Iloilo Events and Festival

January Binanog Festival (Municipality of Lambunao) – 2nd Sunday of January Fireworks Display and Contest (Arevalo, Iloilo City) – January 15 Pasungay Festival (Municipality of San Joaquin) – 3rd Saturday of January Bayluhay Festival (Municipality of San Joaquin) – 3rd Saturday of January Sinadya sang mga Banwa (Iloilo Provincial Capitol Grounds) – 3rd weekend of January Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo City) – […]

Guimaras’ Manggahan Festival

Guimaras is a province 15 minutes away from Iloilo and can be reached by riding a pump boat. Guimaras is known around the globe for producing the most luscious and the sweetest mangoes, thus they have an annual celebration termed as Manggahan Festival, (Mangga is the local term for mango.) Manggahan Festival is a month […]

Carless Weekend in Calle Real

Calle Real or “Royal Street” is not only a museum of old Spanish edifices but it is also probably the busiest place in Iloilo City. It’s not surprising since it is the center of commerce in the city. With all the hustle and bustle in the area, it’s hard to imagine the place without cars […]

ILOILO PARAW REGATTA : 42 Years of Sailing Fun in the Philippines

Iloilo Paraw Regatta is yet another exemplar of Ilonggos’ brilliance and undying love for their culture and heritage. This event is annually celebrated every February in Villa, Arevalo, Iloilo City. The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival is “The Oldest Traditional Craft Event in Asia”, and “The Largest Sailing Event in the Philippines”. This 42 year old […]

Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2014 Sidelights

The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival is yet another materialization of how proud Ilonggos are and how much they value their roots and their traditions. This half-a-day sailboat race has evolved into a week-long celebration of the Ilonggos’ vibrant sailing heritage. Celebrated every February, the festival has become one of the most popular not only in […]

Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2014

Filipino women are known around the globe for their exotic beauty, and strong but charming personality. It is really debatable if their names are at the bottom list in any international beauty pageant as they always carry themselves with sophistication and charisma. In the Philippines, the Ilonggas (Filipino women residing in the province of Iloilo) […]

Valentine’s Dining in The City of Love

City of love? You read that right! Iloilo is considered to be the Philippines’ very own city of love. Ilonggos are known for being “malambing”—that is, Ilonggos are generally gentle. They speak softly and a smile always goes with how they say things. There is always a certain amount of gentleness with the way the […]

Jaro’s Feast of the Candelaria

The first quarter of the year is probably the grandest and busiest time for the Ilonggos. After the Dinagyang Festival and the Chinese New Year celebration downtown, it’s now time to celebrate the Festival in Jaro. February is welcomed with fun and devotion as both fun-loving and devoted Ilonggos commemorate the annual Catholic Feast of […]

Miss Dinagyang 2014 Videos

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Dinagyang 2014 Pamukaw

DINAGYANG PAMUKAW STARTS 3PM DEC. 13  Eleven tribes will hit the downtown streets from Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand starting at 3pm Friday Dec. 13 for the Pamukaw of 2014 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. The riding public is advised of traffic re-routing as the parade route will be closed to vehicles. The streetdance parade to the tune […]

Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 Eyes A Bigger Crowd

MISS DINAGYANG 2014 EYES BIGGER CROWD Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2014 is expected to draw bigger crowd in a star-studded broadway-themed coronation night Jan. 22 at 6pm at University of San Agustin Gym with free admission for the public. Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog praised the 10 charming and talented Ilonggas vying for the coveted title to become […]

Dinagyang 2014 Route Map

Traffic Map for Dinagyang 2013 Celebrations 26-27, January 2013. Click on the icons to get the details.To get more detailed information on parade, procession, traffic, and even jeepney routes during Dinagyang 2013, please click the corresponding links below. Hala Bira Iloilo! View Dinagyang Festival 2013 Traffic Map in a larger map source: http://dinagyangsailoilo.com/maps/

Dinagyang 2014 Schedule of Events

2014 Dinagyang Festival Schedule of Events Dinagyang Festival‘s highlights are celebrated every fourth weekend of January, every year. The highlights are composed of the Ati-Ati Competition, the Kasadyahan Festival, the foot and fluvial procession, and the religious sadsad or religious street dance. Here are some of the important events of the upcoming celebrations in Iloilo […]

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles)

Jaro’s celebration of the Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (Our Lady of the Candles) every February 2 is well known in the Philippines. The fiesta features pageantry with a fiesta queen from one of the prominent families of the place, and a cockfight at the Iloilo Coliseum, where cockfighting aficionados from all over […]

Kasadyahan Festival

The Kasadyahan is a cultural dance parade and contest held on a Saturday before the Ati competition of the Dinagyang Festival. It is participated in by the municipalities and local government units and schools in Western Visayas. It has become a major cultural event that has a soul of its own, completely distinct from that of Ati-based […]

Dinagyang Festival

The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January, or right after the Sinulog In Cebu and the Ati-Atihan in Aklan. It is held both to honor the Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of […]