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Pistahan Parade & Festival

Second Sat., Sun. of every 12 months @ Yerba Buena Gardens


ItÕs time for another weekend festival to celebrate the cultures of S.F. The Filipino American Arts Exposition hosts the 20th annual two-day Pistahan Parade and Festival around the city to celebrate cultural pride of the Filipino American community. S.F.Õs only Filipino parade will feature colorful, community-built floats starting at Civic Center and gliding down Market starting at 11 a.m.. Performances at the Yerba Buena Gardens include songs and dance from the Mabhuhay Folkloric Society, American Center of Philippine Arts, and even American IdolÕs Jordan Segundo. The FAAE also partners up with the Jay Loyola Dance Project for ÒLumpia and Martinis,Ó a cultural expression of the Philippine-American experience through art, music, and dance. ThereÕs even a balut-eating contest. So you should have no trouble getting your fill of Filipino culture this weekend.

— By Alyssa Jaffer

Price: free

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