The Pistahan is an international celebration of Filipino community, culture and cuisine, and will be held on August 12-13, 2017. The Grand Parade will kickoff the festival weekend on August 12, and will march up Market Street, from Civic Center to Fourth Street. The two-day outdoor Festival will take place at the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens, and is expected to generate an audience of 80,000 people. The Pistahan is proudly produced by an all-volunteer staff and crew of the Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE), a grassroots, nonprofit organization based in San Francisco.
The Pistahan is the premiere showcase of world-class Filipino American music, dance, art and cuisine in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is simple: to broaden awareness and deepen the understanding of Filipino heritage and traditions, as well as to spark cultural pride and foster community empowerment. This year’s theme is “Pride and Progress in SOMA Pilipinas” to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of SOMA Pilipinas: the new Filipino cultural heritage district in San Francisco.