1st Fiesta Boricua held

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    1993 The first Fiesta Boricua is held. This cultural extravaganza, which has grown to become one of the largest one-day outdoor festivals in the Midwest, draws close to 200,000 people from flag to flag along Paseo Boricua. Sponsored by 26th Ward Alderman Billy Ocasio and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, the annual festival has featured performances by some of the most significant Puerto Rican musical figures, such as Andy Montañez, Eddie Palmieri, and Andrés Jiménez.