COUNCILOR Jay Pascual, chairman of the committee on tourism, said several activities have been lined-up by the city for this year’s fiesta celebration in honor of St. Augustine of Hippo.
He said the events include the Higalaay Agri Fair and Garden Show at Gaston Park (Aug. 3-31 from 8 am to 9 pm), Kumbira 2018 at the Limketkai Center (Aug. 15-17 from 10 am to 9 pm), Kahimunan Regional Trade Fair at SM City Uptown (Aug. 17-29 from 10 am to 9 pm), Kagay-an Festival Marathon at Centrio Mall (Aug. 19, 3 am) and Higalaay Choral Competition at Centrio Mall Activity Center (Aug. 19 from 2 pm to 6 pm).
“Actually daghan pa ni kaayo because these are only the core events as compared sa atong parallel events. So ang ato lang gyud tinguha ug tumong is magpabibo lang ta di ta magpaapekto sa mga hisgot-hisgot, istorya-istorya bahin sa mga dautang elemento kay especially duol na ang atong mga fiesta activities, dili na unya mabibo ang atong kapistahan,” Pascual said.
Other activities to highlight the celebration are the Cowboy Festival at Roa Property at CDO uptown on Aug. 24 to 26, Miss Cagayan de Oro 2018 coronation night at Limketkai Atrium (Aug. 25 at 7 pm), and the Special Feature First Motor Ace Kagay-an Dragon Boat Fiesta Race (Aug. 25-26 at 7 am).
Residents and guests can also enjoy the crowd-drawing Carnival Street dance competition on Aug. 26 at 3 pm, Higalaay Street Parade and Float Civic Military Parade on Aug. 27 at 7 am and the Centrio Mall Bisperas Fireworks at Duaw Park on Aug. 27 at 8 pm.
The Seventh Mindanao Fashion Summit at Centrio Mall Activity Center will be held from Aug. 27 to 29 at 3 pm, Religious Procession on Aug. 28 at 4 am, Fluvial Procession on Aug. 28, and the SM Higalaay Pyro Musical Festival at the Pueblo de Oro Business Park on Aug. 28 at 8:30 pm.
There will also be a Higalaay Festival Sale at Limketkai Center on Aug. 13-31, at SM Downtown Premier (Aug. 24-31), Ororama Supercenter (Aug. 24-28), Centrio Ayala Mall (Aug. 24-31), and SM City Uptown (Aug. 24-31). (cli)