Hala Bira: Find Your Forever In The City Of Love's Dinagyang Festival!


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Belle Piccio | Jan 10, 2017
Hala Bira: Find Your Forever In The City Of Love's Dinagyang Festival!

The grandest festival of Iloilo City, Dinagyang—its own version of the widely celebrated Ati-Atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan—is now on its 49th year!

Dinagyang Festival will banner the tagline “See, Feel, Love” and will have the theme of “Communion of Communities with Santo Niño.”

The festival highlights are celebrated every fourth weekend of January. See schedule below (subject to change without prior notice).

Schedule of Activities

For inquiries, contact the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc. (IDFI) at (033) 337-2172 or visit them at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand, J.M. Basa Street, 5000, Iloilo City, Iloilo.

(Dinagyang Festival file photos taken from Dinagyang Festival Facebook)

There are many more places to visit in Iloilo. Make Dinagyang Festival your jump-off point in exploring Iloilo City. Here's Your Dinagyang Festival Itinerary: An Easy Guide to Exploring Iloilo City.

Dinagyang Festival 2014; photo by Rob Pinzon

What else to see in Iloilo? Explore the province with our Choose Philippines Iloilo Map.

VIEW MAP: ILOILO: Football & Batchoy Capital of the Philippines

How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, one hour). The Iloilo Airport is 30 minutes (approximately 19 km) away from Iloilo City.

You can also opt for a bus trip (estimated cost of PhP875++ per head, air-conditioned bus and boat fare, 17 hours plus).

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