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Festivals in Manila

Cultural, Arts & Educational Festivals in Manila

The best things to do in the world include attending top-notch festivals in Manila. Be it a rocking music festival or scrumptious food festival in Manila, you will have a gala time of your life with a few of your close friends or your family. With the best of fun, entertainment, and food, the experience in festivals lets the enthusiasts immerse in the local culture and vibe. Ranging from the biggest outdoor beach parties to crazy music festivals, the festivals fall under various categories to suit everybody’s tastes. If you are looking for the best events and festivals in Manila listed on one platform - we have you covered. Immerse yourself in the mega dance festivals, electrifying music festivals, theatre & film festivals, quirky local festivals and more with us!

Upcoming Festivals events in Manila

  • Sep 23
    Mon Sep 23 2019 at 07:00 am De La Salle University Libraries
  • Sep 23
    Mon Sep 23 2019 at 10:00 am Robinsons Place Manila
  • Sep 25
    Wed Sep 25 2019 at 09:00 am Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila
  • Sep 25
    Wed Sep 25 2019 at 12:00 pm Conrad Manila
  • Sep 25
    Wed Sep 25 2019 at 04:00 pm Santolan Town Plaza
  • Sep 27
    Fri Sep 27 2019 at 04:00 pm EducationUSA Philippines
  • Sep 28
    Sat Sep 28 2019 at 11:00 am Mall of Asia Concert Grounds
  • Sep 29
    Sun Sep 29 2019 at 10:00 am Hotel Benilde Maison De La salle
  • Oct 03
    Thu Oct 03 2019 at 08:00 am AIM Conference Center Manila ACCM
  • Oct 04
    Fri Oct 04 2019 at 09:00 am SMX Convention Center Manila - Hall 4
  • Oct 09
    Wed Oct 09 2019 at 10:00 am Megatrade Hall 1 SM Megamall Bldg B
  • Oct 11
    Fri Oct 11 2019 at 08:00 am Fiera de Manila, Inc.
  • Oct 11
    Fri Oct 11 2019 at 08:00 am World Trade Center Metro Manila
  • Oct 17
    Thu Oct 17 2019 at 08:00 am AIM Conference Center Manila ACCM
  • Oct 22
    Tue Oct 22 2019 at 08:00 am AIM Conference Center Manila ACCM
  • Oct 26
    Sat Oct 26 2019 at 10:00 am Ramada Manila
  • Nov 07
    Thu Nov 07 2019 at 08:00 am AIM Conference Center Manila ACCM
  • Nov 08
    Fri Nov 08 2019 at 06:30 pm Anam Cara Manila
  • Nov 09
    Sat Nov 09 2019 at 08:00 pm Mall of Asia Arena
  • Nov 18
    Mon Nov 18 2019 at 03:00 pm Makati Shangri-La, Manila
  • Nov 18
    Mon Nov 18 2019 at 03:00 pm Makati Shangri-La, Manila
  • Nov 19
    Tue Nov 19 2019 at 06:30 pm Makati Shangri-La, Manila
  • Dec 10
    Tue Dec 10 2019 at 08:00 am AIM Conference Center Manila ACCM
  • Dec 12
    Thu Dec 12 2019 at 09:00 am Metro Manila
  • May 23
    Sat May 23 2020 at 09:30 am Makati Shangri-La, Manila
  • The Grandiose of Festivals in Manila

    Festivals symbolize what we cherish, love and want to preserve. Festivals in Manila mean that the people celebrate their heritage, art,and culture. Metro Manila Film Festival along with Manila Fashion Festival and Hydro Musical Festival portrays that the people of Manila value and respect the plethora of art forms that surround the archipelagic city. Fairs and festivals never fail to surprise anyone in this city with their new and extravagant decorations, build up and subject matter. With an attempt to help people bond and share their traditional, commercial and sentimental values with one another, festivals such as those celebrated in Manila also make it a great time for visitors to come and experience the actual vibe of a country, see what lies in store for them and what can they imbibe from the things they witness during this time.

    Heritage and Cultural Festivals in Manila

    Flores de Mayo is celebrated in the month of May. The festival name derived from the Spanish term for ‘flowers of May’ is considered to be one of the holy festivals in Manila wherein devotions are offered to Virgin Mary and the festival lasts for the entire month. A pageant, known as ‘Santacruza’ is also held on the last day of the festival, honoring the finding of the True Cross by Helena of Constantinople and Constantine the Great. With an attempt to raise awareness about the origin and preservation of the man-made and natural landmarks and artifacts, the Filipino Heritage Festival is organized in the month of May, the National Heritage Month. The festival includes performances, exhibitions culinary events and so on to foster a sense of respect, pride, and unity in the citizens of the country. The Metro Manila Film Festival begins on Christmas and continues till the first week of January. It showcases Filipino films and only those that are approved by jurors. The Metro Manila Film Festival is the second festival in the world to exclude foreign movies for a week-long period. Floats entries represent movies, each one with their respective stars.

    Modern Day Festivals in Manila

    Manila also celebrates fashion, music, food, and beverages. The Manila Fashion Festival celebrates with 50 local and international designers each year. Started in November 2014 and powered by Panasonic, it is a four-day show, which broadcasted live on Youtube. This trade show has become a household name for those who are fashion-maniacs and is organized twice a year. The Hydro Manila Music Festival is one of those festivals in Manila where people soak in not only music but also water. The festival combines music with splashes of rain, making it one of a kind. Started in 2015, it is widely known for its hashtag, #WeMakeItRain. The Craft Beer Association of the Philippines and the Greenfield Development Corporation organized the Manila Craft Beer Festival where approximately 250 different types of craft beers from 44 breweries are made available for sale. With the admission being free, non-beer drinks and guests of all age groups can engage in the delicious food, live performances and games that are organized along with the festival to keep the masses hooked.