Guests, tourists, visitors and residents of Cagayan de Oro City can expect a more colorful and exciting celebration of the “Kagay-an Festival” with the addition of new core events.
“Kagay-an Festival”- Cagayan de Oro City’s main fiesta attraction in honor of patron Saint Augustine, was formally launched last week by the Promote CdeO Foundation, Inc. led by its president Ruben Vegafria, in coordination with the City Tourism Board chaired by Ms. Josie Aliñabon and the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office headed by Ms. Imma Rae D. Gatuslao.
During the simple launching ceremony held recently, the Promote CdeO Foundation, Inc., organizers of the festivity unveiled 10 major events that will highlight the annual edition of “Kagay-an Festival’.
The new core events are:
“Garbo sa Oro: Outstanding Kagay-anons”- a recognition of exceptional Kagay-anons who brought honor and pride to the city which will be held at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University on August 28;
“Serenata at the Park” at Kiosko Kagawasan in Divisoria on August 28;
“Regional Trade Fair”, a wide array of display and sale of locally-made products of the region based on “One-Town, One-Product” (OTOP) concept to be staged at the Limketkai Rotunda from August 20 to August 28.
Among the crowd-drawing festival activities;
“Kagayan Dance Festival”, a street dancing competition showcasing Northern Mindanao indigenous people’s dances on August 24;
“Ms. Kagay-an”, a beauty and talent search of the city’s finest, gorgeous and witty Kagay-anon ladies vying for the title as Cagayan de Oro City’s Ambassadress of Goodwill and Tourism on August 25
“Kagay-an 3rd Golden Float Parade”, a float competition depicting the city’s growth and development, history, people, culture and event on August 26
“Lambagohan-River Festivities”, a fluvial procession and river rafts competition at the Cagayan de Oro River on August 27;
“Kumbira”, a culinary show and live competitions to be held at the Limketkai Atrium from August 13 to 15;
“National Horseshow and Competition”, a 3-day event showcasing equestrian events and horseback games at the Mountain Meadows, Fil-Estate Grounds in barangay Gusa from August 21 to 23;
“Kapuso Mall Show” at the Limketkai Atrium on August 26.
All Kagay-an Festival activities are exclusively handled by the Promote CdeO Foundation, Inc. after it was granted by the city government an exclusive right to manage the city fiesta events starting August 2007.