Kamayan Fest in Mount Pleasant

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Kapitamayan Cultural & Heritage Collective launches its inaugural event, Kamayan Fest on September 24 in Mount Pleasant. This is a new community-driven and community-sponsored event that promises to be a sensory journey that transcends generations, bringing to life the heart and soul of the Philippines.

Kamayan Fest in Mount Pleasant on September 24 in Vancouver

Kamayan Fest in Mount Pleasant

  • When: September 24, 2023 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Where: City Centre Artist Lodge 2111 Main St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free!

The festival invites attendees of all ages to partake in an immersive experience that fosters community, connection, and celebration. It’s an opportunity to embrace Filipinx heritage, forge new connections, and create lasting memories within a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.

Kamayan describes the act of eating with the bare hands, which is the traditional pre-colonial method of eating in Filipinx culture. Kamayan also describes the traditional communal feasts or family meals. Kamayan Fest is an ode to that tradition passed down through generations. Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in the best of local Filipinx gastronomy, presented in contemporary and creative ways that pays homage to tradition while embracing innovation.

It isn’t just about cuisine—it’s a canvas for artistic expression that reflects the dynamism of Filipinx art and culture. From talented makers to mesmerizing performances, every facet of the festival encapsulates the spirit of creativity and unity that defines the Filipinx identity.

Kamayan Fest has implemented a no vendor fee policy to drive community impact and involvement. View the full list of vendors.

Find more information about Kamayan Fest on Instagram.

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