Guide to Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2024: All You Need to Know

Guide to Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2024: All You Need to Know

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Iloilo City, a vibrant tapestry of history, culture, and festivity, is poised to host its flagship celebration once more: the Dinagyang Festival. Marking its spot on the 2024 calendar, the city streets will pulsate with rhythm, color, and devout enthusiasm from January 12th to 28th, in a grand tribute to the beloved Señor Sto. Niño.

Fresh from its triumphant conquest as the Aliwan 2023 Champion, the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival is not just a regular event; it’s an experience. For those unfamiliar, “Dinagyang” translates to merrymaking, and the festival remains true to its namesake. It engulfs the beholder in an embrace of dance, drums, and heartfelt devotion.

As the city prepares to bid adieu to 2023, a year filled with challenges, triumphs, and countless blessings, the residents resonate with a collective sentiment: gratitude towards the revered Señor Sto. Niño. IFFI’s executive director, Joyce Clavecillas, highlighted that this year’s celebration centers around the heartfelt theme, “Pagdayaw kay Senor Sto. Niño, Padayaw sang mga Ilonggo!” or “Praise to Señor Sto. Niño, dance of the Ilonggos!”

As the anticipation grows, meticulous planning is underway. IFFI has already engaged in dialogues with various tribes, artists’ organizations, food festival committees, and other stakeholders to garner their insights and suggestions. This collaborative effort aims to further enhance the festival’s proceedings, making it an event that resonates deeply with both attendees and participants. Additionally, in a move that augments the festival’s scope and reach, IFFI has also partnered with sponsors, the Department of Education, and school principals, all of whom have expressed eagerness to participate in the festival, as reported by Iloilo City PIO.

For travelers, enthusiasts, and festival aficionados worldwide, this call is unmistakable: SAVE THE DATE. Between January 12th and 28th, the roads, whether they’re freeways, airways, or waterways, all point towards Iloilo City. Whether it’s the hypnotic dances, the breathtaking costumes, or the indomitable spirit of unity and celebration, Dinagyang offers a sensory delight.

The chants of “Viva! Viva! Viva Señor Sto Niño!” will reverberate throughout, an echoing testament to the unwavering faith and joyous spirit of the Ilonggos. It’s not just a chant; it’s an emotion, a prayer, and an invitation for everyone to join in this grand spectacle.

And as the rhythms grow louder, resonating with the heartbeat of the city, there’s only one thing left to say: “Hala Bira, Iloilo!” Let the celebrations begin.

Dinagyang 2024 Winners

The eagerly awaited results of the Dinagyang Festival 2024 in Iloilo City are finally here, showcasing an array of winners across various competitions. This festival, known for its vibrant cultural displays and spirited contests, has once again lived up to its reputation by highlighting exceptional talent and creativity. Let’s delve into the detailed list of victors who have emerged triumphant in this year’s grand celebration.

Dinagyang Tribes Competition 2024 Winners:

  • Champion: Tribu Pan-Ay
  • 1st Runner-Up: Tribu Paghidaet
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Tribu Ilonganon
  • 3rd Runner-Up: Tribu Mandu-Riyaw
  • 4th Runner-Up: Tribu Salognon

Special Awards:

  • Best in Discipline: Tribu Ilonganon
  • Best in Sadsad: Tribu Ilonganon
  • Best in Production Design: Tribu Paghidaet
  • Best in Music: Tribu Pan-ay
  • Best in Costume Design and Headdress: Tribu Ilonganon
  • Best in Choreography: Tribu Silak
  • Best in Performance: Tribu Silak

Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahanan 2024 Winners:

  • Champion: Tultugan Festival
  • 1st Runner-Up: Jalaud Festival
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Kaing Festival

Special Awards:

  • Best in Performance: Tultugan Festival
  • Best in Choreography: Tultugan Festival
  • Best in Music: Tultugan Festival
  • Best in Costume Design and Headdress: Jalaud Festival
  • Best in Production Design: Jalaud Festival
  • Best in Discipline: Tultugan Festival
  • Best in Street Dancing: Jalaud Festival

ILOmination 2024 Winners:

  • Champion: Tribu Sidlangan
  • 1st Runner-Up: Tribu Sagasa
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Tribu Manduriyaw

Special Awards:

