Bristol Borough hosted its 48th Annual Puerto Rican Day Festival on Saturday at the Bristol Waterfront. Put together by the Puerto Rican Cultural Association of Bucks County, the festival celebrated all individuals in Bristol and surrounding areas who have encouraged the education and preservation of Puerto Rican roots and values.
Festival attendees enjoyed authentic local foods, drinks, music, games, and more. Entertainment included performances by Jimmy George and the Latin Express, Sammy Lopez, the Domination Dancers, and plenty of other local artists. Vendors from the area were selling all sorts of Puerto Rican merchandise, flags, and artisan jewelry.
Kris Torres Gonzalez is a festival goer representing TIR (Templo Internacional De Restauracion) Church in Levittown. Gonzalez has been attending the Puerto Rican Day Festival for a long time and made it clear she plans on going in the future.
“I’m Puerto Rican, and I like to express my culture,” Gonzalez said. “I never miss it. I had to walk here, that’s how dedicated I am.”
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WBCB’s Sam Foxwell contributed to this post.