Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival returns to downtown Orlando

Parade steps off at 11 a.m.

Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The annual Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival is returning to downtown Orlando.

The festival is being held Saturday along Orange Avenue after the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers in 2021 to shift the event from its typical April date to sometime later.

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The theme this year is “Education...Pathway to the Future.” Education professionals who “constantly strive to educate and develop opportunities for the community, specifically our youth,” will be highlighted during the event.

“Puerto Ricans from throughout Florida cities and surrounding states are encouraged to attend. Friends and families of participants and spectators are invited to join in this annual celebration which is destined to become a milestone event for families from across the region and Puerto Rico to get together,” organizers wrote on the website.

This year’s parade is dedicated to Ponce, which is Puerto Rico’s second-largest city.

“Throughout the years, many Poncenos have achieved notable recognition in and out of Puerto Rico. It is the home of a rich musical and performers history, and the hub of economic activity in the southwest of the island,” the website reads.

The parade steps off at 11 a.m. while the festival begins at 2 p.m.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.