Virginia Beach Fil-Fest kicks off Fil-Am History Month
 
 
 
 
 
 

Virginia Beach Fil-Fest kicks off Fil-Am History Month

/ 11:52 AM October 01, 2021
Scene at a previous Film-Fest in Virginia Beach, Virginia. FACEBOOK

Scene at a previous Film-Fest in Virginia Beach, Virginia. FACEBOOK

Filipinos in Virginia Beach, Virginia will kick off October – Filipino American History Month this weekend, starting on Sat., Oct. 2 at Mt. Trashmore park.

Mayor Bobby Dyer will welcome the crowd at noon. There will be apageant, Filipino folk dancing and lots of food and music.

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Virginia Beach has the biggest Filipino population in Hampton Roads and is home to the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia in Kempsville.

Chicago comedian Erick Esteban and hip-hop artists S.N.R.G. (Some Never Really Get) from Northern Virginia will entertain on Saturday.

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Guests will also learn more about a historical highway marker in Virginia Beach that will honor the legacy of U.S. Navy service members from the Philippines who have settled in Hampton Roads.

Buko Resto-Bar food truck will serve Filipino street food. Bambu and Maria & Isabel’s will offer desserts.

Local churches will lead events Sunday morning. Shadowlawn Eats restaurant will bring lumpia for the Lumpia eating contest. The winner’s name will be inscribed on a champion belt.

For more information and the schedule, visit facebook.com/filfestusa.

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