You're Invited to the 26th Annual Pistahan Parade on Saturday, August 10


The Filipino American Arts Exposition would like to invite you to participate in the 26th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival on the 2nd weekend of August.

The Pistahan is one of the largest celebrations of Filipino Americans in the U.S. and this year we are celebrating 26 years as a part of the fabric of San Francisco. This fun two-day event is expected to draw over 80,000 individuals. This year's theme is "Crossing Barriers & Bridging Cultures."

The Pistahan Parade will kickoff the weekend celebration and will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 11 am. Together with the greater San Francisco Bay Area community, join us in celebration of the Filipino community and cultural pride. The Parade will begin at the Civic Center, head east along Market Street and will end on Fourth Street, next to the Yerba Buena Gardens.

Colorful floats, marching bands and lively community contingents have distinguished the Pistahan Parade over the years. To make this year’s parade the best ever, we invite you to join us and organize a unit to participate in the parade. Fill out our easy and simple online application form at

Parade Registration

$40 – Parade Marching Contingent Registration Fee (ends July 31)

$60 – Parade Contingent with Vehicle(s) (ends July 31)

$55 – Late Parade Registration (after July 31) – NOTE: no vehicles allowed for late registrations.

Parade Contingents Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, July 25, 6pm – 8pm

Kalayaan Hall, Philippine Center, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Be sure to send a representative to attend the Parade Town Hall Meeting to get instructions and information on how your group can have an organized, fun and safe parade experience. We want to minimize the confusion that happens during the Parade, and we will use this time to go over what will happen specifically on the day of the Parade. Your confirmation packet, including your unit number, will be distributed at the Town Hall Meeting.

We look forward to your participation in this year's Parade. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at


Al Perez

President, FAAE

Sabrina Pacheco

Pistahan Parade Manager


Parade Route

Parade starts at Hyde and Grove Streets, left on Market Street, continues on Market Street heading east, right on Fourth Street, ends on Mission St.


Parade Schedule

9:00 AM – Call Time

10:00 AM – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

11:00 AM – Parade Begins

The Judging Panel will be located at Market Street and Mason Street.

Awards will be given to the contingents that embody:

» Best Spirit

» Best Performance

» Best Spectacle

» Best Dressed (individual)

» Best Overall Contingent

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