Delano celebrates 40th 'Philippine Weekend' festival, hundreds expected to come

DELANO, Calif. - This weekend, hundreds of people will come out to Delano in celebration of the Filipino culture at Cecil Park. 

Philippine weekend kicks off with a grand parade at 10 a.m. The weekend is expected to be filled with dancing, music and lots of authentic Filipino cuisine.

This year, organizers have put together a special showing of the documentary film "The Delano Manongs," which tells the story of Filipino farm workers who spurred the Great Grape Strike of 1965.

The entire weekend event will be hosted in different parts of the city, but the main festival take place at Cecil Avenue Park in Delano. Admission is free. 

Interesting fact: Delano has the ninth largest population of Filipinos in California and the 50th largest in the whole country. 

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