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Visit Davao Fun Sale, the biggest tourism event in Davao region, celebrates its 4th year with a huge selection of events and activities this summer.

The event will run from April 16-May 31, 2017 and it features discounted offerings in airfare, accommodations, tours, dining, shopping, beauty and wellness, as well as fun events in sports, arts, and nightlife. Highlights of the event include sports and leisure events in Mati (Davao Oriental), Mt. Apo (Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur), Island Garden City of Samal (Davao del Norte), as well as different art exhibitions, cultural performances, music and nightlife events in Davao city.

“Every year, we aim to go bigger. There is just so much to see, do, and appreciate in Davao, and we put together a unique set of events and activities to reflect that,” shares Mr. Robby Alabado, Regional Director for DOT XI.

Visit Davao Fun Sale went from mainly featuring sale events in Davao city, to expanding to a wider range  of activities in the entire region year after year. This year, other tourism campaigns joining this celebration include Experience Davao Oriental, Spectacular Sta. Cruz, Visit Samal Islands, I Love Mati, and Basta Davnor, The Best.

“Whether you’re into shopping, sports, arts, or even if you just want a quiet relaxing evening at a nice local restaurant and then go for a roadtrip in the region, we have something for you. There are, indeed, so many reasons why NOW is the best time to Visit Davao,” muses Mr. Benjie Lizada, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Davao Fun Sale Execom.

VDFS, as it is fondly called, uses the social media hashtag #RockYourSummer to catapult an organic social media campaign featuring the VDFS flagship events.

The Visit Davao Fun Sale is organized by the Davao Fun Sale Execom in partnership with the Department of Tourism. It is co-presented by AirAsia, Bonamine, BPI Cards, Cebu Pacific, and Tanduay.

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Visit DAVAO FUN Sale 2017 APRIL 16 to May 31, 2017

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

MAJOR EVENTS DATE VENUE
Rock your Sparty (Grand Opening) April 19 – 20, 2017 (Wed & Th) Waterfront Insular, Davao City
Art Mindanao April 19 – May 31, 2017 Malls and Hotels, Parks, Davao City
DurianMan Triathlon April 23, 2017 (Sunday) Davao City and Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Oriental
Ultimate Frisbee Invitational Tournament April 22 – 23, 2017 (Sat & Sun) Davao Oriental, Mati City
Daba-Daba Davao: Dance and Theater Performances April 22 – May 31, 2017 Davao City
National Skimboarding Competition April 22- 23, 2017 (Sat & Sun) Mati City, Davao Oriental
Mt. Apo Sky and Vertical Race April 29, 2017 (Saturday) Mt. Apo, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
Mt. Apo Boulderface Challenge April 30, 2017 (Sunday) Mt. Apo, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur Davao City
Hataw Dabaw Street Dance April 29, 2017 (Saturday) SM Ecoland, Davao City
Pub Crawl April and May 2017 Davao City Restobars
MAJOR EVENTS (MAY 2017) DATE VENUE
Kabilin Festival: Cultural Celebrations, Visitours’ Exhibits and Competitions May 1 – 7, 2017 (Mon – Sun) Province of Davao Oriental
Mindanao Dive Expo, Photo Seafari May 6- 7, 2017 (Sat & Sun) Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Samal Marathon May 7, 2017 (Sunday) Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Sand Sculpting Competition May 7, 2017 (Sunday) Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Bigiw Regatta: Non-motorized banca “Sail and Speed” Competition May 7, 2017 (Sunday) Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Dive Well Visit Davao Mindanao Dive Expo and Wellnes Fair May 11 – 14, 2017 (Thu – Sun) SMX Lanang, Davao City
National Volleyball Competition  May 19-21, 2017 Dahican, Mati City, Davao Oriental
Madayaw Hugyaw Sayaw May 20, 2017 (Saturday) Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Mindanao Pet Congress May 26 – 27, 2017 (Friday & Saturday) Davao City
Battle of the Strongest May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Matina Town Square, Davao City
Ethnica, Davao Jam May 27, 2017 (Saturday) Matina Town Square, Davao City

 

WEEKLY EVENTS DATE VENUE
Dabawenya Alla Prima: Sketching of Popular Personalities April and May 2017 Davao City
Daba – Daba Davao: Dance and Theatre Performances April 22 – May 31, 2017 (All Weekends) Davao City
Art Mindanao: Cordillera-Davao Art Exchange May 31, 2017 Davao City

 

 

SALE ACTIVITIES DATE VENUE
Shopping Sale April 15 – 16 ; May 27 – 31, 2017 Davao City (Mallwide, Citywide and Simultaneous Sale)
·       Fun Tours Sale·       Dining Sale

·       Accommodation Sale

·       Wellness and Spa Sale

 

April 16 – May 31, 2017

 

Davao City, Island Garden City of Samal, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, and Mati, Davao Oriental and Province of Davao Oriental