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2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

51st Annual Puerto Rican Festival
Roberto Clemente Park
August 4, 2019

After the 51st annual Cleveland Puerto Rican Parade on Sunday August 4th in Cleveland a Festival was held at Roberto Clemente Park. See photos and videos of the Puerto Rican Parade

The Festival was put on by the Hispanic Police Officers' Association (HPOA) which has been proudly serving it's members and the greater Cleveland community since it was founded in 1986. The 2019 Honorees were:

  • Olga Rosado, Grand Marshal
  • Ruben Estremera, Padrino
  • Lisa Roman, Madrina
  • Nayseth González, Miss Teen Puerto Rico 2019

Click on the white arrow below to watch a video of some of the speeches at the Festival. Make sure your sound is on and be sure to make the video full screen (icon in lower right)



Enjoy these other images from the 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland.

Cleveland Puerto Rican Festival sign


MC at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

MC at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


MC at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

MC at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Posting the colors at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

Posting the Colors


Singing the national anthem

Singing the national anthem


Singing the national anthem


Singing the national anthem


Singing the national anthem


Invocation at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

Invocation


Mayor Frank Jackson at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

Mayor Frank Jackson


Mayor Frank Jackson gives proclamation at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

Mayor Frank Jackson gives proclamation


Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, Councils Jasmin Santana and Kevin Kelley, Mayor Frank Jackson and Councils Kerry McCormack and Blaine Griffin

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, Councils Jasmin Santana and Kevin Kelley, Mayor Frank Jackson and Councils Kerry McCormack and Blaine Griffin


Olga Rosado, Grand Marshal

Olga Rosado, Grand Marshal


Ruben Estremera, Padrino

Ruben Estremera, Padrino


Lisa Roman, Madrina

Lisa Roman, Madrina


Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo, Councils Jasmin Santana and Kevin Kelley, Mayor Frank Jackson and Councils Kerry McCormack, Matt Zone and Blaine Griffin

Dignitaries on stage



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After the speeches people enjoyed food, music and entertainment. Here are some of the attendees. Recognize anyone?

2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland sign


Clemente shirt at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Cop and... 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Pretty girl at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Guy at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


2 guys at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


3 ladies at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


2 ladies at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Lucy Torres and Padrino at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

Lucy Torres and Padrino Ruben Estremera


Mom and daughter at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Mom and kids at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


2 moms and kids at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Mom and son at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Padrino at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

Padrino Ruben Estremera


Council President Kevin Kelley and Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo

Council President Kevin Kelley and Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo


Man and daughter at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


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The Cleveland International Hall of Fame has inducted 3 people of Puerto Rican heritage over the last 10 years: José Feliciano, Honorable José A. Villanueva and Sister Alicia Alvarado. Nominate someone for the 2020 class now


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Girl on stilts at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Teens at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


3 people at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Matt Zone at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland

Councilman Matt Zone


Pinchos at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Food menu at 2019 Puerto Rican Festival in Cleveland


Roberto Clemente Park sign




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