October Fiesta Guide
Popular Philippine Festivals
October | Angeles City
A month-long celebration of the twin fiestas of Angeles City, namely La Naval and Fiestang Apu.
ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA Philippine Festival
October 1- October 12 | Zamboanga City
The "City of Flowers" celebrates its grand annual festival featuring the "vintas" (colorful native sailboats) in a fast- paced regatta, cultural and flower shows, art exhibits and trade fairs.
LA NAVAL Philippine Festival
October | Nationwide
A celebration in honor of the Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario.
PISTA NG GUBAT
October 1 | Pandan, Antique
This event is an annual celebration of the biodiversity of Northwest Panay in the hope of increasing awareness and conservation in the Peninsula.
October 1- October 15 | Davao City
A major promotional activity showcasing the various tourist destinations/products of the Davao region.
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KINILAW Philippine Festival
October 2 | Surigao City
A festival showcasing different styles in preparing a “Kinilaw” (raw fish delicacy). It also features the variety of fish, seafoods and other marine products in the locality.
SINANGGIYAW Philippine Festival
October 4 | Dumanju, Cebu
The name Sinanggi-yaw is taken from two old Cebuano words, Sinanggi meaning abundance of harvested agricultural products of our farmers and Sayaw meaning dance. Through street dancing and field presentation, performers shall dance merrily bringing all the Sinanggi-performance focused on three aspects: planting, harvesting and thanksgiving
PAGODA (Feast of St. Francis of Assissi)
October 04 | Cardona, Rizal
An annual procession to ask the Lord Almighty for a bountiful and blessed lake through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi.
KIDAPAWAN CITY FRUIT Philippine Festival
October 5- October 10 | Kidapawan City
An Agro-Tourism event never experienced before in the Philippines Festival. Lots of fascinating activities await every individual but the most thrilling and exciting of all is the Fruit Galore. Here, tons of exotic tropical fruits will be arranged on a make-shift table 800 meters long under the pine trees on the highway island for the public to eat free of charge
October 6 | Cardona, Rizal
The traditional and colorful “La Torre” will come alive with its joyful poise in concert with the music of the brass bands.
HARANA SA MAKATI
October 6 | Makati City
A “harana” competition participated in by different highschool corale group from public and private school of Makati.
An event of the Philippine Instrumentation Society
A trade fair on agricultural and food products from all regions of the country.
HUMAN BODY BOARDERS SURFING CHALLENGE
October 7- October 20 | General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
A new water sports event in the country participated by international body boarders. This is a world series event organize by the International Bodyboarders Association.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY
October 7 | Dipolog City
Dipolog City fiesta highlighted with religious and cultural shows.
BAGLUS Philippine Festival
October 9 | Angeles City
Wide parade is participated in by representative by the different sector of Angeles City
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LA NAVAL FIESTA
October 9 | Angeles City
In commemoration of the Virgin of the Holy Rosary whose intercession saw the victory of the Spanish felt over the Dutch invaders.
TING’UDO FESTIVAL (Fruit harvest)
October 10 | Makilala, Cotabato
A celebration of bountiful fruit harvest highlighted by a fruit festival.
LA NAVAL Philippine Festival
October 12 | Quezon City
A religious celebration in honor of the Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario marked by a Holy mass.
Features the latest trends and products in hairdressing.
INUG-OG Philippine Festival
October 14 | Oroquieta City
Ethnic dances featuring the Subanon rituals.
KAPAKYANAN Philippine Festival
October 14- October 15 | Victoria, Mindoro Oriental
Kapakyanan (Abundance) Festival focuses on the bounteous harvest of fruits and crops.
HALAD Philippine Festival
October 15 | Talisay City, Cebu
In celebration of the feast in honor of Sta. Teresa de Avila, the city comes alive with activities such trade fairs, nightly variety shows, civic parade and street dancing featuring city’s famous products like lechon, cooking demonstration & food fair with tastiest lechon contest.
