Florida Puerto Rican Parade to honor Juncos and promote civic engagement

The free event will go from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The public will enjoy floats, dance troupes, food kiosks, and Puerto Rico’s vibrant music. (Capture via Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival).

By Mivette Vega

April 9, 2024

Like every year, the goal is to honor Puerto Rico’s rich cultural heritage and history, as well as the contributions of the Boricua community in Florida.

It’s time to celebrate our culture! The annual Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival returns to Downtown Orlando on April 27.

Like every year the goal is to honor Puerto Rico’s rich cultural heritage and history, as well as the contributions of the Boricua community in Florida.

The week leading up to the parade will feature a series of events focused on the theme “Civic Engagement and Responsibilities,” which aims to empower and encourage the community to vote in elections, volunteer in organizations, serve on boards and committees, participate in local government, and hold public office.

This year’s parade is dedicated to Juncos, “La Ciudad del Valenciano.” Special presentations and displays will highlight Junco’s traditions and characteristics.

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The free event will go from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. The public will enjoy floats, dance troupes, food kiosks, and Puerto Rico’s vibrant music.

Among this year’s performers are Nino Segarra, Victoria Sanabria, Yomo, Elysian J, and Juancho. Influencer Candy Lover will be the godmother of the event.

For more information about the parade’s route, activities, and schedule you can visit floridapuertoricanparade.org.

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  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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