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All-Day Carson Festival to Celebrate the 119th Anniversary of Philippine Independence Day

An all-day festival in Carson featuring non-stop cultural and patriotic performances and various entertainment for the entire family will mark the 119th anniversary of Philippine Independence Day.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 10th, from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Veterans Park, located at 22400 Moneta Avenue in Carson. The celebration is open to the public and admission is free.

Non-stop entertainment will begin at 10 a.m. featuring big names in Filipino pop music, homegrown talents and various cultural performers. Food and display booths are also lined up for the day’s activities.

Topping the list of this year’s guests are world renowned artists Kapuso Primetime King, Dingdong Dantes and Kapuso Primetime Queen, Marian Rivera. They will be joined by numerous up-and-coming Filipino artists, as well as Carson’s own local talents. A parade of reigning beauty queens representing various regions from the Philippines will cap the celebration.

In the City of Carson, which is home to the largest concentration of Filipinos outside of the Philippines, the celebration of Philippine Independence Day is a yearly festival that draws thousands of Filipinos and non-Filipinos of all ages from all over Southern California. It is a commemoration of the birth of the Philippine republic after over 400 years of Spanish rule. This is the premiere Filipino event in the United States.

“On behalf of the citizens of the great City of Carson, I extend my sincerest appreciation to the Philippine Independence Day Foundation for their exceptional dedication in ensuring a successful event each year to celebrate this important historical occasion. It is truly a delight to see the diversity of Carson celebrated through cultural events such as this. Thank you for giving the community the opportunity to see and experience the richness of Philippine history and culture, and for making a wonderful contribution to the ethnic diversity that makes Carson great,“ said Carson Mayor Albert Robles.

The annual celebration is a joint undertaking of the City of Carson and the Philippine Independence Day Foundation. For more information about the event, please contact Veterans Park at (310) 830-9991.

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