The Philippines has hundreds of festivals and most towns have their own celebrations in addition to the popular festivals we are familiar with. Lasting anywhere between a day to an entire month, Philippine Festivals are mostly religious and cultural celebrations that attract thousands of local and foreign tourists because of its fun and colorful vibe.
List of Festivals in the Philippines in October
Where: Bacolod City
When: 4th Saturday and Sunday of October
What is it all about? The MassKara Festival in Bacolod City is one of the largest festivals in the Philippines. Coinciding with the city’s Charter Day celebration, the event features carnivals, fairs and a mardi-gras style by costumed and masked street dancers. This is also a celebration of the founding anniversary of Bacolod City.
Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
Where: Zamboanga City
What is it all about? The Zamboanga Hermosa Festival also known as Fiesta Pilar is a month-long festival of Zamboanga City held every October. The festival is celebrated in honor of the miraculous image of Our Lady of the Pillar at the legendary Fort Pilar. The festival features street dancing, exhibits, trade fairs, regatta, Mascota de Zamboanga.
When: 3rd week of October
What is it all about? Lanzones Festival is an annual showcase of Camiguin Island’s most famous fruit, “Lanzones” through
Did we miss something out? Do you know of any major Festivals in the Philippines not included in the list celebrated in October? Please let us know in the comment below. If you are from the local tourism office and you would like your Festival included in this list, please email me with the name of the festival and short description. Thank you!