Filipino American Arts and Cultural Festival FAQs

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• What is FilAmFest?

FilAmFest is the Filipino American Arts and Cultural Festival. It is the largest intergenerational arts and cultural event in the County of San Diego. It will celebrate its 10th year on October 4, 2014 at Paradise Valley Road between Woodman Street and Gilmartin Avenue. FilAmFest continues to grow through the years and consistently draws over 15,000 attendees every year.

• Is there an admission fee for FilAmFest?

No. Admission to FilAmFest is free.

• When is FilAmFest?

FilAmFest will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 11:00AM to 6:00PM.

• Where is FilAmFest located?

As a street festival, FilAmFest will take place on Paradise Valley Road, between Woodman Street and Gilmartin Avenue, next to Paradise Hill’s Park.

A part of our original plans for our upcoming tenth year, we had planned to move to a different location, the Bay Terrace Community Park (more commonly known as “Tooma Park”). However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we decided to remain at our present location. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused!

• Who runs FilAmFest?

FilAmFest is run and planned by an all volunteer group of community leaders each coming from different backgrounds and bringing in their own expertise. We call this unique group the FilAmFest Organizing Committee.

Councilmember Tony Young and San Diego’s District 4 is the original source of how FilAmFest came to be what is today, and Kalusugan Community Services is the FilAmFest fiscal agent, allowing the FilAmFest to be a non-profit event.

• Do I have to be Filipino to go to FilAmFest?

No, we are a festival that is open to everyone and believes that the more the merrier. We encourage, desire, and invite people of all race, religion, age, and creed to come enjoy our festival and learn about the Filipino culture.

• How else can I find out more about FilAmFest?

Please feel free to:

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

• Does it count towards community service hours?

Yes, volunteering for FilAmFest does indeed count towards community service hours.

• How old do you have to be to volunteer?

The minimum age for volunteering is 14; all volunteers under 18 years of age must have a signed parent permission slip which is attached to the Volunteer Application.

• What if I want to do more than just the day of?

If you are interested in being more than a volunteer on the day of the festival then we invite you to look here to learn more about becoming a member of the Organizing Committee.

• Who will be performing on stage?


• Where is the Lost and Found?

For lost items please contact the FilAmFest Information Booth.

• In case of injury or medical emergency, where do I go?

In case of minor injury there will be a First Aid tent located near the intersection of Paradise Valley Road and Potomac Street.

In case of a medical emergency please stay where you are and locate the nearest police officer, security guard, or FilAmFest Committee member and dial 9-1-1.

• Will there be security?

Yes, there will be a professional security company onsite as well as the San Diego Police Department.

• How will the weather be?

Unfortunately we cannot predict the weather; we can say though that rain or shine the festival will continue as planned.

• Will there be ATMs?

Yes, ATMs will be available onsite for your convenience.

• Can I bring my dog?

As long as they are leashed, friendly, and cleaned up after, all four-legged friends are welcome.

• Is there a senior citizen drop off?


• What is the donation money raised for?

Donations help continue the festival and fund the scholarship program

• Where can I park?

Shuttle Bus Pick-Up Location:
School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA)
2425 Dusk Dr, San Diego, CA 92139

• I have a question, but it’s not here!

Please e-mail your question here: filamfest@gmail.com and we will answer it ASAP.


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