City Hall readies Zambo Hermosa 2016 festivities PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 15:15


This early, the city government has already released the calendar of activities for the month-long Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2016, which will kick off on Oct. 1 with the inter-barangay Bandoreal Competition at 3 p.m.

The Bandoreal competition will start from the City Fire Station at Mayor Jaldon St. proceeding to Paseo del Mar.

On same date, Oct. 1 to 11, the Smoke Out Zamboanga, featuring the grilled food fiesta will delight Zamboangueños and visitors alike at R.T. Lim Boulevard.

On Oct. 1 to 15, Cosechas de Zamboanga will put on display and for sale a wide array of fisheries and agricultural products, including native delicacies at the Historic Plaza Pershing.

The Zamboanga Hermosa Sports Festival will run from Oct. 2-16 in multiple venues, while the Zamboanga Hermosa Fil Festival Red Carpet Night will take place on Oct. 3 at a place to be announced later.

The Mindanao Youth Arts for Peace Forum Workshop will be held from Oct. 3-5 at Centro Latino Main Hall.

The Zamboanga Art Exhibit dubbed “Exposition de las Culturas y Artes de Zamboanga” will unfold on the second floor of Centro Latino on Oct. 3-7.

Other activities include:

Oct. 4-7—Zamboanga Hermosa Film Festival Public Screening

Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.—Pet Parade and Blessing at Jardin de Maria Clara in Pasonanca

Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.—Original Chavacano Video Music Competition Festival

Oct. 6-7 at 8 a.m.—3rd Conferencia de Cultura, Artes Y Historia at Centro Latino

Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.—Zamboanga Dancesports Competition at City Colesium

Oct. 6 at 7 p.m.—MindaSilang-Theater Concert for Peace at Paseo del Mar’s Open Stage

The Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Queen 2016 pageant is set on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Astoria Plaza, while the 24th Hotsands Ceremonials will be underway on Oct. 6-8 at Lutong Pinoy Resort in Tugbungan.

The Noche de Bailes y Canciones is scheduled for Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Open Stage of Paseo del Mar.

The Mascota de Zamboanga Competition, a fashion show of locally produced gowns will be held on Oct. 7 at 7.m. The venue has yet to be arranged.

Another beauty pageant, the Miss Zamboanga 2016, will be held on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. at Astoria Regency Convention Center in Pasonanca.

More activities, which have already been calendared, will be announced in the succeeding issues of this newspaper.— Vic Larato