- Lowell Folk Festival – The Lowell Folk Festival held every year during the last weekend in July is the largest free folk festival in the nation. There are food booths from different ethnic groups, handicraft and artisan booths, folk dance and music presentations. The IP booth is a favorite among the festival organizers and festival attendees and prides itself in attracting repeat customers and in having the longest line. The festival has been the major fund raising activity for IP since 1988. Proceeds cover the majority of IP’s operating expenses and enable IP to keep registration fees to a minimum. All IP parents and their children participate in this labor-intensive event in true “bayanihan” spirit.
- Christmas Caroling – Christmas caroling, started in 1976, is the second major fundraiser for IP. The IP carolers, consisting of parents, students and the rondalla, rehearse for more than two months and go caroling (by appointment) for the three weekends in December before Christmas. Proceeds from caroling are earmarked for the Rondalla Program. Christmas caroling is a fundraising tradition that is still practiced in the Philippines and helps promote the Christmas spirit to Filipinos and their friends.
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