The Rochester Puerto Rican Festival, now in its 47th edition, this year celebrates the theme of cultural evolution. The three-day event will host live music, food, cultural events, guests, and more, all related to the celebration of Puerto Rican culture and heritage. Bachata Heightz, George Lamond, Ismael Miranda, La Banda Gorda, Charlie Aponte, and J Alvarez are among the musicians who will perform. Open for lunch daily, the Puerto Rican festival typically draws around 7,000 attendees of all different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and will feature a variety of events to allow the community to join in celebrating a rich cultural heritage.
The Puerto Rican Fest runs Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7 at the Frontier Field VIP Parking Lot (333 North Plymouth Avenue.) The festival opens at 12 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10 per day, $25 for a weekend pass, and $50 for VIP passes. 234-7660; prfestival.com.