FESTIVE Walk Parade is a 1.1-kilometer strip divided into four phases. The longest shopping and dining strip in Iloilo, Festive Walk Parade will showcase local and legendary Ilonggo restaurants as well as international dining brands.
The exterior design of Festive Walk Parade is reminiscent of Santana Row development in California, with touches of art nouveau and art deco as homage to Iloilo’s own architectural heritage, creating a strong sense of nostalgia while keeping an intimate atmosphere and experience through scale and proportions. The long line of retail shops & restaurants fronting wide arcades, surrounded by beautifully landscaped walkways, makes a stroll along the entire stretch of Iloilo Festive Walk a truly captivating experience, capturing the lively atmosphere that was once prevalent in Iloilo.
At the edge Festive Walk Parade will be Casa Emperador which will house the Casa Emperador Museum at its 2nd and 3rd floor. The museum will showcase the rich history and vast collection of one of the world’s biggest brandy producer, Emperador Distillers Inc. Casa Emperador’s façade echoes Iloilo’s very own Provincial Capitol with impressive neoclassical design and proportions, evoking the aesthetics of old European palaces, imposing monumentality and establishing a solid focal point along Mandurriao Road.
Alfresco dining on its second floor will have a spectacular view of the beautifully landscaped Park Square where a monument of Ilonggo revolutionary hero, General Martin Delgado will stand, reminiscent of Iloilo’s Plaza Libertad. Festive Walk Parade will serve as a cultural and historical manifesto for Iloilo, a celebration of its heritage and future, establishing a place of economic and civic vibrancy, life and activity.
Festive Walk Parade Retail Partners:
- Iloilo’s premier destination for pasalubong
- Founded in 2007, this desserts café specializes in homemade specialty cakes and desserts
- Original Biscocho Haus
- A household name for Ilonggo delicacies
- Griller’s Oyster House
- A famous fusion seafood chain of restaurants in Iloilo City serving affordable seafood dishes and Ilonggo cuisine
- Jip Bab
- A traditional Korean restaurant serving Korean and oriental cuisines
- 13th Street Espresso
- The first roaster coffee shop in Iloilo City and the first to launch bingsu, the famous Korean snow ice dessert, in Iloilo City
- Maker of the famous hand-tossed pizza in Iloilo City
- A budget-friendly restaurant owned and operated by the proprietor of Ted’s Old-timer Lapaz Batchoy, one of Iloilo’s famous
- Food Channel
- A unique and innovative concept that started in 1989 in Pasig City serving mouth-watering shawarmas and combo meals at an affordable price
- Chick n’ Tea Shop
- An Iloilo-based restaurant serving extra large fried chicken and a delicious selection of bubble tea
- Book Latte
- A new coffee shop that is creating quite a buzz in Iloilo. It’s not the usual coffee shop – they would like to be known as a “revolutionary coffee shop” because it is the first of its kind to be perfectly complemented by a library! Not only that, they are also the first ones to serve the Ilonggos Krispy Kreme donuts (original glaze or assorted).
- Book Latte was named Best Concept Café for two years in a row, at the 10th and 11th National Product Quality Excellence Awards.
- Aldea’s Café
- A homegrown coffee shop/restaurant serving mouth-watering meals including chicken & ribs and salisbury steak combos with unlimited rice and free iced tea, as well as delightful selection of coffee, juices, cakes and other desserts.
- Sunny Side Up
- A food joint serving affordable combo meals (which come with rice, egg, side dish, and your choice of drink) including danggit, sardine fritters, and sisig.
Other Retail Partners at Iloilo Business Park:
- A homegrown bistro serving delectable brunch meals all day long. The only brunch bistro in the whole of Iloilo. Dova offers brunch, pancakes, waffles, burgers and sandwiches, brick-oven cooked pizza, pasta, Filipino breakfast, entrees, appetizers, soups and salads.
- Farm to Table
- A lifestyle restaurant owned by Iloilo chef superstar Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing. Farm to Table serves delightful and healthy brunch to dinner selections made from local, seasonal and fresh farm products.
- Cable Car
The famous resto-bar from Manila serving a delicious array of lunch and dinner meals, as well as an equally impressive lineup of drinks, cocktails and other liquor products.
Bata Ako Ph to host Buwan ng Wika gab
CAN wordless picture books still stimulate “wika” in children? How can “wika” in children’s televisions affect the viewers, or the youngsters themselves?
Bata Ako Ph, a two-year old volunteer organization that donates books and offers storytelling sessions in communities around Iloilo, aims to shed light on language and how it can affect children’s development and welfare.
Key speakers from the National Council on Children’s Television and the Philippine Board on Books for the Young will lecture around the said issues on August 11 at the Henry Luce III Library, Central Philippine University, and August 12 at Brgy. Dungon Jaro Gym.