Araw ng Davao is a vibrant feast, which means celebrating oneness of our multi cultural city. Davao celebrates its birthday in a grand gala fashion befitting the largest city in Mindanao. The Araw ng Dabaw festivities come complete with a jam-packed, seven-day schedule of trade fairs and cultural presentations. There is also a colorful civic-military parade and a citywide beauty pageant, featuring the smartest, most charming ladies this side of the islands.
Highlights of the festival includes the “Parada” (socio-civic parade), “Bandahan sa Kadalanan” (band parade), “Piging sa Dan” (food street party), “Kasikas” (part extravaganzas), along with other spectacles along the major city streets, and the much-anticipated search for the “Mutya ng Dabaw”, the city’s Ambassador of Goodwill. Other events, such as “Huni” (pop music song writing competition), concerts, arts and culture presentations, various sports competitions are also held during the festival.