Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi Province and the second largest city on the island of Sulawesi after Makassar, will come alive with fantastic festivities and spectacular fiesta on 1st to 10th September 2017 when the Manado Fiesta Fantastic Festival 2017 takes place. The special festival will highlight the entire city of Manado and is centered at 5 different areas, namely: the iconic Boulevard Area, Mount Tumpa Conservation Center, Manado Town Square, Lion Hotel, and the Sintesa Peninsula.
The festival is also known as the ManadoF7 since it features 7 Fantastic main elements: FisCo (Fish and Coral), Fashion, Food, Flying, Fun-Music, Fair, and Faith.
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Known as a paradise for divers with its fantastic Bunaken Marine Park, the Fish and Coral (FISCO) will open the fiesta with a truly spectacular sensation. Featuring the fascinating underwater splendors around the city, there will be the grand street carnival of Manado under the Sea centered at the Boulevard area. Covering a total distance of 6.4Km from Boulevard 2 Street to the God Bless Park, the carnival will be highlighted with hundreds of fish, corals and other underwater themed floats, as well as various other creative expressions.
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At the Manado Town Square on 1st to 2nd September, there will be a fashion show of Manado's top designers, models, and choreographers showcasing various fascinating designs and exceptional creative costumes.
On 8th to 10th September, prepare yourself for a truly fantastic feast of the biggest culinary fiesta the city has ever seen. All of Manado's distinct mouthwatering menus including those of heritage recipes will be presented to indulge your quest for the perfect taste. Kilometers of fantastic food will be available for you to enjoy for free! The food fiesta will also feature various games and competitions, including the extreme sambal hot sauce eating competition which will be very exciting. So, prepare your stomach and tongue!
On 3rd September, centered at Mount Tumpa, the skies over Manado City will be highlighted with exciting flying actions of Paragliding, Paramotoring, and Parachuting. For those participating in the various flying activities, you will be treated with the most fascinating aerial views of Manado and most picturesque surrounding areas.
For the Fun-Music part, prepare yourself for outstanding music as well as a festive atmosphere. On 8th to 9th September, centered at the Boulevard II area there will be the Manado Cantate featuring choirs performing popular as well as unique distinct Manado's folk song. There will also be the Manado Jazz festival which will be highlighted with performances of prominent national and international musicians.
Presenting the best products and crafts of the city, the Fair part of the festival will not only give you the chance to buy some of the city's top products but also the opportunity to further explore all that Manado has to offer.
Known as the city of high religious tolerance, the festival also incorporates faith into its element as a way to express gratitude to Almighty God through the thanksgiving religious festival that will take place throughout the fiesta.
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The Manado Fiesta Fantastic Festival 2017 forms part of the The Manado Calendar of Events 2017 launched in 2016 that features a plethora of exciting events throughout the year, from weekly happenings to special monthly events.
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Boosted by the surge in international tourists this year especially coming from China, Manado today serves 9 international flights from 9 cities to Manado: 1 from Singapore, and 8 from China namely: Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanchang, Changsha, Macau and Hong Kong. And ofcourse there are daily domestic flights from Jakarta, Bali, Makassar and more.
So mark your calendar, book your flights, and get ready for a sensational fiesta in the city of the smiling people!
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