See the Joy of Tech at the Pistahan Innovation Pavilion!


Come to the Innovation Pavilion in Jessie Square to learn about tech in a fun environment hosted by leaders in the industry such as Chris Peralta of Manila Valley and Project Manager Michiko Wagner. Enjoy the following:

  • Learn to code a Star Wars BB8 unit and have a chance to win your own BB8 unit
  • See amazing demos from Oculus, Pixar animation,
  • Bring your resume and it will be reviewed by tech recruiters
  • Pitch your startup idea to a panel of investors and win amazing prizes
  • Visit the tech support table for Lolos and Lolas
  • and much more!!

    AGENDA (*events and speakers subject to change):

    SATURDAY - August 11, 2018

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Welcome + Fireside Chat with Celynne Layug (Department of Trade and Industry of the Philippines)
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Panel Discussions (Block Chain & ICO) Mark Javier, Marquesa Finch, Patrick Baron, Sam Harison
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pinoy Ted Talks (5 min of fame) - your chance to pitch your idea!
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Sponsor Spotlights -, Tech CU
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pixar in a Box with Edwin Fabian
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Filipinos in Tech BB8 Coding Workshop (Kids + Adults) with Nicu Listana & Ray De Castro
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Raffle & Prizes

    SUNDAY - August 12, 2018

    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Welcome (MCs Chris Peralta/Michiko Wagner)
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM VR/AR/MR and the Future Julian Chung + other industry leaders
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Filipinos in Tech BB8 Coding Workshop (Kids + Adults) with Nicu Listana & Ray De Castro
    1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Pixar in a Box with Edwin Fabian
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sponsor Spotlights -, Tech CU
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Pinoy Ted Talks (5min of fame) - your chance to pitch your idea!
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Tanke Ng Pating with Panel Investors - Invited: Peter Henry, Karim Nurani, Gianni Maxemin, Hugh Geiger
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Raffle & Prizes



Featured Entertainment: Parangal Dance Company


Parangal Dance Company's mission is to give tribute to Philippine heritage by preserving and promoting ethnic attire, music, and dance through research, workshops, and performances. They aim to serve as a bridge, inspiring and connecting Filipino Americans to their roots, to give them a sense of pride and identity, while educating diverse communities to foster awareness and appreciation of Philippine culture.

Pistahan Celebrates 25 Years!


For 25 years, the annual Pistahan Parade and Festival has showcased the best of Filipino art, dance, music, and food at the Yerba Buena Gardens in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

This year, the Pistahan Parade kicks off the festival weekend on Saturday, August 11. It's a colorful display of Filipino community pride and diversity as it marches along Market Street from Civic Center to the Yerba Buena Gardens with festive floats, authentic ethnic dances, lively community organizations and more!


The two-day celebration of Filipino culture and cuisine will be held from Saturday Aug. 11 to Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 between 11am to 5pm. The Pistahan is expected to draw over 80,000 people. Admission is free and fun for the entire family. This year's event will feature the return of the popular balut eating contest, delectable Filipino cuisine and desserts, cultural and artisan merchandise by local entirePinoys, world class performances and 7 pavilions celebrating arts, innovation, leadership, health, dance, sports, and cuisine.

Be in the Parade!


Registration Ends July 31

The parade will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11AM from the SF Civic Center along Market Street towards 4th Street to Yerba Buena Gardens. The Pistahan Parade brings the sound, art, and culture of the Filipino American spirit! With a mix of marching bands and cultural dance groups, the Parade helps personify the diversity that is San Francisco!

Join TFC headline artists along with the ABS-CBN team along the parade route!

Parade starts at Fulton Street/ Right on Hyde / Left on Market / Right on 4th St / End on 4th and Howard. We hope you'll join us all along the parade route on Market St.

Parade Registration ends Tuesday, July 31. Enter today:


Parade contingent representatives and Parade volunteers are invited to join us for our Parade Town Hall/Volunteer Rally to get the latest updates and logistics information for the Parade. The Parade Town Hall/Volunteer Rally will take place on Thursday, July 26 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Philippines Consulate, Kalayaan Hall located at 447 Sutter Street - 1st Floor (between Powell and Stockton Streets) in San Francisco. RSVP here.

Volunteer with Us


The Pistahan Parade and Festival is a community-driven, all-volunteer event. Each volunteer - from the planning committee and pavilion managers to the project coordinators and day of event assistants - is a passionate booster of Filipino art, music, dance, and food. Pistahan volunteers make a very direct impact in ensuring that this annual community tradition is an amazing and meaningful experience for all.

Join the Pistahan family. Sign up today here.


2017 Pistahan Parade Participants

We are proud to announce all the participants of our Annual Pistahan Parade.

Pistahan Parade Community Grand Marshals:
San Mateo County Supervisor
RONALD WONG, President and CEO, Imprenta Communications

Theme Announcement & Save the Date Flyer Released

We're are very excited to share with you our Save the Date flyer. This flyer officially announces our theme this year, "In the Heart of SOMA Pilipinas." Feel free to pick up a few flyers at your local Filipino business and share with your friends.


San Francisco supervisors recently approved to make a Filipino Heritage District in the city's South of Market neighborhood. The newly named Filipinotown will span from 2nd Street to 11th Street, between Market Street and Brannan Street.

Pistahan has been hosted at the Yerba Buena Gardens for the last 23 years. We've called this area home for the last two decades and to have the city of San Francisco to officially recognize our home is a huge honor as we continue to pay homage to the Manongs and Manangs that lived in that neighborhood in years past.