Every October the familiar streets of Paradise Hills, San Diego come alive with a festival that brings together all generations and celebrates the local Filipino American community.
FilAm Fest is a fairly recent phenomenon but has already garnered the support of 15,000 attendees. The event is free. FilAm Fest Info
The Goals of FilAmFest are:
-to foster a sense of community and enhance pride in the Filipino cultural heritage;
-to build intergenerational collaboration and cultural understanding among children, youth, adults and seniors;
-to promote effective networking among individuals and various groups representing businesses, civic organizations, local government, educational institutions and public agencies; and
-to revitalize the Paradise Hills community as a place to raise families, operate businesses and collaborate with diverse peoples, groups, and institutions.
Photo credit: Joal Pike