Virginia Beach Fil-Fest starts Fil-Am History Month


Scene at a previous film festival in Virginia Beach, Virginia. FACEBOOK

Filipinos in Virginia Beach, Virginia, begin October this weekend – the month of Filipino American History, which begins on Saturday, October 2nd at Mt. Trashmore Park.

Mayor Bobby Dyer will greet the crowd at noon. There will be a festive Filipino folk dance and lots of food and music.

Virginia Beach has the largest Filipino population in Hampton Roads and is home to the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia in Kempsville.

Chicago comedian Erick Esteban and Northern Virginia hip-hop artist SNRG (Some Never Really Get) will be entertaining on Saturday.

Guests also learn more about a historic highway marker in Virginia Beach this will honor the legacy of the US Navy Service members from the Philippines who have settled in Hampton Roads.

The food truck Buko Resto-Bar serves Filipino street food. Bambu and Maria & Isabel’s offer desserts.

Local churches host events on Sunday mornings. Shadowlawn Eats restaurant will bring Lumpia for the Lumpia eating contest. The winner’s name is written on a champion belt.

More information and the schedule can be found at

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