The Puerto Rican Family Festival is back for the eighth year this Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Wilson Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Filled with culture, great music and, of course, the best food in the world (I am biased) the festival has everything to bring you a fun family-friendly experience. This year’s festival will play host to a children’s area, car show, dominoes tournament and job fair.
If you’ve been to a Puerto Rican festival then you know the music, dancing and food take center stage; below you can find some of the things you can enjoy while visiting Wilson Park this Sunday.
Here are a few things to enjoy:
- Tostones Eating Contest – Tostones are plantains fried to a crip and typically served as a side dish that may accompany a plate of Arroz Con Gandules and Pernil (Yellow Rice and Pigeons peas with Roast Pork).
- Dominoes Tournament – Growing up in a Puerto Rican household, I understand first hand how serious a Domino game gets, so make sure you stop by, learn and have a laugh.
- Car Show – In every culture cars plays an important role. This show will not be short of decked out Jeeps, loud bike and funky lowriders, so Make sure you get your camera ready for a cool photo op.
- Music & Dance – This year’s lineup is filled with talent. Gego Y Nony, Poporo Y Sus Pleneros, Salsa Power, Zona De Fuego, Cultura Viva, Salsabrosita and so many more. Below is a musical playlist that I put together to give you an idea of various sounds that will fill the air come this Sunday. Enjoy!