Explore The Vibrant Filipino Culture At Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

Explore The Vibrant Filipino Culture At  Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

Embrace the cultures of the Pacific Northwest and cultivate love, peace and understanding of the communities that make up our region at Seattle Center Festál. Join us for Seattle Center Festál: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 1 - 2, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., at Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheatre for two days that observe Philippine independence from colonial rule and the strength of Filipino identity and imagination through art exhibits, songs, spoken word, films and martial arts.

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival celebrates Filipino cultural diversity with food, historical exhibits, artifacts, visual performances, music and dance of Philippine indigenous groups. The 2019 theme, "Sining Pilipino," highlights the art and culture of the Philippines. Special to this year's line-up of activities include hand-tapped tattoo workshop, food demonstrations including Philippine coffee tastings, Pandesal (Filipino bread rolls) making, performances by the popular Musika at Iba Pa band as well as children's activities including Sungka (Filipino table game) and yo-yo playing.

For full event details, visit the festival website.

Newly added this year is the "Alaska Airlines Fly Away Giveaway." Guests who obtain a passport inside Seattle Center Armory or by downloading online can collect stamps by attending festivals to be entered to win round-trip air travel for two to the Alaska Airlines destination of their choice. Each stamp is an entry to win; the more Festál events attended and stamps collected, the higher the odds of winning! More information at seattlecenter.com/festal.

Seattle Center Festál highlights the culturally rich communities who shape the character of our region. Although the series began in 1997, the festivals took place earlier in their own ethnic communities. Now, Seattle Center serves as a central place, where festivals invite the public to join in their unique cultural expression. This year's theme, "Love, Peace and Understanding," is woven throughout 24 free, ethnic cultural festivals. In a time of divisive national rhetoric, Festál celebrates our shared humanity to build connections, tear down stereotypes and create trust.

Seattle Center Festál is a public program presented by Seattle Center in partnership with Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington. Admission is free-of-charge. For more information on this festival, visit www.festalpagdiriwang.com https://www.festalpagdiriwang.com; and to learn more about this collection of ethnic cultural events and other Seattle Center public programming, visit www.seattlecenter.com or call 206-684-7200.

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