FilCom Filipino Fiesta’s new venue: Kaka’ako Gateway Parks
HONOLULU– The Filipino Community Center will be hosting its 26th Annual Filipino Fiesta on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a new venue, Kaka’ako Gateway Parks. The event is free and open to the public.
The day-long event begins at 9:00 a.m. with a jubilee-themed celebration at the main stage located on the Kaka’ako Gateway Parks grounds. Authentic Filipino traditions will be featured, such as Filipino cuisine, indigenous Filipino arts and crafts, and more. There will also be entertainment throughout the day with a full line-up of entertainers within a multi-generational, multi-genre format.
More than 100 Filipino community organizations, US- and Philippine-based businesses are participating.
The annual Filipino Fiesta began 26 years ago when L & L Drive-Inn founder Eddie Flores initiated the celebration as part of the awareness campaign to garner support for the building of the FilCom Center. It has since become Hawaii’s largest showcase of Filipino culture with an annual attendance of more than 10,000 people each year.
The event embodies the essence of a celebratory time in the Philippines known as “Flores de Mayo” or “Flowers of May,” a festival held in the Philippines in the month of May. The Flores celebration has also taken an additional meaning with Hawaii’s the event’s founder, Eddie Flores, coincidentally sharing the same name.
In anticipation of the changes for the Fiesta, the organizers are posting regular updates on its website including parking information, and other information for attendees. For more information about the Filipino Fiesta, visit www.filcom.org or call (808) 680-0451.
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