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Festivals in the Philippines | October Guide

Certainly, there’s more to life than Oktoberfest every October. Take the festivals in the Philippines as an example where overloads of fun happen everywhere. From north to south, find your way to the most exciting fiestas around the country.

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Festivals in the Philippines: An October to Remember

Yes, this month is sure to fire your calendars with amazing happenings. Of course, the swig & swag of Oktoberfest will always be there. But Filipinos don’t need Oktoberfest to have a party. Merrymaking here is a daily affair!

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So put on your wings & go over the top with these festivals in the Philippines in October!

Kasanggayahan Festival
Sorsogon, Sorsogon / October 1-31

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Sorsogon is big & bountiful in many ways. And this is their reason for the celebration. Kasanggayahan rejoices the province’s graces through a month-long fiesta, filling October 17 as its highlight day. Be part of the fun as dancing, music, pageants, art contests & many more await you here.

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Lubi-Lubi sa Glan Festival
Glan, Sarangani / October 3-8

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Go nuts with coconuts as Glan in Sarangani celebrates the bounty of coconuts in their version of Lubi-Lubi Festival! Enjoy the best of Glan’s coco-themed madness with lots of dancing & music. Take this time to explore the town’s wonderful beaches too!

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Sagingan Festival
Tubod, Lanao del Norte / October 12-19

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Among all the festivals in the Philippines, Tubod in Lanao del Norte is perhaps the only one that celebrates the humble banana. But they have a reason to be proud. Tubod produces 30 varieties of banana, now isn’t that awesome? From trade fairs to street dancing & from sporting events to beauty pageants, this small town goes all out in fun!

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Inug-og Festival
Oroquieta City / October 1-16

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Oroquieta takes pride as the City of Good Life. And nowhere is this best expressed than during Inug-og Festival. Coinciding with the Feast of the Holy Rosary, Inug-og also pays tribute to their culture largely influenced by the Subanen community.

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Lanzones Festival
Camiguin Island / October 20-27

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One of the best festivals in the Philippines that must be on anyone’s bucketlist is Lanzones Festival in Camiguin. With overloads of fresh lanzones, a maddening mix of cultural & pop cultural shows plus a time to bask on the island’s attractions make it an ideal festival to experience.

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Buglasan Festival
Dumaguete City / October 14-27

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Buglasan is the Festival of Festivals in Negros Oriental, bringing together the best there are in quaint, agri-rich province. It showcases their art, culture, heritage, food, harvests in various expositions & expressions.

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Catandungan Festival
Virac, Catanduanes / October 24-26

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On this side of Bicol Province, is a quiet little coastal town named Virac.  But once in a while it goes frenzy during the Catandungan Festival. Come by for some cool dancing, parades, lots of Bicolano food & anything you wish in an island escape.

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Sambuokan Festival
Mati, Davao Oriental / October 23-31

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Sambuokan is from the Mandaya word “buok” or one, thus expressing oneness of the people, art, culture & traditions of Davao Oriental. At this time, Mati swells big in showing what they got from travel destinations & street parades to trade fairs & parties.

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Masskara Festival
Bacolod City / October 8-27

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The list of festivals in the Philippines is never complete without Masskara Festival. Surely, this one’s always up on anyone’s festival bucketlist because of its unbeatable fun! Parties here are endless & yes, unforgettable too!

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