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Filipino-American Cultural Celebration In Oceanside

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Oeanside, CA -The Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) and the Oceanside Public Library will be hosting the 23rd Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on Saturday, June 8, 2024. The event will be larger than ever, taking place in the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza and on Pier View Way, downtown in the heart of the Oceanside CA Cultural District, from noon to 6:00 p.m. Event admission is free and open to the public.

The theme of this year’s event is “At 47, where Family and community come alive together.” Attendees will enjoy an afternoon full of Philippine folk dancing and music, colorful costumes, special performances from local Filipino-American talents, and delicious Filipino cuisine.  There will be a variety of vendors offering products and services. Guests will be delighted by the FACO Cultural Dance Group which will perform dances from Luzon, Mindanao, and the Visayan Islands.  Scholarships will be awarded to deserving Filipino-American high school seniors in North San Diego County and in the Philippines.  A fashion show will highlight dresses made from recycled materials, worn by all ages.

FACO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose platform includes: youth education; disaster relief; preservation and promotion of cultural heritage; providing scholarships to Filipinos in the USA and the Philippines; supports students in the DAU SPED Center in the Philippines; donations to the House of the Philippines in San Diego’s Balboa Park and the Oceanside Public Library; provision of free Tagalog classes and cultural dance lessons to its members; and formation of its own choir group.  In addition, FACO has established a Senior Program and a Hospitality Program and provides food distribution and other support for seniors as needed. 

For more information about the event, please visit http://www.filamcultural.org or call Dori Harris at (760) 822-0683 or Genevieve Wunder at (760) 717-7151. For Oceanside Public Library information, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.

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