1st Davao Summerfest

[Media Release]

The City Government of Davao, in cooperation with the Davao Association of Tour Operators and the Davao Tourism Association, will be holding the 1st Davao Summerfest from April 29 to May 29, 2011. In full support of this endeavor are the Davao Travel Agency Association, GUIDE-Davao, Small Hotels Association of Davao, Davao Airline Operators Association, and the Davao Cooperative Center for Visitors and Conventions.

1st Davao Summerfest

The 1st Davao Summerfest was organized to address the need to hold an event during summer in Davao City, a season when the city receives the most number of tourists, as well as to complement the city’s existing major festivals — Araw ng Dabaw and the Kadayawan Festival. With the development of a new festival, Davao City will aim to establish itself as a primary summer destination in the country.

This year’s Summerfest will showcase a series of events that will focus on sports, eco-adventure, and entertainment for both visitors and locals to enjoy during the summer season. As the guests can participate in the line-up of events during the Summerfest, they can also enjoy the diverse man-made and natural attractions of the city.

Blessed with “natural venues” for outdoor sports, the Summerfest will allow visitors to see and experience the wonders of Davao Gulf, Davao River, as well as the well-paved roads leading to the mountains of Marilog, where one can also hold various eco-adventure activities.

This is also an opportunity for local facility owners, tour operators and sports organizers to showcase Davao’s various sports adventure facilities, such as zip lines, a wakeboarding park, river rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing, spelunking, among many others. The city can also highlight its existing facilities that can readily host world class competitions, such as golf courses.

The Summerfest will not only generate revenue for the city during the summer season but will also promote camaraderie, project a wholesome image for the community, and promote an interest in sports and healthy living among the youth.

Holding an annual Summerfest will also ensure a regular flow of tourists throughout the year as it will lure them to come back, not just to compete in sports for the following summer, but also to enjoy the sights that Davao City can offer all year long.

Schedule of Activities

Event / Organizer Date / Venue
Opening Program
City Government of Davao
29 April 2011
People’s Park – 5:30pm
Summerfest Kaandawet
(A musical gastronomic event)
Davao Association of Tour Operators
8 to 15 May 2011
Bolton Street – 6:00pm onwards
PFF Suzuki U23 Mindanao Championships
Davao Football Association & Philippine Football Federation
28 to 30 April 2011
Tionko Field, Quimpo Blvd. – 8:00am onwards
13th Davao Horse Show & Competition
Davao Horse Club
30 April to 1 May 2011
Davao Riverfront Corporate City – 8:00am onwards
17th NFMC Annual Convention Castrol Motokhana
National Federation of Motorcycle Clubs, On Any Sunday Riders
30 April to 1 May 2011
NCCC Mall Open Parking Area – 8:30am onwards
PFF Smart Club Mindanao Championships
Davao Football Association & Philippine Football Federation
4 to 6 May 2011
Tionko Field, Quimpo Blvd. – 8:00am onwards
Daba Daba Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Mulatto Davao
7 to 8 May 2011
Tionko Field, Quimpo Blvd.
Race to Reduce Half Marathon
Aboitiz Group of Companies
Organized by Sunday Runners Club
8 May 2011
Assembly at Victoria Plaza Mall – 5:00am
Philippine Autocross Championship Series Round 2
Shago Racing
8 May 2011
Speed City, Davao Riverfront Coporate City
National Judo Championship – Youth Division
Holiday Judo Club
14 to 15 May 2011
Gaisano Mall of Davao
1st Davao City Host Lions Club Football Festival
Davao Football Association
14 to 15 May
Tionko Field, Quimpo Blvd.
6th Pomelo Tee Golf Tournament
Rancho Palos Verdes
20 to 22 May 2011
Rancho Palos Verdes
Queen of May (Santa Cruzan sa Dabaw 2011)
City Government of Davao
21 May 2011
Holy Mass at San Pedro Cathedral – 5:30pm
Procession – 7:00pm
Davao Aero Marathon Summerfest 2011
BeeFit / Holiday Gym & Spa
27 May 2011
Atrium, NCCC Mall – 2:00 to 6:00pm
Celebrity Adventure Race
City Government of Davao
28 to 29 May 2011
Around Davao City


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One Response to “1st Davao Summerfest”

  1. grace ordonez says:

    Thumbs up to all the organizers and supporters of this event! CHEERS!!!

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