Events and Festivals

Naga is the perfect example of a Philippine city that thrives on fun and festivity. The spiritual nature of religious celebrations is often paired with the pageantry of merry-making that only Filipinos can show. Naga is a city where centuries-old traditions coincide with rock concerts and international sports events. Truly a cosmopolitan city, Naga offers more than the usual fun.

Visitors to Naga indulge in the warm hospitality of its residents coupled with the myriad of activities to experience and interesting destinations to enjoy. From joining the huge throng of devotees every September during the Peñafrancia Festival to splurging on hot and spicy Bicolano dishes year-round, to making waves during international wakeboard competitions, Naga has it all!

Indeed, Naga has something for everyone. If fun is what you seek, then fun is what you shall find in Maogmang Naga, the happy place.

Peñafrancia Festival

Bicolano faith and piety take center stage every September during the grand celebration of the Peñafrancia Festival, dubbed as the biggest Marian celebration in Asia. Hundreds of thousands of devotees, guests, and tourists flock to Naga to witness a sea of humanity overflowing the city’s main streets for the annual procession.

click HERE to download Peñafrancia Festival 2012 schedule

BICOL FESTIVALS

Feb 11
Tinagba Festival | Iriga City

Apr. 6-8
Rodeo Festival | Masbate

Apr. 26-28
Baybayon Festival | Sañgay, Cam. Sur

Apr. 28-30
Butanding Festival | Donsol, Sorsogon

May 1
Boa-Boahan Festival | Nabua, Cam. Sur

May 1-31
Magayon Festival | Albay

May 20-24
Padayaw Festival | Virac, Catanduanes

May 21-27
Kaogma Festival | Pili, Cam. Sur

June 16-21
Tabak Festival | Tabaco City

June 20-29
Pili Festival | Sorsogon City

August
Ibalong Festival | Legazpi City

3rd week of Sept.
Peñafrancia Festival | Naga City

Oct. 15-25
Kasanggayahan Festival | Sorsogon City

Oct. 22-24
Catandungan Festival | Virac

Dec.
Kamundagan Festival | Naga City

Miss Bicolandia 2012

The annual Peñafrancia Festival is more than just a religious celebration to many Bicolanos. It also speaks of family reunions, carnivals, trade fairs and arts and culture. It is also the time of year when Naga plays host to one of the most prestigious showcase in the Philippines, the Miss Bicolandia Beauty Pageant.

FAIREST OF THEM ALL. From left Ms Bicolandia 4th runner-up ROSANTONETTE MENDOZA, 21, Legazpi City, 2nd runner-up CHRISTINE BONA, 22, Iriga City, Miss Bicolandia 2012 winner YVETHE SANTIAGO, 19, Daraga, Albay, 1st runner-up YVETTE CHANTAL MILDENBERGER, 19, Legazpi City, and 3rd runner-up Rachel Vargas, 24, Iriga City. The pageant and coronation were held last night at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum (the former Naga City Coliseum).  Photo by RANDY VILLAFLOR