SF Pistahan Parade & Festival ’18 will be on Aug. 11-12

/ 12:06 AM July 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — For 25 years, the annual Pistahan Parade and Festival has showcased the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the Yerba Buena Gardens in the heart of downtown San Francisco.


This year, the Pistahan Parade kicks off the festival weekend on Saturday, August 11. It’s a colorful display of Filipino community pride and diversity as it marches along Market Street from Civic Center to the Yerba Buena Gardens with festive floats, authentic ethnic dances, lively community organizations and more!


The two-day celebration of Filipino culture and cuisine will be held from Saturday Aug. 11 to Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Pistahan is expected to draw over 80,000 people. Admission is free and fun for the entire family. This year’s event will feature the return of the popular balut eating contest, delectable Filipino cuisine and desserts, cultural and artisan merchandise by local entrePinoys, world class performances and 7 pavilions celebrating arts, innovation, leadership, health, dance, sports and cuisine.

The Pistahan was founded by the Filipino American Arts Exposition in 1994 after more than 4,000 Filipino families were displaced in the aftermath of the construction of the Moscone Convention Center and the Yerba Buena Gardens Complex. The Pistahan was born out of the community’s activism to honor and preserve the enduring legacy of the Filipino American community’s struggles, triumphs and deep roots in SOMA Pilipinas, the new Filipino cultural heritage district in San Francisco.

Parade registration deadline

The parade will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 AM from the SF Civic Center, along Market Street towards 4th Street to Yerba Buena Gardens. The Pistahan Parade brings the sound, art and culture of the Filipino American spirit! With a mix of marching bands and cultural dance groups, the Parade helps personify the diversity that is San Francisco!

Join TFC headline artists along with the ABS-CBN team along the parade route!

Parade starts at Fulton Street / Right on Hyde / Left on Market / Right on 4th St / End on 4th and Howard. We hope you’ll join us all along the parade route on Market St.


Parade Registration ends Tuesday, July 31. Enter today: http://www.pistahan.net/paradeinfo/.

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