The Puerto Rican Heritage Society will host its sixteenth Festival de Puerto Rico in San Antonio today at the San Antonio Shrine Auditorium, featuring performances from local and international musicians and performers including Victoria Sanabria, directly from Puerto Rico. The Festival is an official SA 300 Tricentennial event.
The Festival offers six hours full of fun and entertainment in a family-friendly environment where the audience will share in the traditional aspects of the Puerto Rican culture of cuisine, arts & crafts and energy packed music.
“For 30 years, the Puerto Rican Heritage Society has held this event,” said Belinda Vazquez, 2018 Festival chair.
“Now more than ever, as we are still recovering from Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects on the Island, the Festival is a way of coming together,” added Vazquez. This year, the Puerto Rico Relief Information and Fundraising Zone was created to show how the local SA community united and provided relief to the victims
In addition to the continuous performance on two stages, festival goers will be able to experience authentic Puerto Rican cuisine. The featured artist on the main stage is Victoria Sanabria, arriving directly from Puerto Rico just for this event.
A Kids Zone set up with all children in mind will exhibit and share Puerto Rican children’s games, plus hands-on arts and crafts and dances.
The Festival doors open at 12 noon and close at 6:00 p.m. General admission fee is $20 at the door for adults; $18 in advance. Purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/16to-festival-de-puerto-rico-en-san-antonio-tickets-49098240158; children 6-12 years old $8.00 ; and, free for children 5 and under. One third of the proceeds goes directly to the Hector Mendez Scholarship Fund.
Puerto Rican Heritage Society (Sociedad Herencia Puertorriqueña) has been organizing Festivals since 1988! It is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the purpose of preserving and promoting the culture and traditions of Puerto Rico in San Antonio. We promote education by offering scholarships to high school graduates. Furthermore, we participate in community endeavors, embracing and fostering diversity within the city of San Antonio. www.CoquiSA.org
Olga Mayoral Wilson, Communication Chair