Name : Bangus Festival
City: Dagupan City
Date: April 13 to 01
Events/Activities : Bangus ed Carosa, Art Walk, Kayak Race, DagupPINTADOS, Pigar Pigar Fest, Bangus Rodeo, Kalutan ed Dalan Street Party, 101 Ways to Cook Bangus, Gilon! Gilon! ed Dalan.
The Dagupan Bangus Festival is a yearly event in Pangasinan first initiated by Mayor Benjamin Lim in 2002. The festival aims to promote the city’s local bangus (milkfish) industry. In 2003, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the “Kalutan ed Dagupan” as the Longest Barbecue of the World.
Some of the highlights are :
- Kalutan ed Dagupan
- 101 Ways to Cook Bangus
- Gilon! Gilon! ed Dalan
- Bangus Rodeo
– everyone is enjoined to partake the longest barbecue party
– seasoned cooks showcase their talent preparing the succulent bangus in many distinctive delicacies
– a colorful street dancing competition depicting the bountiful harvest of bangus
– bangus growers showcase their best products and their food-processing skills.
Celebrated on April just before the onset of the Pista’y Dayat, Dagupan City has done justice to its most popular product, which is globally renowned, in a festive mood of glorifying the best tasting milkfish in the country and in the world.