Higalaay Festival

Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental

The Higalaay Festival (formerly known as Kagay-an Festival) is a festival held each year in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, every 28th day of August, celebrating the feast day of St. Augustine - patron saint of the city.

Higalaay Festival News

  • CDO Studes Dominate Higalaay Street Parade Tilt

    Bugo National High School was adjudged as the champion in this year's Higalaay Carnival Street Parade held Sunday afternoon, August 26, besting other 10 contingents.

    Other winners were the Mamabuaya National High School and Macabalan National High School as first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively. The competition started at Luna-Velez Sts. and ended up at the Rodelsa Circle in Barangay Nazareth, while the Carnival Queen and King awards went to the Mambuaya National High School.

    As part of its presentation, the contingent from Barangay Patag did a short dramatization of the con ...

  • Oro Braces For Higalaay Festival

    Cagayan de Oro is ready for its grandest celebration of the year.

    Security measures are already set, as well as the traffic plan to guide tourists and residents for the events slated on August 24 to 28.

    Authorities remind the public to refrain from wearing sunglasses, jacket, caps, using umbrellas, bringing of backpacks, and using of drones particularly during the Cagayan Carnival Parade on August 26 and Higalaay Civic Military Parade on August 27.

    Barangay tanods in Cagayan de Oro will also be deployed to the city streets during the fiesta celebrations.

    Over a thousand of barangay ...

  • Higalaay Festival

    From food and lifestyle event, beauty pageant, pyrotechnics, to street dancing, field demonstrations, fluvial parade and the religious rites - procession and the celebration of the holy mass at the cathedral on the 28th, the feast day, August is indeed a fun month for Kagay-anons!

    The past days, we have witnessed the three major events as opening salvo of the most-anticipated Higalaay festival: the Higalaay AgriFair- a month long horticulture, garden show and agri-fair at the Gaston Park where the green thumbs most likely see the exhibition of plants and landscaping artistry from local gard ...

  • Higalaay Festival Also Promotes Physical Fitness

    The great importance of physical fitness had been promoted in the ongoing Higalaay Festival.

    Entering its third week, the Higalaay Festival of Cagayan de Oro welcomes hundreds of participants from the citys schools, offices and organizations in the Kagay-an Festival Marathon on Sunday, August 20.

    They gathered early at the Centrio Ayala Mall area to register for the marathon.

    The events main purpose was to encourage health and fitness to every Kagay-anon even with all the fun and celebration of the Higalaay craze is bringing.

    Firstly at 4 a.m., the registered marathon participants ...

  • Higalaay Festival Cagayan De Oros Own Festival Character

    Higalaay Festival Cagayan De Oros Own Festival Character

    Every August, the City of Cagayan de Oro transforms into an interesting broadway of festivity filled with series of entertainments, lively and exciting events both civic and cultural, social and traditional, integrated together to form into core events as official activities for the month-long festival celebration of the city called the Higalaay Festival.

  • Vibrant Colors Filled Oro Streets In 2016 Higalaay Festival

    Vibrant Colors Filled Oro Streets In 2016 Higalaay Festival

    Slowly, the city of Cagayan de Oro has finally found its character when it comes to holding its feast. Rooted from its defined city of Golden Friendship character ??" Higalaay Festival was crafted.

    In its month-long activities, it highlights the parade of floats and icons. Floats that go with the times and the icons that remind us of how the city evolved from its history to politics.

    Vibrant colors filled the main thoroughfares as winners of the city carnival parade held on August 20 strutted on the streets beginning at Rodelsa Circle to the Limketkai mall grounds Saturday, August 27.

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