The parade will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11 AM from the SF Civic Center, along Market Street towards 4th street.

From Civic Center to Yerba Buena Gardens.

Parade starts at Fulton Street / Right on Hyde / Left on Market / Right on 4th St / End on 4th and Howard

Confirmed parade grand marshals:

1.) Grand Marshal: San Mateo County District 5 Supervisor David Canepa

2.) Grand Marshal: Ronald Wong, Founder of APA Leadership Foundation

Hermano Mayor: Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon Ascalon Hermana

Mayor: Cecile Ascalon

The Pistahan Parade is the beginning of our two-day event that brings the sound, art and culture of the Filipino American spirit! With a mix of marching bands, cultural dance groups and even Stormtroopers, the Parade helps personify the diversity that is San Francisco!

Join TFC Stars Sam Milby and Inigo Pascual along with the ABS-CBN team along the parade route! Don't forget to get your Pistahan bandanas along Market Street between 7th and 5th Streets!


Pistahan Main Stage

The Pistahan Entertainment team is excited to present two-days worth of amazing performances on our Main Stage. Relish in the beautiful cultural dances of the Philippines. Watch and support up and coming artists from all over the Bay Area and beyond. Stay for the main event: TFC HOUR on Sunday afternoon featuring Sam Milby and Inigo Pascual. Our Main Stage is one for the world to see. Come join us!


Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Philippines islands sans the 14-hour flight

Witness a dazzling display of Filipino culture and traditions as our community gathers. Featuring colorful floats, marching bands, beautiful cultural dance, and even a Higante of a Giant.


Let’s celebrate the Filipino-Americans who play a huge role in our everyday. We are here and proud to be at the heart of SOMA Pilipinas.
— Gerard Talampas, Pistahan Parade Director

This year's Parade will feature

  • Colorful themed floats
  • Marching high school bands
  • A Giant Human Philippines Flag, made up of the next generation of FilAm leaders
  • An Jeepney driving down Market Street
  • A Mega-Dance Cultural Contingent
  • SF Giants Super Fans 
  • Various local celebrities
  • The Bayanihan of San Francisco