Crowds celebrate Puerto Rican spirit
July 29, 2012 10:26PM
Jose Ramirez shows off his dance steps at the Aurora Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, July 29, 2012 in Downtown Parade. | Terence Guider-Shaw~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: August 31, 2012 6:07AM
The Puerto Rican Heritage Festival attracted large crowds to downtown Aurora this weekend. Highlights included a talent show and parade, grand marshalled by boxing club owner and former Aurora police officer Jesse Torres.
Zumba, a dominoes tournament, and musical headliners Carlitos Rey and Merenbanda rounded out the weekend’s entertainment.
The two-day festival was held at North River Street Park.