Pistahan in San Francisco

SF’s Pistahan Parade & Festival to mark 24 Years
INQUIRER.NET U.S. Bureau / 11:58 PM August 01, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO– Pistahan Parade and Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens in this city, on its 24th year, is expecting the attendance of tens of thousands of people throughout the weekend of August 12 and 13, drawn by entertainment and inspired by pride across the generations of Filipinos in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This year’s Pistahan 2017 theme is Pride and Progress in SOMA Pilipinas. It is one of the key events in the year-old officially designated Filipino heritage district.

A key component of the festival is the Pistahan Parade, taking place on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Opening is at 10:00 a.m. with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the San Francisco Civic Center.

The parade will proceed along Market Street towards 4th Street. Ever-growing through the years, the parade has now become one of San Francisco’s traditions, with the sound of music from marching bands and visual feasts from diverse Filipino dances to the many colorful and fun floats.

Among those featured at the parade will be an authentic jeepney from Washington state, a brigade of Star Wars storm troopers and a Human Philippine Flag contingent consisting of Filipino American college students representing the next generation of cultural torchbearers and community leaders.

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