Filipino Street Festival draws big crowd in Dowtown Winnipeg

 

 

Thousands  of people gathered along Memorial Avenue last Saturday, August 20th, 2016  to celebrate the Winnipeg Filipino Street Festival.

 

The festival kicked off with a parade in the morning showing  colorful decorated floats and street cultural performances.

 

This year was the first time the event was held in the  downtown area.   Various Filipino community associations and groups set up tents along Broadway and Memorial Boulevard.

 

Now on its fifth year, the festival  is  a showcase of   the rich  culture of the Philippines and brought out a strong sense of pride and solidarity  in the  big Filipino community.  It provided full day entertainment featuring local talents with guest Philippines stars Xian Lim and Tootsie Guevarra.

 

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Xian Lim and Tootsie Guevarra taking selfie with the crowd (Photo credit: Nelson Manalili)

 

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