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Roasting time: Mactan Newtown hosts Cebu’s best lechons

Who doesn’t love the caramel-colored crispy skin of a lechon fresh off the pits?

Even better, who doesn’t love a plethora of lechons being roasted to celebrate the biggest gathering of the best lechoneros in Cebu?

It’s time to strap and pack that backpack and fly to Megaworld’s premier township in Cebu, as Mactan Newtown is set to be a lechon lover’s heaven from August 18-21. The classic Filipino fiesta centerpiece takes center stage with its rich tradition and the exquisite flavors of its different iterations.

Mactan Alfresco stands as the home of the Cebu Lechon Festival.

The biggest celebration of Cebu Lechon in the Philippines is the only time of the year when all the famed lechoneros of Cebu gather at the township’s Mactan Alfresco to showcase their heartstopping creations. This gives lechon lovers a very rare opportunity to be able to taste the different varieties of the nationwide favorite in one place, all that crispy skin and succulent meat within an arm’s grasp.

Here’s everything to look forward to at the highly-anticipated festival:

A Roast to Remember

The Cebu Lechon takes the spotlight at the biggest celebration in the country.

As the heart of the festival, guests can witness the art of live lechon roasting, where skilled chefs expertly turn a whole pig into a crispy and succulent masterpiece. The irresistible aroma and captivating sizzle of the roasting process will make for an unforgettable culinary experience on the first bite. 

Pork Party

Embark on a gastronomic adventure at the Lechon Food Park, where the nation’s best lechon varieties await discerning palates. This is paradise for foodies, more so lechon lovers, offering an array of lechon creations that range from classic to innovative. What’s more, these mouthwatering lechon offerings not only tantalize the taste buds but also come at remarkably affordable prices, ensuring that every visitor can indulge without hesitation.

Royalty of the Roast


Bedazzled in vibrant lechon-inspired decor, a classic jeepney becomes a captivating canvas reflecting the tapestry of Philippine cultures.

The parade brings together the community in a lively procession that encapsulates the heart and soul of the festival, with intricately designed floats, colorful costumes, and the centerpiece—a gleaming lechon on display.

Waves of Tradition

Experience the soul-stirring cultural essence of Cebu through a series of mesmerizing dance performances. These showcase the city’s rich heritage with powerful presentations of traditional routines that encapsulate its history, values, and vibrant spirit.

Cultural Grooves


The Cebu Lechon Festival is a colorful celebration of culture and cuisine in the Queen City of the South.

Fire dancers mesmerize fiesta goers with their amazing skill, as the cultural dance troupes embodying the heart of Cebu’s heritage, together with thundering drums, fill the air with energy. Local bands also are out to create an electric atmosphere, ensuring the night ends on a high note of excitement and entertainment.

The Traveling Tavern

Sip and savor your favorite drinks while enjoying the festivities on the move with a mobile bar. This unique concept offers a refreshing respite, ensuring guests never miss a moment of the action while enjoying signature beverages and cocktails crafted to perfection.

Beats and Eats

Diners enjoy the best lechon that the famed lechoners of Cebu can offer at Mactan Alfresco in The Mactan Newtown township.

Beats and Eats is a celebration of both sound and flavor, where the primal beats of traditional drumming blend harmoniously with the sizzling sounds of roasting lechon.

Lechon and Listen


Behold, the irresistible lineup of Cebu’s finest Lechon.

Immerse in an enchanting fusion of melodies and flavors as local bands are set to serenade attendees for a symphony of soulful tunes that perfectly harmonize with the experience of savoring delicious lechon delicacies. 

Wheels and Thrills

The festival showcases not only lechon but also an impressive array of the city’s fastest cars and motorcycles for all the automobile enthusiasts out there.

Splatter Showdown

Friends and families can form teams, strategize, and embark on adrenaline-pumping missions, creating unforgettable memories amidst the colorful chaos of paintball warfare.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is the retail and commercial development arm of Megaworld Corporation, one of the Philippines’ largest real estate companies, and the leading lifestyle mall developer. The Retail Asia Awards 2023 Marketing Initiative of the Year awardee’s mission is to make happiness and meaningful connections a lifestyle for its communities as the country’s premier developer of lifestyle destinations with exceptional designs, offerings and experiences.

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