2019 Puerto Rican Pageant: Dates, lineup, tickets introduced – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

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Puerto Rican flags for sale at the 49th annual Puerto Rican Festival on Sunday, July 29.

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Crowds gather inside and outside of the tent to watch and cheer on the amateur boxing at the Puerto Rican Festival on Sunday, July 29.

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Senae Rosas and Marcus Ellis came to the Puerto Rican Festival from Honeoye Falls on Sunday, July 29.

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The 49th annual Puerto Rican Festival in the VIP Parking Lot at Frontier Field on Sunday, July 29.

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The 49th annual Puerto Rican Festival in the VIP Parking Lot at Frontier Field on Sunday, July 29.

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Amateur boxing presented by Fight Factory at the Puerto Rican Festival on Sunday, July 29.

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Crowds surround the boxing tent at the Puerto Rican festival on Sunday, July 29.

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Inside of the food tent at the 49th annual Puerto Rican Festival on Sunday, July 29.

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Food available for purchase at the Puerto Rican Festival include rice, kabobs, plantains, empanadas and more.

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Food available for purchase at the Puerto Rican Festival includes rice, kabobs, plantains, empanadas and more.

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Because the Rochester Puerto Rican Pageant gears up for its 2019 occasion, it is becoming that this yr’s theme is Nuestro 50 — in honor of the pageant’s 50th anniversary.

Orlando Ortiz, president of the pageant’s board of administrators, mentioned he is thrilled that the Puerto Rican Fest is Rochester’s longest-running ethnic celebration. 

“It positively may be very humbling to have one thing for that lengthy,” Ortiz mentioned. The neighborhood’s assist during the last 50 years has been nice, he mentioned, and he hopes Rochesterians will reap the benefits of all of the pageant has to supply once more this yr. 

The pageant runs Aug. 16, 17 and 18 on the Frontier Area VIP Lot. There shall be stay music, a domino event, dance teams, kids’s actions and loads of meals.

On Friday and Saturday, admission is free from midday to 2 p.m. to encourage folks to return to the pageant for lunch, Ortiz mentioned. Undecided what to get? He recommends making an attempt the rice and beans with pork.

Lineup

Friday, Aug. 16

Midday to 11 p.m. Admission is free earlier than 2 p.m. 

Headliners: N’klabe and Grupo Mania

Saturday, Aug. 17

Midday to 11 p.m. Admission is free earlier than 2 p.m.

Headliners: Las BomPleneras, Alex Bueno and RKM & Ken-Y

Sunday, Aug. 18

Midday to 7:30 p.m. 

Headliners: Grupo Mapeye and El Gran Combo

Ticket costs

Advance tickets are $10 a day or $25 for a weekend go. They’re out there on-line at prfestival.com or at these places:

Tickets are $12 on the door every day, and $5 every day for kids and senior residents. Children age 5 and youthful are free. Youngsters beneath 17 have to be accompanied by an grownup.  

Parking

Ortiz mentioned there shall be loads of paid parking at Frontier Area. Some free road parking shall be out there after 6 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday as nicely. 

Extra data will be discovered at prfestival.com or on the Puerto Rican Pageant’s Fb web page. 

Be part of us for lunch

Tracy Schuhmacher, the Democrat and Chronicle’s foods and drinks reporter, shall be internet hosting an off-the-cuff lunch on the pageant on Friday, Aug. 16. Cease by the pageant at midday (admission shall be free) to attempt some Hispanic dishes from native distributors and study Puerto Rican tradition via its meals. Carry money to purchase your lunch.

GSILVAROLE@Gannett.com

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