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Saturday, June 01, 2024
All Day
Armory Food & Event Hall
Free Event

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival will take place on June 1-2: 11am-7pm at the Armory Food & Event Hall. The festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series. It is free and open to the public.

Seattle Center Festál is a year-round series of 24 free cultural festivals, produced in partnership with community organizations. In 2022, Festál celebrated 25 years of stories and traditions, ushering in a new era of hybrid programming. Learn more about Festál and subscribe to the newsletter for updates.

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Armory Stage

Time Event
11:00am Grand Opening Ceremony
  • US National Anthem and Philippine National Anthem, Veronica Bella
  • Welcome Remarks, JP Paredes, President, Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington
  • Keynote Speaker, Rufino S. Ignacio, Vice President, Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington
  • SAYAW Filipino Folk Dance Troupe, Singkil
  • Guest Speaker, Rose Ann Lopez, Director of Facilities, Planning & Operations, Seattle Center
  • SAYAW Filipino Folk Dance Troupe, Tahing Baila
  • Video Performances of The Quarentados, Philippine Airlines, and Philippine Department of Tourism
  • Closing Remarks, JP Paredes
  • Emcees: JP Paredes and Teza Mendoza
12:00pm Filipino Folk Songs and Inspired Originals by Aireene Espiritu of The Sampaguitas
12:30pm Barrio Fiesta and Maria Clara-Inspired Dances, Featuring the SAYAW Filipino Folk Dance Troupe. Patrick Pineda, dance instructor, and Liezel Moraleja-Hackett, dance instructor and choreographer
1:00pm Barrio Bliss: A Dance Tribute to Rural Filipino Life by the FCS Kalahi Dance Ensemble. Bennyroyce Royon, Art & Culture Director, Filipino Community of Seattle; Juliet Cheatle, dance instructor and choreographer
1:30pm The Maiden Flight of Philippine Airlines in Seattle, by
Marissa P. Dimaano, Asst. Vice President, Passenger Sales Philippines of Philippine Airlines
2:00pm Philippine Regional Dances of the Countryside, Featuring the Filipiniana Multicultural Dance Troupe (FMDT), with Cecilia Filio, choreographer
2:30pm Recognition Awards Presentation, by JP Paredes and Rufino S. Ignacio
3:00pm Rigor & Frank
3:30pm Vibrant Rhythms: Colors of Mindanao by Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington State and the FCS Kalahi Dance Ensemble
4:00pm Fashion Extravaganza of Miss Philippines Washington State by Colors N Bloom
4:45pm Musika at Iba Pa, Featuring TNT Band and Kabagiz

West Armory Balcony

Time Event
11:00am - 7:00pm Informational and Selling Booths

Armory Court

Time Event
11:00am - 7:00pm Culinary Arts Exhibit, Pampalamig, Featuring Violet Noriega, author and culinary art specialist.
11:00am - 7:00pm Historical Exhibit, by Dorothy L. Cordova, Ph.D., co-founder and Director of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).
11:00am - 7:00pm Philippine Airlines, with Marissa P. Dimaano, Asst. Vice President, Passenger Sales Philippines of Philippine Airlines
11:00am - 7:00pm Informational and Merchandise Booths

Armory Loft 4

Time Event
11:00am DIWA Films Showcase by Adrian Alarilla
1:00pm Ang Iyong Boses (Your Own Voices), Featuring Joel Barroquiel Tan, Gerie Ventura, Devin Cabanilla, Ebo Barton, Oscar Peñaranda, with Robert Francis Flor, playwright
2:30pm DIWA Films Showcase by Adrian Alarilla

Armory Loft 2

Time Event
11:00am - 7:00pm Photography Exhibit. Featuring Bong Serrano, artist and writer, with Leia Maminta Smith, Ph.D., coordinator.

Armory Loft Lobby

Time Event
11:00am - 7:00pm Solo Art Exhibit. Featuring Francis Arnaiz, visual artist, poet, philanthropist, and PBA legend

Armory Loft 3

Time Event
11:00am - 7:00pm Artifacts Exhibit. Featuring Burton Holt, artist and artifacts collector.

Mural Roadway

Time Event
11:00am - 7:00pm Food Trucks Featuring Uncle Mike’s Filipino Comfort Food, El Koreano, and MoMocha
11:00am - 7:00pm Food Booths Featuring LBee’s Filipino Deli and Eggroll Hut
11:00am - 7:00pm Garments, wares, and goods by Native Creations and Indian Arts


  • Adobo Tees

  • Black Pinay and BORA

  • Colors N Bloom

  • Culinary Art Display

  • DOVI

  • E Beauty Bar

  • Fair Vote Washington


  • FilAm Church

  • Filipino Community of Seattle (FCS)

  • Ji Design (Sunday only)

  • JME Paints


  • Mallari

  • Maryanne Boutique

  • Pagdiriwang Information Booth


  • SALAL Credit Union

  • SHHMiggles (Saturday only)

  • Tita Bun (Saturday only)

  • Tomgutz

  • Urban Belle (Sunday only)


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