It’s “Business As Usual” for Cagayan de Oro City as it released the full schedule of the Core Events for Higalaay Festival 2017 relating to the city fiesta celebration.
Barring any last minute changes, the Core Events for this year’s festivities are as follows:
- Higalaay Garden Show and Agri Fair (August 1-31) – Gaston Park
- Mindanao Fashion Summit (August 3-5) – Limketkai Atrium
- Cowboy Festival: The Annual Cagayan de Oro Horse Show (August 18-20) – Uptown CDO
- Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair (August 18-29)
- Kagay-an Festival Marathon (3AM August 20) – Centrio Mall
- Carnival Street Dance Competition (4PM August 20) – Divisoria
- Higalaay Festival Sale (August 21-31) – All malls
- Miss Cagayan de Oro 2017 Coronation Night (7PM August 26) – Limketkai Atrium
- Higalaay Street Parade and Floats (7AM August 27) – Velez to Limketkai
- Centrio Mall Bisperas Fireworks (8PM August 27) – Duaw Kagay-an Park
- Religious Procession (4AM August 28) – St. Augustine Cathedral (Fluvial Procession)
- Kagay-an Pyro Musical Festival (9PM August 28) – Pueblo de Oro Business Park
This comes after the cancellation of this year’s Kumbira, the famed annual culinary competition. The event was reportedly affected by the backing out of sponsors and CHED and DepEd’s order of banning field trips.