Since birth, I really have no personal experience with Kadayawan sa Dabaw though I live just an hour away from the city. I haven't seen the Hudyakan sa Kadayawan in person, none of the activities during the festival I ever attended. This year will be the first time that I am going to the event.
I watch the parade and other activities only on television, all I know was it's colorful and fun. I was not allowed to go due to security issues, but Davao has proven for years that there's nothing to worry about. Thus, I am coming! I married young so and was always left with the kids, but now that they are old enough, I am now free to ramp and enjoy the festivities. Plus the fact that my job as a general virtual assistant gave me the luxury to choose the time I want to do my job.
Since I am so excited, I want to share with you the schedule for the 30th Kadayawan Sa Dabaw. Below is the photo I got from the official Facebook page of Davao City Tourism. Enjoy and hope to see you there!
August 13 - 16 | The Great Kadayawan Trade Fair and Bazaar at Davao Convention & Trade Center
August 14 - 23 18:00 Onwards | Hudyakaan sa Kadayawan at Roxas Ave
August 15 - 23 | Hulagway sa Kadayawan Photo Contest at Around Davao City
August 17 16:30 - 17:30 | Ecumenical Mass at Roxas Ave
August 17 18:00 - 20:00 | Pagbukas: Opening of 30th Kadayawan Festival at San Pedro Square
August 17 20:00 - 00:00 | Kadayawan Street Party (Opening) at San Pedro Square
August 18 08:00 - 17:00 | Sayaw Mindanaw (Prelim) at Davao City Recreation Center
August 18 18:00 - 00:00 | Tunog Mindanaw at San Pedro Square
August 19 18:00 - 22:00 | Sayaw Mindanaw (Finals) at Davao City Recreation Center
August 20 08:00 - 17:00 | Lumadnong Dula: Davao Tribal Sports at People's Park
August 20 18:00 - 00:00 | Kadayawan Street Party at San Pedro Square
August 21 07:00 - 09:00 | Davao River Festival at Tionko Field
August 21 09:00 - 12:00 | Panagtagbo at Tionko Field
August 21 14:00 - 17:00 | Lumadnong Bantawan at Rizal Park
August 21 18:00 - 22:00 | Hiyas sa Kadayawan at Davao City Recreation Center
August 22 08:00 - 17:00 | Indak - Indak sa Kadalanan at Roxas Ave to San Pedro St
August 23 08:00 - 12:00 | Pamulak Kadayawan at Magsaysay Ave to San Pedro St
August 23 17:00 - 00:00 | Pahalipay Concert at San Pedro Square