CEBU SINULOG FESTIVAL 2017: Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay

CEBU SINULOG FESTIVAL 2017 Schedule of Activities How To Get There Things To Do and Where To Stay

With Sinulog Festival 2017's theme, "STO NIÑO : Source of Communion, Protector of Creation," Cebu City's grandest festival in honor of the beloved Senyor Sto. Niño will be held in the whole month of January 2017. Sinulog Festival's highlights will be happening on the 3rd Sunday of January 2017 with Sinulog Grand Parade to be participated by performers and dancers coming from different regions of the country.

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities
Cebu Sinulog Festival 2017

As one of the country's biggest and most attended festivals in honor of the Senyor Santo Niño, thousands of tourists, pilgrims, devotees and spectators are expected to flock the streets of Cebu City to celebrate Sinulog Festival 2017 with the Cebuanos.

To plan your trip to Cebu City here are the things you need to know - such as the schedule of activities, where to stay, things to do and how to get there.

SINULOG FESTIVAL 2017 Schedule of Activities

December 01, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Boulevard
Sinulog Fun Run
5:00 A.M. - Elimination Sinulog 2017 Dance Crew

January 5, 2017 (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 2017

January 6, 2017 (Friday)

Sinulog 2017 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)
7:00 P.M. -Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña

January 7, 2017 (Saturday)

Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan
1:00 P.M. - Parade of Participants, Capitol Grounds to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 P.M. - Sinulog sa Barangay @ Cebu City Sports Center
10:00 P.M. - Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 8, 2017 (Sunday)

Sinulog sa Barangay
3:00 A.M - Cebu City 2017 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.net
1:00 P.M. - Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 P.M. - Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan and Sinulog sa Barangay @ Cebu City Sports Center
10:00 P.M. - Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 9, 2017 (Monday)

10:00 P.M. - Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 10, 2017 (Tuesday)

10:00 P.M. - Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 11, 2017 (Wednesday)

8:00 P.M. - Sinulog Idol @ Fuente Osmeña Circle
9:00 P.M. - Concert @ Fuente Osmeña , Party Bands

January 12, 2017 (Thursday)

6:30 P.M. - Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photo shoot

January 13, 2017 (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 2017 Dance Crew Finals @ Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 P.M. - Sinulog Festival Queen 2017 Coronation Night @ Cebu City Sports Center

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities
Sinulog Festival 2017

January 14, 2017 (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. -12TH “The Street Vibration & Big Bike Rally 2017” 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

January 15, 2017 (Sunday)

Sinulog Grand Parade
4:00 A.M. - Mañanita Mass @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 A.M. - Pontifical Mass
- Holy Mass @ Cebu City Sports Center
- Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 P.M. - Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks @ Cebu City Sports Center
9:00 P.M. - Pyrospectacular Show (Pyromusical Show @ SM City Cebu)
12:00 MN - Sinulog Fireworks @SRP

January 16, 2017 (Monday)

Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 20, 2017 (Friday)


January 31, 2017

Judging Sinulog 2017 Photo Contest

February 1, 2017

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

February 4, 2017

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

February 4, 2017 – February 13, 2017

Photo Exhibit - Winning Photos Sinulog 2017 @ 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 2017!

Note: Schedule may change without prior notice.

Where to Stay in Cebu City during Sinulog Festival 2017?

As one of the most-attended festivals in the Philippines, it is expected that hotels in Cebu City will fully booked during the festival weekend. It is highly recommend that you plan your Sinulog Festival 2017 trip ahead of time. 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
  • The Henry Hotel - No. 1 Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa Road Banilad Cebu City
  • Gran Prix Hotel - Corner F. Ramos St. & General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City (Near Fuente Osmeña)
  • Summit Circle Hotel - Fuente Osmena, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
  • The Center Suites - Brgy. Camputhaw, Gonzales Compd., Escario Street, Cebu City

ALSO READ: Top Best Hotels and Resorts in Cebu

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For the best affordable hotels and resorts in Cebu City, I recommended that you book your room via Agoda.com. Save as much as 50% on room rates when you book online.

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What To Do in Cebu before or after Sinulog 2017?

If you're attedning the festival, it is best to also explore Cebu City and other parts of the province. Here are some of the best tourist spots and attractions you shouldn't miss.

Cebu Sinulog Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities
Cebu Sinulog Festival 2017

How to Get to Cebu City?

By Air
Cebu City, being one of the highly-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 City, General Santos City, and Tacloban, among many others. Most local airlines such as Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia have several flights daily to Cebu City (Mactan International Airport) making it one of the most accessible city in the country.

If you want to stay in a hotel near Cebu-Mactan International Airport, I highly-suggest that you book a room at Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino Mactan. You can read our comfortable and relaxing stay at Waterfront Mactan, HERE.

What are you waiting for? Plan your Sinulog Festival 2017 trip now!

Pit Senyor! Viva Senyor Santo Niño! Happy Sinulog Festival 2017!

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


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