Things to do in Metro Manila for July 2023

After the excitement of Pride Month and other celebrations in June, the fun doesn’t have to end in July. As the school year is about to begin again, students can take advantage of their remaining free time by engaging in various activities and events happening in Metro Manila.

Here are things to do in Metro Manila for July 2023 from fan festivals to an art exhibition for a fun & celebratory month.

1. Speak Now Taylor’s Version Launch Party

Speak Now Taylor's Version Launch Party
Image credit: Swifties Philippines via Facebook

Taylor Swift recently announced her upcoming tour dates. If you’re a swiftie, then you know that she, sadly, won’t be coming to the Philippines.

While it’s a bummer that she won’t be gracing us with her presence, Swifties Philippines came up with something to make up for it. You can still have fun and go to the Speak Now Taylor’s Version Launch Party happening in Taguig. This event allows you to unleash your inner Swiftie, sing along to Taylor Swift’s songs, and have a great time. Best of all, it’s free!


  • You can join in fun games and activities during the event.
  • You get to watch live performances on stage.
  • For early birds, you get an exclusive gift at the event.

Date: 8th July 2023
Time: 11am
Address: Market! Market! Activity Center, Taguig

You can pre-register and secure your attendance here.

2. Yuri Fan Meeting Tour Chapter 2 in Manila

Yuri Fan Meeting Tour Chapter 2Image credit: Philippine Kpop Convention via Facebook 

Fans of the K-pop girl group Girls Generation, also known as SNSD, will be delighted to know that one of their members, Kwon Yuri, will be having a fan meeting in Quezon City.  Over the years, she has managed to make a name for herself as a singer and actress.

To all the Filipino SONEs (term for Yuri’s fans) out there, going to the Chapter 2 Fan Meeting Tour in Quezon City is your chance to meet and interact with Yuri in person. You can listen to her share stories, enjoy live performances, and maybe even take a photo with her.


  • All attendees will receive a photocard and a poster at the event.
  • Loge, Orchestra, VIP, and VVIP ticket holders are qualified to get a chance to win a Hi-Bye session, group photo, signed polaroid, and signed poster.
  • VVIP ticket holders automatically get a Hi-Bye session with Yuri.

Admission fee: P5,500 (~USD99.73) Balcony | P8,500 (~USD154.13) Loge & Orchestra | P10,000 (~USD181.33) VIP | P11,500 (~USD208.52) VVIP
Date: 9th July 2023
Time: 7pm
Address: New Frontier Theatre, 7 Gen. Aguinaldo Avenue, Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City

Book your tickets here.

3. BTS ARMY Fan Festival 2023

BTS ARMY Fan Festival 2023
Image adapted from: BTS ARMY Fest, BTS ARMY Fest via Facebook 

True and dedicated BTS ARMYs know that BTS recently celebrated their 10th year anniversary since their debut as a K-pop group. Of course, Filipino ARMYs won’t dare to disappoint. In line with this momentous event, you can go wild and check out the BTS ARMY Fan Festival 2023 happening in Quezon City.

BTS ARMY Fan Festival 2023 - fans and lights
Image credit: BTS ARMY Fest via Facebook

You can meet and interact with fellow ARMYs and share your love for BTS and most of all, your BTS bias. Additionally, you can take photos and watch their best performances movie theater-style.


  • “Take Two” tickets include official Army Fest merchandise and a festival kit.
  • “Yet To Come” tickets include official Army Fest merchandise, festival kit, and a Secret Room pass with a challenge activity.

Admission fee: P350 (~USD6.35) “Take Two” | P450 (~USD8.16) “Yet To Come”
Date: 9th July 2023
Time: 1pm
Address: The Circle Events Place, 1 Timog Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Get your tickets here.

4. Job Fair and Career Expo 2023

Job Fair and Career Expo 2023
Image credit: People Management Association of the Philippines via Facebook 

The Job Fair and Career Expo happening in Makati is a great pick if you’re actively looking for a job or are wanting to expand your horizons when it comes to your professional career. This is a great opportunity for you to find your ideal job as you can ask questions, know more about the companies, and socially network with other people at the event.

Even if you’re not looking for a job, it’s still a great experience to immerse yourself in such an environment that can give you more knowledge on how to go about your career.

Date: 13th-14th July 2023
Time: 9am-5pm
Address: Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Dr, Ayala Center, Makati

Register here for free.

5. Anime & Cosplay Expo 2023

Anime and Cosplay Expo 2023
Image credit: Cosplay Mania via Facebook

On a more creative note, the Anime and Cosplay Expo 2023 happening in Pasay is worth checking out if you’re a massive anime and cosplay fan.

You get to watch and join lots of different cosplay activities and contests such as Solo Cosplay Catwalk and Cosplay’s Got Talent. What’s more, you can even join in on the cosplay fun if you want to dress up and express yourself.


  • There’ll be a line-up of cosplay guests such as Amelia Khor.
  • There’ll be live performances by Anison (Japanese pop and rock music from anime films and series) artists.

Admission fee: P399 (~USD7.23) Regular Day 1/Day 2 | P1,499 (~USD27.18) Portal Pass
Date: 15th-16th July 2023
Time: 10.30am-8pm
Address: Function Room 4 & 5, SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Lane, Pasay

Book your tickets online at

Note: Ticket prices are exclusive of ticketing charges. 

6. NewJeans Anniversary Party

NewJeans Anniversary Party
Image credit: NewJeans Philippines via Facebook

K-pop girl group NewJeans has been all the rage when their songs, such as “Hype Boy” and “OMG,” went viral on TikTok. If you’ve become one of their many fans, you won’t want to miss the NewJeans Anniversary Party in Quezon City.

Although NewJeans won’t be present at the event, you can still have a great time with fellow Tokkis (NewJeans fan club) and have the opportunity to win exciting prizes like lightsticks, albums, and merchandise. You can even participate in or watch the NewJeans Dance Cover Battle taking place during the event.

Date: 23rd July 2023
Time: 1pm-6pm
Address: The Block Atrium, SM North EDSA, North Avenue, corner Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Quezon City

Note: For more information, visit NewJeans Philippines’ Facebook page

7. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel The Exhibition
Image credit: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition via Facebook

Art enthusiasts, particularly fans of sculptor and painter Michelangelo, should not miss the limited-time exhibition of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition in Pasig.

Throughout July and beyond, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the renowned work of Michelangelo, as the ceiling paintings are divided and transformed into life-sized structures. This unique presentation offers a fresh perspective on interpreting the art itself.

Admission fee: P780 (~USD14.14) general admission | P990 (~USD17.95) VIP | P3,450 (~USD62.56) Group Ticket (for 6 pax)
Date: 1st July – 30th September 2023
Time: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
Address: 2nd Floor, Estancia Mall, 1605 Meralco Ave, Ortigas Center, Pasig

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlet near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges. 

Things to do in July 2023

As you can see, there are still lots of things to do this July that you can go for. Whether it’s to celebrate your love for different artists, expressing yourself in cosplay, or educating yourself through art, you’re bound to come out satisfied.

Make July an unforgettable month for you.

For more things to do in the Philippines, check out The Smart Local Philippines.

Cover image adapted from: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, BTS ARMY Fest, Cosplay Mania via Facebook

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