Filipino culture will be celebrated with music and lots of food when a new festival arrives in San Pedro in October.
Tickets are on sale for FAHMfest, (Philippine American Heritage Month) which is expected to draw up to 10,000 people per day at Pier 46 in San Pedro from October 16-17 for a weekend that so far includes nearly two dozen musical acts and over 50 food vendors. More music and food should be added before October, according to organizers.
“We want our community to have a platform to perform and we want to showcase our culture,” said Lulu Williams, one of the festivals co-founders.
Organizers also want to celebrate and help local artists and businesses after the pandemic, and “bring everyone back and just party,” she said.
The festival will feature two live music stages and feature old-school pop, rap, R&B, reggae and Filipino music, she said.
“Our culture is very diverse in our musical tastes, so we want to have something for everyone,” Williams said.
So far, featured artists include hip-hop fusion artist Spawnbreezie, Bay Area rapper P-Lo, and Beat Junkies’ DJ Icey Ice.
Food vendors currently on board include downtown Los Angeles Filipino spot, Petite Peso, chocolate chip cookie specialist Bake Some Noise, Satay LA, Long Beach’s Mussels & Pearls, and Filipino pop-up Calajo Catering. .
“We’re going to have a lot of fusion food, some Filipino, Korean, Hawaiian, Chinese, you name it,” Williams said.
The festival will also include a fashion show, cultural performances including folk dances and an art exhibition.
When: 11 am-11pm Oct 16-17
Where: Berth 46, 3011 Miner St., San Pedro
Tickets: $ 20 to $ 250