The parade will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 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

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Pistahan Celebrates 26 Years!

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.


Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Philippines islands without 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 more!


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.
— John Espiritu, 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

  • A Jeepney driving down Market Street

  • A Mega-Dance Cultural Contingent

  • SF Giants Super Fans

  • Various local celebrities

  • The Bayanihan of San Francisco