Culture and People LIST: 80th Araw ng Davao Events and Activities

LIST: 80th Araw ng Davao Events and Activities

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The City Government of Davao has been gearing up for almost three (3)-week long celebration of the city foundation day which officially starts Wednesday, March 1, with a theme “STAND TALL. UNITED. RESILIENT“.

“Our celebration is a celebration of our unity as a people — united in the face of challenges and adversities and determined to survive and overcome every trial that comes our way,” said Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.

“We are here together as one and this is a proof that the Dabawenyos’ strength, determination, persistence, and love for our fellow Filipinos and our country are unwavering and simply indestructible. We have proven to the world that Dabawenyos always survive and rise in unity,” she stressed.

Now on it’s 80th year, Davao City local government has lined up festivities showcasing the culture of Dabawenyos (city locals).   Several activities and events are lined up from March 1 until March 18, which is the official stretch of the celebration.

One of the highlights of this year’s celebration is the Parada Dabawenyo. But unlike the parades the past years, this year’s Parada Dabawenyo on March 16 will not only be a civic activity, but also will be an elaborate presentation of the history of Davao.   The Parada will showcase eight (8) floats which will display roots of the city and our history as Dabawenyos.

Here is the 80th Araw ng Davao lineup of activities:

DateTimeVenueActivity or Event
February 20-March 239:00 AM to 6:00 PMMuseo Dabawenyo

 

Art Exhibit  by Elenita Butch Dumlao
March 1

 

1:30 PM

 

 

San Pedro CathedralMisa sa Pasasalamat,
 

7:00 PM

Rizal Park80th Araw ng Dabaw Pasiugdang Pagsaulong (Opening Ceremony)
March 1-30CitywideDuwa Dabaw
March 310:00 AM-4:00 PMGarden OasesWomen’s Summit
March 1-3, 6-10, 13-15CitywideDabawenyo Ako!
March 2-9, 11-12, 14CitywidePahalipay sa mga Distrito
March 3-5, 10-126:00 AM-10:00 PMRizal ParkPasundayag sa Rizal Park
March 4-5, 10-126:00 PM-10:00 PMRizal ParkMusikahan sa People’s Park
March 87:00 AMRoxas-Rizal ParkWomen’s Day Parade
March 101:00 PM-5:00 PMUSEP GymCoke’s We Make Change Work: Women Inspiring Women
March 11-12CinemathequeDavao Life is Here Guerilla Filmathon
Abreeza Ayala MallMindanao Trade Expo
March 126:00 PM -10:00 PMDCRCLGBT Davao Celebration
March 133:30 PMRoyal Mandaya HotelPasidungog: Garbo sa Dabaw
Marc 14-168:00 AM -5:00 PMPeople’s ParkOrganic Agri Day
March 148:00 AM -5:00 PMRizal ParkCity Hall Employees’ Day
March 151:00 PM – 5:00 PMRizal ParkGlobe’s Barangay Cheer Dance Competition
3:00 PM – 6:00 PMSM City2017 Sayaw Pinoy Folk Dance Competition
6:00 PM – 10:00 PMDCRCMutya ng Dabaw
6:00 PMRoyal Mandaya HotelDatu Bago Awards
March 167:00 AM – 12:00 NNRoxas-Rizal ParkParada Dabawenyo
6:00 PM -2:00 AMRizal ParkDuyog Dabaw: A Celebration of Strength
March 177:00 AM – 2:00 AMSan Pedro SquareDavao 80’s Street Party
 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMRoyal Mandaya HotelLunhaw Awards
 5:00 PM – 7:00 PMCinemathequeLife is Here Filmathon Premiere Night
March 17-196:30 PM – 9:00 PMMarco Polo HotelIndonesian Culinary Festival
March 186:00 PM – 10:00 PMDCRCSMB Araw ng Davao Pasasalamat Concert

To fully give Dabawenyo’s the opportunity to celebrate these events, March 16 and 17, 2017 have been declared as special non-working holidays by the Malacañang Palace.