Kadayawan Festival is celebrated annually as a thanksgiving festival of Davao City and is known as one of the biggest festivals in the Philippines. “Kadayawan sa Davao” reflects the bountiful harvest, abundance of vegetation, tranquility of living, richness of culture and gift of nature.
This renowned festival is celebrated every third week of August with a very festive environment that every local and foreign visitors would certainly enjoy. Street dancing competitions, exhibits that promote Davao’s best products, talents and best services are made up to complete the said event.
Two of the most awaited events during the celebration are the Indak-indak sa Kadalanan or street dancing and Pamulak or Floral Float Parade which showcase a mobile display of the blooming of flowers and abundance of fruits in creatively decorated floats on parade.
Despite the limited budget, the public and private are working together to make this year’s Kadayawan Festival a successful one. Kadayawan is one of the local events that make Davao City as one of the most visited cities in the Philippines.
Everything is all set from the venue, security down to the different preparations needed to welcome the 25th Kadayawan Festival of Davao City.
Kadayawan Festival 2010 Schedule of Activities:
Engr. Manuel A. Medros 2nd Solo Exhibit for Painting
August 11- September 11, 2010
Venue: Museo Dabawenyo
August 13-30, 2010
Venue: SM City
August 16-22, 2010
Venue: People’s Park
Fair Trade Opening
August 16-22, 2010
Venue: Sangguniang Panlungsod Lobby
Kadayawan 2010 Festival Opening
August 20, 2010
Venue: Rizal Park
The 25th Kadayawan Festival Performance of the Different Tribes
August 20-22, 5:00 PM-2:00 AM
Venue: Bolton Street (Beside Sanguniang Panlungsod)
Hiyas sa Kadayawan
August 20, 2010, 8:00 PM
Venue: Almendras Gym
Indak indak sa Kadalanan
August 21. 2010, 8 AM
Venue: Major thoroughfares of the city
This event features the different cultures and traditional dances of the different tribes of Davao and surrounding areas.
Pamulak Floral Float Parade
August 22 at 8 AM
The route start at Magsaysay Avenue to Claro M. Recto Street then to Legaspi and San Pedro streets.