NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Get ready for a day full of Filipino-American culture, food and entertainment at the 2017 Fil Fest in downtown Norfolk.

The festival is happening October 14, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. outside the Waterside District.

The theme for 2017 is 'Celebrating Heroes' in honor of the 100th year anniversary of the Norfolk Naval Base.

Proceeds from Fil FEST 2017 will go towards Filipino World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal.

Click here for more information on Fil Fest.