2023 Parade Kickoff Celebration

Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated Springfield Puerto Rican Parade (SPRP) Kickoff Celebration and Ambassador Honorees Reveal on Thursday, June 29, 2023, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at White Lion Brewing Company! 

Join us in honoring the rich cultural heritage of Puerto Rico as we embrace our parade theme, "Nunca Olvides Tus Raíces" (Never Forget Your Roots). This year's Springfield Puerto Rican Parade highlights the vibrant fusion of Taino, Spanish, and African influences that shape Puerto Rican culture.

Come and celebrate the diverse traditions, art, music, and spirit that make our community thrive. Don't miss the unveiling of this year's ambassadors and the announcement of Waleska Lugo-DeJesús as this year's Grand Marshal.

1500 Main Street

Springfield, MA

6:00pm to 7:00pm


Consider Sponsoring Our Parade!

As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming SPRP, we invite you to explore the exciting sponsorship opportunities and levels available. To streamline the sponsorship process, we are thrilled to announce that a digital sponsorship form is now available on our website!

With our user-friendly digital form, you’ll have the flexibility to choose your preferred sponsorship option. Simply complete the form, and either process your sponsorship application securely online or request an invoice to be sent to you. If you have any questions or need assistance throughout the sponsorship process, our dedicated team is ready to help. We will provide you with detailed information and answer any inquiries you may have. Visit our website to access the digital sponsorship form.

Thank you for considering sponsorship and for your invaluable support. Together, let's make this parade a resounding success and celebrate the vibrant Puerto Rican culture!


Call for Volunteers!

Join us in making the SPRP an extraordinary

celebration of culture and community!

We are excited to invite dedicated individuals like you to be part of our vibrant team of volunteers. By volunteering your time and energy, you can play a crucial role in creating an unforgettable experience for participants and spectators alike.

Volunteering with the SPRP offers you a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact while immersing yourself in Puerto Rican culture. Your contribution will directly support our mission of celebrating diversity and preserving our rich heritage. Whether you're passionate about event coordination, community outreach, logistics, or simply spreading joy, we have a role that fits your interests and skills.

Join us as a volunteer and be part of the excitement as we plan and execute this remarkable parade.

Special Raffle Opportunity for Volunteers!

Hey there, Red Sox enthusiasts! We have an amazing chance for you to win TWO tickets for Puerto Rican Heritage Night at Fenway Park on Tuesday, July 25th! The best part? We're taking care of your transportation needs too! Hop on the bus that departs Springfield at 2:30 p.m. and enjoy a hassle-free journey to and from the ballpark.

How can you enter the raffle, you ask? It's simple! Just sign up as a volunteer for the parade before Thursday, July 13th! Your participation will not only give you a shot at winning the tickets but also make a positive impact by helping us on parade day! The winner will be featured on our social media!

Already signed up to volunteer? Great news! You're automatically included in the raffle.

We value your commitment and dedication, and we will provide you with the necessary information, training, and support to ensure a rewarding experience.

Thank you for considering volunteering with us. Together, let's create cherished memories, forge new friendships, and make this year's parade an unforgettable celebration!

Volunteer Registration

Join Our Parade! Become a Contingent Leader!

Are you between the ages of 18 and 25? Are you interested in leadership and community?

If so, the Puerto Rican Parade is seeking exceptional individuals to take on the exciting role of leading one of our four contingents. Working directly with the parade chair, you will gain invaluable skills in leadership, communication, and community engagement.

As a contingent leader, you will receive comprehensive training and practical experience in organizing and executing logistical plans, managing dedicated volunteers, and working closely with the vibrant Puerto Rican community. This is an opportunity to be an integral part of the parade's mission and make a lasting impact.  Contingent Captains will receive a stipend of $1,000.

Download flyer for more details.

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