Independence Day Gala & Concert- Fri, June 14
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM | InterContinental Mark Hopkins, San Francisco
Kalayaan SF Festival & Free Concert – Sat, June 22
Festival – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM | Free Concert 4:30 PM | Union Square, San Francisco
Philippine Ballet Theatre: Kalayaan on Pointe – Sun, June 23
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM | McKenna Theater, San Francisco
KalayaanSF, named after the Filipino word for “independence”, is a series of events held in San Francisco during the month of June to commemorate and celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence, which occurred in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898.
Organized on an annual basis by the Filipino-American community in the Bay Area with the support of the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, the celebration showcases Philippine culture and heritage, drawing attention to the contributions Filipinos and Filipino-Americans have made to their communities.
We aim to unite and inspire members and friends of the Filipino-American community to help advance this year’s theme: Spark * Connect * Empower
KalayaanSF showcases the unique culture and vibrancy of the Filipino community, currently the largest Asian American group in California
KalayaanSF's largest event, an outdoor festival and concert, is held yearly at Union Square, and is open to the public
KalayaanSF aims to:
- Promote cultural awareness among the diverse national and ethnic groups within the Bay Area
- Highlight the many positive contributions of Filipinos and other minority groups to the community
- Empower and inspire individuals to serve their community
To preview KalayaanSF, the festival’s chairman and members of Kariktan Dance Company visit The Nine at KTVU.
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