A note from our President

The Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade Association of WNY has always sponsored events that are intended to be a celebration inclusive of all Hispanics, and to encourage pride in our Hispanic  Heritage.  As the Hispanic community (Puerto Rican, Mexican, Dominicans, Cubans, Colombians, and others from the Caribbean, Central America and South America Hispanics) continues to grow right here in the Western New York area, it is with great pride we continue to celebrate our parade and events.  The parade is excited to be celebrating it's 18th year anniversary in 2020.  We as a community continue to stand strong together, regardless of our race, color, heritage, etc. we celebrate everyone.  From last year's parade and previous years, you will notice that we have grown tremendously, and we continue to encourage everyone to always feel the pride as they raise their country flags, sharing their country costumes, music and food when participating in this wonderful celebration of US all. 

Last year was the largest parade and event in history.  We had well over 2,500 participants from  78 organizations marching with us from WNY, Rochester, Erie PA, Canada, etc.  We look forward to this year's parade and events with great well known artist and entertainment brought to you FREE all weekend long.  

We invite everyone to mark their calendars and come celebrate the 18th Annual Puerto Rican and Hispanic Day Parade of WNY, Saturday, August 15th, 2020 starting at  
1:00pm in front of Buffalo City Hall and marching north on Avenida San Juan (Niagara Street). In additional to the free concert, there will be great food and other entertainment, immediately following the parade at LaSalle Park, on Buffalo's Beautiful waterfront.

Charles F. Torres

Executive Steering Committee 2020
•-President, Charles F. Torres
•-VP, Yolanda M. Martinez
•-Treasurer,  Octavio Villegas
•- Secretary, 
-Sergeant-at-Arms, Ben Crespo
•-Leadership Development Prgm. Chair,   Hon. Betty Calvo-Torres
•-Jr. Grand Marshal Prgm. Chair, Ben Crespo & Charles F. Torres
•-Parade Chair, Isaac DeLosSantos
•-Entertainment Chair, Yolanda M. Martinez


Flag Raising Ceremony 
Thursday, Aug. 6th, 2020
@ 12pm in front of City Hall

Car Show
Music & Food 
@ LaSalle Park
Friday, Aug. 14th, 2020
Saturday Aug. 15th, 2020
kicking-off @ 1pm
in front of City Hall. Parade ends at the corner of Niagara St. (Avenida San Juan) and Porter Ave. 
 Immediately followed by
 Live Music & Entertainment
 @ LaSalle Park.
Live Music & Entertainment
Aug. 14th thru & 16th, 2020