PANAGAT FESTIVAL Municipality of Estancia Last week of April Fishing has become an important of Estancia’s part tourist industry. This coastal municipality is considering further development of its marine fishing tourism to increase local economic benefits, but they also want to limit negative effects on the local ecosystem and for […]

TAMASAK FESTIVAL Municipality of Barotac Nuevo 3rd week of February Widely accepted as the country’s football capital, Barotac Nuevo celebrates and showcases the abilities and diversity of their sports-loving community through Tamasak Festival. It is a diverse, action packed celebration with sports, music, food and fun. It showcases the abilities […]

KAING FESTIVAL Municipality of Leon 3rd week of November The kaing is a basket made from woven bamboo strips and weaving kaing has been a mainstay in the life of the people of Leon. It was said that when the old poblacion in Sitio Camando was burned in 1865, the […]

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY Municipality of Calinog Every last week of October The municipality of Calinog highlights its indigenous culture the annual through celebration of lndigenous People’s Day. The Panay Bukidnon is comprised of the groups coming from the municipalities of Calinog and Lambunao in lloilo, and Jamindan and Tapaz in […]

PATUBAS FESTIVAL Municipality of Barotac Viejo Every 3rd week of December Patubas is a municipal-wide festival celebrating the food heritage and culture of Barotac Viejo. It is a festival of feasting and merriment celebrating the abundance of blessings the people in the community enjoy. It is also a celebration to […]

PANA-AD FESTIVAL Municipality of San Dionisio Every 5th of May Pana-ad festival is a celebration of thanksgiving for the blessings received from God through the intercession of its patron saint, St. Vincent Ferrer. The theme of the presentation mirrors the rich culture of San Dionisio. The community celebrates their patron […]

PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL 2nd week of March Passi City The Pintados de Pasi Festival is highlighted by the annual dance-drama competition displaying its rich cultural heritage. Guests get a glimpse of the history of the people that once lived on the islands of Panay so long ago. Spaniards came […]

KATAGMAN FESTIVAL Municipality of Oton 1st week of May The entire history of the town comes alive with the inter tribe dance-theater competition. The Chinese gold burial mask of Oton is its cultural icon. The role it plays is a “mediatory” object through which it is connected to Oton’s history […]