The Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City, Philippines culminates on the fourth weekend of January. This 2015, it falls on January 24 (Saturday) and January 25 (Sunday). Many exciting events are also lined up before the staging of the main highlights, which include the Fluvial Procession, Kasadyahan Cultural Competition, and Iloilo Dinagyang Ati Contest.

Dinagyang Festival 2015

Photo from Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation, Inc.

Dinagyang Festival 2015 Schedule

  • January 9 (Friday) at 3:00PM – Opening Salvo along the Street Parade Route (Iloilo Provincial Capitol to Freedom Grandstand)
  • January 21 (Wednesday) at 7:00PM – Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2015 Coronation Night at University of San Agustin Gym
  • January 22-25 (Thursday to Sunday) from 5:00PM onwards – Dinagyang IHRRA Food Festival at Delgado Street
  • January 23 (Friday) from 7:00PM onwards – 5th Annual Dinagyang Festival Luces in the Sky Pyrolimpics – SM City Iloilo Carpark, Mandurriao District
  • January 23 (Friday) at 3:00PM – Salvo of a Thousand Drums at Arroyo Fountain Area
  • January 23 (Friday) at 8:00AM – Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika from Bonifacio Drive to Freedom Grandstand
  • January 23 (Friday) at 3:00PM – Religious Fluvial and Solemn Foot Procession of the image of Santo Niño de Cebu. From Fort San Pedro to Iloilo Customs House, followed by solemn foot procession to San Jose de Placer Church
  • January 24 (Saturday) at 8:00AM – Kasadyahan Regional Festival along the Street Parade Route
  • January 24 (Saturday) at 2:00PM – Sponsors Mardi-Gras along the Street Parade Route (refer to festival route map for details)
  • January 24 (Saturday) at 7:00PM – Religious Sadsad at San Jose de Placer Parish Church
  • January 25 (Sunday) at 6:00AM – Concelebrated High Mass at San Jose de Placer Parish Church
  • January 25 (Sunday) at 8:00AM – Iloilo Dinagyang Ati Tribe Competition along the Street Parade Route
  • January 25 (Sunday) at 7:00PM – Awarding Ceremonies at Freedom Grandstand.

View the full schedule at the Dinagyang sa Iloilo website.

Book Your Hotel in Advance

Most if not all of the accommodations in Iloilo City will already be fully booked up to a week before the festivities. It is important to book your hotel rooms well in advance, especially if you’re planning to experience the main highlights. You can use the search form below to check rates and available rooms online:

To learn more, visit the Dinagyang Festival Guide.