What is Butanding festival?

A festival of the “Butanding” (whaleshark) season and a thanksgiving for its blessings to the community of Donsol. The festival is highlighted by a street parade. So if you want to experience the excitement and the largest adventure in Donsol this summer then your presence at the Butanding festival is a must.

Here’s the official schedule for the Biggest Butanding Festival . Join the fun with me  this summer at the Butanding Festival 2012! Please share and spread the good news.  I hope to see you there.

 

BUTANDING FESTIVAL 2012

BUTANDING FESTIVAL

Day 0 / May 13 / Sunday
4:30 AM Big Run Cross-Country Half Marathon
5:00 PM Opening Holy Mass

Day 1 / May 14 / Monday
7:00 AM Flag Ceremony
8:00 AM Motorcade and Opening Program
9:00 AM Agri-Trade Fair: Big Trades. Big Buys Opening (ongoing from May 11 to 20, 2012)
9:00 AM Big Shots Photo Contest Opening (Exhibit and registration ongoing from May 13 to 20, 2012)
1:00 PM Big Bites Culinary Fest Launch and Chefs’ Showdown
3:00 PM Mutya ng Donsol Talent Show
4:00 PM Big Bingo Bonanza
6:00 PM Pasaling Donsolanon Cultural Show
9:00 PM Butanding Bay Fun (featuring a Manila band)

Day 2 / May 15 / Tuesday
8:00 AM Sibid-Sibid Race Craze: Big Race of the Mini Boats
1:00 PM Derby sa Donsol
4:00 PM Big Bingo Bonanza
7:00 PM Suruntukan 2012 Boxing Competition
7:00 PM Big Summer Style Fashion Show
9:00 PM Butanding Bay Fun
(featuring local bands)

Day 3 / May 16 / Wednesday 9:00 AM Green Summit (Day 1)
9:00 AM Plant for Life: Grand Homecoming Mangrove Planting
4:00 PM Big Bingo Bonanza
6:30 PM Ilaw: A Lantern Release and Thanksgiving Ritual for the Feast of St. Joseph
7:00 PM Grand Homecoming Party
8:00 PM VIP Night
9:00 PM Butanding Bay Fun (featuring local bands)

Day 4 / May 17 / Thursday
8:00 AM Whatta Whale Sight! Butanding Watching Competition
9:00 AM Green Summit (Day 2)
1:00 PM Wacky Race: Big Sprint with a Twist
3:00 PM Little Mr. & Ms. Butanding Festival 2012
4:00 PM Big Bingo Bonanza
7:00 PM Mutya ng Donsol Coronation Night
9:00 PM Butanding Bay Fun

 

Day 5 / May 18 / Friday

7:00 AM Maritime Parade of the Butanding Replicas
8:00 AM Green Summit (Day 3)
8:00 AM Butanding Parade and Mini Festival of Festivals
2:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies for the Butanding Parade and Mini Festival of Festivals
4:00 PM Big Bingo Bonanza
7:00 PM Bigtime Videoke Challenge (First Elimination Round)
9:00 PM Barangay Night (featuring GMA stars)
9:00 PM Butanding Bay Fun (featuring local bands)

Day 6 / May 19 / Saturday
9:00 AM Thanksgiving Mass
8:00 AM On the Dot Dart Competition
8:00 AM Big Battle of the Guns Airsoft Competition
4:00 PM Big Bingo Bonanza
7:00 PM Bigtime Videoke Challenge (Second Elimination Round)
9:00 PM Baraylihan sa Park (Mister and Misis)
9:00 PM Butanding Bay Fun (featuring Manila band)

Day 7 / May 20 / Sunday
10:00 AM Awarding Ceremonies for the Big Bites Culinary Fest, Big Shots, and Agri-Trade Fair
2:00 PM Grand Big Bingo Bonanza
7:00 PM Grand Finals: Bigtime Videoke Challenge
9:00 PM Big Hits: Joey Ayala and Festival Closing

 

 

For more information :
Ms. Nitz Pedragoza
Donsol Tourism Officer
Donsol, Sorsogon
CP # 09197070394

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