Festival and Events

When in Bohol, revel with the locals and share their passion for merrymaking. Take part of the colorful festivals all over the island – experience the array of celebrations and their own version of a Mardi Gras parade that will let you indulge in the sight of bright, cheerful hues, and dance with the constant beating of drums and other local instruments.

Sinugboan Festival

Sinugboan Festival is celebrated every 27th day of May in the Municipality of Garcia Hernandez. “Sinugboan” is a term closely related to the Cebuano word ‘sugbo’ meaning to wallow. The use of the vernacular past tense “sinugbo” denotes an event of historical import. The festival highlights the town’s annual commemoration…

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Pahinungod Festival

A 10-day fiesta in the month of May, this event commemorates the Municipality of Calape’s rich ancestry and devotion to the San Vicente Ferrer, its town patron saint, and the Calapehanons “pahinungod” (offer) to come home annually. Highlights include Search for Miss Calape, a One-Night Dance Concert and a street…

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Bolibongkingking Festival

Celebrated every 23rd-24th of May in the Municipality of Loboc, this is a music and dance festival of folklore and traditions from the centuries-old history of Loboc. Its name traces back from the sound and rhythm of local drums known as “gimbaw” which are used as musical accompaniment to the…

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Ubi Festival

Giving homage to to the ube crop as the “agro-historical-geographical-religious” symbol of Bohol, the Ubi Festival features an exhibit, ube contest, an agri-business investment opportunities seminar and a cultural show. Ubi festival is celebrated every second week of January.

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Sandugo Festival

= Sandugo Festival is a month-long festivity. It honors the Blood Compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, an important Philippine historic event that happened in Bohol. Celebrated annually in the month of July, it features an agro-industrial fair, cultural and historical showcase, sports events, a beauty pageant, balls and…

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