All is set for the staging of more fun and colorful 22nd Bañamos Festival from September 17 to 24 which coincides the celebration of the 408th Founding Anniversary on September 17 (Sunday).
This year theme, “Tara na at sumama sa mas pinasaya at mas pinakulay na Banamos sa Bagong Los Banos,” showcasing the people, culture, economic and tourism in town.
The #BagongLosBaños Administration, led by Mayor Anthony “Ton” Genuino prepares more vibrant and exciting celebration through the conduct of different events.
The week-long celebration highlights Thanksgiving Mass, Barangay Night, Cultural Show, LBirit Star Search Duets, Padyak LB, Zumbaños, Bailamos, Civic Parade, Grand Revelry, Mister and Miss Bagong Los Baños at Bayle sa Kalye Dance Showdown, Fun Run (Color Run), LB Awards (Iconic Businesses, Top 10 Tax Payers and Outstanding Citizen) and Carnival Fair.
Another highlight of this year’s celebration is Bañamos Kick-off Shower Parade, where there are showers, bubbles, and color blasts in the parade. Pinoy games with a twist are something to look forward to at Palarong Bañamos. One of the new attractions is the boat design competition called Kakaibangka. Bañamos Aqua Games will showcase the beauty of Tadlac Lake, where the water relay games will happen. There will be more big hot-air balloons and a market bazaar on the UPLB grounds in partnership with the Business Affairs Office of UPLB in the event of the Hot-air Balloon Fiesta and Trade Fair.
The Bañamos Festival 2023 will not be possible without the partnership of LGU with the University of the Philippines Los Baños, headed by Chancellor Jose V. Camacho, Jr., and the rest of the UPLB officials permission to use the university grounds for some of the major events of Bañamos.
This will be the second time to celebrate this big event in the town since the pandemic started. The local government ensures that it follows new health protocols when holding the different activities and events of the festival.
During his first term from 2010 to 2013, Mayor Ton has already successfully made this week-long event more festive and fun for LB citizens and tourists. He was able to improve and revamp this festivity once, so the people can expect even more this time around.
Hotsprings and non-hotspring resorts in the town may soon offer discounts during the event in celebration of the hotspring baths” festival.
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