THE 11th ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO PAROL LANTERN FESTIVAL & PARADE
Liwanag para sa Tanan: Enlightenment for All
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 5pm
Yerba Buena Gardens | Jessie Square
Join us again for our 11th Year, December 14, 2013! Let’s celebrate a memorable evening of lights and laughter! Our theme for 2013 is “Liwanag para sa Tanan: Enlightenment for All,” celebrating movement towards a better, more inclusive society for everyone, including immigration reform and equal rights for LGBTQ.
5PM: Entertainment & Parol Gallery in Jessie Square
6:15PM: Parade Starts at Yerba Buena Gardens
6:30PM: Music, Gimme Games, and Tala Awards in Jessie Square
Gimme Game prizes from beloved SF stores! (2012 featured prizes from: Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Mrs. Field’s Cookies, Jamba Juice, Subway, and MORE!)
Note: In case of rain, outdoor activities will be cancelled and the festival will take place in St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 6:30pm.
Hosts: Allan Manalo & Luisa Antonio
Cry Wolffs - electroviolin
Kulintronica - kulintang and electronica
Ukulenny and Dane Hipolito – ukulele and vocals
Volunteer with us!
We need your help to make this night a success. Sign up now!
Parol in the News (from 2012)
Listen to a story on “The California Report” at KQED
Read a featured story in AsianWeek and at Golden Gate Express
The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) hosts FREE parol-making workshops Fridays, 5:30-8pm, October 18-December 13 (excluding Friday, November 29).
Join us at 1010 Mission Street @6th (MAP)
Please note we can only offer ONE free parol per person at the BCC workshops. Additional Parol-making materials for individuals, parade contingents, and workshop sites will ONLY be available for purchase on Fridays during the BCC Parol-Making workshops. Limited stock is available:
- 12 inch ($6.00 each)
- 18 inch ($7.00 each)
We highly encourage past festival contingents to re-use parol frames from previous years. Parade contingents should order materials IN ADVANCE of the workshop. Order online or contact us at 415-348-8042 for more information.
ALL participating parade contingents are eligible to compete for a highly coveted Tala Award! Judges will score parols based on 1) creativity/innovation, and 2) design/aesthetics. Please remember that you will be asked to arrive early on the day of the parade for judging.
Tala Award Grand Prizes
1st Place $500 – 2012 Winner : Tenderloin Filipino American Community Association
2nd Place $100 – 2012 Winner : Veterans Equity Center
3rd Place $75 – 2012 Winner : FEC Galing Bata
Contingent Registration & Forms
Register with your group/school/senior center to be a part of our parade! $25 registration fee for all contingents. Payments can be made when registering online or in person at the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street @6th, San Francisco. Contingents will be notified one week in advance if activities will be held in St. Patrick’s Church due to rain/inclement weather.
All contingents participating in this year’s festival & parade must complete TWO FORMS:
CONTINGENT REGISTRATION FORM - Due October 25, 2013
PRODUCTION INFORMATION FORM – Due November 22, 2013
If unable to complete the forms online, they may also be submitted in person, by mail, or fax to the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission Street, Suite B., San Francisco, CA 94103, Fax: 415-974-0349. Emailed forms will not be accepted.