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Fun Events in Cebu this May 2019 for a Summer to Remember

The month of May in Cebu is set to be memorable thanks to these live shows and events!

By: Peter Parcon | May 01, 2019
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There is a lot to look forward to in Cebu for the last month of summer.

While the summer sun heats up the Queen City of the South, there are a number of events in Cebu this May 2019 to look forward to. A couple of concerts, an expo, a pet fashion event, and even a night of experiencing the rich culture of Cebu are just some things in the pipeline.

If you find yourself in the area, you may want to check out these events in Cebu this May 2019.

1. Mayday Parade Welcome to Sunnyland Philippines - Cebu

Where: Sky Hall, SM City Seaside Cebu, South Road Properties, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City
When: May 3, 2019
Price: PhP6,360 for Pulp Royalty tickets; PhP3,710 for VIP A tickets; PhP2,650 for VIP B tickets; PhP1,590 for General Admission tickets


Mayday Parade fans can look forward to watching their favorite band perform in Cebu on the first weekend of May.

Image: PULP Live World

Mayday Parade fans have something to smile about on the first Friday of May as the American rock band brings their act to the Queen City of the South. A fitting follow-up to their “A Lesson in Romantics” 10th Anniversary Tour in Manila last 2017, Mayday Parade Welcome to Sunnyland Philippines – Cebu aims to bring their brand of music to Cebu for the first time. The band will play songs from their latest album, Sunnyland, along with other tunes that bring a feeling of nostalgia to audiences around the world.

How to get to SM Seaside City Cebu: From SM City Cebu, you can ride a MyBus headed for SM Seaside City Cebu.

2. JOYO Expo 2019

Where: Robinsons Galleria Cebu, General Maxilom Avenue corner Sergio Osmeña Boulevard, Barangay Tejero, Cebu City
When: May 7 to 9, 2019
Price: Free

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Gamers and toy enthusiasts can look forward to some fun in the middle of summer at the Joyo Expo 2019.

Image: Joyo Marketing

Gamers and toy enthusiasts rejoice! The JOYO Expo 2019 is a three-day event will see toy and gaming collections on display for you to drool over. In addition, you will get to see some personal collections of high-end PCs on display at the Rig Show. The best PC modders in the country will also hold a live PC Modification demo at the event. Cosplayers will also get the chance to show their talents during the Cosplay Showdown. And last but not the least, a Mobile Legends and Dota 2 tournament will be held to give gamers and ESport aspirants the chance to test their mettle against each other.

How to get to Robinsons Galleria Cebu: From SM City Cebu, you can ride a MyBus headed for Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

3. Pawshionista: Year 10

Where: Parkmall, Ouano Avenue, Mandaue Reclamation Area, Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue City, Cebu*
When: May 18, 2019
Price: Free


Our furry friends take the limelight for the day at Pawshionista: Year 10.

Image: Parkmall

It’s our furry friends’ day out on May 18 as Parkmall holds the grandest and most fabulous pet fashion competition in this side of the archipelago with Pawshionista: Year 10. You can witness a parade of colors, heritage, and culture amid a festive environment as dogs and cats will take center stage on the pet runway. Now on its tenth year, Pawshionista celebrates our unique friendship with our beloved pets with the festive vibe of Philippine fiestas.

How to get to Parkmall: From SM City Cebu, you can ride a jeepney headed for Parkmall.

4. OM Fest

Where: Asmara Urban Resort & Lifestyle Village, Paseo Saturnino, Maria Luisa Road, Banilad, Cebu City
When: May 19, 2019
Price: PhP524.95 for the Kid's OM Fest (below 12 years old); PhP1259.88 for the regular rate


A day of rejuvenating activities awaits visitors of the OM Fest.

Image: OM Fest

Wellness aficionados will have a field day on May 19 as Asmara Urban Resort & Lifestyle Village will host the OM Fest 2019. You can join different mini-workshops throughout the day, including a Cacao ceremony, meditation, Kundalini Yoga (the Yoga of Awareness), Gong Bath (Sound Healing), and Energy Healing. Highlighting the event is a mindful, ecstatic dance party at the end of the day.

How to get to Asmara Urban Resort & Lifestyle Village: From Ayala Center Cebu, you can ride a taxi to 1 Paseo Saturnino along Maria Luisa Road in Banilad. The resort and lifestyle village is located in the complex.

5. Lauv Asia Tour Cebu 2019

Where: Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Salinas Drive, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City
When: May 21, 2019
Price: PhP3,700 for SVIP tickets; PhP3,170 for VIP tickets; PhP2,640 for Gold tickets; PhP2,115 for Silver tickets; PhP1,590 for Special Balcony tickets; PhP795 for Balcony tickets


Lauv will make Cebuanos swoon with his well-loved hit singles in a one-night-only concert in May.

Image: AEG Presents Asia

As part of his Asia Tour, independent singer and songwriter, Lauv, will stop by Cebu for a one-night-only concert at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. The pop visionary will croon Cebuanos with his newly-released single, “There’s No Way.” In addition, the audience at the Lauv Asia Tour Cebu 2019 can expect Lauv to serenade them with his hit singles “I Like Me Better” and “Paris in the Rain”.

How to get to Waterfront Cebu City Hotel: From SM City Cebu, you can ride a jeepney headed for Cebu IT Park in Lahug. The hotel is right across Cebu IT Park.

6. Gabii sa Kabilin

Where: Major cities of Metro Cebu
When: May 24, 2019
Price: PhP175 for the Early bird rate; PhP195 for the regular rate (May 1-24); free for children ages 7 and below.

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A night of discovering Cebuano culture awaits guests at the annual Gabii sa Kabilin.

Image: Gabii sa Kabilin

On the second to the last Friday of May, all roads lead to the cultural and historical treasures of Cebu as the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. will hold the annual Gabii sa Kabilin (Night of Heritage) in different venues around Metro Cebu. Taking its inspiration from the Long Night of Museums in Germany, this event is on its 13th year of bringing local and foreign tourists to different museums in and around the Queen City of the South. Guests will get the chance to visit as many heritage sites as they can throughout the night. Buses are also available to ferry guests between the different sites. Among the heritage sites guests can visit are the Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu, Casa Gorordo Museum, Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, Mandaue Presidencia, and the Mactan Shrine.

Where to start: You can start from any participating heritage site and buses will ferry you from one site to another.

7. Astro Space Camp 2.0

Where: The Family Park, M. Cuenco Avenue, Nasipit, Cebu City
When: May 30 and 31, 2019
Price: PhP450 for 4 to 10 years old (Day 1); PhP700 for 11 to 20 years old (Day 1 and 2)


Kids wanting to become astronomers can look forward to joining the Astro Space Camp on May 30 and 31 at The Family Park.

Image: SSERD – Philippines

Young astronomy lovers will have something to look forward to at the end of the month. Hosted by the Society for Space Education, Research, and Development (SSERD), Astro Space Camp 2.0 will give science enthusiasts an experience of a lifetime. Among the activities scheduled during the event are Astronomy, Hydrorocketry + Recovery, Star Map and Constellation, Skygazing, and Quadcopter. The event is open to future scientists as young as four years old.

How to get to The Family Park: From Ayala Center Cebu, you can ride a jeepney headed for Talamban and as the driver to let you off at The Family Park.

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Thanks to these events lined up this May, Cebu is set to have quite the memorable month.
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About Peter Parcon
After leaving spending 16 years of his professional life in the academe, Peter decided to try his luck in the world of online freelancing. For the past eight years, he has been creating content for clients all around the world. He can work on just about any topic - from tattoos to technology and food to finance. He dreams of visiting every island in the archipelago some day.
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