Prepare for another exciting festival to hit Iloilo City as the Ilonggos hold the Paraw Regatta Festival 2009 this February 15-22, 2009. The Paraw Regatta Festival has grown tremendously over the years with numerous events lined up around the main highlight, which is the race among native outriggers called “Paraws” in the strait between the island Province of Guimaras and Iloilo City.
A paraw docks at the shores of Villa Beach during the Paraw Regatta Festival 2009
These events include pinta layag, slalom race, mini-paraw boat race, luces by the sea (pyrotechnics exhibition), beach sports, samba de regatta, anglers fishing competition, and many more. So be sure to take your beach slippers to Arevalo this third week of February for the Paraw Regatta Festival 2009 and have a fun time under the sun!
Having fun at Villa Beach during the Paraw Regatta Festival 2009