Boracay Local Events
Peak Season on Boracay is usually in full swing, from November to May and this is sees the island geared up for regular parties and events.
Super-peak Season is when Boracay is at its busiest, and liveliest, with families and groups of friends flocking to the island to make the most of the festivities. If you want a quieter holiday then try to avoid the big holidays; Christmas and New Year, Chinese New Year, Holy Week and Labor Day.
Halloween (October 31st) is also fast becoming 'The' time to visit Boracay, with many bars and hotels holding parties to help you make the most of the spooky evening. Or you can just find a beach bar, grab a seat and a drink, and enjoy the constant parade of travellers and locals alike, as they show off their funny, group themed or downright scary costumes.
Other Key Events the Kiteboard and Windsurfing Championships, held from November through to January, the Kalibo & Boracay Ati-Atihan mid-January and the Boracay DragonBoat Festival, with 2 days of exciting races between teams from the island and across the world, which takes place in late April.
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Dragon boating was first introduced to Boracay in 2001. Since then, annual competitions have been held in its pristine blue waters.
Organised by The Boracay Island Paddlers Association (BIPA), this competition attracts teams from Australia, China, Canada, USA, Singapore, The Netherlands, and the region of Hong Kong, as well as Manila-boat paddlers.
It's an exciting event to watch and should not be missed if you are on the island at the time of the races
Photo Boracay Dragonforce Team A & B winning Silver and Gold 250m Mixed Standard (taken April 2016)