Festive Nights at the Iloilo Business Park

The iconic 1.1-kilometer dining strip, Festive Walk Parade at the Iloilo Business Park lights up with more excitement with “Festive Nights,” a series of weekend night street party featuring a dynamic fusion of food, music, arts, and entertainment from 10pm until the wee hours every Thursday to Sunday until end of May.

"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."

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 Arya, 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 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.

Shoppers can also look forward to visiting and shopping at the different pop-up stores that offer 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 nightly themed fairs such as the Organic Market, which starts today, April 26, until April 28, 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.

Art pieces on display at the ILOMOCA

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 10am to 7pm, 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 and contemporary pop.

For more details on Festive Nights, call (033) 5019417 or visit Megaworld Lifestyle Malls website at www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.(PR)