Are you ready for Kadayawan Festival 2015? "Kadayawan sa Dabaw" is Davao City's most anticipated and well-attended festival in celebration of life, culture and a thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest. Held every third week of August, Kadayawan Festival 2015 is the one of the grandest celebration in the whole of Davao region. It is also a festival of thanksgiving for the bounty of fruits and flowers as the waling-waling orchid blooms. Madayaw Davao!
Kadayawan Festival 2015Now on its 30th year, Kadayawan 2015 will be a week long celebration from August 17 - 23, 2015. The highlights of the festival will fall on August 22 and 23, 2015 with Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Street Dancing) and Pamulak sa Kadalanan (Floral Float Parade) happening respectively. Mark your calendars! Be sure to save the dates of Kadayawan Festival 2015 and plan your trip ahead.
Schedule of Kadayawan Festival 2015 (Highlights)
August 22, 2015 (Saturday)8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Street, Davao City
Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan - Indak-indak, which literally means stomping one's feet on the ground, is a competition of different tribes-participants showcasing choreographed dance inspired by Mindanao's indigenous traditions, legends, myths and cultural events.
August 23, 2015 (Sunday)8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Magsaysay Avenue to San Pedro Street, Davao City
Pamulak Kadayawan - a float parade featuring Davao Region's bountiful harvest of flowers and fruits.
Kadayawan Festival 2015 Official Schedule of Activities
For my coverage on Kadayawan Festival 2013 and List of Winners, click HERE.
Where to Eat in Davao City
Davao City offers a lot of dining places and food establishments that will surely stimulate your most discriminate palates. Be it a fine dining restaurant, a "hole in the wall" diners or simply a street food kiosk, you will surely enjoy Davao City's wide array of food options. Where to eat in Davao City? Here are some of my recommendations.
- Lachi's Sans Rival Atbp.
- Majid's Persian Kabab
- RBG Bar and Grill of Park Inn by Radisson
- Blugre' Coffee
- Archipelago 7107 by Barrio Fiesta
- Luz Kilawin
For more details on these dining places and restaurants in Davao City, click HERE or HERE.
Where to Stay in Davao City
During Kadayawan Festival, it is suggested that you plan your trip in advance. Although, Davao City has a wide array of affordable and high quality hotels, guest/pension houses, hostel and inns for you to stay in, you should book your accommodation as early as now! Here are 2 of my recommended accommodations in Davao City which I have personally tried:
- Green Windows Dormitel - FTC Tower, 5th Floor, 1034 Mt. Apo St., Davao City | Click here for my full review
- Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto - 160 San Pedro Street Davao City | Click here for my full review
How to Get to Davao City
Davao City, being one of the highly-urbanized cities in Mindanao, it can be reached by air from Manila and other key cities in the country such as Cebu, Zamboanga, among many others. Major local airlines such as Philippine Airline, Cebu Pacific Air and Air Asia have several flights daily to Davao City making it one of the most accessible cities in the country.
By Land and Sea
Davao City can also be reached by land and sea from Manila via bus and RORO. You may check with Philtranco Bus Company for the schedule of trips.
Things to do in (and near) Davao City
- Explore Samal Island
- Monfort Bat Sanctuary
- Hagimit Falls
- Maxima Aquafun Resort
- Whitewater Rafting
- Visit Davao Crocodile Park
- Join Mel's Davao Food Tour
Certainly, Davao City's Kadayawan Festival 2015 shouldn't be missed! It is one of the must-see celebrations and festivals in Mindanao! Festivals are definitely more fun in the Philippines! Madayaw Davao! Happy Kadayawan Festival 2015!
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