Sinulog-2018-Schedule-of-Activities

Sinulog. It is this time of the year when everyone in Cebu gets fired up of excitement in the Philippines’ largest and grandest festival whereby millions of people go out on the streets to celebrate the festival. Sinulog is a long celebration and not just a one day activity, in fact, it runs for two months,. Most people think it’s just a 2-week celebration starting from the first day of the novena down to the festival itself.

Every year, on the third Sunday of January, everyone celebrates the festival with a lot of excitement and reverence. 2 weeks before the festival itself there is a daily mass in the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and the faithful sing the song Batobalani sa Gugma, the famous song in honor of the Holy Child Sto. Niño. If you want to know and experience the Sinulog in its entirety, we have listed the official Sinulog 2018 Schedule of Activites.

This is also the time when nearly 100% of all hotels are fully booked for days or even weeks. If you are traveling to Cebu, book with us to get lowest prices. Secure your accommodations now:

Sinulog 2018 Official Schedule of Activities

December 01, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Sinulog Street Fair @ Osmeña Boulevard

January 7, 2018 (Sunday)

05:00AM — Sinulog Fun Run by Philippine Sports Commission
04:00PM — Kick Off (Route: same as Sinulog Grand Parade) – Sinulog Dance Crew 2018 Elimination @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 11, 2018 (Thursday) – Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus

04:00AM — Walk with Jesus – Assembly @ Fuente Osmeña
(Route: Fuente Osmeña – Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño)
04:30AM — Start of walk from Fuente Osmeña to Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño
05:30AM –Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2017

January 12, 2018 (Friday) – Sinulog 2018 Kick Off

10:00AM — Sinulog Trade Fair @ SM City Cebu by The Department of Trade and Industry
02:00PM — Solemn Mass @ Basilica Del Santo Niño – Opening Salvo Sinulog 2018
03:00PM — Sinulog 2018 Launching Parade
(Route: Basilica to Fuente Circle to Cebu City Sports Center)
07:00PM — Opening & Launching Program @ Plaza Independencia; Presentation of: Sinulog Festival Queen ; Sinulog Idol; Sinulog Dance Crew

January 13, 2018 (Saturday) – Sinulog sa Lalawigan

01:00PM — Parade of Participants from Capitol Grounds to Cebu City Sports Complex
02:00PM — Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan @ Cebu City Sports Center
06:30PM — Cultural Show @ Plaza Independencia by Department of Education – Cebu Province
08:00PM — Sinulog Idol Elimination @ Robinsons Galleria Cebu
08:00PM — Concert @ Plaza Independencia

January 14, 2018 (Sunday) – Sinulog sa Barangay

12:00PM — Parade of Participants from Legaspi Ext. Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Complex
01:00PM — Sinulog sa Barangay @ Cebu City Sports Center
06:30PM — Cultural Show @ Plaza Independencia by Cebu Technological University & Indiana Aerospace University
04:00PM — Sinulog Idol Elimination @ Robinsons Galleria Cebu
08:00PM — Concert @ Plaza Independencia

January 15, 2018 (Monday)

06:30PM — Cultural Show @ Plaza Independencia by University of Visayas & University of Cebu
04:00PM — Sinulog Idol Elimination @ Robinsons Galleria Cebu
08:00PM — Concert @ Plaza Independencia

January 16, 2018 (Tuesday)

06:30PM — Cultural Show @ Plaza Independencia by Mandaue City College & Mandaue School for the Arts
08:00PM — Concert @ Plaza Independencia

January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)

06:30PM — Cultural Show @ Plaza Independencia by Salazar Institute of Technology and Cebu Doctors University
08:00PM — Concert @ Plaza Independencia

January 18, 2018 (Thursday)

10:00AM — Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 Photo Shoot @ SM City Cebu Events Center
06:00PM — Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 Parade of Costumes & Runway Competition @ SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium
06:30PM — Cultural Show @ Plaza Independencia by University of San Carlos
08:00PM — Sky Night @ Plaza Independencia c/o Sky Cable

