The Humboldt Park neighborhood will celebrate 40 years of Puerto Rican history, culture and art with the annual Puerto Rican Festival on September 24-25, 2022. The two-day fest will fill Division Street with the sights and sounds of Puerto Rico.
The music, dance, art and food of Puerto Rico will be on vivid display during Puerto Rican Fest. With the iconic Puerto Rican flag sculptures as the backdrop, Division Street at California Avenue will come alive with live salsa, reggaton and bomba music and artists will create installations and art work.
Restaurant vendors will sell traditional Puerto Rican dishes like bacalo (salted codfish) jibaritos ( sandwiches made with fried plantains) and empanadillas (fried beef turnovers) and a pina colada bar (the cocktail was invented in Puerto Rico) will serve up the frothy drink.. There will also be food trucks and artisans selling their goods. The festival runs from noon to 10 pm each day. Tickets are $10
Puerto Rican Festival
Division Street at California Avenue
September 24-25, 2022, noon-10 pm