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CEBU SINULOG FESTIVAL 2016 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay

Sinulog Festival 2016 Schedule of activities

Are you ready for Sinulog Festival 2016?


Once again, Cebu's grandest festival, Sinulog 2016 will be held in the whole month of January 2016 with the highlights happening on the 3rd Sunday of the month. As one of the country's biggest and most attended festivals in honor of the Senyor Santo Niño, thousands of pilgrims, devotees and spectators are expected to flock the streets of Cebu City to witness Sinulog Festival 2016!

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities

Sinulog Festival is an annual event in Cebu City where a grand display of lively and festive street dancing participated by various contingents from all over Cebu and other provinces. For Sinulog 2016, the highlights will be on January 17, 2016 (Sunday) with the Grand Parade happening along the major streets of Cebu City. Happy Sinulog Festival 2016!

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities

As a religious celebration, Sinulog is also the time of the year where thousands of local and foreign visitors, tourists, pilgrims and devotees visit the Queen City of the South to pay homage to the Sto. Nino and to witness and join the festivities. To plan your trip to Cebu City here's what you need to know - such as the schedule of activities, where to stay, things to do and how to get there.

SINULOG FESTIVAL 2016 Schedule of Activities


January 7, 2016 (Thursday)

Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 A.M. : Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 A.M. : Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 A.M. : Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2016

January 8, 2016 (Friday)

Sinulog 2016 Kick Off
10:00 A.M. : Sinulog Trade Fair @ SM City Cebu by Department of Trade and Industry
2:00 P.M. : Solemn Mass (Basilica del Santo Niño)
3:00 P.M. : Launching Parade (Basilica del Santo Niño to CCSC)
6:00 P.M. : Sinulog Choral Competition Grand Finals @ Fuente Osmeña
7:00 P.M. : Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 P.M. : Street Party Bands

January 9, 2016 (Saturday)

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan
1:00 P.M. : Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 P.M. : Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan @ Cebu City Sports Center
6:00 P.M. : Sinulog Choral Competition Grand Finals @ Robinson's Galleria
at North Reclamation Area
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by Department of Education - Cebu Province
7:00 P.M. : Ms. Cebu 2016 Pre Pageant Night @ Ayala Activity Center
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol @ Fuente Osmeña Circle
9:00 p.m. : Concert @ Fuente Osmeña Circle, Street Party

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities

January 10, 2016 (Sunday)

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan
3:00 A.M. : Cebu City 2016 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
1:00 P.M. : Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 P.M. : Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan @ Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of San Carlos, Mandaue City College,
Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology, Mandaue Science High School
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 11, 2016 (Monday)

6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of the Visayas, University of Cebu,
Cebu Normal University
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 12, 2016 (Tuesday)

6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of San Jose Recoletos,
Cebu Institute of Technology - University, University of Southern Philippines Foundation
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 13, 2016 (Wednesday)

9:00 A.M. : Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 P.M. : Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by Department of Education - Cebu City Division
7:00 P.M. : Ms. Cebu 2016 Coronation Night @ Waterfront Hotel Cebu City
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña)
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 14, 2016 (Thursday)

9:00 A.M. : Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:00 P.M. : Balik Cebu Welcome Party @ Ayala Activity Center
6:30 P.M. : Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot
8:00 P.M. : Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
8:00 P.M. : Sinulog 2016 Idol Grand Finals @ the Fuente Osmeña
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 15, 2016 (Friday)

Visual Merchandising Contest (Dept. Stores and Malls)
4:00 A.M. : Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña - Sto. Niño
9:00 A.M. : Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent/Floats/Higante/Puppeteers)
@ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:00 P.M. : Sinulog 2016 Dance Crew Finals @ Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 P.M. : Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 Coronation Night @ Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 P.M. : Cebu Popular Music Festival @ Cebu Coliseum

January 16, 2016 (Saturday)

6:00 A.M. : Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Sto. Niño
9:00 A.M. : Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon
@ Basilica del Santo Niño
12:00 P.M. : 10th "The Street Vibration & Big Bike Rally 2016"
by V-max Owner's Group, Inc. Cebu Chapter
2:00 P.M. : Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 P.M. : Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 P.M. : Street Party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia

January 17, 2016 (Sunday)

Sinulog Grand Parade
4:00 A.M. : Mañanita Mass @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 A.M. : Pontifical Mass with His Eminence Jose S. Palma
8:00 A.M. : Holy Mass @ Cebu City Sports Center
9:00 A.M. : Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 P.M. : Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks @ Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 P.M. : Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña
9:00 P.M. : Pyrospectacular Show (Pyromusical Show @ SM City Cebu)
5:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. : Concert Series sa Sugbo @ SRP Grounds
12:00 MN : Sinulog Fireworks @SRP

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities

January 18, 2016 (Monday)

Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 22, 2016 (Friday)

“HUBO”

January 25, 2016 (Monday)

First Cebu City Triathlon – cct.cornerstone8080events.com

January 26, 2016 (Tuesday)

Judging Sinulog 2016 Photo Contest

January 27, 2016 (Wednesday)

Judging of Finalist in Short Film / Video Documentary and
Music Video Contest

January 30, 2016 (Saturday)

1:00 P.M. : Screening of Finalists Sinulog Short Film Festival @ SM City Cebu
6:00 P.M. : Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest, Short Film and
Video Documentary Contest @ SM City Cebu

January 29, 2016 – February 6, 2016

Photo Exhibit “Winning Photos Sinulog 2016" @ SM City Cebu

For more information, you may contact the Sinulog Foundation Office (6332)253-3700 / (6332)254-5010 / (6332)254-5318 / (6332)254-5319 or visit www.sinulog.ph.

Plan ahead and save the dates of the Sinulog Festival 2016!


Note: Schedule may change without prior notice.

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities

Where to Stay in Cebu City during Sinulog Festival?


Due to the festive season, accommodations in Cebu are scarce during the festival weekend. It is recommended that you plan your Sinulog Festival 2016 trip in advance. Cebu City has a wide array of affordable and high quality hotels, guest/pension houses, hostel and inns for you to stay in! Here are 3 of my recommended accommodations in Cebu City that I have personally tried:

Please click the hotel name to read my full review

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What To Do in Cebu before or after Sinulog 2016?


How to Get to Cebu City?

By Air
Cebu City, being one of the most urbanized cities in the Visayas, it can be reached on affordable flights from Manila and other key cities in the country such as Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Boracay, Clark, Siargao, Zamboanga, Cotabato, Camiguin, General Santos City, and Tacloban, among many others. Most local airlines have several flights daily to Cebu making it one of the most accessible city in the country.

By Sea
Cebu City can also be reached by sea through ferries coming from Manila, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bohol, Leyte, Iligan, Negros, Butuan and Ozamis among many others.

Pit Senyor! Viva Senyor Santo Niño! Happy Sinulog Festival 2016!



Photos in this post were used with permission from Robin S. Pinzon.





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