Filipino culture will be celebrated with music and lots of food at a new festival 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 a day at Berth 46 in San Pedro from October 16 to 17 for a weekend that so far includes nearly two dozens of musical acts and over 50 food vendors. More music and food are expected to be added before October, organizers say.
“We want our community to have a platform to perform and we want to showcase our culture,” said Lulu Williams, one of the festival’s co-founders.
Organizers also want to celebrate and help local artists and businesses after the pandemic, and “bring everyone back and just throw a 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 restaurant. Calajo Catering.
“We’re going to have a lot of fusion food, Filipinos, Koreans, Hawaiians, Chinese, etc.,” Williams said.
The festival will also include a fashion show, cultural performances including folk dances and an art show.
When: 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. from October 16 to 17
Where: Berth 46, 3011 Miner St., San Pedro
Tickets: $ 20 – $ 250