Last year marked the first year that the South Florida Fair — in partnership with JetBlue and the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Palm Beach County — hosted a celebration of Puerto Rican heritage.
The event was so successful that fair organizers have planned something similar this year. The Fiesta de Pueblo Puerto Rico, “Carnaval Latino” with Baby Rasta & Gringo, will begin at 2 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 1 in the Coca-Cola Party Pavilion.
The event is free with fair admission and will include music by internationally acclaimed singers and traditional Puerto Rican foods and crafts.
Santos Arroyo, founder and CEO of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Palm Beach County, noted that there are more than 200,000 Puerto Ricans in South Florida and 35,000 in Palm Beach County. “We expect a great turnout and an enthusiastic crowd,” Arroyo said. “It will be a fun event, as well as an opportunity to educate attendees about the beauty of our island and the business opportunities between Florida and Puerto Rico.”
During the event, JetBlue Airways will promote direct flights from Palm Beach International Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico by giving away a pair of airline tickets. The headline entertainment for the event is the Baby Rasta y Gringoa Reggaeton duo from Puerto Rico, famous for their track “El Carnaval.”