Cebu’s Sinulog Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities

Cebu Sinulog Festival Schedule

Sinulog Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities

The Sinulog Festival 2017 of Cebu is a week-long celebration of religious and cultural significance. It commemorates the first Christian baptism in the Philippines in 1521 during Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition. As a baptismal gift to Hara Amihan, the wife of the Cebu chieftain, Magellan gave an image of the Santo Niño or the Child Jesus. The expedition left Cebu several days later after Magellan died in a battle in neighboring Mactan Island.

Sinulog Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities
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The same image was found by another Spanish expedition 44 years later. Considered miraculous, the image is housed at the Minor Basilica of the Child Jesus in Cebu City. It is the center of the Sinulog Festival held annually every third Sunday of January. In 2017, the date falls on January 15.

SINULOG FESTIVAL 2017 Schedule of Activities

December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.

December 30, 2016 – Sinulog Fun Run

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

Sinulog 2017
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January 6, 2017 (Friday) Sinulog 2017 Kick Off

10:00A.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)
5:30 P.M. Novena mass
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 to CCSC)
2:00 P.M. Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan at CCSC
5:30 P.M. Novena mass
7:00 P.M. Miss Cebu 2017 Pre Pageant Night @ Ayala Activity Center
10:00 P.M. Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 8, 2017 (Sunday) Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan

3:00 A.M. : Cebu City 2017 Marathon
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
5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

Cebu Sinulog Festival Schedule
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January 9, 2017 (Monday)

5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 10, 2017 (Tuesday)

5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
9:00 P.M. : Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

January 11, 2017 (Wednesday)

9:00 A.M. : Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)5:30 P.M. : Novena Mass
7:00 P.M. : Miss Cebu 2017 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 12, 2017 (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 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 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 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
7:00 P.M. : Street Party 2017 @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia

January 15, 2017 (Sunday) – Sinulog 2017 Grand Parade

4:00 A.M. : Mañanita Mass at Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 A.M. : Pontifical Mass
8:00 A.M. : Holy Mass at Cebu City Sports Center
9:00 A.M. : Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 P.M. : Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks at CCSC
9:00 P.M. : Pyrospectacular Show (Pyromusical Show at SM City Cebu)
5:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. : Sinulog Fest DJ Mixing Grand Finals Night at Fuente Osmeña Circle
12:00 MN : Sinulog Festival Fireworks at SRP (South Road Properties)

January 16, 2017 (Monday) : Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 20, 2017 (Friday) “HUBO”

January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) : Judging Sinulog 2017 Photo Contest

February 1, 2017 (Wednesday) : Judging of Finalist 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 Festival 2017? @ SM City Cebu

Sinulog 2017 Schedule
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Sinulog 2017 Streetdance Parade Route

Sinulog 2017 Streetdance Parade Route Source- sinulog.ph
Sinulog 2017 Streetdance Parade Route Source- sinulog.ph

Things to Do and See in Cebu City during Sinulog Festival 2017

Where to Eat in Cebu

Where to Stay in Cebu during Sinulog

During the Festival Season, Most Hotels and Resorts in Cebu City are fully booked. To avoid the hassle, plan your trip ahead and book your hotel as early as you can. Here are some of our recommended places to stay in Cebu City.

These are some of the hotels that we recently reviewed, You can also search for affordable places to stay in Cebu via Agoda.com.

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