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Pistahan: SF’s Massive Filipino Festival & Parade

The largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S. | August 12-13
By - posted 8/11/2017

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco.

Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 75,000 people each day. Admission is free and fun for the entire family.

The Parade is on Saturday, and the festival is a two-day event on Saturday & Sunday.

2017 Pistahan Parade
Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 11 am
Starts at Civic Center, down Market St to 4th St.

Witness a dazzling display of Filipino culture and traditions at the Pistahan Parade down Market Street, from  Civic Center to 4th Street. Featuring colorful floats, marching bands, beautiful cultural dance, and even a Higante of a Giant.

  • Colorful themed floats
  • Marching high school bands
  • A Giant Human Philippines Flag, made up of the next generation of FilAm leaders
  • An Jeepney driving down Market Street
  • A Mega-Dance Cultural Contingent
  • SF Giants Super Fans
  • Various local celebrities
  • The Bayanihan of San Francisco

2017 Pistahan Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 12-13, 2017 | 11 am to 5 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. and Yerba Buena Lane, SF

The festival features 7 pavilions for exploration, discovery and learning plus 4 food contests for family fun, fame and prizes.

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