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Home > Leadership > Mayor > News Room > Let the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade Celebrations Begin

Let the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade Celebrations Begin

In preparation for the 15th annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade, Mayor Brown raises the flag at Niagara Square


August 10 – Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined members of the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade Association of WNY for a flag raising ceremony at Niagara Square, kicking off a series of sponsored events that celebrate Buffalo’s Hispanic Heritage. In preparation for the August 19th parade, flags already align Niagara Street, also known as Avenida San Juan. Paving along Niagara Street as part of the $2.5 million Phase II Niagara Streetscape is now underway and, weather permitting, is expected to be completed by the parade date.


Mayor Brown stated, “Buffalo’s greatest assets are its people and its diversity and the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade and Festival highlight this. I thank organizers for their longstanding commitment to this event and encourage city residents and visitors to attend the upcoming festivities.”


The 15th annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017 - starting at 1:00 pm in front of Buffalo City Hall. There will be amusement rides, great food and a free concert immediately following at LaSalle Park.


According to Mayor Brown, Buffalo serves as a melting pot of different cultures and it is this diversity that adds to the economic growth and improved quality of life citywide. Since 2006, he’s supported the local Hispanic community in a number of ways, offering support to the annual parade and the Miss Borinquen Leadership Development Program and other Hispanic Cultural organizations and events.