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Get ready for Pistahan’s huge parade & festival on August 10-11
By - posted 8/9/2019 No Comment

Celebrate the Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco on August 10 and 11.

Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival.

The two-day event, organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition, is expected to draw over 80,000 people over the weekend. Admission is free and fun for the entire family.

2019 Pistahan Parade
Saturday, August 10, 2019 | 11 am
Starts at Civic Center, down Market St to 4th St.

The Pistahan Parade on Saturday, August 10 is the traditional kickoff for the Pistahan weekend. Come see the largest Filipino parade on the West Coast.

Parade starts at Fulton Street / Right on Hyde / Left on Market / Right on 4th St / End on 4th and Howard.


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

2019 Pistahan Festival
Saturday-Sunday, August 10-11, 2019 | 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.