August Fiesta Guide
Popular Philippine Festivals
PANGAPOG Philippine Festival
August 1- August 7 | Island Garden City of Samal
A thanksgiving festival celebration bountiful harvest features parade, indak-indak sa dalan, cultural presentation etc.
KASUOTANG PILIPINO EXHIBIT & FASHION SHOW
August 1- August 31 | Museo ng Makati, Makati City
A yearly exhibit mounted at the city’s museum featuring the evolution of Filipino costumes per region in celebration of the month of Filipino Costumes.
ADLAW HONG BUTUAN
August 2 | Butuan City
It’s the charter day celebration of Butuan City. It is highlighted by the thanksgiving mass, motorcade recognition of outstanding Butuanons & City employees night.
PALAGSING Philippine Festival
August 2 | Butuan City
A competition for the longest and the best tasting palagsing
NORTH COTABATO FAIR AND FRUIT FESTIVAL 2005
August 4- August 7 | Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
A showcase of bountiful harvest of tropical fruits and highland vegetables in the Province of Cotabato as well as the world class products that are developed and produced in the province.
PALU-PALO FESTIVAL (GRAND CELEBRATION)
August 4- August 5 | Basco, Batanes
A cultural presentation of the different municipalities of Batanes, showcasing their ethnic group''s rugged yet storied existence.
PADAGYAW Philippine Festival
August 4- August 5 | Dumarao, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.
CORDOVA DINAGAT FESTIVAL (FISHING RITUALS)
August 5 | Cordova, Cebu
The celebration honors the town’s most prized source of livelihood-fishing. “Dinagat” means “anything” pertaining to the sea”. It showcases Cordova’s distinctive cultural heritage though authentic traditional rituals and dances.
August 6- August 11 | Mercedes, Camarines
It is a fishermen’s celebration of thanksigiving for the blessings and bounty during the seafaring, fishing expeditions and fish farming.
MINDANAO TRADE EXPO
August 7- August 14 | Davao City
An Agro industrial trade fair with business matching for the promotion of Mindanao’s world class product.
KAADLAWAN HAN SAMAR
August 11 | Catbalogan Samar
Festivities to commemorate the foundation day of Samar
KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL (HORSE FIGHT & BLOOD COMPACT)
August 14 | Kidapawan City, N. Cotabato
August 14 marks the celebration of the Kalibongan Festival. Kalibongan is a manobo term for a Grand Festival which is celebrated yearly in Kidapawan, Cotabato. The Manobos, Bagobos, and other highland tribes from the different parts of the province go down to Kidapawan to show off and proudly display their tradition and cultural heritage. The natives display thier own version of "party" with a traditional horsefight, a "blood compact" peace ceremony, etc.
LUBI-LUBI (COCONUT) Philippine Festival
August 15 | Calubian, Leyte
The humble coconut tree gets its day in the spotlight as the town celebrates its Lubi-Lubi Festival.
PAVVU RULUN FESTIVAL & PADDA NA LIMA (GRAND CELEBRATION)
August 15- August 17 | Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Celebration includes sports and cultural presentations, Padda na Lima Trade Fair, beauty pageant, street dancing.
CORON Philippine Festival
August 15- August 17 | Tiwi, Albay
“Coron” is a Bicol dialect meaning clay-pot or potteries of which the town of Tiwi is popularly known for. Thus, the festival’s main feature is the municipalities pottery industry which is done with skills passed from parents to children and perfected through long years of practice without the benefit of written manuals.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION
August 15 | Boac, Marinduque
A celebration in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption.
August 15 | Tanauan, Leyte
Religious homage/ cultural dance parade in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption
SIRONG Philippine Festival
August 15 | Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
A war dance between Muslims and Christians, reflecting the Christianization of the early Cantillanons
KADAYAWAN SA DABAW
August 16- August 22 | Davao City
A festival celebrating the city''s bountiful harvest in a form of grand colorful parade of orchid-bedecked floats and tribal street dancing.
PILGRIMAGE TO JOROAN
August 17 | Joroan, Tiwi, Albay
A rare peek into the deeply religious soul of the Filipino.
August 18- August 30 | Cagayan de Oro City
A showcase of the Best of Northern Mindanao featuring Agriculture, Trade, & Tourism destinations.
BUYOGAN Philippine Festival
August 19 | Abuyog, Leyte
“Buyog” (bees) dancer depict the origin of the town’s name in a well choreographed dance.
FRUIT Philippine Festival
August 09 - 11 | Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
Kidapawan takes its fruit growing industry to the streets literally as the city celebrates its annual fruit festival. There are cultural shows, a parade of local fruit products, a bevy of exhibits, street dancing competition and selected lectures on fruit preparation.
August 20 | Lavezares, N. Samar
Exciting motorboat race in honor of the town’s patron saint
KALUBIHAN Philippine Festival
August 21- August 28 | Jordan, Guimaras
A festivity in support of the National Coconut Week Celebration which recognizes the efforts of the coconut farmers and other stakeholders of the province.
ANNIVERSARY OF CRY OF PUGADLAWIN
August 23 | Pugad lawin shrine, Brgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City
Another historical event celebrated yearly with a civic parade at 6:00 am followed by a flag-raising and a wreath-laying Ceremony.
TSINELAS Philippine Festival
August 25 | City of Gapan, Nueva Ecija
To mark the anniversary of the town’s cityhood, Gapan City holds its annual Tsinelas Festival, with street dancing, parade of floats decorated with regular to gigantic 7 ft. slippers the famous slippers bazaar. The festival is aimed at bolstering the new city’s claim as the North Slippers Capital.
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KAGAY-AN Philippine Festival
August 26- August 28 | Cagayan de Oro City
A celebration of the annual fiesta in honor of its Patron, Saint Agustine; with a mardigras type of street dancing participated in by contingents from school & civic organizations
JINAWA Philippine Festival
August 27- August 28 | Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte
A local rendition of the classic Christian-moro conflict interpreted through songs and dances.
PALADONG Philippine Festival
August 28 | Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
The art of performing the ritual of “ladong” conducted by a “landongan”.
KALUMUNAN Philippine Festival
August 28 | San Agustin, Surigao del Sur
A reunion of relatives and friends during town fiesta of San Agustin celebrated through street dancing.
NATIONAL HEROES DAY
August 29 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A celebration paying homage to people who fought for freedom, usually held with a cultural program and flower offering at the foot of the Unknown Soldier Monument.
KAYABA: GUIMARAS – ILOILO CROSS CHANNEL SWIM
August 30 | Iloilo City
A cross channel swim to create awareness to preserve the Iloilo river, promote tourism in Guimaras and Iloilo and encourage endurance swimming as a competitive sport.
MANDAUE CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION
August 30 | Mandaue, Cebu
The Mandauehanons celebrates this eventful anniversary with parades, games and variety shows. The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry spearhead the holding of the Mandaue that will start off on this day.
August 30 | Teresa, Rizal
This is done every year during the feast of Saint Rose of Lima called “Turumba sa Birhen”, which means a unique dance dedicated to Saint Rose of Lima, the patron saint of Teresa
BATTLE OF PINAGLABANAN
August 30 | Pinaglaban Shrine, Municipality of San Juan
National / local celebration of the Battle of Pinaglabanan, a Battle which sparked the Philippine Revolution of 1896. There will be mass at 7:00 am followed by wreath-laying ceremony
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