Weeklong 19th Panaad sa Negros Festival Set

Panaad sa Negros set to kick off on April 9

There will definitely be more food, fun and festival during the Panaad Festival with its theme “19 Years of Panaad sa Negros: More Food, Fun & Festivals.”

The "festival of festivals" is set to kick off on April 9 and will culminate on April 15 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City.

The festival will start with a thanksgiving mass at 8 a.m. to be followed by ribbon cutting ceremonies for Panaad Tourism and Trade Fair showcasing Negros’ Best Products Display at LGU Pavilions, Organic Na Negros Agri-fest, Livestock and Dairy Products Fair, Panaad Festivals Photo Exhibit, Eco-Garden & Wellness Show, Environmental Information Advocacy, and SK Federation Solid Waste Management Campaign at the Panaad Stadium.

A motorcade and LGU Floats Competition will start at 2 p.m. from the Provincial Capitol grounds to the Panaad Park.

This will be followed by the formal opening ceremony of the Panaad sa Negros, festival dance competition, fireworks display and GMA “Kapuso” Show featuring Manila-based artists at the Panaad Stadium.

On April 10, the second day of the weeklong ‘Hataw sa Panaad’ with Ching’s Group starts at 6 a.m. followed by sports events such as athletics, chess and the Great Titan Lifesaving Sports Festival at 7:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. is the Drum and Bugle Competition, while Composo and Pop Song Writing Competitions will be at 6 p.m. at the Panaad Stadium.

TESDA Livelihood Skills Olympics will be on April 11 at 8 a.m. at the Panaad Covered Court; taekwondo and boxing sports events will be at 1 p.m. at the 2nd level of the Panaad Stadium. While the Latin Dance Sport is at 3 p.m. at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activites Center.

RMN’s Panaad Hip Hop Challenge is at 7 p.m. of April 11 at the Panaad Park Stage and UNILEVER’s “Pop Fiesta” at 8 p.m. at the Panaad Stadium.

ABS-CBN’s Halad sa Kapamilya is slated April 12 at 9 a.m. at the Panaad Covered Court.

Environment activity will be at 3 p.m. at the Panaad Park Stage and at 5 p.m. the Visayan Folk Dances Competition takes place at the Panaad Stadium and will be followed by the M.O.R. Local Stock-Ilonggo Music Fest at 8 p.m.

Lin-ay Sang Negros Grand Coronation Night takes center stage on April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Panaad Stadium.

Outstanding Farmers, Fisherfolk & Livestock Raisers Awards jointly organized by Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Provincial Veterinary Office and ABS-CBN will highlight the festivities on April 14 at 6 p.m. while ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Fiesta Caravan will be at 9 p.m. at the Panaad Stadium.

Awarding and presentation of winners will cap the weeklong celebration of the Panaad sa Negros on April 15 during the closing ceremony which will be followed by the Panaad Drumbeating Showcase and Fireworks Display.*(EAD/JCM-PIA6/Capitol News Negros Occidental)

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