Metro Manila · Event Highlights 2015

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Here you find the top events that await you in 2015, from UP Fair to Philippine Fashion Week, from the Papal Visit to the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

For a comprehensive list of major events, check the "Year in Manila". Here is a brief overview over the most important happenings.

The year kicks off with the much-anticipated Pope Francis Papal Visit from January 15 to 19. The Pope will be visiting select towns in Leyte that were hit by super typhoon Yolanda. He is also set to go to Malacanan and Intramuros in Metro Manila. In the same month, Fusion, the first Philippine Music Festival will be held on January 30 at the open grounds of SM Mall of Asia

The annual UP Fair, a week-long music festival of the University of the Philippines, comes second week of February at the campus' Sunken Garden. Popular bands perform and food kiosks abound during this night of fun and revelry.

The 6th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition is once again going to set on fire the night skies at Mall of Asia on February 7 to March 14.

The Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark Pampanga is on February 12 to 15. 

On March 14 to 17, Filipino furniture designers and craftsmen will once again get together at the SMX Convention Center for the Manila FAME.

Music junkies from all over the world will be partying all night long yet again at the 5th Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival on March 6 to 8 in Puerto Galera.

The popular boy band One Direction created quite an impression during its sold-out concert last year in the country. Fans will be seeing the group perform for the 2nd time on March 15, at the SM Mall of Asia. And there are more pop stars to come: Ed Sheeran on March 12, the Backstreet Boys on May 5, Katy Perry on May 7, Sam Smith on May 12...

Top Spanish chefs and food companies will be flying in for the Madrid Fusion Manila on April 23 to 25 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. 

On May 2, Filipinos will flock to the cinemas and sports bars for the "Fight of the Century", the long awaited match between Pinoy boxing-legend Manny Pacquiao and American five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. The fight, which will be broadcasted from Las Vegas, is predicted to be the highest grossing fight in history.

Siargao island will be abuzz with international surfers as it hosts the 2015 Siargao International Surfing competition this August. 

On September 11 to 13, the Diving and Resort Travel Expo will be at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia.

Local designers showcase Filipino fashion at the Philippine Fashion Week from October 24 to 26, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. 

The Philippines is host to the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit this November. World leaders will be in the country to talk about sustainable growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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