Save That Date: 18th Annual Pistahan Parade And Festival

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yup. Never too early to start planning for August (because as you well know July is already spoken for by booze, little miniature bombs, hot dogs, and a sprinkle of nudging the drunk people making out on the blanket next to you because you realize they're actually having sex).

The largest celebration of Filipino Americans in San Francisco is back and bigger than ever featuring the return of the popular Adobo Cook-off and balut eating contests, delectable Filipino cuisine and desserts, cultural exhibits, and the 3rd annual San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival. Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the 18th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival on Aug. 13-14 at the Yerba Buena Gardens.The two-day event is expected to draw over 60,000 people.

The Pistahan Parade will take place Saturday Aug. 13 and features beautifully themed floats and an estimated 100 colorful and entertaining contingents. The parade will begin at Beale St., march down Market Street, make a left on 4th Street, and end on Folsom St.

To commemorate the 150th birthday of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, this year's theme is "Celebrating Heritage and Heroes" and the Pistahan Parade and Festival will honor everyday heroes who have and continue to make a positive impact in the community.


About the Pistahan Parade and Festival

The Pistahan Parade and Festival was founded in 1994 and has been consistently held in the oval gardens of the Yerba Buena Center. The Filipino American Arts Exposition, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that contributes to the artistic and cultural pride of the Filipino community, organizes the annual event.