Orange County

Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival returns to downtown Orlando next month

ORLANDO, Fla. — The annual Florida Puerto Rican Parade and Festival is returning to downtown Orlando next month.

Channel 9 is a proud sponsor of the event, which draws thousands of attendees each year.


The next event is set for April 23. And if you’re thinking, “Wait, didn’t we just celebrate this a few months ago?” you’re right. The festival was pushed back to September in 2021 because of the pandemic, but now the organization is trying to return to regularly scheduled programming.

The theme of this year’s parade is “Education: Pathway to the Future,” which will highlight those who serve the kids in our community.

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This year there’s a new route for the parade. It will start on Robinson Street and Rosalind Avenue, go past Lake Eola, across Central Boulevard, up Orange Avenue and end on Livingston Street.

If you can’t make it out to the parade in person, you can watch it live at 11 a.m. on April 23 on Channel 9.

Photos: Hundreds gather for Florida Puerto Rican Parade & Festival in downtown Orlando

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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