humboldt Park.