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Pistahan 2014: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Experience the largest celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade & Festival at the Yerba Buena Gardens.
2014 Pistahan Parade | Saturday, August 9, 2014 | 11 am
Witness a dazzling display of Filipino culture and traditions at the Pistahan Parade down Market Street, from the Civic Center to 4th Street.
2014 Pistahan Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 9-10 | 11 am to 5 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. and Yerba Buena Lane, SF
2014 brings a myriad of free food contests. They are free, but you must sign up in advance to compete.
- 10th Annual Adobo Cook-Off | Saturday, August 9, 4 pm
Professional and amateur chefs are invited to participate in the 10th annual Adobo Cookoff, where celebrity judges and the audience get to vote for the winners.
- Magnolia Purple Freeze Challenge | Saturday, August 9 at 4:30 pm
A fun and exciting speed-eating contest where the person who eats the most ube (purple yam) ice cream in three minutes is the winner! Brain freeze at its finest. Sponsored by locally-based Ramar Foods.
- Balut-Eating Contest | Sunday, August 10 at 4 pm
This contest has grown in both participants and popularity with bothFilipinos and non-Filipinos alike. Winners gain bragging rights for the whole year. Oh, yeah … balut is a fertilized duck egg.
- Heavenly Ice Cream Tasting Bee | Sunday, August 10 at 4:30 pm
Test your taste buds and see if you can figure out what ice creams are what flavors. This “tasting bee” is like a spelling bee, but for ice cream.
Enjoy world-class performances at the main Pistahan Stage and at the more intimate Bayanihan Stage—showcasing Filipino and Filipino American performers, including folk dance, modern dance, hip-hop, R&B, rap, jazz, Broadway, balagtasan (spoken word), and more.
Check out the 2014 Pistahan performance stage schedules.
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Address: Mission St. and Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by Rena