Annual festival, parade celebrate Puerto Rican culture

The 50th-annual Rochester Puerto Rican Festival took place Aug. 16-18 at Frontier Field’s VIP lot. The festivities kicked off Aug. 16 with an opening ceremony, live music and cultural dance from the Borinquen Dance Theatre. A rainstorm did not stop the 50th-annual Puerto Rican Parade as parade goers and participants filled the streets to kick off the second day of the festival.

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