Araw ng Dabaw 2012 Activity Schedule


Despite a spate of crime incidents that alarmed the city in the past few days, Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is confident this year’s staging of the 75th Araw ng Dabaw will be successful.

This year’s Araw ng Dabaw event will feature more than 35 activities, spanning more than one month and is longer than its previous celebrations.

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March 1-31, 2012
Mall Hours
Araw ng Dabaw Competitions Roadshow
Abreeza, Gaisano Mall, NCCC, SM City Davao

March 1-31, 2012
9AM – 12NN / 1PM – 6PM
Davao: Then and Now in Museo Dabawenyo
Museo Dabawenyo

March 1-31, 2012
9AM – 5PM
Araw ng Dabaw Agri Trade Fair
SM Grounds, Ecoland

March 1-31, 2012
6PM – 2AM
Hudyakaan sa Araw ng Dabaw
Roxas Avenue

March 1-10, 2012
Band, Singing Competition (at Hudyakaan)
Roxas Avenue

March 9, 2012
1st Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte Athletes’ Recognition Night
The Ritz Hotel Garden Oases

March 10, 2012
2PM – 6PM
Folk Dance Competition
Rizal Park

March 12-18, 2012
Mall Hours
“Best of Davao” Showcase
Abreeza Mall

March 12, 2012
Thanksgiving Mass
San Pedro Cathedral

March 12, 2012
Opening Celebration: Davao’s 75th Anniversary!
Rizal Park

March 12, 2012
Mayor’s and Vice Mayor’s Leaders’ Recognition Night
Davao Convention and Trade Center

March 13, 2012
Mayor’s and Vice Mayor’s Leaders’ Appreciation Program
Davao City Recreation Center

March 13, 2012
Lankuban: Musiko Dabawenyo
People’s Park

March 14, 2012
Mutya ng Dabaw Coronation Night
Davao City Recreation Center

March 15, 2012
Datu Bago Awards
The Royal Mandaya Hotel

March 15, 2012
All day
Celebrity Adventure Race
Around Davao

March 15, 2012
Sayawan sa Da’n
Roxas, CM Recto, Bonifacio, Pelayo, San Pedro

March 16, 2012
Parada Dabawenyo (A Civic-Military Parade)
Roxas Ave. to Rizal Park (via CM Recto Ave., Bonifacio St., Pelayo St., San Pedro St.)

March 16-23, 2012
Mall Hours
Urban Sights and Sounds: The Stories of San Pedro Street Photo Exhibition
Abreeza Mall

March 16, 2012
Pahalipay Concert: AEGIS
Rizal Park

March 17, 2012

Pahalipay Concert
Rizal Park

March 18, 2012

5AM – 8AM
Araw ng Dabaw Fun Run
Assembly at Rizal Park. Around (San Pedro, Illustre, Camus St., Quirino Ave.,JP Laurel Ave.)

March 18, 2012
Bangkathon sa Davao Gulf 2012
Sta. Ana Wharf

February 8 8AM – 12PM Poster Making Contest ‐  Youth Category, 8–17 years old   DCRC
February 8 1PM – 5PM   Poster Making Contest –  Senior Category, 18–35 years old  DCRC
February 9 8AM – 12PM and 1PM – 5 PM  Poetry Composition Contest – Youth (AM) & Senior (PM) categories  DCRC
February 10‐29 Mall Hours Poster and Poetry Contest Finalists Roadshow SM City Davao
February 11 1 PM Kick Off:Davao Blog Competition: Life is here!  SM City Davao
February 11 1PM Kick Off: Davao Video Documentary Competition:   Davao In a Minute SM City Davao
February 14 or 15 Opening of the Floriculture Park Old DAR, Ecoland
February 16 8AM‐ 12PM Song  Composition Contest DCRC
February 16 1 PM – 5 PM Davao Mascot Design Competition DCRC
February 17‐29 Mall Hours Song & Mascot Design Competition Finalists Road Show
February 22 8AM – 12PM Davao Cookfest:  Make your Davao Dish! DCRC
February 23 1 – 5 PM Davao Cookfest:  Make your Davao Dessert! DCRC
February 23‐29 Mall Hours Davao Cookfest:    Finalists Roadshow

March 1‐9 TBA Band, Singing Competition
March 1 – 31 6PM ‐2AM Hudyakaan sa Araw ng Dabaw
March 1‐31 8 AM – 5 PM Then and Now in Museo Dabawenyo Museo Dabawenyo
March 1 – 31 9AM – 5PM Trade Fair SM Grounds, Ecoland
March 9   Annual Sports Award TBA
March 10 2PM – 6PM Dance Competition TBA
March 12 4 PM Thanksgiving Mass San Pedro Cathedral
March 12 5 PM Opening Celebration: Davao’s 75 th Birthday! Rizal Park
March 13 6 PM Mayor & Vice‐Mayor’s Appreciation Program
March 13 Leader’s Dinner TBA
March 13 5 PM Lankuban: Musika sa Dabawenyo TBA
March 13‐14 Comedy Shows, Magic Shows TBA
March 14 6 PM Mutya ng Dabaw Coronation Night DCRC
March 15 Mayor’s Ball
March 15 Datu Bago Awards TBA
March 15 Celebrity Adventure Race TBA
March 16 7AM Parada Dabawenyo(A Civic‐Military Parade) Roxas Ave. to Rizal Park (via CM Recto Ave., Bonifacio St., Pelayo St., San Pedro St.)
March 16 6 PM Pahalipay Concert Rizal Park
March 17 1 – 5 PM Sayawan sa Dan Davao Streets
March 17 6 PM Pahalipay Concert Rizal Park
March 18 5 – 8 AM Araw ng Dabaw Fun Run TBA
March 18 Closing Ceremonies (Awarding) TBA
March 18 Pyrotechnics or Light & Sound Show TBA