PhilFest will highlight Filipino culture with food, dance, and more in Tampa Bay

Tampa, FL, April 1st, 2013 –The 18th Annual PhilFest will occur from April 5th-7th, 2013 at the Bayanihan Center Grounds (14301 9 Eagles Dr. Tampa, FL 33626). The Philippine Cultural Foundation Board of Directors, with help and volunteers from the community, try their best to provide the 12-13,000 Filipinos and Filipino-Americans who attend PhilFest a feeling of nostalgia for the motherland and the non-Filipinos an impressive glimpse of Philippine culture through dance, song, food, cultural exhibits, fashion shows , and colorful parades and processions. People of all ages and all walks of life coming from the Tampa Bay community and beyond take time off for a weekend of fun for everyone, delicious food and high class entertainment. PhilFest is considered to be one of the largest outdoor festivals in the country and happens only once a year.

The Philippine Village will be transformed into a typical colorful fiesta (festival) atmosphere with numerous local and out of town vendors sell culinary offerings catering to different palates in booths decorated with colorful Philippine motifs. Merchandise vendors will be selling handicrafts, gorgeous Philippine attire, both for men and women, colorful fashion accessories, as well as different types of merchandise, both Philippine and non-Philippine. There will be something for everyone.

Advance tickets to PhilFest are $5 and will be $6 at the gate. Children 5 and under are free.

For more information on PhilFest 2013 please call our office at (813) 925-1232, call Lucy Bautista at (727) 639-7980 or visit the PCFI website at www.pcfitampa.org

Event schedule:

Friday April 5, 2013, 4:00PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday April 6, 2013, 10:00AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

About PCFI

The Philippine Cultural Foundation, Inc. (PCFI) is a not-for-profit organization who has a mission to preserve and present the Philippine heritage and culture as a legacy to future generations and to contribute to the diversity of this region and the State of Florida. PFCI organizes several events at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center in Tampa and strives to provide cultural education, including language, folk arts, and good citizenship for children and adults, American-born Filipinos and individuals of various backgrounds who are interested in Filipino culture. The organization was founded in 1995.