ATTENTION ALL TRENTONIANS: Dust off your guiros* and grab your flags because the Trenton Puerto Rican Parade is happening on September 8th!

On September 8th, 2019, the 42nd annual celebration of La Isla Del Encanto (The Island of Charm), will consist of a vivacious parade followed by a sensational festival to ring in the Puerto Rican pride.

The parade will begin promptly at 12 p.m. on Hamilton Avenue (near the Cure Insurance Arena), leading to South Broad Street, then turning on E State Street, and ending at City Hall. The festival which is set to follow, will be held at 319 E State Street, (at the rear of City Hall) until 7 p.m..

This is an event you wouldn’t want to miss! Come out and enjoy good music and delicious food all while basking in the Puerto Rican culture. Performances to be held at the festival include features by salsa artist Edwin Lebron, Latino group Son 7, and DJ Coqui. And of course, what’s a Puerto Rican festival without authentic comida Boricua (Puerto Rican food)? At the festival, there will be an array of food vendors serving up traditional Puerto Rican delicacies. There will even be a beer truck and piragua** carts on site!

The ultimate goal, says President of the Puerto Rican Parade of Trenton, David Maldonado, is, “to bring excitement and zeal back to the residents, as we have before… for all of us to come together.”

Come one, come all! You might as well bring the whole family to enjoy this exciting and spectacular event! For more information, visit https://trentonprparade.com/.

* A musical instrument with a serrated surface that gives a rasping sound when scraped with a stick, originally made from an elongated gourd and used in Latin American music.

** A Puerto Rican shaved ice dessert, shaped like a pyramid, consisting of shaved ice and covered with fruit-flavored syrup