Free entertainment, admission & fun for the whole family at LA County’s largest Philippine American Friendship Day

LOS Angeles County’s largest Philippine-American Friendship Day, presented by The National Federation of Filipino American Associations Greater Los Angeles Region (NaFFAA Greater LA) – is definitely on!  With this year’s theme of “Building Bridges Across Communities,” NaFFAA Greater L.A. aims to ignite a spark within our community, encouraging the celebration of our diversity through shared accomplishments, values, and dreams in a multicultural world.

On July 15th 2023, the Don Knabe Community Regional Park in Cerritos will come to life in a festive atmosphere filled with cultural experiences, culinary delights, and exhilarating entertainment, from 8am – 6pm.

Your day will be filled with world-class entertainment from our exceptionally talented artists and performers. Catch Nievera, the eldest son of Philippine concert king Martin Nievera and concert queen Pops Fernandez render his original music and covers of famous hits. Witness internationally-acclaimed all-male hip-hop dance group Junior New System show off Pinoy pride with heart-stopping performances in 6-pinch heels! Party and enjoy the heart-pumping beats from DJ Rocky Rock, Filipino-American scratch artist known for Black Eyed Peas song Bebot!

Don’t miss the fun parade starting at 8:30 a.m. that will be attended by different Filipino organizations. Winners will be chosen according to categories – “Largest contingent”, “Liveliest Contingent”, “Most Colorful Contingent” – and will receive cash prizes. As an added feature, a mounted sheriff patrol and a helicopter flyover will surely enliven the parade around the lake.

Inside the air-conditioned gymnasium, will be a one-day basketball tournament where attendees will have a chance to score LA Clippers merchandise, among many other prizes and surprises!

The workshop area will feature a FREE immigration clinic, conducted by Atty. John Perry of the Law Office of Perry & Alznauer at 11:00 AM. For small business owners, the William and Stephanie Foundation will hold a workshop on applying for grants and funding, including State of California services for entrepreneurs. Megaworld, a leading real estate developer in the Philippines, will give a talk on investing in the Philippines.

Young participants and attendees will enjoy the Kids Zone filled with face painting; mini-golf; books; arts and crafts; and many more attractions.

The fun never stops as McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food restaurant chain, will be providing free smoothies to event attendees. Get to explore the newest Toyota models such as the All-Electric SUV bZ4X and Sequoia.

To top it all, a pair of Philippine Airlines economy tickets will be raffled off at the event!

This event is estimated to draw attendees of about 6K+ this year and is co-presented by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn. Over-all event chair is Jannelle So-Perkins of So Jannelle TV – The Filipino-American lifestyle/talk/magazine show SoJTV, which airs US-wide on cable channels The Filipino Channel (TFC) and ANC; as well as on local Southern CA digital channel KNET 25.1; and is also available on social media platforms.

Special shoutout to our generous sponsors – Southern CA Toyota, McDonald’s Southern Ca, Pechanga Resort Casino, Law Office of Perry & Alznauer, Megaworld, Philippine Airlines, Vistaland, Jollibee, AMP Staffing Network.

Special thanks to our media sponsors; The Filipino Channel (TFC), Asian Journal, Balita Media, Philippine Post & Philippine News. Social Media Partner: Adobers; and Community Partner: SoCal Filipinos.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this greatly anticipated celebration of friendship and history between the Philippines and US! We cordially invite you to join us at L.A. County’s Largest Philippine-American Friendship Day, FREE admission. For further inquiries, interested parties may call: Dan E. Nino @ 562-508-8099 or MaryAnn Omega @747-777-9811.

L.A. County’s Largest Philippine-American Friendship Day

Saturday, July 15, 2023, 8 am to 6 pm

Don Knabe Community Regional Park

19700 S. Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos, CA

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations Greater Los Angeles Region (NaFFAA Greater LA) is a dynamic organization committed to promoting the welfare, interests, and empowerment of the Filipino American community. With a steadfast dedication to unity, diversity, and progress, NaFFAA Greater LA strives to build bridges, forge connections, and create lasting impact in the lives of individuals in the Filipino-American community. n

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