For nearly 30 years, Boardinghouse Park in Downtown Lowell has been the host of the Lowell Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, organized by the festival’s planning committee, “Hijos de Borinquen.” The one-day event takes place annually in July, to celebrate the heritage of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans living in Lowell, MA and throughout New England.
The Festival, which attracts thousands of people from all over New England, features poetry readings, music, authentic foods, and demonstrations of traditional Puerto Rican dances and dramatic pieces. The event is meant to both remind people of and introduce them to the customs and traditions of Puerto Rico.
In conjunction with Festival Advertising, the famous Puerto Rican Pageant is held, during which a court is elected based on their ability to foster and build Puerto Rican cultural awareness. The court is a featured guest of the Festival, and it is a great opportunity for Puerto Rican ladies to celebrate their roots and culture.
Fun, food, and an experience for those who miss their home in Puerto Rico or those who wish to experience Puerto Rican culture for the first time, the Lowell Puerto Rican Cultural Festival is a fun event for the entire family.
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