Iloilo Business Park hosts grandest and most exciting events of Dinagyang Festival 2023

All roads lead to Iloilo Business Park this Dinagyang Festival weekend as the 72-hectare township plays hosts to the grandest and most exciting events of this year’s annual festivity.

An array of culminating and star-studded events of the Dinagyang Festival are all happening inside Iloilo Business Park from Jan. 20  to 22, with the Grand Finale of the first-ever Dinagyang ILOMINATION Showdown serving as the main highlight. 

Seven tribes donning illuminated warrior costumes and representing the city’s seven district will have their final showdown at Iloilo Business Park. These include City Proper, Lapuz, La Paz, Molo, Jaro, Mandurriao and Arevalo.

One the must-see events of the annual Dinagyang Festival, the Dinagyang Floats Parade of Lights will feature 14 illuminated floats, which will make their way along Megaworld Boulevard and make their final stop inside Iloilo Business Park, providing tourists and festival visitors opportunities to take a closer look and have their photos taken with all the participating floats.

The grandest showcase of dazzling and sparkling lights will illuminate the sky over at Iloilo Business Park as it hosts the Grand Fireworks Display on the eve of Jan. 21, capping off a night of festive celebrations. 

Meanwhile, festival goers can watch the Dinagyang Light Show and experience a spectacular display of lights exclusive only to Iloilo Business Park. 

Star-studded Performances and Musical Showcase 

Iloilo Business Park will also host the biggest convergence of celebrities and entertainment personalities this Dinagyang Festival weekend. 

For the second time, Iloilo Business Park is the exclusive partner of ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Caravan. This year’s showcase will feature the stars of ABS-CBN’s newest teleserye Dirty Linen such as Zanjoe Marudo, Janine Gutierrez, Seth Fedelin and Francine Diaz. 

Star-studded musical showcases will also greet guests and revelers at the Dinagyang Music Festival, happening at Java Road in Iloilo Business Park and featuring live performances by 

Manila’s top DJs such as DJ Katsy Lee, DJ Tom Taus, X Factor & Victor Pring on Jan. 21, Sam Conception on Jan.21, and Kice of Idol Philippines, Bini and The Dukes on Jan. 22. 

More Fantastic Experiences

Festival visitors and revelers can also go on a gustatory tour of Iloilo and delight in a host of experiences unique to Iloilo Business Park. 

Foodies can enjoy the Best of Iloilo cuisines in Festive Walk Iloilo’s restaurants including the famous Batchoy, Pancit Molo, KBL and many more. Festival visitors can also visit and go on a Korean foodtrip at K-Town, which is the first Korean-themed destination in Iloilo City. 

They can also immerse themselves in the rich Ilonggo art scene via the ILOMOCA (Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art), which is the first contemporary museum in Visayas and Mindanao and houses one of the largest collections of artworks in the region

They can also visit the country’s first and only Brandy Museum and get to know the rich history and tradition of brandy-making and learn more about the products of the largest brandy company in the world, Emperador Inc.

“Dinagyang Festival remains one of the most vibrant and festive celebrations there is in the entire archipelago and we want to give tourists, festival goers and revelers the brightest and merriest celebrations and experience the festival in its full glory through the most exciting events and activities we have lined up and they can all enjoy this weekend,” says Karmela Jesena, general manager, Festive Walk Iloilo. 

Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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