The festival is that time of the year when Kagay-anons seek out friends, make new friends, and go beyond self-interests to be friends for others. It is a festival in time for the fiesta celebration of the city’s patron saint, St. Augustine on 28th of August 2014.

The following is the festival core events and activities which are the rallying points for a campaign to promote Cagayan de Oro City and the surrounding areas as an investment and tourism destination.

Higalaay- Kagay-an Festival Schedule of Activities

Mindanao Fashion Summit
August 8 to 10, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Limketkai Rotonda
Co-organized by Oro Fashion Designers Guild

Kumbira, the country’s longest-running culinary show
August 13 to 15, 2014 – 10:00 am
Limketkai Mall Atrium
Organize by COHARA and Department of Tourism-10

Garden Show & Agri Fair
August 8 to 31, 2014
Gaston Park
Organized by Flori Cultura de Oro and Agricultural Productivity Office

Kagay-an Festival Marathon
August 17, 2014 – 3:00 am
Centrio Mall
Organized by Circle Productions

Cowboy Festival: 10th Annual Cagayan de Oro Horse Show
August 22 to 24, 2014
Roa Property, P.N. Roa Avenue
Organized by the Cagayan de Oro Horsemen, Inc.

Kahimunan Northern Mindanao 2014 the food and lifestyle show
August 23 to 30, 2014
Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry Misamis Oriental

Miss Cagayan de Oro 2014 Coronation Night
August 23, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Limketkai Center Atrium
Organize by JCI Bai Lawanen

Street Dancing: Cagayan de Oro Carnival
August 24, 2014 – 2:00pm
Organized by City Tourism Council

P.E. Rhythmic Dance Competition
August 25, 2014 – 7:00 am
Pelaez Sports Center
Organized by DepED, City Schools Division and DOT-10

Kagay-an Pyro Festival
August 25, 2014 August 24, 2014 – 9:00 pm
Organized by SM City Mall

Higalas Parade of Floats and Icons and Civic Military Parade
August 27, 2014 – 7:00 am
Rodelsa Circle to Limketkai Center
Co-organized by Artists and Cultural Workers of Cagayan de Oro

The Street Procession
August 28, 2014 – 6:00 am
St. Augustine Cathedral
Organized by the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and Safer River Lifesaver Foundation, Inc. of Liceo de Cagayan University.

The Fluvial Parade
August 28, 2014 – 10:00 am
Macabalan to Duaw Kagay-an Park

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