Kadayawan sa Davao 2019 Schedule of Events and Activities

Davao’s festival of harvest, Kadayawan sa Davao is now a month-long celebration scheduled on August 1-31, 2019. Kadayawan’s major events include Hiyas sa Kadayawan, Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan and Pamulak sa Kadayawan. [Featured photo by LouWorks Studio/Kadayawan sa Davao]

Kadayawan Festival
Kadayawan Festival

Kadayawan sa Davao 2019 Schedule of Events and Activities

KADAYAWAN VILLAGE
The 11 ethno-linguistic tribes in Davao Region include Ata, Iranun, Kagan, Klata-Guiangan, Maguindanaon, Maranao, Matigsalug, Ovu Manuvu, Sama, Taga-bawa and Tausug. Their ways, culture, and living are showcased in the village with authenticity.
Magsaysay Park
August 1-31 (10 AM-10PM)

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AGRI-TRADE FAIR
Display of green produce, flavor, and creation by the Floriculture Industry of Davao, Inc.
McArthur Highway
August 1-31 (8AM-6PM)

MISA PASASALAMAT
Opening mass
Magsaysay Park
August 2 Friday (3:30 PM)

SUBANG SINUGDANAN UG PAG-ABLI SA KADAYAWAN
Re-enactment of convergence and the official opening ceremony of Kadayawan Festival
Magsaysay Park
August 2 Friday (4:30 PM)

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KADAYAWAN SA DAVAO 3D LIGHT SHOW
3D Light Show
City Hall
August 2-25 (6PM-10PM)

TABUAN SA KADAYAWAN
A weekend market that features food, plants, arts, dry goods, and Kadayawan-inspired products
Sta. Ana Wharf
August 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 (6PM-11PM)

MUGNA KADAYAWAN
An on-the-spot wall art competition that narrates Davao community
Sta. Ana Wharf
August 3 Saturday (8 AM)

BANTAWAN CULTURAL PRESENTATION
A celebration to showcase the artisanal, food and cultural performances of the 11-Tribes.
Magsaysay Park
August 3-4, 10, 17-18 every Saturday and Sunday (5:30 PM)

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ARAW NG MGA EMPLEYADO
A fun-filled day for the City Government employees
Rizal Park
August 9, 2019, Friday (8AM-9PM)

KADAYAWAN DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
Sta. Ana Wharf
August 10-11 Saturday-Sunday (5 AM)

HABI KADAYAWAN
Fashion accessories and apparel design competition
Abreeza Ayala Mall
August 9 Friday (3 PM)

HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN CORONATION
A display of talent by the 11 Hiyas sa Kadayawan candidates – interpreting their respective tribes’ traditions and culture through colorful and engaging presentations.
RMC Petro Gazz Arena
August 11 Sunday (3 PM)

DULA KADAYAWAN
An experiential activity for tourists to interact with the tribes through their games.
People’s Park
August 16 Friday (8AM)

SAYAW KADAYAWAN
An artistic fanfare of folklore, traditions and cultural practices inspired by the 11-Tribes through dance
SM City Davao
August 16 Friday (2 PM)

INDAK-INDAK SA KADAYAWAN
A celebration and merriment through choreographed and theatrical street-dancing competition inspired by Mindanao’s rich cultural heritage – the contingents’ artistic interpretation of Kadayawan’s theme.
Roxas Ave. to Kadayawan Square
August 17 Saturday (7 AM)

KADAYAWAN FARMER’S MARKET
A bazaar of all the fresh produce and products that are indigenous to Davao Region.
Magsaysay Park
August 21-25 Wed-Sun (9AM-10PM)

TUNOG KADAYAWAN
A song writing competition to showcase the living heritage of the City
Matina Town Square
August 23 Friday (7PM)

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PAMULAK SA KADAYAWAN
Highlighting the abundance of Davao Region’s flora and fauna presented with artistry interpreted in decorative floats.
Roxas Ave. to Kadayawan Square
August 24 Saturday (7AM)

PITIK KADAYAWAN
A drumbeating competition
Roxas Ave. to Kadayawan Square
August 24 Saturday (7AM)

TAMBAYAYONG KADAYAWAN
Performances of traditional dances and songs from different Ethno-linguistic groups featuring the grand winners of the various Kadayawan competitions
San Pedro Street
August 24 Saturday (6PM)

KADAYAWAN 2019 HOLIDAY

The Kadayawan 2019 special non-working holiday will be on August 16, 2019.

WHERE TO STAY IN DAVAO?

Recommended Hotels in Davao City. Please click the name of the hotel below to know the rates and availability.  

  1. Marco Polo Davao
  2. Seda Abreeza Hotel
  3. Park Inn by Radisson Davao
  4. Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
  5. Apo View Hotel

Recommended budget accommodation in Davao City. Please click the name of the hotel / hostel / Dormitel / Inn below to know the rates and availability.

  1. Zen Rooms in Pryce Tower, Roxas and Dona Vicenta. You can use our ESCAPEMANILA voucher code to get a 20% discount on your hotel bookings. Check rates and availability.
  2. Homitori Dormitel
  3. North Zen Hotel
  4. GV Hotel Davao
  5. The Royal House Travel Inn & Suites
  6. Hotel Uno
  7. Bahay ni Tuding Inn & Resto
  8. My Hotel Davao
  9. Green Windows Dormitel

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  1. Thanks for posting the schedule. 😊

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