Deadline: July 9th, 2018

Festival Betances is the longest running Latino culture festival in New England, spanning over 50 years of bringing arts and culture to Boston. Three days of music and food from Puerto Rico and all over Latin America, games, and fun for the whole family.
The celebrations start on Saturday, July 21th at 1pm with a Community Parade that features the vibrancy and diversity of our community and culture. Parading through the streets will be drumming troupes, baton dancers, cultural associations, neighborhood organizations among others. The Parade will start at 1pm (sharp) and run until 2pm.

Festival Dates: July 21 and 22, 2018


Arrival Time & Line Up: 12pm
*A group that is not in line by 12:45pm will not be allowed to join the parade.
Parade Start Time: 1pm

Location: 100 W Dedham Street, Boston, MA 02118

Rules and Guidelines:
  • No language, music and/or dance that might be deemed inappropriate, or promotes disrespect.
  • Clothing and uniforms should be respectful and appropriate.
  • Noise should be at a level that is comfortable to all participants. If it’s too loud, one of the monitors will notify and possibly ask the group to leave the procession.
  • Any group asked to leave will not be invited back to participate.
  • The group must arrive at Plaza Betances (100 W. Dedham St.) by no later than 12pm on Saturday, July 15th.

*Groups that do not comply with these rules and guidelines will be dismissed

  • Cost for Corporations: $250
  • Elected Officials actively campaigning: $200
  • Non-Profits (with 501c3 certificate): $100
  • Neighborhood Associations; Cultural Groups; Schools; Dance Groups; Performers and General Public: FREE
For more information, please contact Lauren Bard at or 617-535-1757