"Kagay-an Festival”- Cagayan de Oro City’s main fiesta attraction in honor of patron Saint Augustine, was formally launched last week led by Ruben Vegafria, president of the Promote CdeO Foundation, in coordination with the City Tourism Board chaired by Ms. Josie Aliñabon and the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office headed by Ms. Imma Rae D. Gatuslao.
During the launching made by the Promote CdeO Foundation, Inc. Organizers Mention those Major events that highlight the celebration.
“Garbo sa Oro 2009: Outstanding Kagay-anons” . A recognition of outstanding and exceptional Kagay-anons that brought honor and pride to the city. These will be held at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University on August 28.
“Serenata at the Park” at Kiosko Kagawasan in Divisoria on August 28.
“Regional Trade Fair 2009”, a wide array of display and trading of locally-made products based on “One-Town, One-Product” (OTOP) concept to be staged at the Limketkai Rotunda from August 20 to August 28.
“Kagayan Dance Festival”, a crowd-drawing street dancing competition showcasing Northern Mindanao indigenous people’s dances on August 24.
“Ms. Kagay-an 2009”, a beauty and talent search of the city’s finest, gorgeous and witty Kagay-anon ladies vying for the title as Cagayan de Oro City’s Ambassadress of Goodwill and Tourism on August 25.
“Kagay-an 3rd Golden Float Parade”, a float competition depicting the city’s growth and development, history, people, culture and event on August 26.
“Kapuso Mall Show” at the Limketkai Atrium on August 26 in which lots of local celebrities are coming with us to join this celebration. In fact, there are lots of celebrities and band that are going to perform and will entertain the Kagay-anons.“Kumbira 2009”, a culinary show and live competitions to be held at the Limketkai Atrium from August 13 to 15 to showcase the talent of the Kagay-anons when it comes to food preparation and presentation.
“Lambagohan-River Festivities”, a fluvial procession and river rafts competition at the Cagayan de Oro River on August 27.
“National Horseshow and Competition”, a 3-day event showcasing equestrian events and horseback games at the Mountain Meadows, Fil-Estate Grounds in barangay Gusa from August 21 to 23.
All of the Major Events which were mention above where handled by local government to the Foundation to make the Festival more entertaining.