Megaworld Corporation makes summer evenings in Iloilo City more fun and exciting with “Festive Nights,” a series of weekend night street party featuring a dynamic fusion of food, music, arts, and entertainment at Iloilo Business Park.
True to its name, Festive Nights takes place along the iconic 1.1-kilometer dining strip Festive Walk Parade, where guests can indulge in a myriad of fun and entertaining experiences amid a distinctive Ilonggo street party atmosphere from 10 PM until the wee hours every Thursday to Sunday until end of May.
From mouthwatering arrays of Ilonggo delicacies and eclectic mix of local products, to electrifying live musical performances and inspiring art discoveries, Festive Nights offers a new way to experience the best of what Iloilo has to offer.
“What you will be seeing here in the next few months within Festive Walk Parade, and as we open the Festive Walk Mall, is all about celebrations,” said Harold Geronimo, Senior Assistant Vice President & Head for Public Relations and Media Affairs of Megaworld Corporation.
“Our goal and our direction is to make [Iloilo Business Park] a festive township. Anything that deals with celebration of art, culture, history, heritage, music, entertainment, we will all put it here.”
Adding fun and color to the streets of Iloilo Business Park
A delightful mix of Ilonggo dishes, street food, and party drinks await hungry guests and partygoers at Festive Nights. Ready to delight foodies and gastronomic explorers with a delicious selection of Ilonggo cuisine and international dishes all week long are Festive Walk Parade establishments such as Grillers, JipBab, Bistro Carcossa, Pizzaro, Cafe Panay, 13th Street Espresso, Assi Fresh, and Teodorico’s, where they can also dine al-fresco and enjoy the summer breeze.
Complementing these distinct dining outlets to offer guests more sumptuous food options are food trucks and pop-up food joints stationed at Calle Street Food Night Market, which are all available only at a limited time. Located across the Festive Walk Parade, this street food haven offers a delicious array of grilled specialties from chicken, pork, beef and innards, as well as other Ilonggo specialties such as scallops, oysters, mussels, and many more.
“Festive Nights encapsulates our vision of elevating the lifestyle and nightlife scene here in Iloilo—something we have been known for with our mall developments,” says Kevin Tan, SVP and head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. “It is through this event that we want to give Ilonggos, especially the younger market, a taste of what we are about to bring once we open our new mall, the Festive Walk Mall this year.”
Shoppers can also look forward to visiting and shopping at the different pop-up stores from various parts of Iloilo. Also available for a limited-time only, these pop-up stores will be offering a diverse set of local products, gift items, fashion finds and other rare and hard-to-find items.
Visiting tourists and guests, meanwhile, can also shop for souvenir items and specialty products at Iloilo’s premier pasalubong centers Tinukib and Biscocho House, both located at the Festive Walk Parade.
More shopping options will be available at the nightly themed fairs the Organic Market on April 26 to 29, where they can shop for organic products and other healthy food selections.
Showcasing the finest of Ilonggo artistry
Art enthusiasts, meanwhile, can witness magical street art performances from various Ilonggo art students and groups as they create masterpieces on the streets of Festive Walk Parade. They can also enhance their creative flair by taking part in the art demos to be conducted by these artist groups or take home unique and rare art pieces from the different arts and crafts concessionaires at the venue.
For a fully satisfying art experience, guests can also drop by the newly-opened Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) at Casa de Emperador and explore a world-class collection of artworks and masterpieces from contemporary Filipino artists. The first of its kind museum in the Visayas and Mindanao, ILOMOCA is open from 10 AM to 7 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays. Entrance fees are P100 for regular patrons, P50 for students, and P80 for senior citizens.
Bringing more excitement to the festive atmosphere are live performances from top Ilonggo music acts and performers, who are set to take over the stage during the live shows that feature different themes every week from acoustic to jazz to reggae ana contemporary pop.
Kicking off the musical showcase at Festive Nights in electrifying fashion on April 5 to 8 are Ilonggo indie bands and performers. A Reggae Night headlined by Ilonggo reggae and indie bands follows on April 12 to 15, while an acoustic session takes over the stage on April 19 to 22, where music fans can listen to soothing acoustic versions of their favorite songs.
For more details, call (033) 501 9417 or visit Megaworld Lifestyle Malls website at www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.