Numerous events and festivals are held annually in Metro Manila. They include:
Feast of the Black Nazarene - (On 9 January) A grand Fiesta, this festival centers on the image of the Black Nazarene which was transported by galleon from Mexico to Manila in the 17th century. The festival is marked by a day-long procession by thousands of devotees around Quiapo district from the Rizal Park area, where the image was first enshrined.
Feast of Santo Niño - (Every third Sunday of January) A grand procession of over two hundred well-dressed images of the Child Jesus held in Tondo and Pandacan districts. In addition, celebrations are mounted in parishes and chapels dedicated to the image all over Metro Manila.
Chinese New Year - a recent national holiday most celebrated with great revelry in Binondo district, the world's oldest Chinatown. Celebrations are held in major malls and hotels.
Travel Tour Expo - Annual exhibition of travel and tourism destinations, products and services held in SM Megamall in Mandaluyong.
Feast of Santa Clara - Celebrated in Pasay. Highlights include the Serenata and The Tiburin Race. Serenata is a series of rondalla and brass band concerts and a revival of open-air musical performances held at the Santa Clara patio, while the Tiburin Race is an exciting and thrilling horse-racing along Arnaiz Avenue.
Sambalilo Festival - Hat festival celebrated in Parañaque.
Lavandero Festival - As part of the week-long Mandaluyong Day celebration, the unique festival focused on the city’s ancient tradition of washing clothes in the once clean and clear waters of the Pasig River.
Pamaypay ng Caloocan Festival - One of the highlights of Caloocan Foundation Day, showcasing the use of the "Pamaypay"/fan as traditional tool to the surging heat as exhibited in techno-modern folk street dancing competition.
Itik-Itik Festival - "Duck" festival held every last Sunday of February in Kalawaan, Pasig in honor of Saint Martha.
Malibay Cenaculo - A 10-day activity during Semana Santa commencing with daily performances of particular scenes from the Bible stories. Different scenes are performed by Cenaculistas of Pasay.
Pasig Summer Music Festival - On this event, artists, and music lovers gather at the Pasig City Museum to listen and appreciate the music of classical artists.
Parade of Festivals - One of the highlights of Muntinlupa's Cityhood Anniversary.
Flores de Mayo - Also known as Santacruzan, it is a parade of the region's loveliest ladies depicting the search and discovery of Christ's Cross by Queen Helena and Constantine. Held all over the capital region month-long, schedule depends on the communities hosting the event.
Feast of Nuestra Señora de Guia - A fiesta in honor of one of the oldest Marian images in the Philippines - the La Nuestra Señora de Guia, patroness of seafarers and also known as Our Lady of Expectations. The main event of the fiesta is the Bota de Flores, a reenactment of a select group of young ladies and their escorts in sailor costumes of the procession returning the La Nuestra Señora de Guia to its reconstructed shrine in Ermita in 1918.
San Roque Festival - Also known as Mano Po San Roque Festival, it includes street dancing and procession along the Valenzuela's major thoroughfares in commemoration of the feast of San Roque.
Sunduan Festival - The traditional rites means literally "to pick up the girl at the house", it is held in La Huerta, Parañaque.
Manila Day - Also known as Araw ng Maynila, it is a yearly celebration of the city's founding anniversary featuring various cultural activities and fireworks display.
Feast of Saint John the Baptist - A celebration of San Juan's patron saint characterized by vigorous and boisterous streetdancing with "Basaan (dousing of water) and "Santong Tao" (live saints) parade.
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul - held in Makati with performances of the Bailes de Arcos by daughters of past participants with impeccable reputations as homage to the Virgen dela Rosa for her kindness.
Fête de la Musique - the region's largest musical event takes place each June and boasts a number of events spread all over the metropolis hosting over 150 musical acts, with well-known Filipino talents billed, as well as some huge international stars.
Subli-an sa Maynila - A cultural and religious event, this festivity is held in honour of the Holy Cross. The traditional dance ‘Subli’ is used as a ritual to honour the Holy Cross, accompanied by a vocal quartet.
Pasig Day - Araw ng Pasig, it is a grand celebration of the Pasig day highlighted by different activities like the Mutya ng Pasig Pageant and Dancing Parade.
Language Month and Birth Anniversary of Manuel L. Quezon - Celebrations held all over the month of August to honor the Filipino language and Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon, who was responsible for its foundation. Major events are held on August 19 in Quezon City with a flag-raising and a wreath-laying ceremony and major celebrations held to honor the language. In addition, there are celebrations held in the same city in celebration of its establishment in 1939.
Anniversary of Cry of Pugadlawin - A historical event celebrated yearly with a civic parade at 6:00 am followed by a flag-raising and a wreath-laying ceremony in Quezon City.
29 de Agosto - Mandaluyong observes its First Cry of Revolution against Spaniards in 1896, with a special day of activities dedicated to the city's role in the independence struggle. A commemorative program and an evening of Kundiman are special activities for the occasion.
Nagsabado Festival - A re-enactment of the revolutionary action against the Spaniards led by Valentin Cruz and Andres Bonifacio in Pasig City in August 1896. The historic revolution happened to fall on a Saturday that's why the event is called "Nagsabado sa Pasig".
Kalesa Festival - This cultural festival is held to pay tribute to the preservation of old fashioned horse-drawn carriages, locally known as kalesa. The celebration also features a lot of musical performances, dancing and singing.
Feast of La Naval de Manila - A festival revolving around the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary of La Naval carved in 1533 and given as a gift to the Dominican Fathers. Borne on an elaborately decorated and well-lit carriage in the form of a ship, the venerated image is brought out of the church preceded by 26 images of the Dominican saints. The procession goes around the main streets of Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City(also known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval de Manila) and then returns to the church amidst applause until it reaches the altar pedestal.
Feast of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios - held in Malate district, this festival is in honour of one of Manila's patron saints and features, among other events, a large-scale procession through the streets with a statue of the saint at the head.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - A revival of religious tradition with more than 80 images of the Blessed Virgin Mary from various parishes and provinces paraded around the streets of Intramuros in a Grand Marian Procession, held every First Sunday of December.
Sapatero Festival - an annual shoe festival showcases the different shoes produced in the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, Marikina.
Marikina Christmas Festival - an annual Christmas festival in Marikina showcasing bazaars, amusement parks, concerts, night-out boding, fireworks display and food caravans in 3 key areas in the city, Riverbanks Center, Marikina River and Marikina city hall.
Pancit Malabon Festival - Also known as Luglugan Festival, it also commemorates the feast of Immaculate Concepcion, Malabon's patron saint.