2018 PANAAD SA NEGROS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
The Pintaflorez Festival of San Carlos City
THE PANAAD PARK
The Panaad Park was created primarily for the Panaad Festival. The park houses Pavillions of the 19 Municipalities and 13 Cities all over Negros Occidental. These pavilions are either replica of the icons of the place or a representation of the culture, products and the people of the place.
Great effort is being given to maintaining these Pavilions as they are only used during the festival. This is why most of these Pavillions are made of concrete materials and are only refreshed a week before the Panaad Festival.
Visiting the park during the Panaad festival is like visiting the entire province of Negros Occidental.
A showcase of Pandan products at the Municipality of Calatrava Pavilion
THE PANAAD STADIUM
The multi-purpose stadium of Negros Occidental has been for many international and national sports events. It has a 15,500 seating capacity but can hold up to 20,000 people with standing areas.
Major events of the Panaad festival are being held at the stadium such as the Lin-ay sang Negros (Festival Queen Coronation Night), Festival Dances Competition, Concerts, Sports, Latin dance Sports Competition, FolkFolk Dance Competition and much more.
THINGS TO DO AT THE PANAAD FESTIVAL
Experience Negros’ Culture, Talents and Beauty
Some of my favorite events during the festival include the following:
The Festival Dance Competition – a showdown of all the festivals in Negros Occidental.Witnessing this event is like attending all the major fiestas in the province.The folk dance competition, not the ordinary folk dance you see being performed in schools. This competition reflects how the choreographers have research about the story of a culture and execute it through dance.
The folk dance competition – not the ordinary folk dance you see being performed in schools. This competition reflects how the choreographers have research about the story of a culture and execute it through dance.
The latin dance Competition is also another visual feast during the festival.
For the sports lover, Panaad festival will also have the Football festival, boxing, etc.
Of course, the search of Lin-ay sang Negros is another exciting event during the festival.
Too many to mentions, the Panaad Festival also offers concerts, bodybuilding competition, business training, and much more. (Please refer to the schedule above for details.)
Handicraft and Food Shopping
The Panaad festival is the Opportunity for every LGU to showcase their local produce such as crops, preserved food, sweets, handicrafts and much more. From the simple broom to the classic and high priced wooden or hardwood furniture, Panaad has it.
Chicken and Seafood Galore
After exploring the entire park, many opt to dine and enjoy the delicacies offered by each municipality and cities. Coastal LGUs normally offer seafood and of course, the Chicken Barbecue is always present.
Almost all pavilions are manned by the Tourism representative of each municipality and cities. So for the first-time traveler to Negros, this is a good opportunity to ask relevant information from the place’s representative and what to see from their places.
A haven for Plant Lovers
A great portion of the park is dedicated to the gardeners of Negros. In fact, the Panaad Park has gardens which are open all year round and you can just buy ornamental plants or even ask them to do your landscaping.
SOME OF THE FESTIVALS IN NEGROS OCCIDENTAL WHICH WILL BE SHOWCASE AT PANAAD FESTIVAL 2017
Minuluan Festival, Talisay City
Babaylan Festival, Bago City
Pasaway Festival, Sipalay City