Dinagyang fever this weekend at Iloilo Business Park
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:43 AM January 20, 2017
All eyes are on Iloilo City this weekend for the Dinagyang Festival, the city’s world-famous cultural celebration. Iloilo Business Park hosts various activities to make this year’s festival truly spectacular.
Today, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., catch the candidates of Miss Dinagyang 2017 at the Festive Walk Parade. At 7 p.m., the Heineken EDM Party kicks off at the Richmonde Hotel.
On Jan. 21, 7 p.m.-12 a.m., Spongecola performs, while the “Glitters in the Sky” grand fireworks display to welcome the Festival Day is at 8 p.m.
Jan. 21-22, 6-11 p.m., the Iloilo Business Park showroom will be the venue for the “Loot Trunk Show,” a fashion event participated in by local fashion and interior designers.
But what is a Dinagyang Festival celebration without delectable food? With the new dining concepts in Iloilo Business Park, guests can dine and listen to live acoustic performances at Cable Car, satisfy cravings for brunch favorites at Dova or taste hearty and organic dishes at Farm to Table.
With the opening of the 1.1-km Festive Walk Parade, the longest shopping and dining strip in Western Visayas, there will be more dining options, from native delicacies like and biscocho to seafood and traditional Ilonggo cuisine.
Topping the list of must-visit restaurants is Griller’s Oyster House, famous for its Baked Talaba. For special Ilonggo delicacies and other pasalubong buys, Festive Walk Parade is home to Biscocho Haus and the city’s premiere pasalubong center, Tinukib.
Dulgies, a haven for dessert lovers, offers homemade cakes and desserts. Coffee-lovers can drop by 13th Street Espresso, the first roastery coffee shop in the city.
Festive Walk Parade will also be home to foreign dining brands. Among the first restaurants to arrive is Jip Bab, which serves traditional Korean cuisine.
Call (033) 3303464. Visit www.facebook.com/IBPofficial or www.iloilobusinesspark.ph.