festivals & Events

festivals and events

Festivals in the Philippines offer people a chance to exhibit their rich culture and pay homage to the history and patron saints. They are vibrant, big, and celebrated with a lot of pomp and show. No wonder, each province has its own Filipino Fiesta that they are very proud of.

Tourists from all over the world visit the Philippines not just to see its beautiful beaches and breathtaking sights, but also to experience the country’s grand festivals that, without a doubt, make it more fun in the Philippines.

And the town of Labo have bunch of Festival and events to offer its tourist. The festivals in Labo are one of the main reasons tourist visit the town. Because of the colorful costumes, fun activities, and electrifying festival dances, travelers can’t help but join the party. Here are the top festivals & events every tourist must experience at labo:


Buro-Buro Festival

Its concept originated from the buro-buro spring, a God-given blessing to Barangay Tulay na Lupa which serves as the sources of potable water for the municipality of Labo and other nearby towns. The Festival is celebrated every 6th day of August through different activities featuring the customs and traditions of the place.

Carabao Festival

The Carabao Festival is a week-long celebration which starts every 20th day of April. As an important duo of farmers, the people of Barangay Bulhao showed their recognition and gratitude by creating a festival which highlights the carabao float parade with the grandeur of artistically painted colorful carabaos. It also showcases the harvested crops as depicted by their street dancing competition.

Tabagwang Festival

Supsup or Sipsip is the technique to savor the taste of ginataang tabagwang, a kind of susô, abundantly crawling in the rocky stream of Fundado. Since harvesting this shell food is one of the common sources of income of the barangay people, they happily engaged a festive yet income generating activities in a week-long Tagabang Festival which starts on the 20th day of May up to the 27th. This highlights livelihood events showcasing what can be done from the shell-making souvenir items, creating home decorations, “karinderya” with exotic specialty dishes, inventing recipes, and the Surup-supan contest cum boodle fight.

Sampaguita Festival

From a legend of a strong love having its mantra “Sumpa Kita” or “Pangako sa’yo” came the Sampaguita Festival of Brgy. Malasugui honoring the Pambansang Bulaklak. The barangay officials did work hard to conceptualize a meaningful and colorful festival which highlights sampaguita garland making contest, color fun run and boodle fight during its one-week celebration that starts in June 20 of every year.

Citronella Festival

Through the efforts of the Kooperatiba ng Maliliit na Magniniyog ng Barangay Kanapawan (KMMBK), the citronella Festival was established in 2018. This cooperative aimed to introduce the citronella plant not only as source of income for the barangay but also as an important ingredient in making herbal products that could be promoted nationwide. During the week-long celebration which ends on December 19, training are being conducted to ensure updates on the researches on various beneficial components to highlight citronella product making contests.

Gabihan Festival

Laboeños maybe speaking Tagalog but we are time Bicolanos who love laing (gabi). Barangay Malangcao-basud established their festival as a way to promote the Gabi crop which is one of the main harvested of its people and to show their thanksgiving for their bountiful harvest throughout the year. The Gabihan Festival so named is celebrated on 8th day of August featuring dishes made with gabi (taro) like taro tacos, taro ice cream, laing pizza and many more.

Gata Festival

Barangay Masalong has its Gata Festival celebrated from August 10 and ends on august 16, the day of the barangay fiesta. Gata is the milk extracted from the coconut flesh which is an important ingredient in cooking different ginataan recipes. Coconut which is considered as the “tree of life” has been the main source of income of Laboeños. The festival features contest that show the procedures on how to make coconut milk like “pagpapalaw”,”pagkudkud, at “paggagata”. It also highlights varied dished of ginataang isda, gulay and kakanin (delicacies).

Gulayan Festival

Wants to cook the famous Ilocano recipe, the pinakbet? Of course you cannot have it without the different vegetables being paraded in the float during the Gulayan Festival of Barangay Bakiad every 10th to 15th of August. This festival exhibits the cultural tradition of native vegetable growers bringing along their awareness to the environment and eco-friendly agricultural practices resulting to abundant harvests.

Katigbi Festival

Katigbi Festival of Barangay Tigbinan is celebrated in the month of May. Its name, derived from the weed that sprouts along the creeks and riverbanks called “katigbi”, has a significant relevance to the history of Tigbinan. Behind the founding details of the history of the barangay, these lies the portrayal of the deep recognition by the residents of the cultural and economic practices. The festival showcases products made of katigbi which had become a major handicraft industry of slippers, home decorations, accessories and many more.

Niogan Festival

Niyog Festival, aims to showcase the tree of life or the coconut tree which has been the main source of income for most of the barangay in town. It also aims to “shake” the industry by featuring the culture, traditions, values, and everything that depicts the tree of life. The festival features different activities featuring the coconut fruit or the Niyog itself. It is celebrated every 30th day of May.

Tampisawan Festival

Let’s “tampisaw sa ulan” or play in the rain, served as the avenue for the birth of Tampisawan Festival of Barangay Bagong Silang I which is a tribute to the patron saint of the barangay, San Diego de Alcala,on which feast day falls in November when there is abundant rain to make children and adults enjoy tampisaw sa ulan. Aside from the week-long celebration from November 6 – 12, the festival is also a demonstration of the faith of the people and appreciation of the culture and identity of the barangay.

cacao festival

In the light of one of the major dreams of Mayor Joseph V. Ascutia for his town of Labo to be one of the best suppliers of cacao products in the country, Barangay San Antonio was motivated to establish the cacao festival which is celebrated on the first six (6) days of the month of June. It aims to develop agri-tourism giving fun and entertainment as well as economic growth of the people. It will make the noise that cacao production can make a difference in their lives.

minatamis festival

Cacao festival is celebrated every first week of June. 


Busig-on Festival

Celebrated every first week of September. Busing-on Festival came from the word “Busig” which means water and “On” which means plenty. One of the activities in the festival is the Balsa Para wherein different barangays participate to build and create the best float made with indigenous materials.


peñafrancia fluvial parade

Celebrated every first week of September. Busing-on Festival came from the word “Busig” which means water and “On” which means plenty. One of the activities in the festival is the Balsa Para wherein different barangays participate to build and create the best float made with indigenous materials.


Labo town fiesta

Celebrated every 5th & 6th of May. 

birth anniversary of gov. basilio bautista. sr.

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birth anniversary of gen. vicente r. lukban

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kasalang bayan

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world teacher's day celebration in labo

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Kislap, sigla at saya sa labo

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