NEW LOCATION: QUAD PARK AT METROHEALTH MAIN CAMPUS.
A parade celebration of Puerto Rican arts and culture has been observed by Cleveland's Puerto Ricans each summer since the late 60s. The Puerto Rican Parade of Greater Cleveland carries a strong history of cultural awareness, pride, and education, led by a resilient community whose love for their homeland, spirit of freedom, justice, and unity have never wavered.
After over 50 years, when the Parade's founders first celebrated their Puerto Rican heritage in the City of Cleveland, we proudly continue this legacy and welcome all groups interested in participating in the Annual celebration to participate as parade walkers, make floats or drive vehicles. All you have to do is submit a participant application form, and then all can share in the celebration of our culture and heritage. This is an opportunity for organizations and groups to act in solidarity and show a unified city while celebrating our community’s achievements and contributions to the Greater Cleveland area.
Who Doesn’t Love a Parade?
The 53rd Annual Puerto Rican Parade of Greater Cleveland will tentatively kick off at the corner of Fulton Rd. and Trowbridge Ave. and proceed northbound on Fulton Rd., making its way to Seymour Ave. where vehicular traffic will be directed to disperse northbound on Fulton Rd. Pedestrians ONLY will turn left onto Seymour Ave. and proceed to Quad Park at MetroHealth Hospital's Main Campus, where festival activities will be underway. (Details for the parade are being finalized, please check event website for most current timeline and route.)
You’ll Be Dancing All Weekend
In addition to booth after booth of delicious festival food and amazing local artisans, the festival will feature an unbelievable lineup of musical artists that will make even the wallflowers shake their stuff on the dance floor. You'll see performances from some of the hottest names in the industry as well as local favorites that will set the crowd ablaze with their fire latin beats.
Get down to the 53rd Annual Puerto Rican Parade & Cultural Festival for an amazing weekend of colorful sights, sensational sounds, some of the most delicious food you can imagine and the most joyous celebration of Puerto Rican culture in The Land.