Saturday, May 9, 2015 * 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Kapiolani Park, Waikiki
Celebrating Our Plantation Legacy — Creating Memories
The premier event for Hawaii’s growing Filipino-American community
- The Fil-Am Young Leaders Conference-The Fil-Am Young Leaders Summit is open to students, young professionals, and community leaders. In an effort to bridge the gap between the new and wiser generation, The Filipino Junior Chamber will host a summit in order to develop and create leadership opportunities for young people. The summit will focus a variety of workshops and discussion groups, including a career fair, resume building, and topics that face our Filipino youth today.
- Santacruzan at the Filipino Community Center. One of the most beloved traditions, the Santacruzan features a town’s most beautiful young ladies and their escorts in a flower-decked procession that commemorates the finding of the Holy Cross by the Reina Elena (St. Helena, mother of Constantine the Great). The Santacruzan will be accompanied by music and entertainment.
- Filipino Cook Off-So you think you can cook? The cook off will be centered around a main ingredient where all contestants will be required to make a dish that includes that ingredient. There will be three courses of competition: Appetizer, Main Dish and Dessert.
- Sine Night (Movie Night)-Sine night will feature various Filipino films with English subtitles. This event will be hosted at the FilCom Center and is FREE and open to the public.
- Other Affiliated Events. Affiliated events co-sponsored with other community groups will also be held at the FilCom Center from May 3 to May 10. Among the events being planned include the Filipino Fiesta Orientation.
The Flores de Mayo/Filipino Fiesta sponsorship provides wide exposure to thousands of Filipinos and their friends and family, as well as those interested in Hawaii’s multicultural resources. Hawaii’s Filipino community is now the second-largest ethnic group in the State, comprising 14.5% of the population (20% with part-Filipinos), according to the latest Census figures. Filipino-Americans are also the fastest-growing group in the state, increasing in numbers by 24% since 2000.
Sponsors will also receive additional exposure in publicity and promotional materials for the celebration and on the Filipino Junior Chamber website and FilCom Center online newsletter which has a reach of more than 2,000 worldwide. As in past years, the event will have a Philippine-based media partner that will increase public awareness not only locally but also in the US Mainland, Philippines and where the Filipino Diaspora has settled.
Event day Fiesta: 12,000 (Kapiolani Park)
Publicity and promotion:
- Filipino Junior Chamber email, website, and Facebook page, FilCom email Newsletter
- News releases and feature stories to be pursued with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, KGMB, KITV, KHON, FilAm Courier, Hawaii Filipino Chronicle, radio stations and community media
- Radio airtime
- Media partner’s reach
Title and secondary sponsorships for the entire weeklong Flores de Mayo celebration and for individual events are available.
About the Filipino Junior Chamber and the FilCom Center
The Filipino Junior Chamber has been the proud organizer of the annual Filipino Fiesta since 1996. The 3rd Flores De Mayo Festival is currently being organized in partnership with the Filipino Community Center. The Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) has sponsored the annual Filipino Fiesta when it first began planning the largest facility of its kind in the country and outside of the Philippines. The Filipino Fiesta was conceptualized by Eddie Flores Jr. in 1993 to help realize this dream.
A non-profit organization that provides cultural, social and educational services to Hawaii’s Filipinos as well as the community at large, it has succeeded in becoming a gathering place of choice among many local residents and organizations. The FilCom Center serves thousands of people through its programs and events each year, and its presence in the Leeward area has been instrumental to the revitalization of areas affected by the closure of the sugar mills in the late 1990’s.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SPONSOR, please contact:
Zhoydell Magaoay Michelle “Michi” Villaluz
Flores de Mayo Chair Flores de Mayo Chair
c: (808) 478-9802 c: (808) 386-0740