Summer. Hair gets lighter. Drinks get colder. Sun gets hotter. Days get longer. Life gets better.
It’s that time of year yet again. Your social media feeds are flooded with bikini posts and beach getaways. What are you up to this summer?
If you’re in Cebu or planning to come for a visit, you won’t run out of things to do. There are many ways to enjoy summer in Cebu. On top of that, the island is host to some of the coolest summer events this year. So if you’re done searching for the best hotels in Cebu, take note of these awesome events that you should look out for.
CEBU SUMMER REGGAE FEST
When: April 15, 2016
Where: SM Seaside City Cebu
This reggae music festival is said to be the biggest gathering of reggae bands this summer. Since Cebu is considered as the “Reggae Capital of the Philippines,” it’s only right for the island to host the event. The festival will feature two international acts, premier reggae bands Big Mountain and Inner Circle, as well as Cebu’s top bands Junior Kilat, Powerspoonz, Bambu Spliff, Smooth Friction and a lot more! This event is truly something Cebuano music lovers should not miss.
WATSONS COLOR MANILA CHALLENGE
When: April 17, 2016
Where: SRP Cebu City
A highly anticipated event, Color Manila is finally coming to Cebu’s shores. This Cebu leg is the biggest color obstacle race to ever hit this side of the country. So if you’re into running and pouring colored powder on yourself and your fellow runners, this is the event for you.
YOSHINOYA COSPLAY COMPETITION
When: April 23, 2016
Where: SM Seaside City Cebu
Summer in Cebu isn’t just for music festival lovers and avid runners, it’s also for cosplay enthusiasts. If cosplay is your thing, this is your chance to dress up as your favorite character. The Yoshinoya cosplay event has individual and group competitions that are open to all. Characters can be from popular games, series, movies, comics or any published visual work. So ready that costume and gear up!
SONIC SUMMER 2016
When: April 30, 2016
Where: Capitol Hills Scout Camp, Lahug, Cebu City
Sonic Summer is yet another brainchild of music events outfit Sonic Boom. It’s an outdoor camping music event that offers a whole new music experience to local bands and music supporters alike. The event is an 8-hour long gig that will feature 15 home-grown artists. Now imagine camping out with fellow music lovers and your favorite local bands. Absolutely an unforgettable summer experience.
SUMMER MADNESS 2016
When: May 14, 2016
Where: Alcoy, Cebu
Music festivals are becoming more and more popular in the country and Cebu is not one to be left out. One event to look forward to is the Summer Madness, a 15-hour music festival intended to boost local tourism in the town of Alcoy. With a huge event area and hundreds of foreign and local beach lovers expected to come, this festival is considered one of the biggest events to ever take place in southern Cebu.
IPANEMA SUMMER SUNSCREAM 2016
When: May 21, 2016
Where: Green Lagoon Park, Compostela, Cebu
Perhaps Cebu’s longest running summer music festival, Summer Sunscream is one of the most awaited beach events in Cebu this time of year. It’s a grand gathering of beach goers and music lovers. This year, it’s back again and it’s massive. For its 2016 installment, Sunscream features two international acts, the country’s top DJs, the finest local bands and some sporting events. Beach plus music, what more could you ask for?
There really is no shortage of events in Cebu that will give you the ultimate summer experience. If you know where to go, you are bound to make many fun memories and meet loads of new friends. Ask around or be on social media. No doubt, posters and updates are floating around at this time.