Teen age restriction geared at attracting parents to this year’s Puerto Rican Festival 2017 in Milwaukee at Humboldt Park.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 19, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Monday, Yuessef Morales, the organizer for the Puerto Rican Festival 2017 (PRfest) in Milwaukee announced via his Facebook (FB) account that a new teen age restriction will be implemented for this year’s event at the Humboldt Park in Milwaukee County. The age restriction implementation will take effect on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Puerto Rican Fest at Humboldt Park. Morales FB post indicates that anyone from age 17 and under would not be allowed to enter the PRfest without being accompanied by a parent.
When contacted on Monday by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), Morales released the following statement, “We decided to require anyone under 17 to be with a parent as a way to bring in families together. It will also make parents responsible for watching their kids and not our security. This will bring families together and help prevent any issues a young crowd might bring. This is a Family event and we want to keep it as perfect as its been for 5 years.”
The PRest is operated as “for profit” and has grown to become one of the largest and most popular Latino festivals to attend in Wisconsin including the City of Festivals.
In 2016, an estimated 7,000 festivalgoers attended the one-day 4th Annual Puerto Rican Family Fest 2016 at Humboldt Park, according to Victor Huyke, the CEO of Conquistador, LLC and Publisher of El Conquistador Newspaper who co-sponsors the PRfest event.
¡Viva Puerto Rico!