Madayaw Davao! It's Kadayawan Festival 2016 from August 15 - 21 in Davao City!
"Kadayawan Festival" is Davao City's highly-anticipated and most-attended festival in celebration of life, culture and a thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest. Held every third week of August, Kadayawan Festival 2016 is one of the grandest celebrations in the whole of Davao region and perhaps the whole of Mindanao.
Schedule of Kadayawan Festival 2016 (Highlights)
August 20, 2016 (Saturday)7:00 am - 12:00 nn | Magsaysay Park to Rizal Park, 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 21, 2016 (Sunday)8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Magsaysay Park to Rizal Park, Davao City
Pamulak Kadayawan - a float parade featuring Davao Region's bountiful harvest of flowers and fruits.
Kadayawan Festival 2016 Official Calendar of EventsAs of August 2, 2016
Be sure to save the dates of Kadayawan Festival 2016 so you could plan your trip to Davao City as early as now!
Kadayawan Festival 2016 List of Winners
Indak-indak sa Kadalanan 2016
- Grand Champion: James L. Chiongbian National Trade School from Kiamba, Saragani
- 2nd Place: Kapatagan National High School from Laak, Compostela Valley
- 3rd Place: Purok Sison Elementary School from Surallah, South Cotabato
- 4th Place: Kalingawan Dance Troupe of Sto. Nino National High School from Surallah, South Cotabato
- 5th Place: Sta. Ana National High School Performing Arts Guild from Davao City
How to Get to Davao City?
Being one of the highly-urbanized cities in Mindanao, Davao City can be easily reached by air from Manila and other key cities in the country such as Cebu and Zamboanga, among many others. Major local airlines such as Philippine Airline and Cebu Pacific Air have several flights daily to Davao City making it one of the most accessible cities in the country. Visit Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines' website for promo fares and flight schedules.
By Land and Sea
Davao City can also be reached by land and sea from Metro Manila via RORO buses. You may check with Philtranco Bus Company and other bus companies for the schedule of trips.
Things to do in (and near) Davao City?
If you're visiting Davao City to witness Kadayawan Festival 2016, why not take this opportunity to explore and enjoy the different tourist spots and attractions in (and near) Davao City? Here are my suggestions.
- Explore Samal Island
- Monfort Bat Sanctuary
- Hagimit Falls
- Maxima Aquafun Resort
- Whitewater Rafting
- Visit Davao Crocodile Park
- Join Mel's Davao Food Tour
Where to Eat in Davao City?
Surely, you would also love to experience Davao City's local dining scene. Am I right? The city has a lot of dining places and food establishments that will surely stimulate and satisfy your most discriminating palates. Be it a fine dining restaurant, a "hole in the wall" diners or simply a street food joint, you will definitely 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, please visit these links:
Where to Stay in Davao City?
During Kadayawan Festival, I highly recommend that you book your accommodation 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, they are quickly get fully booked as the festival date comes near. 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 - Check rates online
Address: FTC Tower, 5th Floor, 1034 Mt. Apo St., Davao City | Click here for my full review
- Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto - Check rates online
Address: 160 San Pedro Street Davao City | Click here for my full review
Don't miss Davao City's Kadayawan Festival 2016! It is definitely one of the must-see celebrations and festivals in Mindanao!
Festivals are definitely more fun in the Philippines! Madayaw Davao! Happy Kadayawan Festival 2016!
For my coverage on Kadayawan Festival 2013 and List of Winners, click HERE.
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