Now that Summerfest has come and gone, Milwaukeeans can now shift focus to the numerous festivals, block parties, and other civic celebrations that are still to come before summer’s cruel conclusion. Included on that lengthy list of upcoming events is Puerto Rican Family Festival. After taking 2020 off for obvious reasons, the state’s only Puerto Rican festival resurfaced for its 8th installment in 2021, moving to Wilson Park in the process. Though it’ll be back for a 9th annual edition this year, Puerto Rican Family Festival will relocate once again.
The 2022 Puerto Rican Family Festival will take place at Jackson Park on Sunday, August 7. With almost twice as much space as the festival had to work with last year, there’s now plenty of room to “celebrate the rich exotic culture that is Puerto Rico,” as the festival’s Facebook event indicates. Just some of the things attendees can expect to experience at the family-friendly affair include: dance, food, Salsa and Merengue dance contests, a domino contest, baseball, cultural exhibits, a tostones eating contest, live music performances, stand-up comedy, a Job & Resource fair, arts and crafts, a children’s area, and more.
Puerto Rican Family Festival runs from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. The event is free, open to the public, and alcohol-free. More information can be found HERE.