Official Schedule of Kadayawan Festival 2014

Post Last Updated: August 8, 2014

The biggest festival in Mindanao will once again put Davao City on the spotlight as the annual Kadayawan Festival celebrates the city's diversity of culture and bountiful harvest this August 2014. Come and visit Davao City and experience the most colorful and vibrant festival in southern Philippines.

Visiting a city during a huge festival entails a lot or preparation and visitors often encounter challenges in planning for such trip. Here are some tips to help you better plan for Kadayawan 2014 and to ensure that you enjoy this unique experience.

Official Schedule of Kadayawan Festival 2014

The highlights of Kadayawan 2014 are scheduled during the third weekend of August. Last May 26, 2014, the Davao City Tourism Operations Office announced on its official Facebook page that Kadayawan 2014 is scheduled on August 11-17, 2014. This means that the biggest events of this year's festival are expected happen on August 16 & 17, 2014 so mark these dates on your calendar as early as now! We recommend that you should already be in Davao by August 15, 2014.

Theme of this year's Kadayawan sa Dabaw is Kalambiang sa Kinaiyahan: Kadayawan sa Katawhan which translates to Nature's Flourishing: People's Well Being. Here are the schedules of the highlights of the festivities of August 16 & 17, 2014:

August 16, 2014 (Saturday)
Highlight of the Kadayawan sa Kadalanan (Street Celebration) is the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan. This street dance competition highlights the rich culture of Davao City through dance. Each group represents a tribe with its own unique culture, traditions, art and history. This year, Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan will start at 9:00am. The parade will follow the route San Pedro Street - Pelayo Street - Bonifacio Street - C. Bangoy Street - Magsaysay Extension - C.M. Recto Street.

August 17, 2014 (Sunday)
Highlight of the Kadayawan sa Katanaman (Floral Celebration) is the Pamulak, a floral float parade that showcases Davao's flowers and fruits that are artistically arranged into decorative floats. The Pamulak will start at 8:00am and will follow the route Magsaysay Avenue - C.M. Recto Street - San Pedro Street - Pelayo Street - Palma Gil Street.

Here the complete schedule of activities released by the City Government of Davao last August 4, 2014:

How to Get to Davao City

The Davao International Airport is the main gateway to Davao City. Cebu Pacific Air and PAL Express have daily flights to Davao from Manila. There are also regional flights connecting Davao to Puerto Princesa, Zamboanga, Iloilo, Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu and Bacolod. Book your flights in advance to take advantage of promo fares.

Where to Stay in Davao City

Park Inn Davao
Park Inn by Radisson Davao

Park Inn by Radisson Davao is a 204-room eight-storey mid-range hotel located beside the SM Lanang Premier Mall and SMX Convention Center. Owned by the SM Group and managed by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Park Inn by Radisson Davao features modern, clean, vibrant, comfortable and affordable accommodation designed for business and leisure travelers.

Avail of their Kadayawan Room Package at P4,500.00 net and enjoy an overnight stay in a Standard Room inclusive of breakfast for two (2). Kids under 12 years old are free of charge (on room only basis). In addition, you also get the following exclusive F&B discounts and special offers:

- 15% off on a la carte orders at RBG
- 2nd round of drink for FREE at the poolside, offered daily from 10am to 10pm
- 3+1 offer on Quickfire daily set lunch and Kadayawan lunch buffet on August 17

Stay period is from August 1 to 31, 2014. This special limited offer is until August 31 only. Book your colorful stay at Park Inn Davao now. First 20 bookings will get automatic upgrade to rooms with sea view!

Where to Eat in Davao City

Vikings SM Lanang in Davao City

It's truly more fun in the Philippines, and this is true during festivals! There's no better way to celebrate festivals than with good food. Davao is a haven for foodies looking for culinary adventure. Here are some restaurants the will truly give you a unique Davao dining experience:

What to Do in Davao City

Take the opportunity to explore Davao and its neighboring cities and towns. Here are a number of attractions that we recommend:
  • Davao Crocodile Park (Davao City)
  • Maxima Resort & Aquafun (Samal)
  • Isla Reta (Samal)
  • Banana Beach Resort (Tagum City)

Thank you very much for reading this guide and we hope that you find this helpful. If you have questions or comments, we would love to hear them. You can post them as comments below or you can also send us an email at


  1. Thanks, this is very helpful. Wala na po bang flight ang AirAsia papuntang Davao?

    1. Hi HeartGem! Thanks for visiting We have received notification for AirAsiaZest that has temporarily suspended their service between Manila and Davao effective July 1, 2014 due to network re-alignment. This means that there we be no AirAsia flights between Manila and Davao during Kadayawan. It is still uncertain when they will restore the servicing of this route.

  2. Is Tune Hotels located near SM Lanang Premier?

    1. Yes, Tune Hotel Davao is locarted along J.P. Laurel Avenue, in Davao City's Lanang District, just a few hundred meters away from SM Lanang. Thanks for visiting our blog.

  3. hi. i just want to know from where did you confirm the dates. i've read in other sites that the kadayawan highlights have been moved to the 4th weekend of aug. instead of the usual 3rd weekend. thanx.

    1. Hi! Here's an update. The rumors are false. Kadayawan 2014 will take place on the third weekend of August. Last May 26, 2014, the Davao City Tourism Operations Office announced on its official Facebook page that Kadayawan 2014 is scheduled on August 11-17, 2014. This means that the biggest events of this year's festival are expected happen on August 16 & 17, 2014. Thanks.

  4. Hi! Is Tune Hotels located near where the street dance competition and float parade will be held?

    1. Hi TrishKrish, thanks for visiting Tune Hotel is located in the Lanang District of Davao City, about 6km away from the venue of the street dance and float parade. That's just a short taxi ride away from the hotel (P100-120).

  5. Finally, they confirmed the schedule! Thanks! Booked my Tune Hotels Davao at very low rates. Airfare na lang kulang :-) -Max

  6. Thank you for the final confirmation of schedule of Kadawayan Festival. See you seoon Davao.
    Thaks :-)

    - CS Palaweño

    1. We hope you enjoy your visit to Davao and your Kadayawan 2014 experience :-)

  7. no comments;for inquiry lang.any schedule flight Laguindingan-Davao? daily schedules also? thanks;Old Man Gingoog City.

    1. Hi, thanks for visiting our blog. Cebu Pacific is currently the only airline that offers flights between Laguindingan and Davao. It has daily flights between Laguindingan and Davao. One flight per day lang po, here's the schedule as of July 1:

      *Laguindingan>Davao 06:40am
      *Davao>Laguindingan 08:00am