50th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade
Philadelphia’s largest outdoor celebration of Puerto Rican and Latino heritage
Sunday, September 30, 2012
12 noon to 3 p.m. (ending time approximate)
Join thousands of spectators on the streets of Philadelphia for a day of music, dancing and fabulous floats during the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in September 2012, the Puerto Rican Day Parade is the city’s oldest and largest outdoor event celebrating Puerto Rican and Latino heritage.
Over 1,500 participants, including performers, local celebrities, youth groups, march up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before ending at the Eakins Oval near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
This year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade will be hosted by Daisy Maria Martinez, a chef and host of Viva Daisy! on the Food Network. (Click here to watch her interview with Philly Te Ama)
The annual parade is organized by the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio).