Invitation to join SF Pistahan Parade & Festival

/ 12:03 AM July 27, 2019


SAN FRANCISCO — The Filipino American Arts Exposition is inviting participation in the 26th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival on the second weekend of August.


The Pistahan is one of the largest celebrations of Filipino Americans in the U.S. and this year is celebrating 26 years as a part of the fabric of San Francisco. This fun two-day event is expected to draw over 80,000 individuals. This year’s theme is “Crossing Barriers & Bridging Cultures.”

The Pistahan Parade will kick off the weekend celebration and will take place on Saturday, August 10 at 11 am. The Parade will begin at the Civic Center, head east along Market Street and will end on Fourth Street, next to the Yerba Buena Gardens.


Colorful floats, marching bands and lively community contingents have distinguished the Pistahan Parade over the years. To make this year’s parade the best ever, organizations and groups of people are invited  to participate in the parade. Fill out our easy and simple online application form at

Parade Registration

$40 – Parade Marching Contingent Registration Fee (ends July 31)

$60 – Parade Contingent with Vehicle(s) (ends July 31)

$55 – Late Parade Registration (after July 31) – NOTE: no vehicles allowed for late registrations.


In order to accommodate organizations that will register until the July 31 deadline, the Parade Contingents Town Hall Meeting has been postponed to:


Thursday, August 1, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Philippine Center, 5th Floor Social Hall, 447 Sutter Street, San Francisco


Be sure to send a representative to attend the Parade Town Hall Meeting to get instructions and information on how your group can have an organized, fun and safe parade experience. We want to minimize the confusion that happens during the Parade, and we will use this time to go over what will happen specifically on the day of the Parade. Your confirmation packet, including your unit number, will be distributed at the Town Hall MeetingFor any questions contact  [email protected]

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