13 Awesome Activities Around the Philippines This September

Here at Ellry, we’re all about making every day feel like an adventure. We’ve got ideas on how to make the most of your time! Find things to do from all over the Philippines with Ellry’s monthly guide:

bataan-mangroveBataan Mangrove Tree Planting

May the forest be with you! Responsible Nature Adventures Philippines, an eco-tourism company, is spearheading a mangrove reforestation project together with the community of Orion, Bataan. It aims to raise awareness on the important role of mangroves not just within the ecosystem, but for the sustainable livelihood of the local community as well. Corporate groups, families, and even individuals are welcome to join and make their contribution to the ecology of Bataan. The tour includes sumptuous seafood lunch prepared by the local community and a side trip to Mt. Samat.

September 1, 2016 | 3:00AM – 7:00PM
Orion, Bataan
Registration fee starts at: Php688

13879390_1214828631881654_7030111771729163013_nBacolod Basic Brush Calligraphy

Are you in love with calligraphy? If you’re ready to expand your calligraphy skills and want to add more variety to your techniques, learn brush calligraphy with Coy Barredo. This Cebu-based artist, crafter, and calligrapher will teach you different applications of the brush pen, such as using it on different surfaces. This allows you to add pretty flourishes on glass, wood, stone, fabrics, and a myriad of papers, which you can use for home décor, personal art projects, or parties. An assortment of brush pens, calligraphy pad, worksheets, plus snacks and drinks will also be provided at the workshop. Only 14 slots are available, so register now!

September 2, 2016 | 6:00PM – 9:00PM
The Boardroom, 2nd floor, Business Inn, Lacson St., Bacolod City
Registration fee: Php1600

Flow-In-The-Farm-September-3-1Flow in the Farm Wellness Weekend Market  

Go with the flow and take the whole family on a weekend of good, clean fun and healthy activities. Flow in the Farm is a weekend fair celebrating physical, mental, and psychological wellness, not just for adults but for people of all ages. Organic food, produce, and unique products made from all-natural materials will be on sale. Different workshops and activities throughout the weekend include yoga classes for adults and children, craft workshops, cooking workshops, and seminars on mindfulness and positive thinking.

September 3, 2016 | 9:00AM – 8:00PM
The Farm Shed Café, Acacia Waldorf School, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Admission fee: Php300
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polymer-clay-workshopBasic Polymer Clay Workshop

Learn to make your own trinkets and toys in this basic polymer clay workshop hosted by Berry’s Treats. Under the guidance of clay artist Kay Fanlo, of @BitstoPieces, crafting enthusiasts will learn how to manipulate polymer clay into cute and kooky end results. Create your own jewelry charms and pendants, keychains, planner charms, accessory details and even small toys. Participants also bring home personalized trinkets from Ms. Kay herself. All materials plus snacks by Kanna Coffee and Tea will be provided. Only 15 slots are available per class, so reserve your spot now!

September 3-4, 2016 | 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Kanna Coffee and Tea, Cebu City
Registration fee: Php2500

cupcake-coffee-dateCupcake Coffee Date

If you’re in the midst of stressful wedding planning or just getting anxious about the upcoming big day, you and your soon-to-be-spouse are invited for a relaxing afternoon of cupcake, coffee, and wedding-planning fun. Caterers Town’s Delight, along with Mahogany Place Tagaytay, has put together an intimate and personal affair where couples can have a more laid-back one-on-one with possible suppliers for their wedding day. Discounted rates and special offers will be available on the day itself and are not to be missed. Unlike the frenzy of most wedding fairs, delectable sweets by Town’s Delight and famous Batangas-brew Amadeo coffee will also be served to the spouses to be, making it a romantic date night and a wedding-planning funfair all in one.

September 3, 2016 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Mahogany Place Tagaytay
Admission is free

13139234_1315755195107814_7994469175231848746_n3rd Japan Education Fair and Convention Cebu

Those looking to expand their horizons in the Land of the Rising Sun are encouraged to join this seminar hosted by Jellyfish Education Consultancy. The 3rd Japan Education Fair and Convention aims to educate people interested in pursuing higher studies or career opportunities in Japan on the best means of achieving their goals. There will be talks on local knowledge, cultural practices, finding jobs, the importance of language, and Japanese etiquette for those who want to better understand the culture they will immerse in. Japanese products will also be on exhibit or on sale.

