The Pistahan parade and festival will be broadcast live for global audiences via Kumu, Facebook Live and YouTube Live
SAN FRANCISCO – The Filipino American Arts Exposition on Wednesday, August 10 announced the lineup for the 29th Pistahan Parade and Festival – the world’s largest celebration of art, culture, dance, food and music Filipinos in the United States. The annual event will feature world-renowned Filipino artists and takes place Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT each day at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.
The epic two-day lineup for the 29th Pistahan Parade and Festival is as follows:
Angela Ken, Sab, AC Bonifacio, Kiana V, Larren Wong, Ruby Ibarra, Guap, DJ Nico Blitz, Franboogie, Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias, Alex Retodo, Kariktan Dance Company, Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, Parangal Dance Company, Lil’ Jordan, St Augustine Children’s Choir, Kidz Groove, Soma Seniors, ONE, and more!
Jocelyn Enriquez, Joline, Legacy, Maddie B, Rhythm Monsters, Kultura Ng Balisong, Gabby Hudson, Mabuhay Folkloric Society, San Mateo County Poets Laureate, Rebel and more!
(Lineups as of August 10. Subject to change.)
The festival will be hosted by various local celebrities, including NBC Bay Area’s Audrey Asistio and Ginger Conejero Saab.
Each day, the 29th Pistahan Parade and Festival will be available to global audiences via Kumu, Facebook Live and YouTube Live.
The 29th Pistahan Parade kicks off the festival weekend on Saturday, August 13 and is a colorful display of Filipino community pride and diversity, with festive floats, cultural dance groups, performances music and community organizations. The parade will begin at the Civic Center, continue along Market Street and end at Yerba Buena Gardens.
The free two-day outdoor event will feature cultural performances, world-class entertainment, food trucks, artisan products, and hands-on, authentic cultural experiences in six themed pavilions: art, cuisine, dance, health, innovation, and sports.
Special guests scheduled to join the pavilion presentations include:
Taipan Lucero – Baybayin Artist (Manila, Philippines)]
Nonie Cruzado – Surrealist Artist (Boulder, Colorado)
Martin Yan – Yan Can Cook (San Francisco, CA)
Charleen Caabay – Winner, Chopped (Oakland, CA)
Bobby Rubio – Screenwriter, Illustrator and Director (San Diego, CA)
Carlyle Nuera – Principal Designer, Barbie Signature at Mattel (San Diego, CA)
Raymond Townsend – First Filipino American to play in the NBA (San Jose, CA)
Joseph Bautista – Filipino Legacy Martial Arts (Daly City, CA)
To participate as a sponsor, exhibitor, performing artist, pavilion presenter, volunteer and parade contingent, visit Pistahan.net.
The Philippino American Arts Exposition (FAAE) is a vital part of the San Francisco Bay Area’s rich mosaic of cultures and ethnic communities through its promotion of art, music, film and dance Filipino Americans. FAAE celebrates its ancestral heritage and contemporary traditions, broadening awareness and deepening understanding of Filipino history, achievements and culture. Founded in 1994, FAAE is a local nonprofit organization that contributes to the artistic and cultural pride of the Filipino American community and strives to be a meaningful community tradition among San Francisco’s many major ethnic institutions. Follow FAAE on www.pistahan.net and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (pistahanSF).
(FAAE press release)