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Finally, Cebu’s much-awaited festival has commenced. The 2016 Sinulog Festival is now ongoing, with a wide array of exciting events and activities taking place on the streets of the nation’s Queen City of the South.

This year’s Sinulog Festival has started last 12 January 2016, with the highlight on 17 January, the third Sunday of the month. However, other awarding ceremonies will still take place towards 2 February 2016.

So what’s there to expect in Sinulog 2016?

The extravaganza begins on the night of 15 January, with the 2016 Sinulog 2016 Dance Crew Finals, to be followed by the Coke Party at the Fuente Osmeña Circle. Around the same time, onlookers may witness the Sinulog Festival Queen 2016 Coronation Night at the Cebu City Sports Center, and the Cebu Popular Music Festival at the Cebu Coliseum.

The much-awaited Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Sto. Niño will be held the next day, 16 January, to be followed by the Balik Baroto Regatta, and the Sinulog Fireworks Competition at night. The day will be capped off with a street party at Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia.

Sunday marks the Sinulog Grand Parade, followed by street parties and fireworks competitions across the city.

For the full Sinulog 2016 schedule, check out the following dates:

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 – 10:00 P.M.  : Sinulog DJ Mixing Elimination Night

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. : Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces

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. : Sinulog 2016 Idol Grand Finals @ the Fuente Osmeña

9:00 P.M. : Sky Cable Party @ the Fuente Osmeña

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

6:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. : Coke Party @ Fuente Osmeña Circle

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

9:00 A.M. : Sinulog 2016 “Balik Baroto Regatta”

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

8:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. : Yamaha Party @ Fuente Osmeña Circle

10:00 P.M. – 12:00 MN  : San Miguel Party @ Fuente Osmeña Circle

January 17, 2016 (Sunday)  

Sinulog Grand Parade Day

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)

9:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. : Sinulog DJ Mixing Grand Finals Night @ Fuente Osmeña Circle

12:00 MN : Sinulog Fireworks @SRP

January 18, 2016 (Monday)  

: Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 22, 2016 (Friday)     “HUBO”

January 24, 2016 (Sunday)

First Cebu City Triathlon – cct.cornerstone8080events.com

February 2, 2016 (Tuesday)

Judging Sinulog 2016 Photo Contest

Photo credit: Ronald Tagra