Welcome to the… 11th PALAYAG FESTIVAL 2018!

Come! Explore and experience the 10-day Annual Festival of our Beautiful Town of Buenavista!

The Buenavistahanon of the Municipality of Buenavista proudly inviting you to come and witness the Towns Annual Foundation Celebration popularly called The Palayag Festival!


January 12,2018 (Friday) 1:00pm *Opening & Grand Parade of Palayag Festival GSC to Municipal Auditorium
230pm *Opening of Agro-Trade  Fair & Exhibit and Heroes Park/Beside Mun.
Food  Fest Auditorium
3:00pm *Inter-School Drum and Lyre  Exhibition Mun. Auditorium
4:00pm *Unveiling of Ms. Buenavista Tourism  Candidates Fountain Area
1:00pm-5:00pm *Basketball  Game (Play Off) Mun. Gymnasium
6:00pm-11:00pn * Dep Ed Night Heroes Park
January 13,2018 (Saturday) 8:00am-12:00pm *Motorbanca Palayag Race Mac Arthur wharf
8:00am-5:00pm *Farmers & Fisherfolks Day Heroes Park
8:00am-5:00pm *Taekwondo Mun. Gymnasium
6:00pm-9:00pm *FAYOB Night Heroes Park
9:00PM-12:00MN *Live Band Heroes Park
January 14,2018 (Sunday) 1:00pm-5:00pm *NBTC (Basketball Elimination Games) Mun. Gymnasium
6:00pm-9:00pm *Talents Night of Ms.  Bta. Tourism Heroes Park
9:00pm-11:00pm *Stand up Comedian Heroes Park
January 15,2018 (Monday) 8:00am-5:00pm * Yamaha YTX Fiesta Mun. Auditorium
1:00pm-5:00pm * Basketball Game (Play Off) Mun. Gymnasium
2:00pm-5:00pm *Boxing Heroes Park
6:00pm-11:00pm *Governor’s Night Heroes Park
January 16,2018 (Tuesday) 8:00am-5:00pm * Yamaha YTX Fiesta Mun. Auditorium
1:00pm-5:00pm * Basketball Game (Play Off) Mun. Gymnasium
8:00am-12:00noon *Acrobatic/Magic Show Heroes Park
3:00pm-7:00pm *Motorcycle Sound Show Mun. Gymnasium
6:00pm-11:00pm *LGU Night Heroes Park
January 17,2018 (Wednesday) 1:00pm-5:00pm * Basketball Game (Play Off) Mun. Gymnasium
5:00pm-7:00pm *Cultural Show Mun. Auditorium
6:00pm-11:00pm *GSC Night Heroes Park
January 18,2018 (Thursday) 1:00pm-5:00pm * Basketball Game (Play Off) Mun. Gymnasium
2:00pm-5:00pm *Pinandot (District II) Mun. Auditorium
6:00pm-11:00pm *Liga Night Heroes Park
January 19,2018 (Friday) 8:00am-12:00noon *Cheerdance Competition Mun. Auditorium
1:00pm-5:00pm * Basketball Game (Play Off) MunGymnasium
2:00pm-5:00pm *Kalingawan(District I) Mun. Auditorium
6:00pm-11:00pm *Congressman’s Night Heroes Park
January 20,2018 (Saturday) 6:00am-11:00am *Bike Fun Ride MacArthur wharf to Mun. Hall
8:00am-12:00noon *Dogshow Mun. Gymnasium
1:00pm-3:00pm *NBTC (Basketball Elimination Games) Mun. Gymnasium
3:30pm-5:00pm *Basketball Championship Game(Inter-Agency) Mun. Gymnasium
7:00pm-12:00mn *Search for Ms. Buenavista Tourism 2018 Mun. Auditorium
10:00pm-12:00mn GLOBE Band Heroes Park
January 21,2018 (Sunday) * Religious Procession & Mass Holy Name of Jesus Church
8:00am *Parade of Hubon Street Dancing & Float GSC to Municipal Auditorium
9:30am *Hubon Festival Competition Municipal Auditorium
1:30pm-3:00pm *Basketball Championship Game(Open Category)- Mun. Gymnasium
3:30pm-5:00pm *Basketball Championship Game(18 &under Category) Mun. Gymnasium
2:00-4:00pm * Merry Making w/ Hubon &  Awarding Ceremony New Poblacion to Mun. Hall
7:00-10:00pm *Coronation of Mutya ng  Buenavista  2018 Municipal Auditorium
10:30pm *Fireworks/Air Shows Buenavista Town Hall
10:00pm-12:00mn *Live Band Heroes Park
January 12-21, 2018 7:00am-7:00pm Agro-Trade Fair & Exhibit Beside Municipal Auditorium
8:00am-12:00mn Food Fest Heroes  Park


“Palayag Festival” is an Annual Town Festival of the Municipality of Buenavista- the oldest Municipality in the Island Province of Guimaras. This festival is a yearly celebration joined by 36 barangays that comprise the town to showcase and promote its rich cultural and historical heritage, industrial products, tourism destinations and natural beauty spots.

Various activities are being prepared such as Stakeholders’ Parade with their respective floats, Festival and Street Dancing, Inter-School Drum and Lyre Exhibition, Motorbanca Palayag Race, Taekwondo, Acrobatic/Magic Show, Motorcycle Sound Show, Nightly Shows, Dog Show, Food Festival, Agro-Trade Fair and Exhibit, Kalingawan/Pinandot, Cultural Show, Sports Fest, Cheer Dance Competition, Hubon Festival Competition, Coronation of Mutya 2018 and Fireworks/Air Shows.

Amidst the aquatic scenery of Western Visayas standing firm, full of vigor and radiance is the Island Province of Guimaras where farms of the U.S. Certified Sweetest Mangoes in the world can be found. At the heart of the province, there is an enchanting beauty of nature awaiting you. Buena! Vista! Exclaimed by the first Spanish Governor who came in the island. Thus, the place named Buenavista, which means “Good View” or “Beautiful” as it is rich in natural resources, beauty spots and historical spots such as beaches, mango plantations, rice farms, limes, limestones, caves and mountain resorts, Enchanted Rock, McArthur’s Headquarters, McArthur’s Wharf and Camp Jossman.

The beautiful Town of Buenavista is one of the five municipalities that comprise the Island Province of Guimaras. It is the oldest among the municipalities, hence, it is called the “mother town”. Formerly, it was named as “Tabuk” (across), “Hiamal-us” (revenge) or “Tilad”.

The history of the town started as early as 1581 when a small settlement governed by Spaniards led by Gonzalo de Peñalosa was constructed atop the hilly area of Barangay Old Poblacion overlooking the Guimaras Strait. Peñalosa was amazed by the fine forest timber, limestones deposits that abound the place with excellent hunting and fishing grounds. Obviously, this Town is rich in natural resources and beauty spots.

Presently, Buenavista is composed of 36 barangays with its new Town Hall is located in Barangay New Poblacion and the Municipal Government started July, 1913 is administered by Mayor Eugenio Gallo Reyes. In his administration, faster delivery of services to the public is noticeable such as improvement in Municipal Hall, port, market, roads and many more infrastructures, which lead to a well-developed Beautiful Town of Buenavista. Salida Buenavista! Mabuhay! God Bless Buenavista!