  • Best in Performance: Tribu Sidlangan
  • Best in Choreography: Tribu Sagasa
  • Best in Music: Tribu Manduriyaw
  • Best in Costume Design and Headdress: Tribu Sidlangan
  • Best in Lighting Design: Tribu Sidlangan
  • Best in Discipline: Tribu Sidlangan

ILOmination Floats Parade of Lights 2024 Winners:

  • Champion: Sagility
  • 1st Runner-Up: Palawan Pawnshop
  • 2nd Runner-Up: IPI

Sadsad sa Calle Real 2024 Winners:

  • Darling of the Crowd: Tribu Molave
  • Best in Music: Tribu Molave
  • Best in Costume: Tribu Parianon

As the Dinagyang Festival 2024 comes to a close, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and participants who displayed exceptional talent and dedication. A special acknowledgment is also due to the City of Iloilo Government and the Iloilo Festival Foundation for orchestrating such a spectacular event. Their effort in keeping the vibrant spirit of Dinagyang alive is truly commendable. This year’s festival was a resounding success, showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of Iloilo and reinforcing the community’s unity and pride.

Dinagyang ILOmination Performances

The Dinagyang Ilomination street dance competition begins at SM City Iloilo, showcasing seven tribes. These tribes present their finest illuminated props and costumes, enhancing the event’s vibrancy with their dazzling floats and various exhilarating performances. Don’t miss out on any of the action – catch all the performances from the participating tribes in this year’s ILOmination in the video below.

Where to buy Dinagyang 2024 tickets?

Join the festivities as we celebrate the much-anticipated Iloilo Dinagyang Festival! Starting December 22, 2023, you can secure your tickets to witness a spectacular cultural event that brings history, tradition, and fun to life.

Here’s how you can be part of this unforgettable experience:

Ticket Information:

  • Kasadyahan Tickets:
    • Silver: PHP 500
    • Gold: PHP 1,000
    • Platinum: PHP 1,500
  • Dinagyang Tribes Competition:
    •  Silver: PHP 1,500
    • Gold: PHP 2,000
    • Platinum: PHP 2,500

Where to Buy:

Tickets will be available from December 22, 2023. Keep an eye out for the official selling points and be ready to grab your spot!

Hotel Del Rio:
(033) 335-1171 (up to 74)
GLOBE – 0917 654 8881
SMART – 0998 956 8500

GT Hotel Iloilo:
SMART – 0998 967 7609
GLOBE – 0917 654 8885

Richmonde Hotel Iloilo:
(+63) 33 328 7888

Days Hotel by Wyndham Iloilo:

Image is courtesy of Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. Taken from their official Facebook page.

Dinagyang 2024 Schedule Unveiled!

Exciting times ahead for Iloilo! The much-awaited schedule for DINAGYANG 2024 has been released. Dive into a vibrant presentation filled with major events and get to know the participating tribes.

Date & Time Venue/Location Activities
October 20, 2023 | 4:00 PM
SM City Iloilo
100-day Countdown to Dinagyang Festival 2024
December 13, 2023 | 1:30 PM
SM City Iloilo
Kasadyahan sa Kabanwahanan Launching
December 16, 2023 | 6:00 AM
San Jose Parish Placer
January 12, 2024 | 3:00 PM
Iloilo Freedom Grandstand
Opening Salvo
January 13, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Iloilo Convention Center
Miss Iloilo Coronation Night
January 20-21, 2024 | TBA
Iloilo Arts and Music Festival
January 24, 2024 | 1:00 PM
Main Streets of Iloilo City
Motorcade of Senor Santo Nino de Cebu
January 25-28, 2024
Downtown Area
Dinagyang Food Festival
January 26, 2024 | 1:00 PM
Iloilo River - Downtown
Fluvial and Solemn Foot Procession
January 26, 2024 | 6:00 PM
Dinagyang ILOmination Streetdance Competion & Floats Parade of Lights
January 27, 2024 | 8:00 AM
Downtown Area
Sadsad sa Calle Real
January 27, 2024 | 8:00 AM
Downtown Area
Festive Parade of Sponsors' Mardi Gras
January 27, 2024 | 1:30 PM
Downtown Area
Kasadyanhan sa Kabanhawanan
January 27, 2024 | 7:00 PM
San Jose Parish Placer
Grand Religious Sadsad
January 28, 2024 | 6:00 AM
San Jose Parish Placer
Concelebrated High Mass
January 28, 2024 | 8:00 AM
Downtown Area
Dinagyang Tribes Competition
January 28, 2024 | 7:00 PM
Iloilo Freedom Grandstand
Awarding Ceremony

