Each year members of the San Francisco Bay Area Filipino community—along with those who love them—come together in the Spring to brainstorm, collaborate and begin planning for the annual parade and festival.


OUR all-volunteer planning team

Because team members are all volunteers, the makeup of the planning team changes every year. Members self-select and organize themselves organically, taking on responsibilities based on their interests and time in any given year. Many members of the planning team have been volunteers with Pistahan, in one capacity or another, for many years. 

To know your history, is to know yourself. Pistahan gives me that opportunity.
— John Espiritu, 8-year Pistahan Volunteer