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Every year in New York, millions of people gather to watch Manhattan's largest parade: the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Over the years, the celebration, which started up in the 1950s, has spread to other cities; last year, Denver kicked off its own version with the Taste of Puerto Rico Festival...
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Every year in New York, millions of people gather to watch Manhattan's largest parade: the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Over the years, the celebration, which started up in the 1950s, has spread to other cities; last year, Denver kicked off its own version with the Taste of Puerto Rico Festival. This year's fiesta starts this morning at 10 a.m. in Cuernavaca Park, 19th and Platte streets, and features food from the island, an art exhibit, dancing, and music ranging from salsa to reggaetón.

The day's main event is the Boricua Boxing Show — a demonstration of Puerto Rico's most famous and beloved sport (it's such a valued part of the culture that in Puerto Rico, retired boxers receive a pension from the government). Although most of the festival is free, tickets for the fight range from $20 for general admission to $100 for ringside seats, available at www.ticketswest.com, 1-866-464-2626 or any King Soopers store. For more information, go to www.atasteofpuertoricofestival.com.

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