6 Awesome Things You Can Do This Coming Long Weekend

ICYMI, this weekend is going to be a super long weekend. With the Palace declaring a special non-working holiday on Friday for this year’s ASEAN Summit, and Labor Day coming up on Monday, we’re all going to have a lot of free time on our hands. Since such an opportunity doesn’t come by very often, many of us would want to seize the weekend and hit the hottest events in Manila.

But with the many events happening all at the same time, it’s pretty hard to find out what’s happening all around. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s a list of the coolest events happening this long weekend.

Take your pick:

6. Be one with the Earth and celebrate this year’s Earth Day!

Earthday Jam is the longest running and biggest environmental music tribute in the history of the Philippines and in the world! This year, it’s going to be held in Rizal Park on April 28 (Friday) at 5 PM. Some of the biggest names in the local music scene will be performing–such as Abra, Chicosci, Gloc-9, Kitchie Nadal, Mayonnaise, Moonstar88, Noel Cabangon, and a whole lot more! This is going to be a great experience of celebrating our planet and having a blast at the same time!

(More information here: JOIN Earthday Jam 2017)

5. Enjoy a night of good music.

600px Poster Event

Siklab 2017: Get Off The Grid is going to be a night of music, art, and good vibes. It’s an event by ASAPHIL-UP whose main advocacy this year is geared towards environmental awareness and protection. It’s going to be on April 29, at the Mayflower Parking Lot, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong.

Spend your Saturday night watching live performances from some of the most sought-after indie acts such as Autotelic, Jensen and The Flips, Munimuni, and much more!

(More information here: Siklab 2017: Off the Grid)

4. Support original independent Filipino music.


Banna Harbera is one of the fast-rising artists in the indie scene. This weekend, the band is going to launch their first music video–one of their hit ‘hugot’ song: Sorrys & Goodbyes.

Along with performances from the band, other indie artists will be joining the event as well: Jensen and The Flips, MilesExperience, Rob and the Hitmen, Tom’s Story, and Mayonnaise. It’s going to be a night of good music on April 29, 8 PM, at Saguijo Cafe + Bar.

(More information here: Banna Harbera’s Sorrys & Goodbyes Music Video Launch is Coming and Here’s What You Should Watch Out For)

3. Enjoy unlimited board games for the entire weekend!


To celebrate International TableTop Day 2017, Alter Ego presents All Aboard 2.0 which is an event of free and unlimited experience of tabletop games! It’s going to be held at the 4th Level of the East Wing of Shangri-La Plaza Mall on April 29-30 from 10 AM to 8 PM.

There will be a whole lot of board games to choose from–from a board game version of the TV show Game of Thrones to short card games like Exploding Kittens. It’s going to be a perfect place to test your friendship with your barkada. And yes, it’s FREE!


2. Go on a road trip and party up in the North!

LU Poster_2 v2

LAbor Union Festival 2017 is La Union’s ‘Mother of Festivities’ and it’s going to be held this Labor Day weekend (April 28-30)! It’s going to be three fun-filled days of music, sports, a silent disco, and a car show!

An awesome lineup of DJs, indie acts, and big music artists will keep you partying through the weekend. And aside from that, you can get that sun-kissed tan while you surf in San Juan, La Union, plus support the Kankanaey indigenous group and the pawikan conservation. It’s going to be a great party AND a good cause!

(More information here: The Mother of Festivities is Happening Up North this Coming Labor Day Weekend!)

1. Or bring your party-ready self down to the southern islands!


This weekend will be the annual Labor Day weekend party in Boracay! Hydro Manila is returning to the island for this year’s two-day celebration. The parties will be on April 29-30, 9 PM onwards at Henann Regency, Boracay Station 2.

Both days will be pumped up by a powerhouse lineup of DJs, including MC Ronthug and MC Boo! This is going to be a surefire awesome time to enjoy the sun during the day and party all through the night. Prepare your beach bods!

So, there goes our list of coolest events you should hit this weekend. If you can’t find the one for you here, you can always watch out for more events partnered by When In Manila. Enjoy the weekend!

What are you planning to do this weekend? Share it with us below!