June 2016 PH Independence Day fests US
Bolingbrook, Illinois Philippine Fest
Philippine Fest 2016 in Bolingbrook, Illinois, will be on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm. Admission is FREE.
The festivities will commence with a Philippine parade starting at 11:30 a.m. and formal opening program at 1 p.m. The festivities will run until 10:00 p.m.
A coalition of dancers, vocal performers, musicians, artists, and volunteers from different Filipino American organizations and performing art groups will present a variety of programs to showcase Philippine culture and traditions. The highlight of the celebration will be the performance of Fil-Am love team Kim Chiu and Xian Lim sponsored by The Filipino Channel (TFC).
There will also be booths and display tables including participation from food, arts and craft vendors, corporate sponsors, and non-profit organizations. The complete address for the event is as follows:
2016 Phil Fest in Bolingbrook
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center
375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Carson, California Philippine Independence Day
The Philippine Independence Day Foundation, Inc. (PIDF), in conjunction with the City of Carson, GMA Life TV, GMA Pinoy TV, and GMA News TV, will celebrate the 118th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence Day at the Carson Veterans Park (22400 Moneta Street, Carson, CA 90745) on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Thousands of people will enjoy the non-stop, day-long event jam-packed with entertainment and activities that feature the rich, beautiful, and spirited Filipino heritage. It truly is an opportunity to spend time with families and friends in the Filipino/Filipino-American Community of Carson, CA and across the South Bay, Los Angeles Area.
The eventful day kicks off with a Flag Raising ceremony at 7:45am, followed by an Ecumenical Service and a Community Mass afterwards. The parade, to be headed by 118th Philippine Independence Grand Marshal – Kenneth Dami, Director of So CA Public & Government Affairs for Tesoro – and to be participated in by a multitude of Community Organizations and Associations from all across Southern California, will be at about 10:30am.
This will be followed by the day-long program featuring the wonderful talents of the following folks: Jazzmine Farol (Singer, Songwriter, and Philanthropist), US Veterans Chorale Group (led by Dra. Jenny Batongmalaque), Laica & Laiza Parchamento (Multi-Talented Sisters), Christine Mosquera (10 yr-old Singing Sensation), Musical Band (By Francis Echave), Kyra De Castro (LA Rising Young Star), Carson Park Line Dancers (by Jewel Bumpas), Carson Elite Dance Troupe (by Ahru Aquino), Macrea Decena (Singing Teen Artist), IMB-Academy (Filipino Martial Arts Demonstration), Carson Coeds & Carson Street Dance (Youth Street Dance Exhibition), Mine Band (by Malou Toler), Christine Love (Soul/RnB Singer, 2-time Aliw Awards Winner), Manny Evaldez (Sensational Singer from United Pampanga Leaders Council), CSULB Pilipino American Coalition (Tinikling performance), Sampaguita Youth Dance Troupe, Michelle & Abraham (Dance Exhibition Champion), Innerlude (R&B Singing Duo), Terence Trevor L. Panganiban (Sensational Soloist), and Zumba by Rose, Lance, Lai and Company.
The program will also feature very special guests Joseph Gelito and Company, and will be highlighted by GMA Network actress, model, TV Host and Miss World beauty queen Megan Young!
This event would not be possible without the leadership of Councilmember Elito M. Santarina and the generosity of our sponsors; Tesoro Refining and Marketing LLC, Waste Management, Watson Land, Carson Companies, Community Dynamics, East West Bank, Grace Home Health Care, KLF Trucking Company, Milestone Hospice, Nationwide Environmental Services, Brea Canon Oil Co., Leelin Bakery & Cafe, Kellogg Garden Products, and Thomas Safran & Associates.
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