The Filipino Community Center will be hosting its 21st Annual Filipino Fiesta and Parade on Saturday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kapiolani Park.
The event will conclude the week-long Flores de Mayo Filipino Festival and will feature a full display of Filipino culture in Hawaii. The event is free to attend.
The day-long 21st Annual Filipino Fiesta and Parade in Waikiki will begin with a lively morning parade along Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki and end at the fiesta at Kapiolani Park.
At the fiesta, patrons can enjoy traditional Filipino food, games, cultural exhibits and live entertainment. Philippine celebrities Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica are scheduled to perform live.
The annual Filipino Fiesta began 21 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 attending each year.
The FilCom Center is a non-profit organization that provides cultural, social and educational services to Hawaii’s Filipinos as well as the community at large. It is the largest center of its kind in the country.
For more information about the Filipino Fiesta, please visit www.filcom.org or call (808) 680-0451.