Be where the action is during the Dinagyang 2009, a festival defined by the patronage of the Ilonggos to the Infant Jesus, SeÃ±or Sto. NiÃ±o, and described by their celebration of street dancing, merry-making, food tripping and culture presentations. View the event schedule for the 2009 Dinagyang Festival posted below.
Dinagyang 2009 Schedule
November 1, 2009 (12nn) – Local Launch of Dinagyang Festival (SM City Iloilo Activity Center)
December 12-15, 2009 (3pm) – National Launch of Dinagyang Festival (SM Mall of Asia; Greenhills Shopping Center; Tiendecitas)
December 19, 2009 (2pm) – Pamukaw 2009 (Capitol – Iznart – J.M. Basa – Freedom Grandstand)
December 13, 2009 (3pm) – Presentation of Miss Dinagyang 2009 candidates (SM City Iloilo Activity Center)
December 14, 2009 (3pm) – Presentation of Miss Dinagyang 2009 candidates (Robinsons Place Iloilo)
January 10-25, 2009 – Dinagyang Tourist Assistance Center & Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2009-Photo Exhibit (SM City Iloilo)
January 16, 2009 (3pm) – Opening Salvo (Plaza Libertad to main streets in the City Proper)
January 17, 2009 (7pm) – Coronation Night of Miss Dinagyang 2009 (Colegio de San Jose)
January 18, 2009 (7pm) – Arevalo Fiesta Fireworks Display Competition (Arevalo Plaza)
January 22-25, 2009 (12pm-12nn) – Iloilo Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association Food Festival (Delgado St.)
January 23, 2009 (8am) – Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika (Freedom Grandstand)
January 23, 2009 (1pm) – Fluvial Procession (Fort San Pedro – Muelle Loney)
January 24, 2009 (8am) – Kasadyahan Competition (City Proper)
January 24, 2009 (7pm) – International Night (Sarabia Manor Hotel)
January 24, 2009 (7pm) – Luces in the Sky Part 1 (SM City Iloilo)
January 25, 2009 (8am) – Dinagyang Ati Competition (City Proper)
January 25, 2009 (7pm) – Luces in the Sky Part 2 (SM City Iloilo)
January 25, 2009 (7pm) – Iloilo Dinagyang 2009 Awarding Ceremonies (Iloilo Sports Complex), the Wanders Entertainment Show and a special fireworks exhibition.
January 29, 2009 (7pm) – Chinese New Year (Iznart-J.M. Basa Sts.)
For the complete Dinagyang 2009 schedule click this link posted at the Iloilo Dinagyang Fetival Inc. Official Website. Also be sure to make your hotel reservations as early as now before the hotels in Iloilo become fully booked, you can view a list of Iloilo Hotels and Resorts here.
The Dinagyang Festival has made Iloilo famous for being one of the top festivals in the Philippines. Not only does it attracts tourists from all over but the Dinagyang Festival has been recognized by national and international bodies as a best practice and a top tourism event. Learn more about the Dinagyang Festival.