Philippine Summer Festival August 28 – 29, 2010

Get ready to drool over the aromas of authentic Filipino delicacies like adobo, bagnet, and pakbet at B.C.’s first-ever Philippine Summer Festival, happening this weekend, August 28 – 29, at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, just south of Vancouver.

Filipinos are the third largest ethnic community in B.C., and this “mega-event”—the first of its kind on Canada’s west coast—is expected to bring 15,000 – 20,000 people together for two days of food, fun, live music, and cultural celebration.

Organized by the Filipino Canadian Cultural Heritage (FCCH) of BC and created to be a “Pinoy Woodstock,” the FREE Festival includes over 50 food and merchandise vendors, a “Hataw Sayaw” competition and a “Sing-galing” event, lots of prizes, kids’ activities, and live stage performances from Filipino stars Joey Albert, Ray-An Fuentes and Fe Delos Reyes.

With so many people expected to attend, you should avoid driving and take the Canada Line to Brighouse Station. Find walking directions from Brighouse Station to the Richmond Olympic Oval here.

Summer Festivals – Get Out Your Calendar!

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / John Sinal

Is it just me, or is there an abundance of cultural festivals coming up over the summer? Not that I’m complaining of course! We’ve already had Italian Day and the Car Free Days, but it doesn’t end there! It’s time to get planning….

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Summer Festivals – Get Out Your Calendar!