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Pacific Islander Festival to Take Place in San Diego Sept. 24-25

By Zachary FR Anderson, AsAmNews Staff Writer

The 28th annual Pacific Island Festival (PIFA) will take Sept. 24-25 at Mission Bay’s Ski Beach in San Diego, California.

“It is time for us to rejoice, celebrate and perpetuate our Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian cultures,” PIFA president Anissa Acfalle told AsAmNews.

Courtesy: Pacific Island Festival

This year’s festival’s theme is “Strength and Resilience” and will also be the first in-person festival since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two-day-long festival will include vendors, food and performances from the three regions of Oceania–– Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia–– and is free to attend. A cultural village where guests can take part in workshops to learn cultural practices of Pasifika’s indigenous peoples will also be present.

PIFA will take place on both dates from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Courtesy: Pacific Island Festival

For more information on the festival as well as volunteer opportunities, visit their website.

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