Promote CDO Foundation, Inc. has released the list of core events of KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL 2011 in celebration of the city’s annual grand fiesta. The events shown above (click image above to enlarge) are posted in the foundation’s website HERE.


Aiming to make the City of Golden Friendship the country’s next top running destination, Kagay-an Festival Run is again set to hit on August 21, 2011 at 5 o’clock in the morning. This year would be a 2km, 5km and 10km fun run plus a new category of 21km run. It is expected to have twice the number of participants last year. Cash Prizes winners, medals and certificates shall be given to all participants. Start and Finish line will be at the Divisoria Kiosk.

Partner Organization: Circle Productions, Inc.


Living up to its tradition of searching for the young Kagay-anon woman with beauty, wit and charm, once again the doors are now open to young women aspiring to be Cagayan de Oro’s Ambassadress of Goodwill. The traditional search for Ms. Kagay-an Coronation Night will be held on August 24, 2011 at 7 o’clock in the evening at the Atrium of Limketkai Center. The pageant will provide young Kagay-anon women an avenue to further their personal and professional goals while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence.

Partner Organization: Department of Tourism Region 10


A special dance showcase presentation of field demo participated in by Physical Education (PE) students from different schools of Cagayan de Oro City on August 25, 2011 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon at the Pelaez Sports Center Complex. With the active involvement and participation of the
Misamis Oriental and City Schools Division together with the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education in the region, guidelines were created. Participants should be composed of at least 1,000 students per school. Special Awards were also given to deserving groups.

Partner Organization: Department of Tourism Region 10


This year’s Kalo Parade Competition, the first of its kind dress up your hat contest will have two categories: the individual and the corporate category. The competition proper will happen on August 25, 2011 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. The parade will start at the Divisoria Kiosk walking towards the Pelaez Sports Center Complex.

Partner Organization: Circle Productions, Inc.

FOLKLORIC DANCE COMPETITION: “Plowtawo” and Dance Showcase

A Kagay-anon celebration of folkloric tales, legends, epics and stories through dance with street dance parade and dance showcase components. The competition will be held on August 26, 2010 at 8 o’clock in the morning with A “Plowtawo” dance technique choreography shown along the main city streets that ends with a tableau presentation at the Pelaez Sports Center Complex. It is open to all Cities and Municipalities, Barangays, Government Agencies, Schools, Cultural Communities or any other community or Organization. Winners of this competition will receive cash prizes, trophies, and certificates of participation. This event is with special support from Mr. Hobart Savior of XU Cultural Office, Mr. Glen Reyes of MUST and Mr. Basilidas Pilapil of NCCA.


The SM City Kagay-an Pyro Festival , the first ever Fireworks competition in the city, was first held last August 29, 2009 in partnership with the City Government, Promote CDO Foundation, Inc. Pueblo de Oro and ABSCBN. With 7 participants , which were Fireworks manufacturers from Dumaguete City, Cebu City, Manila, Bocaue Bulacan, Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City this Fireworks spectacle made history after it gathered an estimated crowd of over 200,000 and thus was dubbed as the biggest crowd ever in a single event in the city.

Last year, gathering even more than 200,000 and again with 7 participating Fireworks manufacturers, this second SM City Fireworks Competition once again captured the hearts of Kagay-anons last August 29, 2010. This year, SM City Cagayan de Oro will once again partner with the City Government , Promote CDO Foundation, Inc., Pueblo de Oro and ABSCBN for the 3rd SM City Kagay-an Pyro Festival- to mount a grander and bigger Fireworks Competition on August 26, 2011, as a prelude to the City’s fiesta celebration.

With longer preparation, bigger prizes and grander presentations, the 3rd SM City Kagay-an Pyro festival is expected to render thousands of Kagay-anons in awe for what could be the biggest Fireworks Competition ever in Cagayan de Oro City’s history.

Partner Organization: SM City


Major Cities in the world have, in one form or another, a grand parade to celebrate and honor these cities heritage. The Golden Float Parade follows in the tradition of Cagayan de Oro Civic-Military Parade. This parade showcases the myriad characters of our city’s institutions, organizations, interest groups, industries, police and branches of the military – all in commemoration of their collective contribution to the socio-cultural-economic-religious development of Cagayan de Oro. What more opportune time to feature this, than the Fiesta of Cagayan de Oro’s patron, Saint Augustine.

The Golden Float Parade Competition features different float entries from participating Companies, Government, Non-Government and Private Organizations, Schools, and Agencies. This will be held in the morning of August 27, 2011 along the main city streets. Each float depicts a themed design or drama recounting Cagayan de Oro’s growth and development, history, people or cultural or event. Cash prizes at stake are: 1st prize – P150,000; 2nd Prize – P100,000; 3rd Prize – 50,000.

This year’s Golden Float Parade will primarily follow last year’s format. It will be a Civic-Military Parade with the Golden Float Parade Competition as the main feature. The route shall also begin at the Rodelsa Circle, passes through Velez St. and the National Highway, and end at the main road of the Limketkai Center. Participating bands shall be limited to 12 and the competing floats shall be towards the tail end of the parade.

Partner Organization: Pueblo de Oro Development Corp.


The Halad sa Lambagohan goes beyond the fiesta celebration in each of our homes. Lambagohan is the original name of Cagayan de Oro, referring to the lush lambago trees thriving in our riverbanks; they signify our community’s stake of identity, of pride of place, of community life. Our Halad to the Lambagohan is therefore an offering of thanksgiving for the nurturing care the riverine spirits have afforded to our community. And so we offer a harvest of the expressions of the spirit and soul of Kagay-anons in our journey towards excellence. We offer all our hopes and dreams and good wishes.

We offer our poetry, our songs, our dances, our artistic yearnings for better world for each and everyone of us. We offer our art and soul, our heart and minds, our wondrous imaginings.

This harvest of voice and vision is what Halad sa Lambagohan is about: a week-long harvest of the Kagay-anons’ preeminence in art and culture on the world stage. Organized by Liceo de Cagayan University and the Zealep Group of Companies, in particular the Paseo del Rio de Cagayan, Inc., the Halad sa Lambagohan is open to the public free of charge on August 22 to 28, 2011 at the Rodelsa Circle, the only public park in the city that has become the happening place for art and culture aficionados.

Partner Organization (s): Liceo de Cagayan University and Paseo Del Rio


Locally-made products of the region will be displayed and sold at the Limketkai Mall Rotunda on August 22 – 28, 2011. The trade fair will be highlighted with a special setting of the One-Town, One-Product (OTOP) of the different cities, municipalities, and provinces of Region 10. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will spearhead the event together with various local producers.

Partner Organization: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

more info HERE

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