Now in its 14th year, the Annual 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 delectable and authentic cuisine, folk dances and music, the Filipino Festival has attracted thousands of attendees from Richmond and surrounding areas who want to experience the best of the Philippine without leaving Virginia.
Utilizing over 600 volunteers, the Filipino Festival is a unique celebration of community, volunteerism and fun for people of all ages and backgrounds.
To the Filipino youth in the area who perform dances and songs, the 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.
Our Lady of Lourdes is a culturally diverse Catholic community of about 1,200 families. Located at 8200 Woodman Road in Glen Allen, the parish has a Blue-Ribbon school that serves pre-K to 8th grade students.
Proceeds from the Filipino Festival benefit various ministries supported by Our Lady of Lourdes Church include the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Alzheimer's Association, Veteran's Hospital, the Aileen Colorado Muscular Dystrophy Fund, and other charities.