2018 Chadfest Events

Sinulog, CEBU: Sunday 21st January

The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the centre of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines.


The festival is considered to be first of most popular festivals in the Philippines, with every celebration of the festival routinely attracting around 1 to 2 million people from all over the Philippines every year. Aside from the religious aspect of the festival, Sinulog is also famous for its street parties, usually happening the night before and the night of the main festival.


Chadfest has been involved in the Sinulog festival since 1991.


Venu: Mango Avenue, Cebu.

#CHADFEST2018NYC, NEW YORK: Saturday 3rd February

This year, Chadfest is touring the globe and taking the celebration worldwide. As a NYU alumni, Chad ensures his NYU colleagues are amongst one of the first to celebrate the Chadfest movement.


Venue: TBA

Chinese New Year, CEBU: Saturday 16th February

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival in modern China, or simply the Lunar New Year, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.


Venue: Island hopping, Mactan Island Cebu.

An April Fool Vs. Chadfest: Sunday 1st April

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes practice their pranks before midday.


Chadfest has organised April Fools' celebrations since 2014.


Venue: TBA, Sydney.

Wagga Gold Cup, WAGGA WAGGA: Thursday 3rd May

The Wagga Wagga Gold Cup Racing Carnival is a prestigious horse racing event, attracting a top field of horses, along with a 'fashions on the field' competition. It is one of the region's largest events.


This year marks Chadfest's first involvement with the cup.


Venue: Wagga Wagga

#CHADFEST2018: Saturday 1st September

Celebrating 10 years of Chadfest.


Venue: TBA