Jun 5, 2019

You might want to head over to the walled city of Intramuros on Jun. 12 because the Intramuros Administration (IA) has just announced a line-up of activities to celebrate the country’s 121st Independence Day in line with their 40th anniversary. From movie screenings to a music festival, the day-long event has various activities that start as early as 9 a.m. Admissions to all activities are free of charge.

Here’s a quick run through of them:

Watch short films at this film festival

There will be a free screening featuring the finalists of the 24-hour Filmmaking Challenge competition last November 2018. It will be held at the Teatro, Fort Santiago beginning from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You may RSVP at [email protected]

Stroll along Intramuros with your bike

Go on a stroll along the main street of the walled city minus the vehicles. You are encouraged to bring your own bike, scooter, and even your pets. Otherwise, you can rent a bamboo bike under Bambike Ecotours in Intramuros for a fee. It’s running for the entire day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Go museum hopping

Fort Santiago and Destileria Limtuaco Museum will waive its entrance fees on Jun. 12. The former is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. while the latter’s open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also visit the newly-opened Museo de Intramuros, which has free admissions for the first six months since its opening.

Go on a photowalk 

Go on a whole day photowalk around Intramuros with We Want Film and Kombi Brew. Meet-up is at Plaza Roma at around 9 a.m. You may register on site or online through this link.

Visit an all-day bazaar

Expect to see over 30 arts and crafts concessionaires at the We Art Intramuros: Freedom Bazaar. It be held at Plaza Roma from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are no entrance fees.

Attend a free music festival

The event concludes with a free music festival featuring artists such as Wasted Wendy, The Chingks, Droppout & Rhyne, and more. It’s happening at the Puerta Real Gardens from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. For the full line-up, check out the event page here.


Header image courtesy of Inquirer.net

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