OCEANSIDE–The Filipino-American Cultural Organization and the Oceanside Public Library will hosts the 18th annual Filipino Cultural Celebration on June 8.
The theme for this year’s event is “The Filipino Imagination in the Western World: The Myths, the Legends and the Native History,” and will offer attendees a day full of Philippine folk dancing and music, colorful costumes, special performances from local Filipino-American talents, and delicious Filipino cuisine.
Event highlights will include the coronation of the 2019 Little Mr. POGI, Little Miss Fil-Am and Miss Pre-teen Fil-Am; and presentation of the Mrs. Fil-Am candidates and winners. 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.
The festival will include crafts and activities for children in the courtyard of the Civic Center Library Community Rooms until 5 p.m. Inside the Library, some fun Philippine collectibles will be on display, and short videos about Filipino cooking and tourism will be showing continuously. There will be a variety of vendors offering their products and services in the Plaza area.
The Filipino Cultural Celebration will take place in the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, located downtown at 330 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside’s Cultural District, from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. Event admission is free and open to the public.
For more information about the event, visit www.filamcultural.com.