SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – This year’s Puerto Rican Parade will be held on Sunday, September 14th, and organizers met Wednesday night to start planning the event.
In the past, the parade draws hundreds of people to downtown Springfield and helps kick off the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Committee members told 22News they hope everyone, regardless of their ethnicity, will participate.
“The only way we are going to really prepare as a region is if we get together and unite,” says Edward Nunez of the Springfield Puerto Rican parade committee. “If we’re going to move forward as a community, we have to do it collectively, together. So hopefully what this parade will do is bring this community to support one another.”
The parade will begin in the city’s North End and continue down Main Street.