Kadayawan Fiesta 2013 at Apo View Hotel Davao

Every year during the month of August, Apo View Hotel joins the people and city of Davao in the celebration of annual Kadayawan Festival. It is an annual festive celebration in the city which locals and tourists look forward to each year that showcases the abundance of fresh fruits as the people are grateful for the bountiful harvest, plus colorful flowers around Davao during this time.

Kadayawan-Fiesta-at-the-Apo-View-Hotel-2013

Poster credit to Apo View Hotel

Apo View Hotel have been been celebrating the Kadayawan Fiesta in the hotel for the past six years already. The mood in the hotel as I remember it in the recent few years has always been festive and we always look forward to coming back especially during the Kadayawan month.

Kadayawan Fiesta Celebration at Apo View Hotel Davao August 2012

Upon entering the hotel, guests and visitors will see the floral and fruit exhibit at the hotel’s main Lobby which pays tribute to the season’s bountiful harvest. Catch this display and more at the Apo View Hotel Kadayawan Fiesta, our annual showcase of the best of Kadayawan right at the hotel. The Kadayawan Fiesta at The Apo View Hotel is one of the accredited events of the Kadayawan Festival 2013.

Here were some of what were in store at the hotel this Kadayawan 2013 for the past 2 weeks that started August 5 and ended last August 18.

Floral and Fruit Exhibit exhibit at the hotel lobby.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

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Ronald Tamfalan of the Tiboli tribe had his Kadayawan art exhibit.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao - Tiboli artist Ronald Tamfalan

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao - Tiboli artist Ronald Tamfalan

Jewelry making demo by local artist, Nazancino Laping Jr., and tattooing.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Weaving of Dagmay fabric by a member of the Mandaya tribe at the main lobby.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

This is to showcase and promote Davao’s brand of unique artistry in this intricate weaving.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao- dagmay weaving by Mandaya tribe woman

An hour of cultural performances during lunch at 12nn and 6PM for dinner at the main lobby that entertains the hotel guests, tourists and visitors from August 12-18, 2013.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

The Kaagan Theater Group performing during our visit.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

A view from where I was seated at Cafe Josefina…

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

The Kaagan Theater Group had a photo opp with hotel guests (at the back).

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao - Kaagan Theater Group

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Kadayawan Fiesta Bazaar

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

Kadayawan Food Festival at Cafe Josefina and Entree.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao - Cafe Josefina

Thank you Olan Emboscado (3rd from right) of The Apo View Hotel for inviting us to witness the festive Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View while enjoying the special Kadayawan merienda buffet at Cafe Josefina!

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao Cafe Josefina Filipino merienda buffet

As a foodie, I surely enjoyed a festive afternoon plus the delightful merienda while chatting with Olan and friends.

This Bibingka Royale gave me a delightful surprise as I found out it has salted egg! I really liked it since I have become a fan of a mini-bibingka with salted egg sold by a store.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao - bibingka royale with salted egg

I had a craving for cassava cake a few weeks ago and their Filipino buffet merienda indeed satisfied that once more.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

What is a Kadayawan merienda buffet feast without the bounty of fresh fruits for guests and diners to enjoy eating a healthy merienda!

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao Cafe Josefina Filipino merienda buffet

Fried Cassava

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao Cafe Josefina Filipino merienda buffet

The Halo-Halo station…

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao Cafe Josefina Filipino merienda buffet

My halo halo obviously showed my liking for the ube jam.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao Cafe Josefina Filipino Merienda buffet halo halo

There were also assorted pastries that was part of the merienda buffet.

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao - Cafe Josefina Filipino merienda buffet

Also macaroni salad…

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao Cafe Josefina Filipino merienda buffet

Also part of the activities was the Hulagway sa Kadayawan Photo Exhibit by select Davao Photographers for Peace. The rock band Razorback also performed live at the newly renovated hotel’s bar, the Blue Room last August 17, 2013.

If you booked two (2) nights from August 5-18, 2013, you will get a gift certificate for a free overnight stay valid for a month. This gift certificate includes daily breakfast buffet at Entree, welcome drink at Blue Room and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi.

Hope everyone had a great Kadayawan Festival 2013 at hope you were able to become part of the Kadayawan Fiesta at The Apo View Hotel this year!

Till next year! :)

Annual Kadayawan Fiesta at Apo View Hotel Davao

ALL photo credits to DAVAOLIFE.COM | All Rights Reserved

Apo View Hotel Davao
J. Camus Extension, Davao City
Telephone Number: (082) 221 6430
Website: http://www.apoview.com
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  1. Apo View says:

    Experience Davaos City’s Cultural Heritage by staying in its 2nd oldest hotel – the Apo View. Located at the heart of the City, the Apo View continues to accommodate it’s occupants with the hospitality liken to a really tight family!

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