KASANGGAYAHAN FESTIVAL (PROSPERITY)
October 15- October 25 | Sorsogon, Sorsogon
It is a joyous celebration held primarily to commemorate the Foundation Anniversary of Sorsogon.
SAGINGAN Philippine Festival
October 16 - 17 | Tubod, Lanao del Norte
A celebration of thanksgiving and bounty featuring the banana.
LEYTE GULF LANDING ANNIVERSARY
October 17- October 20 | Dulag and Palo, Leyte
Commemorates the landing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur on the shores of Palo, Leyte to liberate the Philippines from the Japanese occupation.
PAMUGU-AN Philippine Festival
October 17- October 23 | Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental
A festive reunion of different “Mangyan” tribes.
An international order-taking trade fair on home furnishings, giftware, holiday decors, and fashion accessories.
ANA KALANG FESTIVAL (Agri Fair)
October 18 - 22 | Nagcarlan, Laguna
A roster-full of activities highlighting an agri-fair that exhibits the town's bountiful harvest.
MASSKARA FESTIVAL & BACOLOD CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION
October 19 | Bacolod City
Their biggest annual event that reflect the Bacoleños love for fun & gaiety. Coinciding with the city’s Charter Day celebration, the festival features carnivals, fairs and a mardi-gras style by costumed and masked street dancers. This is also a celebration of the founding anniversary of Bacolod City. There are programs, float parade and Masskara Festival.
LANZONES Philippine Festival
October 20- October 24 | Camiguin
A street dancing extravaganza featuring Camiguin''s favorite fruit - the Lanzones.
CATANDUNGAN “PADAYAW” Philippine Festival
October 21- October 23 | Catanduanes
Celebration of the province’s founding anniversary, and a tribute to its founder, to continuously remind the people of Catanduanes of the province’s independence from the province of Albay. Main features: street dance – Pantomina, beauty pageant, agro-trade fair, sports events, guided tours, photo exhibits, and more.
BUGLASAN Philippine Festival
October 22 | Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
This will be the time when established festivals in Negros Festivals Oriental will gather for a show down and street dancing to highlight the week-long fiesta.
PMA FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY
October 24 | Baguio City
Alumni homecoming of the country''s premier Military school
IBALONG FESTIVAL (EPIC TALE OF SUPERHEROES)
October 25- October 31 | Legazpi City, Albay
A festival depicting Bicol’s early beginning as portrayed by
the characteristics in the epic entitled- IBALONG.
BATTLE OF SURIGAO STRAIT
October 25 | Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
Commemoration of the anniversary of the battle of Surigao Strait during World War II.
PHIL. NURSES CELEBRATION AND NURSES IN’L CONVENTION
October 26- October 28 | Zamboanga City
An estimated 800-1000 nurses from all over the Philippines and from abroad will convene in Zamboanga City
BANAYAN Philippine Festival
October 26- October 28 | Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
A thanksgiving celebration giving tribute to the town’s main product.
SAMBUOKAN Philippine Festival
October 27- October 29 | Mati, Davao Oriental
Activities include agro-trade fair and civic military parade in Mati, capital town of Davao Oriental.
October 28 | Angeles City
Celebration begin with several masses at the Holy Rosary parish church after which the faithful kiss the feet of the Image of the Reclining Christ.
TIGITIGAN AT TARAKAN KENG DALAN
October 28- October 29 | Balibago, Angeles City
The celebration of Fiestang Kuliat culminates with the ever popular TIGITIGAN, TERAKAN KENG DALAN which features singing and dancing in the street.
ASWANG Philippine Festival
October 29- October 30 | Roxas City
A festival organized by Dugo Capiznon, Inc. determined to change the negative notion of Capiz being an Aswang haven and turn it into an advantage. The festival intends to eclipse the aswang impression with the world-class quality of Capiz’ seafood products and warm captivating hospitality of the Capicenos.
HINUGYAW SA ANILAO
October 31 | Anilao, Iloilo
This is a celebration of the separation of Anilao from Banate, which also features various sports and cultural activities.
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