If you’re unable to get your Pinoy fix at Shangri-la Hotel Sydney’s ongoing Philippne Food Festival, this Monday’s upcoming event just might do the trick.
Organized by the Philippines Australia Sports and Culture (PASC) Inc., Fiesta Kultura is recognized as the longest-running and biggest event within the Philippine-Australian community. This year’s event is scheduled for this Labour Day weekend and is gearing up to be even more festive.
As with the previous years, the upcoming Fiesta Kultura includes cultural dance performances, exhibits that will showcase some of the best handicrafts from the Philippines, and because no Filipino shindig is complete without a smorgasbord of food, a mouthwatering array of local and international eats. (If you’ve been hankering for a taste of adobo or lechon or are married to an Aussie who’s never tried them, you’ll have a grand time flitting between the stalls and food trucks alone.)
Got little ones? Don’t worry, the festival’s youth cultural games and carnival rides will surely create a lively, kid-friendly atmosphere.
Those with more sombre concerns won’t be out of place here too, what with the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney being on deck to cater to the attendees’ consular and diplomatic needs. Entrepreneurial types will also be glad to know that they can check out business opportunities at the event’s Philippine-Australia Investment, Trade, and Tourist Expo. (Shameless plug: RemitAU is one of the sponsors, so please show us some love!)
Yet another thing worth noting is that some Filipino celebrities are likely to make an appearance. The organizers were able to bring in Pinoy heartthrob Gerald Anderson and famous comedian Pokwang last time, so you can bet that they’ll have special guests turning up for the event’s 30th year.
Rounding out the Fiesta Kultura’s line-up of events is the Miss Philippines Australia pageant, but what’s even more interesting is that the organizers will also be holding the first ever Miss Transgender Global pageant as well this year, thus coinciding nicely with Australia’s recognition of the LGBT community’s marriage rights in the past twelve months.
Those who wish to attend the event can head on to Sydney’s Fairfield Showground at 443 Smithfield Road, Prairiewood 2176 on Monday, 1 October 2018. Admission is free, and doors open at 9 AM. For more details, check out the Fiesta Kultura’s official Facebook page here.
Don’t forget to bring your wallet, phone, camera, and a big appetite!