Annual Puerto Rican Parade Fulton Ave to Roberto Clemente Park August 7, 2022
The annual Cleveland Puerto Rican Parade was held Sunday August 7th in Cleveland. The Parade 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. Although historically comprised of Hispanic officers from the Cleveland Division of Police, HPOA proudly serves public safety personnel, from multiple agencies, of both Hispanic and non-Hispanic decent alike and shares a strong commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
The 2022 Parade Honorees were:
Ramonita Vargas, Grand Marshal
Victor Ruiz, Padrino
Keisha González, Madrina
Zaria Ivelisse Ortiz, Miss Teen Puerto Rico 2022
Click on the white arrow below to watch a video of some highlights of the Parade including former Cleveland Indians Carlos Baerga and Candy Maldonado. I did not include the cars and other vehicles in the parade - they will be in a separate video. I also did not include the many politicians in the parade.
Enjoy these other images from the 2022 Puerto Rican Parade in Cleveland.
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The Cleveland Cultural Gardens consist of over 35 gardens dedicated to honoring a particular heritage. At this time there is no Puerto Rico Garden. If you are interested in helping start a Cultural Garden honoring Puerto Rican heritage please contact us.
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