The California Puerto Rican Parade & Festival is a Non-Profit Organization 501(c)3



 The California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival...
Is a non-profit organization, was founded in 1997 to preserve the history and culture of Puerto Rico in California and to keep our heritage alive for our children.

 During the past thirteen years the organization has sponsored many charitable events in our community. We are committed to helping families in need, promoting cultural diversity and educating our children in the traditions of Puerto Rico.

Our ultimate goal is to build a cultural center that will provide a permanent residence to continue our activities such as the monthly cultural classes. To help raise funds we hold an annual festival from three consecutive days commemorating the feast day of San Juan Bautista in June.

Message from
California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival:

Please continue to visit us at CAPRPARADE.ORG and on Facebook. We have several great events scheduled before the April festival. We apologize for any inconvenience. Remember the Mission: We are committed to helping families in need, promoting cultural diversity and educating our children in the traditions of Puerto Rico. Our ultimate goal is to build a cultural center that will provide a permanent residence to continue our activities such as the monthly cultural classes.

 

Message From  Chairperson
Rebecca Díaz

am very proud of our organization which has overcome so many obstacles to prevail and bring us to the point we are today. Through all the difficulties and sacrifices we have accomplish so much in so little time. We look forward to the “Return” of our Parade in the upcoming year (2013). For that I thank one and each of the Staff Members & Volunteers and all the organizations who have stayed present and helped us to continue the legacy of preserving our heritage and culture. They have donated their time and worked very hard for the preparation of all our events and future endeavors; including our next Parade in 2013.

 Our Mission is to preserve the history of our Puerto Rican culture in California through awareness by keeping our heritage alive for our children. Our main goal is to one day have our “Culture House” to help all Puerto Ricans by promoting advancements, culture, and education in their lives. In 2011 the National Puerto Rican Day Parade dedicated their parade to the State of California and with great honor we marched down 5th Avenue in Manhattan New York on June 12, 2011. We represented thousands of proud Puerto Ricans worldwide. For this accomplishment I am extremely happy and proud. I know we represented them well.

Que Vivan Los Boricuas Y Puerto Rico!!!

The CPRPF Does Community Service in Pico Rivera, CA
On April 14, 2001, Pres. Rebecca Diaz and VP Renata Medina went to South Ranchito Elementary School to deliver over 60 stuffed animal pillows for the children. It was all part of a new effort by the CPRPF to educate the local communities about Puerto Rican culture.


California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival Chairperson/ Founder, Rebecca Diaz with New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg


California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival Coordinator/ Founder, Jose Diaz with New York Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg


(L-R) Rebecca Diaz, The Honorable Governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño and José Diaz


Renown Los Angeles promoter Albert Torres has been installed as Grand Marshall of California for the 2011 National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York.



R.I.P. Quintessential Volunteer
•Don Jorge Ocasio •
 01-14-31 —  02-20-11

CAPRPF Donates Thanksgiving Baskets
Low income families in Southern California Community were fortunate recipients of Thanksgiving Baskets filled with groceries and other goodies. This annual charity event is one more way in chich the CA organization reaches out to the local community.
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The California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival


ver the years the nonprofit organization has hosted several scholarship pageants, volunteered gifts, food and song to children in need as well as sharing the benchmarks in Puerto Rican history through the arts. Throughout the year California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival also helps families in need. Ultimately. the goal of the organization is to open a “Casa Cultural” ( cultural house) in Southern California where communities can gather, share an learn about Puerto Rico’s rich culture.

Since its birth in 1997, California Puerto Rican Parade and Festival is proud and grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and Members that have served and shared in the dream.

This event attracts over 150,000 spectators each year. We have press coverage from Los Angeles area television, radio stations, and local periodicals. Past years parade Grand Marshall have included Jimmy Smith, Tito Puente Jr., Giselle Blondet, Andy Montañez, U.S. Senator Roberto Vigoreaux of Puerto Rico, and Government Officials from Southern California, New York, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico

 

 

 

 


The Boricua Magazine is our new project announcing the first Boricua magazine called " El Poder Latino Boricua "

ISLA DEL ENCANTO 2015 FESTIVAL

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Long Beach Bay Cruise

Three Kings Day at The
California Puerto Rican Parade & Festival

As it is their custom, the CPRPF gears up Melchor, Gaspar  and Baltazar to bring happiness to kids in the Los Angeles area. Toys are given, smiles are exchanged and the mission is accomplished.

 

 

 

 

 

  The Boat Ride 2012
 Fundraiser Photos 

 The Sunday March 27, Boat Ride Fundraiser Video
 
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The 1st Puerto Rican Parade 1997 in Montebello , CA

Children proudly parade displaying the Official Banner

CONTACT US
PO Box 142, Montebello, Ca 90640 -- 
Tel (310) 549-1252  -- Fax (562) 491-1055
Email: californiapuertoricanparade@yahoo.com'

DONATIONS
The California Puerto Rican Parade & Festival is a Non-Profit Organization 501(c)3 - YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations are appreciated

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