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Pagwanawanan Festival


  • San Juan, La Union Philippines (map)

The Pagwanawanan Festival is this year's La Union Art Festival. The month-long celebration of arts and culture will showcase various artwork, crafts, music, and film events to unite the local community via a greater appreciation of the arts and its role on ecotourism. Through this festival, we aim to bring more awareness and action toward the preservation of the pawikan or sea turtle.

Pagwanawanan (pag-wana-wa-nan) is an Ilokano word for baluarte or watch tower. The Pagwanawanan Festival calls us into achieving the greater purpose of being watchmen of Arts and Culture.

Here is what's in store for festival attendees this year:

Week 1

  • Art Exhibition and Auction for a Cause
  • 3D Art Murals
  • Bamboo Pawikan Art Installation

Week 2

  • Youth Spoken Word Competition
  • Art Talks and Workshops
  • Pagwanawanan Arts Festival Painting Competition
  • Public Film Viewing at the Baywalk

Week 3

  • Toys and Comics Exhibition
  • Cosplay Competition
  • Debate Rap Competition

Week 4

  • Live Music
  • Public Film Viewing
  • Food Truck Festival
  • Awards Night

For real-time updates on events and venues, follow the Pagwanawanan Festival on Facebook.

See you in La Union this May!

Earlier Event: April 28
LAbor UNION 2017
Later Event: May 12
Pagwanawanan Festival Launch