The 2009 Best Sports Tourism Event in the Philippines is here again, the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival now on its 39th edition this year 2011. A week long celebration starting February 13 to 20, 2011.

Here’s the complete schedule of activities:


February 13, 2011 (Sunday)
07:00 AM Mass Offering Villa Arevalo Parish Church
09:00 AM Fellowship Breakfast Tatoy’s Manokan
09:00 AM Mini Paraw Race Eliminations Tatoy’s Manokan
03:00 PM Formal Opening Program: 2011 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival Robinsons Place
Fountain Area
04:00 PM Presentation of Official Candidates:
2011 Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival
05:00 PM Opening of The Photo Exhibit
(Feb 13 to 20, 2011)
05:15:00 PM Opening of The Miniature Paraw-Making Contest (Feb 13 to 20, 2011)
05:30 PM Opening of The Iloilo Watercraft Association Exhibit (Feb 13 to 19, 2011)
06:00 PM Cocktails
February 14, 2011 (Monday)
10:00 AM Start of The “Pinta Layag” Sail Painting Contest Around Villa
04:00 PM 2011 Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta Pre-Pageant Judging: Swimsuit & Talent Competition Robinsons Fountain Area
February 15, 2011 (Tuesday)
04:00 PM 2011 Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta Pre-Pageant Judging: Festival Costume, & Evening Gown Competitions Selection of The Iloilo City Hall Press Corps’ ” Darling of The Press” Robinsons Fountain Area
February 17, 2011 (Thursday)
06:00 PM 2011 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival
Torch Parade
Major City Streets
08:00 PM “Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta”
Mardi Gras Semi-Finals
Freedom Grandstand
February 18, 2011 (Friday)
08:00 AM 2011 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Rowing
& Paddling Competitions
Along Iloilo River
(Boardwalk Area)
02:00 PM 1st Paraw Regatta Inter-Govt
Agency Boat Race
Iloilo River
(Barbeque Park Resto)
07:00 PM 2011 Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta
Pageant Coronation Night
Freedom Grandstand
February 19, 2011 (Saturday)
07:00 AM Send-Off Mass
Governor’s Cup Deep-Sea
Fishing Competition
Fort San Pedro Drive Inn
07:00 AM National Invitational Women’s
Beach Volleyball
Villa Regatta Resort
07:00 AM Invitational Men & Women Beach Football Villa Regatta Resort
07:00 AM Invitational Beach Ultimate
(Frisbee) Eliminations
Villa Regatta Resort
07:00 AM Start of The 2-Day Sports Photo Contest Villa Regatta Resort
08:00 AM Start of 1st Iloilo Paraw Regatta
Airsoft Competition
Punta Villa Resort Hotel
08:00 AM Iloilo Paraw Regatta Slalom Main Festival Stage
Tatoy’s Villa
09:00 AM 1st Iloilo Paraw Regatta Jet Ski Competition Breakthrough Restaurant Beach Front
06:00 PM GMA Network’s Kapuso Night & “Reggae-Ta” Beach Party Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Villa
07:00 PM Welcome Dinner to The Norwegian Ambassador & Press Conference JBLFMU – Arevado
10:00 PM “Luces By The Sea” – Fireworks Display Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Villa
February 20, 2011 (Sunday)
06:00 AM Main Paraw Regatta Event: Registration of Participants Measurement of Participating Paraws Villa Beach Shoreline
06:00 AM “Pinta Layag” Final Judging Villa Beach Shoreline
06:00 AM Festival Photo Contest For “Sinamba” & “The Main Event” (Awarding on March 4, 2011 At Tatoy’s Manokan, Villa Beach, Arevalo, Iloilo City) Villa Beach Shoreline
07:00 AM 1st Iloilo Paraw Regatta Airsoft Competition – Finals Punta Villa Resort
07:00 AM “Pintawo” A Body-Painting Competition Villa Regatta Resort
07:00 AM Opening Program & Declaration of Race Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Manokan
07:30 AM 2011 Iloilo Paraw Regatta –
39th Edition Grand Take-Off
Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Manokan
08:00 AM “Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta”
Mardi Gras Finals
Punta Villa Resort
08:00 AM Mini Paraw Beach Race Breakthrough Restaurant
08:00 AM National Invitational Women’s
Beach Volleyball
Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Manokan
08:00 AM Sports Photo Contest Villa Beach Shoreline
08:00 AM Rapid Chess Tournament Breakthrough Resto
10:00 AM 2011 Iloilo Beach Ultimate Finals Villa Regatta Beach Front
12:00 NN Awarding Ceremonies Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Manokan
03:00 PM ABS-CBN Beach Party Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Manokan
06:00 PM Arrival of The Deep-Sea Fishing Competition Participants Breakthrough Restaurant Beach Front
5:00 PM to Midnight GMA Network & ABS-CBN Beach Party with Live Bands and Manila Artists Main Festival Stage Tatoy’s Manokan and at Breakthrough Restaurant

For more info click here to visit their official website.

Click here for my photos of the 2011 Paraw Regatta Festival