The “Sabay Sayaw, Kalipay sa Lapay Bantigue!” or the Lapay Bantigue Dance Festival is an annual celebration that boasts the Lapay Bantigue Dance of Masbate City. This is a celebration and a dance contest at the time which is participated by students from all levels. The event commenced last September 6, 2014.
The contest was judged in different categories: the Lapay Base, street dance showdown and the Free Interpretation Category. All the groups displayed graceful steps, breathtaking stunts and donned colourful and elaborate costumes. This year, the Bantigue Elementary School bagged the first place in the first category, while the Nursery High School was hailed champion in the latter.
This annual event was not only about dancing. A rondalla club and local choir also graced the occasion.The momentous and joyous event was capped by a spectacular fireworks. It was indeed a festival worth remembering.