June 9th

Filipino Festival is proud to highlight and celebrate the beautiful diversity of the Philippines. In an effort to embrace all cultures residing in South Texas, the City of Edinburg promotes awareness and creates a path for mutual understanding and appreciation of heritage differences. The City of Eidnburg's Cultural Arts Division directs its effort to promote togetherness and create a higher level of congruity amongst residents of South Texas. This annual festival invites you to enjoy a glance at the culture of this enchanting island country in Southeast Asia. Join us at the Edinburg Municipal Courtyard as we gather for a night of food, dance, live music and art all attributing to the lovely country of the Philippines and celebrate it's Independence.  


 

PROGRAM

Due to the extreme heat, the festival has been moved to 7 pm

Emcees:                Padini & Nellie

5:30 pm Call Time

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Fellowship, Karaoke, and Health Screenings

6:30 pm -7:30 pm Mini Concert - Folk Singer, Arnold Villamero

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm      Fellowship & Traditional Children Games

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm Singing of U.S. National Anthem

Singing of Philippine National Anthem

                              Invocation by Father Montoya

Welcome by Honorable Mayor, Richard Molina

                             Welcome Remarks: Marlene Balotro, President of A.N.A.K.

A Message from the Philippine Consulate

8:30 pm - 9:00 pm       Dance: Arnulfo Tatoy Foundation

                            Community Song: Bayan Ko

                            Dance: Tinikling

                            Dance: Muslim Tribal Dance

                            Closing Remarks - Padini Santiago

9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Traditional Philippine Fashion Show

Karaoke