Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the 21st Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 60,000 people each day. Admission is free and fun for the entire family!
The Pistahan Parade on Saturday, August 9th is the traditional kickoff for the Pistahan weekend.
We'll be dancing in the streets of San Francisco!
Witness a dazzling display of Filipino culture and traditions. Prizes will be awarded to the best contingent, best costume, best choreography and more. PLUS: join the Manny Pacquiao Look-a-like Contest!
Parade Schedule and Route for Saturday, August 9, 2014
10:00 am–Opening ceremonies kick-off the Pistahan weekend
10:30 am—Contingents line up for parade
11:00 am–The Pistahan Parade begins at the San Francisco Civic Center at Grove Street and Larkin Street, marches down Market Street, makes a right on 4th street and ends at Yerba Buena Gardens on Howard Street.
Colorful floats, historical themes and lively community contingents have helped build Pistahan Parade, as THE Filipino counterpart of San Francisco’s great cultural institutions like Chinese New Year Parade, Carnaval, St. Patrick’s Parade, among others.