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There’s more to #PistahanSF than the esplanade in front of the main stage—we’ve got TERRACE (2nd level, above the waterfalls); JESSIE SQUARE (across Mission St., next to St. Patrick’s Church), and the intimate BAYANIHAN STAGE (near the 3rd St. entrance).
On a bright sunny day in San Francisco, a bunch of volunteers got together to play dress up and put on our dancing shoes (and barrels!) to dance to the beats of our #PistahanSF summer.
It’s been eaten by contestants on Fear Factor and Survivor. It’s been eaten by Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations. It’s been eaten by Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods. It’s even been eaten by Zac Efron on his first trip to the Philippines. Yes, you guessed correctly, it’s the famously infamous Balut!
In light of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Visayas Region of the Philippines in November 2013, this year’s theme is “Viva Visayas.”
“Through this Festival, we hope to continue to raise awareness about this province which was severely devastated by the typhoon,” said Pistahan organizer Al Perez. “We want to honor the resilience of the Visayan people, and hope to be a catalyst in the rebirth, renewal and rebuilding of the Visayas Region.”