Celebrating one of the most prominent cultures in the Rochester community, the 2015 Puerto Rican Festival will run Friday, August 21, through Sunday, August 23. Sponsored by the City of Rochester, the festival offers a broad range of music, food, dance, and activities.
Gates open at noon on Friday, with performances from the Lucas Santana Sextet at 5 p.m., Borinquen Dance Theatre at 6:15 p.m., Henry Santos at 8:30 p.m., and headliner Yomo at 10 p.m.. On Saturday, the Puerto Rican Parade, following a run beginning at the Liberty Pole at 11 a.m., takes the stage at 12 p.m. This is followed by a day of art and music, culminating with headliner Josie Esteban y La Patrulla 15 at 9:30 p.m. At noon on Sunday, Pretty Girl Promotions will host live amateur boxing, followed by Victoria Sanabria at 4 p.m., and closing with La Sonora Poncena at 6 p.m.
The Puerto Rican Festival takes place at Frontier Field's VIP lot (333 Plymouth Avenue). Tickets are $10 per day, $25 for a weekend pass, and $40 per day for VIP. For more information, visit prfestival.com.