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Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010 Schedule of Activities!

It’s another time of the year when Ilongos and local tourists will gather in IloIlo for the Dinagyang Festival 2010. One of the grandest festival in the country, Dinagyang Festival is a thanksgiving celebration to honor our favorite patron saint – Senior Santo Niño.

Festival in IloIlo

The main event of this colorful yearly merrymaking festival is celebrated every last weekend of January.

Amateur and Professional Photographers and Pinoy travelers will surely gather once again in IloIlo to witness this years celebration.

October 16, 2009
2:00 P.M. LOCAL LAUNCH Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2010
Freedom Grandstand

December 10-15, 2009
NATIONAL LAUNCH  Dinagyang Festival
Tiendiesitas, Greenhills Shopping Center and Mall of Asia

December 18, 2009 – (Friday)
2:00 P.M. PAMUKAW Iloilo Dinagyang 2010
Assembly Area: Promenade passing Iznart, J.M. Basato Freedom Grandstand

January 5, 2010
3:00 P.M. Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2010 Presentation of Candidates
SM City Iloilo, Event Center

January 6, 2010
3:00 P.M. Ms. Iloilo Dinagyang 2010 Fashion Show “Elegance by Alta Moda” Robinson’s Place Iloilo

January 7, 2010
4:00 P.M. Miss Dinagyang 2010 Swimsuit Competition
SM City Iloilo, Event Center

January 9, 2010
Ms. Dinagyang Festival Talent Competition
Robinson’s Place Iloilo

January 9-24, 2010
Dinagyang Tourist Assistance Center
SM City Iloilo

January 10, 2010
4:00 P.M. Miss Dinagyang 2010 Headress & Casual Wear Competition
SM City Iloilo

January 11, 2010
4:00 P.M. Ms. Dinagyang 2010 Newspaper Gown Competition & Talent Showcase
SM City Iloilo

January 12, 2010
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ms. Dinagyang Festival Pre-Judging
Iloilo Grand Hotel

January 13-23, 2010
Dinagyang Festival Basketball Cup (tentative)
University of San Agustin Covered Gym

January 13-21, 2010
San Jose Parish Church

5:30 P.M. Turning Over Ceremony for Incoming Hermano & Hermana Mayor
San Jose Parish Church

January 13-14, 2010
Miss Dinagyang Festival Rehearsal

January 15, 2010 (Friday)
2:30 p.m. Mass for opening Salvo of Tribe Dancers
San Jose Parish Church

3:00 P.M. Opening Salvo Dinagyang Festival
Judging Area

January 16, 2010 (Saturday)
7:00 P.M. Coronation Night, MS. Iloilo Dinagyang Festival
Colegio de San Jose Auditorium

January 17, 2010 (Sunday)
8:00 AM- 12:00 NN Medical Mission
San Jose Parish Church

10:00 A.M. Dressing up Dagoy Dinagyang
SM City Iloilo, Event Center

January 18, 2010
9:00 A.M. Healing Mass
San Jose Parish Church

4:00 P.M. SM Department Store Dinagyang Show with Dingdong Dantes
SM City Iloilo

January 18-19, 2010 ( Monday & Tuesday)
Night Final Rehearsal, Dinagyang Ati Tribes 2010
Dinagyang Parade Route

January 19, 2010 (Tuesday)
10:00 AM Lunch Date for the Elders around the Barangay
San Jose Parish Church

January 20, 2010 (Wednesday)
7:00 a.m. Arrival of Pilgrim Image of Señor Santo Niño from Cebu City
Iloilo Port Terminal

4:00 P.M. Coronation of Queen Juana 2009 & Dinagyang Niño 2010
San Jose Parish Church

Night Final Rehearsal, Kasadyahan 2009
Dinagyang Parade Route

IloIlo Dinagyang Festival 2010

January 21-24, 2010 (Thursday-Sunday)
2:00 P.M.-12 MN Iloilo Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association Food Festival(IHRRA) Delgado St., Iloilo City

January 22, 2010 – (Friday)
Freedom Grandstand

10:00 A.M. GMA 7- Debate Grand Finals
SM City Iloilo, Event Center

1:00 p.m. FLUVIAL PROCESSION from Fort San Pedro Drive Inn to disembark in front of Customs House and followed by Solemn Procession to San Jose Church
San Jose Parish Church

5:30 P.M. Santo Niño mass in English to be followed by blessings of children, pregnant mothers Santo Niño images
San Jose Parish Church

6:00 PM GMA, Kapuso Night
Freedom Grandstand

7:00 P.M. Dinagyang Festival 2010 LUCES in the Sky
SM City Iloilo

January 22-23, 2010
Iloilo Sports Complex

January 22-24, 2010
SM Street Party & Food Festival
SM City around Mall

January 23, 2010 (Saturday)
7:00 A.M. Mass for Kasadyahan
San Jose Parish Churh

8:00 A.M. KASADYAHAN Competition
Freedom Grandstand and other stages

SPONSORS MARDI GRAS, Freedom Grandstand & other stages

SM City


7:00 PM Religious Sad-sad to Sr. Sto. Niño
San Jose Parish Church

January 24, 2010 (Sunday)

6:30 a.m Concelebrated high mass for devotees, Tribes, Gov’t. Officials, LOMAS in attendance
San Jose Parish Church

8:00 A.M. Dinagyang Street Dancing Contest Freedom Grandstand and other stages

5:00 P.M. Salvo of A Thousand Drums, Iloilo Sports Complex

7:00 P.M. Closing & Awarding with PAGCOR’s Wanders & Fireworks Iloilo Dinagyang Awarding Ceremonies Iloilo Sports Complex

January 25, 2010 (Monday)

5:30 P.M. Thanksgiving Mass with all members of 2009 Iloilo Dinagyang Festival Working Committees
San Jose Parish Church

January 26, 2010
Dinagyang Invitational TaeKwondo Competition
Robinson’s Mall Fountain Area

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