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Gear Up For A Blazing Summer—Visit Davao Summer Festival 2018!

Davao del Sur, Davao City

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Apr 17, 2018

The Long Fest and Wide Fest... Long because it will run for 10 weeks, and Wide because all of Davao Region—namely Davao City, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS), Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Compostela Valley, Mati City, and Davao Oriental—will come together to give visitors adrenaline-pumping events!

What's in store for you this summer? Mark your calendars with the events below!

Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS)

Aside from stretches of white sand beaches for swimming, diving, snorkeling, dipping, there is going to be a sand sculpting competition and a bigiw regatta (sail and speed competition) (May 2018).

Samal Marathon (May 6)

READ:  Visit 10 Amazing Spots On the Outskirts of Samal & Talikud Islands Via habal-Habal 

Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur

Two international Sports Events: the Mt. Apo Sky and Vertical Race (April 21-22) and the Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge (April 21-22)

Compostela Valley

Visit Davao Aquathlon (Swim and Trek Race) (May 20) at Kopiat Island in Pindasan, Mabini.
Regional Visit Davao Climb Caravan (April to June) : start: Bubayi Climb (All-women climb to Mt. Amakan, ComVal) end: Mars Attack National Climb Congress in Mt. Candalaga

READ: Compostela’s Awao Waterfall: A Sight to Behold 

Davao del Norte

Kadagayaan Festival (June 25-July 1) 

READ: Actual Farmville in the Philippines? Only in Davao del Norte! 

Mati, Davao Oriental

Ultimate Frisbee Invitational Tournament (April 27-29)
National Skimboarding Competition (April 27-29)
Dragon Boat Competition (June 2018) during Pujada Bay Festival, Davao Oriental

READ: 8 Must-Do’s and Must-See’s in Mati City 

Davao Oriental

Kabilin Festival- wealth of nature and culture, heritage of Davao Oriental.  Highlights: Mt. Hamiguitan, Pusan Point, Cape San Agustin and Aliwagwag Falls. (May to June 2018)

READ: Subangan Museum: The Heart of Davao Oriental 

Davao City

Daba-Daba Davao Arts Fest (April to June 2018)
Art Mindanao Alla Prima (April to May)
Battle of the Strongest (National Crossfit Competition) (May 27)
Hataw Dabaw Streetdance Fest (May 11-13)
Mindanao Pet Congress (May 12-13)
DurianMan Triathlon (April 29)
Whole year (Malagos Chocolate Tour, Du30 Tour, and Philippine Eagle Wildlife Tour)

READ: How to Tour the Philippines’ Biggest City in Just 5 Days  


How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.  From Davao City, all of the regions and neighboring cities are just an hour to 3 hours road trip.

What are you looking forward to in Davao? Share it over on www.ChoosePhilippines.com, or post it with the hashtag #ChoosePhilippines!
 

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