5 Festivals You Should Check Out This May


Published on: May 2, 2017 Last updated: April 22, 2021

If you’re planning to travel this May, why not join in the celebrations at the destinations where you’ll go?

Since it’s summertime, there are a lot of activities you can do to bond with your friends and family. Aside from the typical beach outing or food trip, why not go out of the metro so you can experience festivals all over the Philippines?
Here are five different festivals this May 2017 that you can check out and go to this summer:
summer siren festival
summer siren
Dates: May 12 – 14, 2017
Location: Subic Bay Waterfront
Activities: Flyboarding, Jetskiing, Banana Boat, Parasailing, Bay Cruise, Tree Top Adventure, Sampaloc Cove, a concert featuring UDD and Urbandub,  plus a rave party with DJs Marc Marasigan and DJ Ace Ramos
Projected Budget: Php3,000 VIP Festival Pass, Php450 Festival Kit, Php1,000 roundtrip bus ride to Manila, Php7,000 for a 2-night hotel accommodation, Php3,000 for food and drinks
How to Buy Tickets:  Visit the Summer Siren Festival website.

o-kun fiesta
o-kun festival
Dates: May 16, 2017
Location: SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia
Activities: Cosplay Parade, Toy Photography Contest, talks about being an Otaku
Projected Budget: Php120 entrance fee
How to Buy Tickets:  Tickets can be bought on-site during the event date.

sarangani bay festival
sarangani bay festival
Dates: May 25-27, 2017
Location: Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani
Activities: Foam Party, Beach Volleyball. Triathlon, Zumba Sessions, Kite Flying
Projected Budget: Php4,800 round trip ticket from Manila to General Santos via Cebu Pacific, Php150 terminal fee, Php200 land transportation from General Santos Airport to Sarangani, Php3,000 for food and drinks, Php4,500 room accommodation for 2 nights
How to Buy Tickets:  Tickets for different activities sold at the venues for each activity.

manggahan festival guimaras
guimaras manggahan festival
Dates: May 11-22, 2017
Location: Guimaras
Activities: Mango Eat-All-You-Can, Triathlon, Agri-Trade Fair, Bike Fest, Concert
Projected Budget: Php4,000 round trip ticket from Manila to Guimaras via Cebu Pacific, Php1,000 roundtrip charter boat fare from Iloilo, Php1,600 per night resort accommodation, Php5,000 for food and drinks
How to Buy Tickets:  No tickets will be sold since this is a government initiative.

pahiyas festival
pahiyas festival
Dates: May 15, 2017
Location: Lucban, Quezon
Activities: Horse Race, Timpalak Pahiyas, San Isidro Labrador Procession, Grand Parade
Projected Budget: Php1,500 for gas, Php1,000 for food and drinks, Php3,000 for an overnight stay
How to Buy Tickets:  No tickets will be sold since this is a government initiative.
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