Philippine Weekend in Delano, billed as one of the longest-running Filipino cultural festivals in the state, continues through Sunday with a parade, contests, basketball tournament, cook-off and more.

The monthlong celebration was started by local high school and college students in July 1975, organizers said on the event website:

"What began as a simple basketball tournament to unite Delano’s Filipino community has evolved into a 43-year-old tradition that brings families of all backgrounds together. ... Our events are truly a hometown celebration dedicated to celebrating, preserving and sharing our Filipino culture and heritage."

This weekend's activities, free and open to the public, include:

  • Tennis Tournament: 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Delano High School Tennis Courts
  • Grand Parade: 10 a.m. Saturday, Downtown Main Street
  • Opening Ceremonies: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Cecil Avenue Park
  • Barrio Fiesta: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Cecil Avenue Park
  • Basketball Tournament: 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday,  Delano High School and Cesar Chavez High School gyms
  • Dance Contest: Time TBA Saturday, Cecil Avenue Park
  • Cultural Entertainment: 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Cecile Avenue Park
  • Singing Contest: 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Cecil Avenue Park
  • Santacruzan Procession: 8 p.m. Saturday, Cecil Avenue Park
  • Bingo: 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Delano High School cafeteria
  • Basketball Tournament Finals – Championship: 9 a.m. Sunday, Delano High School and Cesar Chavez High School gyms

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