Puerto Rican Festival

47th Annual Puerto Rican Festival


Rochester, NY / May 15, 16 – The Puerto Rican Festival officially announces the festival dates for the 47th Annual Puerto Rican Festival.  Join us for three days of live music, food, cultural events, and much more.

Theme: Evolution of our Culture

Dates: August 5th – 7th, 2016

Location: Frontier Field VIP Lot

This year marks the festival’s 47th anniversary and as the longest running ethnic festival in Monroe County, the Puerto Rican Festival board is very proud of the history and legacy this festival has in Rochester, NY. 

This year, the Puerto Rican Festival will feature:

  • Friday August 5th – Bachata Heights & Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda

  • Saturday August 6th – George Lamond, Charlie Aponte, y J-Alvarez

  • Sunday August 7th – Ismael Miranda

In addition to the headliners expected, we will have many local bands, dance groups, youth boxing, domino tournament, youth performances, children activities, agency fair, amazing food, and introduction of our Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester cultural pageant 2016 Queen and Princess.

Festival hours are as follows:

  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Paid Admission at 2:00 PM)

  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Paid Admission at 2:00 PM)

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Paid Admission at 12:00 PM)

About the Puerto Rican Festival:

The Puerto Rican Festival was formulated in 1969 for the express purpose of celebrating and recognizing the culture of Puerto Ricans.  Puerto Ricans continue to be one of the largest growing Hispanic populations in New York State.  This growth now makes Monroe County and the City of Rochester home to the second largest population of Hispanics in New York State.

The Puerto Rican Festival Incorporated sponsors a variety of events, which serve to share and celebrate Puerto Rican culture.  The largest event is the Puerto Rican Festival, the longest running cultural festival in the County of Monroe. The festival is an annual three-day event, which averages a daily attendance of 7,000 people of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

Please visit our website www.prfestival.com for more up to date information about the festival. Thanks so much!

 Contact: Orlando Ortiz, President

Email: president@prfestival.com

Phone: 585-234-7660