Filipino American Arts and Cultural Festival FAQs

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What is FilAmFest?

FilAmFest is the Filipino American Arts and Cultural Festival. It is the largest intergenerational arts and cultural event in the County of San Diego. With the help of a small team of volunteer, FilAmFest will return to Paradise Hills in a new location, the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts parking lot, Fall 2017.

Is there an admission fee for FilAmFest?
No. Admission to FilAmFest is free.

When is FilAmFest?

FilAmFest 2017 will take place this fall.

Where is FilAmFest located?

FilAmFest will be moving to the parking lot of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, 2425 Dusk Dr. San Diego, CA 92139

Who runs FilAmFest?

FilAmFest is run and planned by an all-volunteer group of community leaders each coming from different backgrounds and bringing in their own expertise. We call this unique group the FilAmFest Organizing Committee.

Councilmember Tony Young and San Diego’s District 4 is the original source of how FilAmFest came to be what is today, and Asian Pacific Islander Community Actions (APICA) is the FilAmFest fiscal agent, allowing the FilAmFest to be a non-profit event.

Do I have to be Filipino to go to FilAmFest?

No, we are a festival that is open to everyone and believes that the more the merrier. We encourage, desire, and invite people of all race, religion, age, and creed to come enjoy our festival and learn about the Filipino culture.

How else can I find out more about FilAmFest?

Please feel free to:

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram,

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Does it count towards community service hours?

Yes, volunteering for FilAmFest does indeed count towards community service hours.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

The minimum age for volunteering is 14; all volunteers under 18 years of age must have a signed parent permission slip which is attached to the Volunteer Application.

What if I want to do more than volunteer only on the day of?

If you are interested in being more than a volunteer on the day of the festival then we invite you to look here to learn more about becoming a member of the Organizing Committee.

Who will be performing on this year?


Where is the Lost and Found?

For lost items please contact the FilAmFest Information Booth.

In case of injury or medical emergency, where do I go?

In case of minor injury there will be a First Aid tent with volunteers from the Philippine Nurses Association of San Diego.

In case of a medical emergency please stay where you are and locate the nearest police officer, security guard, or FilAmFest Committee member and dial 9-1-1.

Will there be security?

Yes, there will be a professional security company onsite as well as the San Diego Police Department.

How will the weather be?

Unfortunately, you can plan a pretty picnic, but we can’t predict the weather; we can say though that rain or shine the festival will continue as planned.

Will there be ATMs?

Yes, ATMs will be available onsite for your convenience.

Can I bring my dog?

As long as they are leashed, friendly, and cleaned up after, all four-legged friends are welcome.

Is there a senior citizen drop off?


What is the donation money raised for?

Donations help continue the festival and fund the scholarship program

Where can I park?


• I have a question, but it’s not here!

Please e-mail your question here: filamfest@gmail.com and we will answer it as soon as possible.

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