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.
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.
August 18 • 9:00 AM • Magsaysay Park
Artists get a chance to show off their talent in this Kadayawan-inspired doodle art competition.
August 19 • 10:00 AM • SM City Davao – Annex
Mindanaoan myths, legends, and folklore shall be narrated through this dance competition.
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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