We’ve got a long-running travel expo, a school fair-turned-music fest, and the country’s premier art fair all in one month.
PTAA Travel Tour Expo
February 7 to 9
The biggest annual travel showcase in the country is back with deals that are bigger and better than before. From airfare to hotels and tours, you are bound to be lured with deals so prepare your vacation leaves and long weekend calendars!
SMX Convention Center, Pasay City | Traveltourexpo.ptaa.org.ph
UP Fair 2020
February 10 to 15
School fairs are fun and all, but we are willing to bet you’ve never seen anything quite as massive as the school fair held at the University of the Philippines Diliman. We are talking about quite possibly the largest (and most affordable) music festival in the country outside of Feté dela Musiqué: the week-long UP Fair. It’s music, events, and a whole lot of support for local artists on a scale and theme unlike any you’ve seen.
UP Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Quezon City | fb.com/upfair
Art Fair Philippines 2020
February 21 to 23
Gear up for the country’s largest celebration of art as Art Fair Philippines returns for its eighth year! Hit The Link Carpark and see the best of the country’s modern and contemporary art. It’s a combination of exhibits both at The Link Carpark and the 48 participating galleries along with its primer, 10 Days of Art, that makes this the art fair to clear out your schedule for.
The Link Carpark, Ayala Center, Makati City | artfairphilippines.com
Japan Film Week
February 26 to 29
We know how much you love Japanese films, especially some of the more recent hits like Weathering With You. Well, you’re in luck! The Film Development Council of the Philippines has partnered with the Japan Foundation to bring you Japan Film Week, a showcase of critically-acclaimed and award-winning Japanese animated and feature films like the aforementioned hit and the Panay-set feature film Tears of Malumpati.
Cinematheque Manila, Ermita, Manila | bit.ly/JapanFilmWeek
Panagbenga Flower Festival
February 29 to March 1
February may be known as the month of love, but the people of Baguio see it as their way of celebrating the many blooms their city has in the form of the annual Panagbenga Festival. See the streets of Baguio filled with street dancers on the 29th and watch colorful floats filled with beautiful flower arrangements pass by on March 1. Be sure you don’t bring your car during the parades, lest you’ll be stuck in traffick for the rest of the festival.
Any other events we missed (apart from every single Valentines Day-related event)? Leave us a comment and we might just do a part 2!