The PANAAD FESTIVAL in NEGROS is a much-awaited festival this April. It is a showcase of the best from Negros Occidental’s art, culture and history. A week-long celebration from April 4-9, 2011 held at Panaad Park and Stadium, Mansilingan, Bacolod City. The theme of the festival this year is “Patubas sang Negrosanon Manggad sang Nasyon” (Yield of Negrosanon, Wealth of the Nation).


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Below is the complete schedule of activities for the Panaad Festival 2011:

Pre-Panaad Activities
April 1, Friday Press Presentation “Search for Lin-ay sang Negros” (Bacolod Casino Hotel)
April 2, Saturday Festival Costume Parade “Search for Lin-ay sang Negros” (SM City Bacolod)
Governor’s Cup Panaad National Golf Tournament, VLMPC (NOGCC Marapara)
2:00 p.m. Derby (Panaad Covered Court)
April 3, Sunday Talent Night “Search for Lin-ay sang Negros” (Robinson’s Place Bacolod)
Governor’s Cup Panaad National Golf Tournament, VLMP (NPGCC Marapara)
2:00 p.m. Panaad Derby (Panaad Covered Court)
April 4, Monday (Day 1 )
6:00 a.m. Hataw sa Panaad w/ Ching’s Group (Football Field)
8:00 a.m. Panaad Thanksgiving Mass (2F Stadium)
9:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for:
Panaad Tourism & Trade Fair @ LGU Pavilions*
Negros’ Best Products Display, NOTLDC (2F Stadium, North Wing)*
Organic na Negros Agri-Fest (GF Stadium, North Wing)*
Livestock & Dairy Products Fair (GF Stadium, North Wing Grounds)*
Festival Costumes Exhibit & Competition (GF Stadium, South Wing)*
Eco-Garden & Wellness Show (south area across Candoni Booth)*
*Daily Activities
2:00 p.m. Panaad Derby Championship (Panaad Covered Court)
3:00 p.m. Motorcade & LGU Floats Competition (Provincial Capitol to Panaad Park)
4:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony & Festival Dance Competition (Stadium)
Fireworks Display
GMA “Kapuso” Show (Stadium)
April 5, Tuesday (Day 2 )
6:00 a.m. Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Football Field)
Athletics (Panaad Field)
Volleyball (Softball Field)
Taekwondo (2nd Level Stadium)
Chess (Stadium VIP Room)
Daily Trade Fair & Exhibit @ various venues (refer to Day 1)
Negros Pop Music Festival – Composo/Pop Song Writing Competition (Stadium)
NOPSSCEA Cultural Show (Stadium)
April 6, Wednesday (Day 3 )
6:00 a.m. Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Football Field)
7:00 a.m. Athletics (Panaad Field)
8:00 a.m. Volleyball (Softball Field)
Chess (Stadium VIP Room)
UPLBAA Annual Panaad Seminar (2nd Level Stadium, Center)
9:00 a.m. Latin Dance Sport – Elimination Round (NOMPAC Gym)
10:00 a.m Daily Trade Fair & Exhibit @ various venues (refer to day 1)
1:00 p.m Drum & Bugle Competition, Secondary Level (Football Field)
2:00 p.m Boxing (Cabanas)
3:00 p.m. Latin Dance Sport – Adult, Senior & Juvenile Categories (NOMPAC Gym)
8:00 p.m UNILIVER “POP FIESTA” (Stadium)
April 7, Thursday (Day 4 )
6:00 a.m. Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Football Field)
7:00 a.m. Mambukal – Panaad Team Relay
8:00 a.m. Chess (Stadium VIP Room)
Volleyball (Softball Field)
Environmental Information Advocacy (Panaad Nursery)
TESDA Livelihood Skills Olympics (Panaad Covered Court)
10:00 a.m. Daily Trade Fair & Exhibit @ various venues (refer to day 1)
2:00 p.m. Boxing (Cabanas)
3:00 p.m. Amino Puppet Theater Group – PEMO (Panaad Park Stage)
5:00 p.m. Negrense/Ilonggo Folk Dance Competition (Stadium)
9:00 p.m. Technical Rehearsal, Lin-ay sang Negros (Stadium)
MOR Local Stock – Ilonggo Music Fest (Panaad Park Stage)
April 8, Friday (Day 5 )
6:00 a.m. Hataw sa Panaad w/ Panaad Hot Bodies (Football Field)
Volleyball (Softball Field)
10:00 a.m. Daily Trade Fair & Exhibit @ various venues (refer to day 1)
1:00 p.m. Provincial Capitol Employees’ Day (Covered Court)
2:00 p.m. Boxing (Cabanas)
8:00 p.m. “Search for Lin-ay sang Negros 2011” Pageant (Stadium)
April 9, Saturday (Day 6)
6:00 a.m. Hataw sa Panaad w/ Ching’s Group (Football Field)
Murcia – Panaad Run
Lions Club Fun Run
8:00 a.m Farmer’s Day Celebration & Farmers Forum (Covered Court)
10:00 a.m. Daily Trade Fair & Exhibit @ various venues (refer to day 1)
3:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony w/ Awarding & Presentation of Winners (Stadium)
7:00 p.m. Outstanding Farmers & Fishermen Awards – OPA/PVO/ABS-CBN) PANAAD STADIUM
Fireworks Display
ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Fiesta Caravan (Panaad Stadium)
8:00 p.m. Fireworks Display

For more info please visit Negros Occidental Tourism