January 19, 2018 (Friday) – Walk with Mary

04:00AM — Walk with Mary – Assembly @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
(Route: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – V. Rama Ave. – left to B. Rodriguez St. – Fuente Osmeña – Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)
07:00AM — Cebu – Mandaue Traslacion
(Route: Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño – National Shrine of St. Joseph the Patriarch, Mandaue City)
09:00AM — Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingents, Floats, Higante, & Puppeteers) @ Cebu City Sports Complex
06:30PM — Cultural Show @ Plaza Independencia by University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of San Jose Recoletos, and Cebu Institute Technology University
07:30PM — Sinulog Festival 2018 Festival Queen Coronation Night and Sinulog Dance Crew Grand Showdown @ Cebu City Sports Center
09:00PM — Concert @ Plaza Independencia

January 20, 2018 (Saturday)

02:00AM–Mass @ National Shrine of St. Joseph
03:00AM — Mandaue – Lapu-Lapu Traslacion (Route: National Shrine of St. Joseph the Patriarch – Nuestra Señora de la Regla, Lapu-lapu City)
06:00AM — Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño (Route: Naval Forces Central [NavForCen], Lapu-lapu City – Pier 1, Cebu City)
09:00AM — Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana & Rajah Humabon @ Basilica Del Santo Niño
01:00PM — Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño
06:30PM — Cultural Show and Sinulog Idol 2018 Grand Finals @ Plaza Independencia
07:00PM — Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
09:00PM — Coke Studio Artists @ Plaza Independencia by Coca Cola

January 21, 2018 (Sunday) – Sinulog Grand Parade

04:00AM — Mañanita Mass @ Basilica Del Santo Niño
06:00AM — Pontifical Mass @ Basilica Del Santo Niño
07:00AM — Holy Mass @ Cebu City Sports Complex
08:00AM — Short Program
08:30AM — Sinulog 2018 Grand Parade Kick Off @ Cebu City Sports Complex
04:00PM — Sinulog 2018 Grand Finale @ Cebu City Sports Complex
06:00PM — Concert @ Plaza Independencia with Mofo Band
08:00PM — Parokya ni Edgar @ Plaza Independencia by Globe Telecom

January 22, 2018 (Monday) – Awarding Ceremonies

01:00PM — Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center

January 26, 2018 (Friday) – “HUBO Mass”

04:00AM — Mass @ Basilica Minore del Sto.Niño Pilgrim Center

January 27, 2018 (Saturday)

Judging of Sinulog 2018 Photo Contest

January 28, 2018 (Sunday)

Judging of Finalist in Short Film and Video Documentary

February 3, 2018 (Saturday)

01:00PM — Screening of Sinulog Short Film Festival Finalist @ SM City Cebu
06:00PM — Photo Contest, Short Film & Video Documentary Awarding Ceremonies @ SM City Cebu

February 3, 2018 – February 12, 2018

Photo Exhibit of Winning Photos of Sinulog 2018 @ SM City Cebu

This official Sinulog 2018 schedule of activities was provided by the Sinulog Foundation.

Just a few reminders.

  1. There will be a move that the mobile communications signal will be jammed due to security reasons.
  2. Dress comfortably. We will never know if the grand parade will have a fine or rainy weather.
  3. Always hydrate yourself. Bring along with you a bottle of water.
  4. Refrain from bringing or wearing anything that can attract pickpockets and snatchers.
  5. Parties, selling and drinking of liquors are prohibited within 300 meters from the grand parade route. This is the new policy of the Cebu City Mayor and he is very serious about it.

If this is your first time to experience Sinulog, Cebu City will be full of people. Public transportation will be rarely available. Some of the vehicles will be re-routing. Walking would be the best thing to do. Whenever in doubt, do not hesitate to ask assistance from the security personnel (security guards, policemen, etc.)

There you have it. You can now plan ahead for the Sinulog 2018. We do hope that you will enjoy the festival and you will be coming back for more Sinulog experience.

PIT SEÑOR!

Contact Information:
Sinulog Foundation Inc. Office
Cebu City Sports Center Osmeña Blvd. Cebu City, Philippines
Call us at: +63-32-253-3700
Telefax : +63-32-254-5010
E-mail : info@sinulog.ph
Facebook: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Click the BOOK NOW icon above to get the cheapest and best deals in Cebu. Hurry up! Sinulog is the peak seasons for hotels in Cebu.

If you find any typographical errors or inconsistencies in our Sinulog 2018 Official Schedule of Activities, please do send us a message and we’ll make the corrections.

Related Posts