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Celebrate the “Festival of Festivals” of Negros Oriental this October!

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Belle Piccio | Oct 01, 2018

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Held annually in the mid-month of October in Dumaguete City, Buglasan Festival is the most awaited celebration of Negros Oriental Province.

This year’s theme is “Enhancing Initiatives Towards Eco-Tourism destination.”

The festivities is participated by the 6 cities and 19 municipalities of the province. It’s a province-wide celebration but the activities are centered mostly at Dumaguete which is the capital city of Negros Oriental.

Buglasan Festival image by Gb Lutz Baena Aguilar|Buglasan Festival FB 

Experience Negrenses’ culture and tradition through the Buglasan Festival on September 12 to October 24, 2018. The highlights of the festival is scheduled every 3rd Friday of October. You’ll surely enjoy the colorful merrymaking of Negrenses in the showdowns and street dancing activities.

Here’s the schedule of activities. (Note: schedule may subject to change without prior notice.)

Buglasan Festival 2018

September 12, Wednesday

  • 5th Buglasan Underwater Photo Contest

September 30, Sunday

  • 7:00pm - Grand Launching of Miss Negros Oriental and Buglasan Production Vlog 2018

October 01, Monday

  • 9:00am - Family Farm Congress
  • 1:00pm - PAO Socio-Cultural Amusement Galeria Obra de Artes de Oriental Negrense

October 03, Wednesday

  • 8:00am - Miss 4H Club Beauty Pageant
  • 8:00am - First Buglasan Livelihood Festival
  • 8:00am - Mega Job Fair

October 04, Thursday

  • 8:00am - Livelihood Skills Training
Buglasan Festival image by Gb Lutz Baena Aguilar|Buglasan Festival FB 

October 05, Friday

  • 8:00am - Priest on the Block Concert
  • 4:00pm - Buglasan Inter-High School Street Dancing Competition
  • 7:00pm - Miss Negros Oriental Swim Suit Competition at Tierra Alta Residential Resort

October 07, Sunday

  • 7:00pm - Miss Negros Oriental Talent in Quezon Park

October 08, Monday

  • 5:00pm - Buglasan Festival Costume Expo 2018

October 09, Tuesday

  • 6:00pm - Governor’s Night Fellowship Dinner

October 11, Thursday

  • 10:00am - Buglasan Fair
  • 4:00pm - Sidlakan Negros Producers Display
  • 5:00pm -4th Buglasan Tropical Fish Expo 2018

October 12, Friday

  • 10:00am - Amateur Children’s Artwork Competition

October 13, Saturday

  • 1:00pm - Buglasan Parada Negrense
  • 4:30pm - Buglasan Opening Salvo
  • 6:00pm - Sidlak Negrense Award Ceremony
  • 6:30pm - Opening Salvo Cultural Production
  • 8:30pm - Grand Negrense Performs

October 14, Sunday

  • 8:00am - Elementary Marching Band Competition
  • 3:00pm - Buglasan Weightlifting Competition at Sidlakan Village
  • 3:00pm - High School Marching Band Competition
  • 4:00pm - Inter School Folk Dance Competition
  • 4:00pm - Children’s Choir Competition
  • 8:00pm - PAGCCOR National Celebrity Artists in Concert

October 15, Monday

  • 5:30pm - Buglasan Magdegamo Tingog sa Kaugmaran
  • 7:30pm - Live Band Competition in Freedom Park
  • 8:00pm - Miss Negros Oriental 2018 in Macias Complex

October 16, Tuesday

  • 2:30pm - Buglasan Mix Martial Arts Competition
  • 5:30pm - Foundation University Performs
  • 7:30pm - Rap Competition and Hiphop Competition in Freedom Park
Buglasan Festival image by Gb Lutz Baena Aguilar|Buglasan Festival FB 

October 17, Wednesday

  • 10:00am - Buglasan Negrense Allstyle BBoy &BGirl Battle
  • 5:30pm - MagDegamo Negrense Talents Concerts
  • 6:30pm - Negros Oriental Performs
  • 7:30pm - Rondalla Competition, Balak, Balitaw Competition at the Freedom Park Stage

October 18, Thursday

  • 5:30pm - Sibulan District 2 Performs
  • 7:00pm - Folk Dance Competition & Buglasan Dance Sports Competition at the Freedom Park Stage
  • 7:00pm - Foundation University Performs

October 19, Friday

  • 8:00pm - Buglasan Festival of Festivals Showdown in Macias Complex
  • 2:00pm - Buglasan Festival of Festivals Street Dance in the Streets of Dumaguete
  • 5:30pm - Buglasan MagDegamo Tingog sa Kaugmaran
  • 7:30pm - Festival King and Queen Competition

October 20, Saturday

  • 8:00pm - Buglasan Lutong Garbo
  • 10:00am -Dokyohan Karatedo Championship
  • 4:00pm - Dog Show
  • 7:00pm - Fireworks Competition Part 1

October 21, Sunday

  • 10:30am - Negros Oriental Orchestra Performs
  • 2:00pm - Buglasan DYGB Present Cebu Celebrities
  • 7:00pm - Fireworks Competition Part 2
  • 8:30pm - MagDegamo Negrense Got Talent

October 22, Monday

  • 8:00am - License to Possess Firearms Seminars Day 1
  • 11:00am - 3rd Hip Hop Dance Workshop
  • 5:30pm - Mr. Buglasan Body Building Competition
  • 8:00pm - Buglasan Negrense International Artists

October 23, Tuesday

  • 8:00am - License to Possess Firearms Seminar Day 2
  • 4:30pm - Buglasan MagDegamo Tingog sa Kaugmaran Grand Finals
  • 8:00pm - Buglasan National Street Dance Competition

October 24, Wednesday

  • 5:00pm - Awarding and Thanksgiving Ceremonies
  • 6:00pm - Buglasan Negrense Inter High School Acoustic Band Competition
Buglasan Festival image by Gb Lutz Baena Aguilar|Buglasan Festival FB 

For inquiries about the Buglasan Festival, contact the Negros Oriental Tourism office at (035) 225-1825 or 422-0675. You can also visit the tourism office at E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City.


How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Dumaguete (estimated cost of Php4,000++, round trip, one hour and 15 minutes)

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