Did you know that Philippine Weekend remains one of the longest running Filipino cultural festivals in the entire State? Our events this year include the Grand Marshal Dinner/Dance, Miss and Mister Philippine Weekend Pageant, Tiny Tots Pageant, Tennis Tournament, Adobo Cook-off, Grand Parade, Dance Contest, Singing Contest, Basketball Tournament, Santa Cruzan Procession, and our main event, the Barrio Fiesta.
Delano’s Philippine Weekend celebration dates back to July of 1975 and was started by local high school and college students. What began as a simple basketball tournament to unite Delano’s Filipino community has evolved into a 43 year-old tradition that brings families of all backgrounds together. The entire month-long celebration has been organized by the non-profit, all volunteer group known as Philippine Weekend, Inc. Our events are truly a hometown celebration dedicated to celebrating , preserving, and sharing our Filipino culture and heritage. In the past, our events have drawn thousands of people to Delano to participate in the multi-day celebrations.
Our main event, the Barrio Fiesta, showcases not only local talent, but also other well-known Filipino artists. Philippine Weekend’s Barrio Fiesta has had the great fortune of hosting such talented performers as comedian Rex Navarrete, Filipino folk rock band Asin, American Idols Jasmine Trias and Jessica Sanchez, and many more! 2017 headliners include The Filharmonic from The Sing Off and Anatalia Villaranda from The Voice!
To this day, the Barrio Fiesta remains admission free and open to the pubic. It is Philippine Weekend’s goal to keep it that way for years to come. However, it takes tens of thousands of dollars and numerous local volunteers each year to organize and produce the entire Philippine Weekend celebration. We rely entirely on the support of local citizens like you along with local businesses and corporations to fund the festivities.
To ensure that the Philippine Weekend festivities are sustained for future generations, we need your financial contributions and support more than ever and ask for your assistance in any way possible. Our community has been very generous in the past and we thank you in advance for your continued support.
If you’d like to send a check, please mail check to:
PHILIPPINE WEEKEND, INC.
PO Box 2403
Delano, CA 93216
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