Almost 2 weeks before the CDO Fiesta month, the official Higalaay Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities has been released online.

The month of August marks the start of festivities in Cagayan de Oro City towards the holiday season. So how can you make your Higalaay Festival 2016 extra memorable? We suggest you attend the events set by the City Government of Cagayan de Oro and its key partners.


August 1-31

  • Higalaay Garden Show – Duaw Kagay-an Park
  • Higalaay Agri Fair – Gaston Park

August 4-6

  • Mindanao Fashion Summit – Rotunda, Limketkai Center

August 13

  • Miss Cagayan de Oro 2016 Coronation Night – The Atrium, Limketkai Center

August 17-19

  • Kumbira – The Atrium, Limketkai Center

August 19-28

  • Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair – Entrance 3 – SM City Cagayan de Oro

August 20-21

  • Cowboy Festival: The Annual CDO Road Show – P.N. Roa Property, Carmen

August 20

  • Kagay-an Festival Marathon – Centrio Mall, 3AM
  • Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade – Luna-Velez Sts. to Divisoria, 4PM

August 27

  • Higalas Parade of Floats and Icons – Rodelsa Circle – Velez St. – C.M. Recto Avenue to Limketkai Center, 7AM
  • Bisperas Fireworks Display – Duaw Kagay-an Park, 8PM

August 28

  • Religious Procession – Fernandez St – Velez St. – Capistrano St. – St. Augustine Cathedral, 4AM
  • Fluvial Procession – Macajalar Bay – CDO River – Duaw Kagay-an Park
  • Kagay-an Pyro Music Festival – SM City Grounds

August 23-29

  • Higalaay City-wide Sale, Centrio Mall, Gaisano, Limketkai Center, Ororama Super Center and SM City CDO
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Happy Fiesta Cagayan de Oro City! May we continue to inspire the rest of the country with our Higalaay spirit!

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Rhoel Condeza

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