ABOUT THE SAN JUAN FESTIVAL
The San Juan Festival, presented by the Puerto Rican Association for Hispanic Affairs a 501(C) 3 is a one-day, highly publicized cultural celebration attracting more than 4,000 adults and children. The San Juan Festival featuring traditional folkloric dance and musical performances by both local artists and nationally and internationally known Stars headlining on stage. Our open-air food court offers authentic Latin American cuisine while our festival patrons also enjoy the on-site business Expo with businesses on location, Latin American Art & Crafts Marketplace, and children's activities. This is an annual event already in its 10th year raising funds to provide scholarships to minority students in need making it a win-win opportunity for the entire community.
The Art of Puerto Rico
2012 San Juan Festival
Salsa by the River.
SAN JUAN FESTIVAL 2003-2009
Sylvia Soto, Team Flaherty
This Year's (2013) San Juan Festival, the Largest "SALSA" Festival in the Treasure Coast, will be Celebrating its 10th Anniversary with great Entertainment, Food and fun for the whole Family.
The Puerto Rican Association for Hispanic Affairs is a 501©3, non-profit corporation founded by Robert Roldan and Jacquelene Burke in 2005. What this brings to the Treasure Coast is a cultural and educational organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the Hispanic culture, history, arts, business, and humanities. Among P.R.A.F.H.A.’s goals are: to promote the diversity of our cultures; to establish scholarships for minority students at the local state college; and to support Hispanic artists and cultural organizations. “If we invest in education now, we as a community will reap the rewards”, explains Jacquelene Burke, Vice President of P.R.A.F.H.A. According to 2010 Census Bureau figures, Hispanics now account for one in every six Americans. In 2011, Hispanic spending power is estimated at $1.2 trillion a year according to the U.S. Census. Robert Roldan, President of P.R.A.F.H.A. states: "The idea that there's strength in numbers certainly applies to Latinos and what this powerful demographic is poised to achieve over the next several years”. This highlights the rich source of buying power that the Hispanic community represents. P.R.A.F.H.A.’s Board of Directors is proud to be partners with businesses, schools, colleges, and other organizations in this area. Since its humble beginning, they have experienced growth and accomplishments. We invite you to visit our other pages so you can familiarize yourselves with our mission, goals, read about ourscholarship winners, and other events.
“Diversity is what makes a community thrive; it’s what gives it a heartbeat”
Hispanic American Latin Night at the
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