Dinagyang Schedule of Side Events

Dinagyang Competing Tribes

Tribe Manager Choreographer
Tribu Ilonganon (Jalandoni Memorial NHS)
Arlene Joy Alonzaga
Gerlin Francisco & Errol Villalobos
Tribu Mandu-riyaw (Mandurriao NHS)
Hyde S. Pilla
Robert Lapating
Tribu Paghiadet (Lapaz NHS)
Ligaya Montelijao
Steven Jacosalem
Tribu Pan-ay (Fort San Pedro NHS)
Melanie Tabaculde
Lonelle Robles Carado
Tribu Salognon (Jaro NHS)
Dr. Cynthia J. Punsalan
George Susvilla Jr.
Tribu Sigabong (Ramon Avancena NHS)
Salvador Besares
Brian Francisco
Tribu Silak (Iloilo City NHS)
Alpha A. Java
Ramil Huyatid
Tribu Taga-Baryo (Bo. Obrero NHS)
Raymond Jangit
Romel Flogen

Dinagyang ILOmination Tribes

Tribe Manager Choreographer
Tribu Arevalo (Kahirup)
Charlie Guyos
Ariel Sogueco
Tribu City Proper (Ilonggohanon)
Zedrick Tumulak
Ria Española
Tribu Jaro (Buntag-tala)
Ruby Dumalaog
John Paul Patrimonio
Tribu Lapaz (Sagasa)
Francis Mike Vito
Joemar Sustento
Tribu Lapuz (Sidlangan)
Linane Soncio
Peter Decos
Tribu Mandurriao
Karl John Alaban
Johnrey Collado
Tribu Molo (IAFA)
Ross John Peconcillo
Gilbert Barsanas

Flashback to Dinagyang 2023!

As the anticipation for Dinagyang 2024 grows, let’s rewind and take a nostalgic dive into the wonders of last year. We’re brimming with excitement as we take a trip down memory lane, reliving the incredible revelry and electrifying celebration of Dinagyang 2023!

Watch the video below to experience the magic. Let it serve as a vibrant reminder and an invitation to count down the days until we dance, sing, and feast in honor of Señor Santo Niño at the grandest festival of all!

Register for ILOMINATION 2024 Street Dance Competition!

Excitement is in the air as we open applications for the “ILOMINATION” Street Dance Competition at the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2024. Whether you’re from a barangay, a school, a dance troupe, or a performing arts group, this is your moment to shine on the streets of Iloilo.

🔗 Click here to fill up the online form and join ILOMINATION 2024!

Remember to submit your application on or before September 22, 2023. Embrace the rhythm, flaunt your moves, and let’s make this year’s festival a memory for ages!

Register for SADSAD SA CALLE REAL 2024!

We’re thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the “SADSAD SA CALLE REAL” event at the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2024. If you are a representative from a Baranggay Tribe and wish to participate, now’s your chance!

🔗 Click here to fill up the online form

Please ensure you complete and submit your application on or before September 22, 2023. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the grandeur and fervor of Dinagyang!

Stay Updated!

For those eagerly waiting for more details, fret not! We’ll be posting regular updates on this very article. Whether you’re curious about the participating tribes, the detailed schedule of events, or any other information about the festival, you can count on us to keep you informed. From the vibrant dances to the mesmerizing melodies, from the colors of the tribes to the events that will set the city alight, every detail will be curated and updated here. So, make sure to bookmark this page and check back often to ensure you don’t miss out on any updates.

Get ready to be enthralled and join Iloilo City as it turns into a massive stage of faith, culture, and festivity. Pack your bags, bring your dancing shoes, and prepare your hearts for an experience that promises to be nothing short of magical. See you there!

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  1. […] Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival is a vibrant celebration to honor the Sto. Nino and showcase Ilonggo heritage. The month-long celebration kicks off on the 12th of January. There will be music festivals, food festivals, and other spectacles such as lively dances, colorful costumes, and spirited chants. […]

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