Held on the second Friday and Saturday of August, the Filipino Festival is a community event which showcases the richness of the Filipino culture and promotes a respect for and appreciation of the Filipino heritage. Featuring a delectable cuisine, folk dances and music, the Filipino Festival has attracted thousands of attendees from Richmond and surrounding cities and counties who want to experience the best of the Philippine Islands without leaving Virginia. It is also the biggest fund raiser for Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Utilizing over 600 volunteers, the Filipino Festival is a unique celebration of community, volunteerism and fun for people of all ages. To the more than one hundred Filipino youth in the area who perform dances and songs, the Filipino festival is a culmination of nine months of cultural immersion in bi-weekly classes that teach them their parents' language, culture, stories, history, dances and songs. It provides a safe environment for them to fellowship, learn and take pride in their rich cultural heritage. To the over 40 non-Filipino students from Our Lady of Lourdes School, this represents an opportunity for cultural exchange and a lesson in cultural diversity.
The Filipino Festival is made possible by the generosity of numerous volunteers, mostly members of the OLL parish, the school or their families and friends as well as members of Filipino organizations in the area.
Visit the Filipino Festival website for more information: www.filipinofestival.org
For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Filipino Festival at