7 New Kadayawan Events You Should Be Excited About

Davao City has a huge goal for this year: to exceed the 168,000 tourists who participated in Kadayawan 2016. To help achieve this mission, the city government unveiled seven new attractions in addition to the can’t-miss ones such as Pamulakan sa Kadayawan and Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. Learn more about them below!

Kadayawan Dragon Boat Festival

August 12-13 • 6:00 AM • Sta. Ana Wharf, Magsaysay Avenue

Designed to support the city’s tourism, youth, and sports development program, this event will feature three race divisions: Open Standard Boat, Mixed Standard Boat, and Women Small Boat events.

Kadayawan Village and Bantawan

August 14-20 • 9:00 AM • Magsaysay Park

Kadayawan attendees can immerse themselves in the music, art, ritual and lifestyle of Davao City’s 11 father tribes in this culture showcase.

Habi Kadayawan

August 17 • 5:00 PM • SM Lanang Premier

Fashion designers get a chance to express the Kadayawan spirit through fabric in this unique competition-slash-fashion show.


August 17-20 • 5:00 PM • Palma Gil St. (near People’s Park)

Cap off the day with a smorgasbord of good food and great music in this street celebration on Palma Gil St.

Mugna Kadayawan

August 18 • 9:00 AM • Magsaysay Park

Artists get a chance to show off their talent in this Kadayawan-inspired doodle art competition.

Sayaw Kadayawan

August 19 • 10:00 AM • SM City Davao – Annex

Mindanaoan myths, legends, and folklore shall be narrated through this dance competition.

Pitik Kadayawan

August 20 • 8:00 AM • Roxas Avenue to San Pedro Square

This drumbeating competition will highlight the indigenous music of the various tribes of Davao City.

Which of these new attractions are you most excited about? See the entire list of activities here: Kadayawan 2017 Schedule

From all of us here at Nurtura Land & Home, may this year’s Kadayawan celebration be the best one yet!

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