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Puerto Rican Festival Gears Up for 32nd Annual Celebration

By Darryl Holliday | June 9, 2014 5:36am
 The Annual Fiestas Puertorriqueñas will return to Humboldt Park for its 32nd year June 12-15.
The Annual Fiestas Puertorriqueñas will return to Humboldt Park for its 32nd year June 12-15.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — Fiestas Puertorriqueñas, the annual Puerto Rican Festival in Humboldt Park proper, will return for its 32nd year Thursday to Sunday.

The community summer event celebrating Puerto Rican culture and heritage will kick off at Division and California streets from 3-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 12-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Highlights include music, including salsa and merengue, as well as food, arts and crafts, community booths, carnival rides and the presentation of the Miss Puerto Rico and the Juvenile Queens on Saturday afternoon.

The fest is sponsored by the Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago and admission is free — though carnival rides are optional for a fee.

The stage schedule is as follows:

Thursday, June 12
5:00 p.m.                     Misa (Mass)
6:00 p.m.                     Fire and Grace
7:15 p.m.                     Tito Vega
8:30 p.m.                     Orquesta Nissi

Friday, June 13
5:30 p.m.                     Carpacho Super Combo
6:45 p.m.                     Jesus Enrique
8:15 p.m.                     Lefty Perez

Saturday, June 14
1:00 p.m.                     House music DJ
2:00 p.m.                     36th Annual Puerto Rican People's Parade on Division Street
2:00 p.m.                     Tato y su Orquesta Suave
3:00 p.m.                     Welcomes
3:30 p.m.                     House music DJ
4:00 p.m.                     Cury Luna
4:40 p.m.                     Rochelle
5:15 p.m.                     La Obra
6:50 p.m.                     Kayvan Vega and Simon Perez
8:15 p.m.                     Pichie Perez y Sammy Gonzalez

Sunday, June 15
Noon                           Misa (Mass)
1:00 p.m.                     House music DJ
2:15 p.m.                     Julio Sanabria
3:45 p.m.                     Bachata Legacy Dance Group
4:45 p.m.                     Latin Groove
6.:20 p.m.                    Orquesta Nabori
8:00 p.m.                     Grupo Mania