PISTAHAN FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:
• Sign up for: Adobo Cook-Off Balut-eating Contest Ice Cream-eating Contest
» PLAY PAVILION
Enjoy exhibitions on Filipino martial arts including Arnis, Escrima and Kali, in addition to Taekwondo. Families and friends of all ages are also invited to experience traditional Filipino street games of sipa, luksong think, tumbang press and sungkaan to learn and preserve these fun cultural activities for the next generation of Filipino Americans.
» ART PAVILION
Visual art exhibits showcase an eclectic genre and styles of Filipino artists from local areas and abroad through the cooperation of gallery owners, schools and art groups. Meet the artists and discover the rich artistic heritage of the Philippines.
» DANCE PAVILION
Festival attendees can catch the rhythm and participate in folk dance demonstrations. This interactive pavilion will teach traditional folk dances for a memorable and immersive cultural experience.
» CULINARY PAVILION
Celebrating the many flavors of Philippine cuisine, local restaurants are invited to feature their specialty dishes and participate in the annual Adobo Cookoff. Don’t miss the Balut Eating Contest and the Longanisa Eating Contest!
» HERITAGE PAVILION
A mini Filipino museum displaying Philippine antiques, artifacts and material art from institutions and local collectors, often never displayed in public before. Connect with Filipino history and learn something new!
» CREATIVITY PAVILION
A creative space where children can get hands-on experience learning Filipino arts and crafts activities, traditional games Filipino children play and hear folklores and folktales.
» HEALTH PAVILION
Various community organizations will provide information and address the health care issues of our community.