Pistahan Celebrates 26 Years!

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The Pistahan Parade and Festival will once again be showcasing the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Yerba Buena Gardens in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

This year, the 26th annual Pistahan Parade kicks off the festival weekend on Saturday, Aug 10. 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. 10 to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 between 11 am to 5 pm. 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 entrePinoys, world class performances and 7 pavilions celebrating arts, innovation, leadership, health, dance, sports and cuisine.

The Pistahan was founded by the Filipino American Arts Exposition in 1994 after more than 4,000 Filipino families were displaced in the aftermath of the construction of the Moscone Convention Center and the Yerba Buena Gardens Complex. The Pistahan was born out of the community's activism to honor and preserve the enduring legacy of the Filipino American community's struggles, triumphs and deep roots in SOMA Pilipinas, the new Filipino cultural heritage district in San Francisco.

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Be in the Parade!

The parade will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11 AM 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.

Enter today: http://www.pistahan.net/paradeinfo/.

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Mabuhay Folkloric Society at last year's Pistahan.    Photo by Three Cheers Photography.

Mabuhay Folkloric Society at last year's Pistahan. Photo by Three Cheers Photography.

Perform at the Festival!

The Pistahan festival showcases world-class entertainment on the main stage at the Yerba Buena Gardens. From dance, hip-hop, jazz, to martial artists, there will be something for everyone!

Complete the Pistahan Participation form by Sunday, July 7. You will be asked to provide your press bio and photos and links to social media sites or online videos.

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Get a Booth!

Send your booth application now to secure your spot. All booths are on a first-come-first-serve policy. The submission deadline has been extended to midnight on Saturday, July 21. There is a 10% late fee for forms submitted after July 21. For more information and to request the form, click here. Thank you, maraming salamat!

Why Partner With Pistahan?
» Expected attendance: over 80,000 over the weekend
» Pistahan Parade with thousands of spectators and colorful contingents
» Commercials on radio and TV
» Publicity blitz and multiple ads in community and mainstream outlets
» Strong community support!

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Volunteer With Us

The Pistahan Parade and Festival is a community-driven, grassroots, 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 .

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Sponsor Us!

Click here to request for a sponsorship packet. Find out the many ways your company can support the Pistahan and connect with the Filipino American community in the SF Bay Area - place an Ad in the Expo Magazine, create brand awareness and goodwill, promote your services and your organization, and engage with the largest Asian minority in California!

You can download the map in PDF format here.