Welcome to the 46th Annual Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade on

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This year, we are celebrating this community’s being named the first Puerto Rican Cultural District in the United States, Barrio Borikén.

The Parade has grown into one of the largest cultural celebrations in this community, which proudly showcases our rich cultural heritage. The Parade’s carnival-like celebration featuring vejigantes, dancing/musical performances, marching bands, car club, motorcycle clubs and floats, bringing together area businesses, political figures, religious institutions, cultural centers, schools, and community groups.

In recognition of our rich diversity and in celebration of Pride month as a community, our Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade Cacica/Queen and Casique/King are always transgender people and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you haven’t been to El Barrio lately this is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into some good‘old culture, Paseo Boricua is expanding every day; new affordable housing, new Puerto Rican women own businesses, cake shops, gallery spaces, shops, photography stores, new murals depicting inclusivity, come out to Barrio Borikén and see how the community is shifting paradigms to be the example Puerto Rican community the world
can marvel at.

Following the parade enjoy las Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas in Humboldt Park this year, returning for the third consecutive year, under the new management and promising to be even more festive than last year from Thursday June 6, through Sunday June 9, 2024. Check out the line up of the show inside this La Voz Parade issue.

Please join us as we celebrate our beautiful people, culture, and our collective successes. I am looking forward to your participation in the 46th Annual Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade to make this event a community success. The Parade steps off at 2:00 pm on Division corner of Campbell on Saturday June 8th, 2024.

A special thanks to all the merchants, individuals, organizations that sponsors our La Voz Parade issues, thank you to our Parade entries and all of PRCC’s staff and volunteers for their diligence in and around the Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade, and a special shout out to La Voz Parade Issue Production Team.

A special thanks to all the merchants, individuals, organizations that sponsored our La Voz Parade issues and our Parade entries and all of PRCC’s staff and volunteers for their diligence in and around the Puerto Rican People’s Day Parade, and our Parade insert Production Team.

¡Muchísimas gracias!
¡Feliz Desfile!
Leony Calderón