Parol Festival

THE ANNUAL SF PAROL LANTERN FESTIVAL AND PARADE

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's festival!

Join us again for our 10th Year, December 8, 2012!

Parol Poster   "PAG-ASA: Bright Visions for the Future"
Saturday, December 10, 2011 | 5pm
Yerba Buena Gardens | Jessie Square

The theme of this year's Parol celebration is "PAG-ASA: Bright Visions for the Future."  Pagasa is the tagalog word for Hope.  What is your hope and your bright vision for the future for yourself, your family, your organization, your community? 

Join us for a memorable evening of lights and laughter!

Schedule:
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 Seafood City, Rainbow Grocery, 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.

PAROL-MAKING WORKSHOPS
The Bayanihan Community Center (BCC) hosts FREE parol-making workshops Fridays, 5-8pm starting Friday, October 7 (excluding Friday, November 25).
Join us at 1010 Mission Street @6th


PAROL-MAKING MATERIALS
Parol-making materials for individuals, parade contingents, and workshop sites will ONLY be available for purchase on Fridays during the BCC Parol-Making workshops - please see table below for pricing. Limited Stock.

Parol Kit
includes: bamboo sticks, twist ties, rubber bands tissue paper and cellophane(colors: pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, white)
Cost
12-inch Parol
$5.00
18-inch Parol
$6.00
24-inch Parol
$7.00
36-inch Parol
$8.00
60-inch Parol
$12.00


We highly encourage past festival participants and contingents to re-use their parol frames from previous years.

Please note we can only offer ONE free parol per person at the BCC workshops. Additional parols can be purchased by donation at these Friday parol-making workshops. Parade contingents should order materials IN ADVANCE of workshop. Order online or contact us at parolsf@gmail.com or 415-348-8042 for more information.

CONTINGENT REGISTRATION FEE
There is a $25 registration fee for all participating contingents. Payments can be made online when registering or in person at the Bayanihan Community Center, 1010 Mission St. San Francisco, CA. Contingents will be notified one week in advance if activities will be held in St. Patrick's Church due to rain/inclement weather.

TALA AWARDS
ALL participating parade contingents are eligible to compete for a highly coveted Tala Award! Judges will be scoring 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 - 2011 Winner : Filipino American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity (FACES)
2nd Place $100 - 2011 Winner : Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor (PACE)
3rd Place $75 - 2011 Winner : Manilatown Heritage Foundation

REQUIRED FORMS
All contingents participating in this year's festival & parade must complete TWO FORMS:

1) Contingent Registration Form due October 21, 2010.
2) Production Information Form due November 21, 2010.

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 St. Ste B. San Francisco, CA 94103, Fax: 415-974-0349.
Emailed forms will not be accepted.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

Event
Date/Time
Location
Parol-Making Workshops at the Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission St. 94103
One free parol per workshop participant

Every Friday, 5-8pm
starting October 7
(excluding November 25)

BCC
Parol-making Materials
Please come by the BCC on Fridays during the Parol-making workshops to purchase and pick-up materials. Every Friday, 5-8pm
starting October 7
(excluding November 25)
BCC
2010 Parol Lantern Festival and Parade - Contingent Registration Form

Available online

  Available online
Due: October 21, 2010
Online
2010 Parol Lantern Festival and Parade - Production Information Form
This form must be submitted by all organizations participating in the parade. It will be used to create a description of your contingent for the program at Jessie Square following the Parade
Available online
Due: November 21, 2010
Online
2010 Parol Lantern Festival and Parade
Please note that all parade contingents must be present  2-3 hours before the start of the parade.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

 

Yerba Buena Gardens, MLK waterfall

 

VOLUNTEERS
We need your support! Sign up on-line, or contact Claire F. Meyler at program@kularts.org.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Parol sponsors

 

 

Last updated: 2012-08-29 13:37:11


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