September 4, 2016 | 11:00AM – 5:00PM
SM City Cebu
Admission is free
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psoter2-22-768x543The Last Stand of Yamashita Races 

This run organized by Team Malaya isn’t just a workout; it’s a historical experience too. The 21k and 50k runs go through Mt. Napulawan in Hungduan, Ifugao where Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita (of Yamashita’s Gold fame) made his last stand before surrendering to Filipino and American troops. The runs’ routes will go through the trails and tracks used by the Japanese army in WWII until rounding out in the Yamashita Shrine in Kiangan, Ifugao. It’s a good chance for runners not just to break a good sweat, but also to immerse in a major part of our history. Finishers get a medal and shirt, and a post-race meal awaits all the participants.

September 4, 2016 | 12:00PM
Yamashita Shrine, Kiangan, Ifugao, Mt. Province
Registration fee starts at: Php950
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13900226_290976371294358_2234782562901817278_nMetropolitan 2016: Snow & Foam Party

Take part in a night of festivities as the people of Digos City, Davao del Sur celebrate the 16th year of the Araw ng Digos. The hippest beats from the city’s local DJs mix with the rhythms of the region’s best for a night of exhilaration, pure fun, and lifelong memories. Foam flooding the audience and a sprinkling of snow are also sure to keep the energy up ‘til the wee hours. So bring your dancing shoes and bottomless excitement, for this once-in-a-lifetime affair.

September 8, 2016 | 6:00PM – 2:00AM
Edessa Rice Mill Open Grounds, Roxas Extension, Digos City
Admission: Php150

13876148_1012913438804335_7920320787467689051_nColor Manila Challenge

There aren’t many ways to make a fun run more interesting, but literally adding color is certainly one of them. With the Color Manila Challenge, participants not only complete the course and finish a run but also get splashed, sprinkled, and masked in powders of all colors. It’s a fun workout that looks like a party, perfect for the whole family and the barkada. Apart from shirts, race bibs, and finishers’ medals, colorful sunglasses and color powder are also included in the race kits. The race commences with the Color Manila Festival, for more fun for the rest of the day.

September 11, 2016 | 4:00AM – 8:00AM
CDC Parade Grounds, Clark, Pampanga
Registration fee: Php650
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14054077_1311341555545755_6230565508271546614_nNational Cleanup Day

Getting down and dirty has never been this sexy. Let’s Do It Philippines Youths’ Davao chapter is inviting you to a day of all things green and environment-friendly! Inspired by a movement founded in Estonia, this cleanup campaign aims to make citizens involved in keeping their city litter-free.  LDI Youth Davao Chapter is looking for 200-250 volunteers to join them in this possibly-dirty-but-definitely-worthy cause. Participants need only bring their own cleaning materials, such as gloves, brooms, and garbage bags.

September 17, 2016 | 7:00AM – 12:00PM
Rizal Park, Davao City
Registration is free

13887057_1448868591797293_1127943658779209616_n#Hugot Run

Who says that #hugot can only be expressed in lines? Get some happy workout hormones and let out all your feels in 3k, 6k, or 12k distances. Participants can run alone, with a significant other (imaginary or otherwise), or with trusty friends. There’s also Zumba and an open mic session at the end of the race if running does not do it for you. The fun run will be capped with the giveaway of free #Hugot statement shirts to all participants. What will yours say?

September 18, 2016 | 5:00AM – 9:00AM
Cebu Business Park
Registration starts at: Php450
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Pottery Workshop 

Cornerstone Pottery Farm is a pottery store and studio that aims to impart its love for pottery to aspiring clay artists. In this workshop, participants will be taught the basic techniques for molding and manipulating clay before getting their hands dirty with multiple projects for the day. Their works of art will then be left at the farm for baking and glazing, before they can pick up the finished products in 6 weeks. While the workshop does not include instruction on the potter’s wheel, it’s a great intro to the basics of clay and pottery.

September 20, 2016 | 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Cornerstone Pottery Farm, Silang, Cavite
Registration fee: Php871.25

13267776_1069230343160643_37938676974296742_n1st Northern Mindanao Festival of Festivals

In a time of division, there’s nothing like remembering our roots and being reminded of our shared values and similarities. The 1st ever Northern Mindanao Festival of Festivals aims to do exactly this by bringing together the rich and diverse cultures within the region. Based on the Lumad Festival, this grand event highlights the mosaic of traditions in Northern Mindanao through different interpretations and features of all the festivals in the region. It’s sure to be a colorful and memorable affair, which can set the standards for cultural unity and celebration throughout the country.

September 24, 2016 | 6:00AM – 5:00PM
Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Complex, Cagayan de Oro City
Admission is free
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Got a tip for something hot happening next month? Let us know and it might just make our list!

Main photo by Ed Ng / CC BY

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