Kadayawan 3D mapping light show starts Aug. 5

Dabawenyos and tourists alike can bring their friends and families to the nightly Kadayawan 3D mapping light show, which will formally open at 6 p.m. on August 5, 2022, at the Davao City Hall.

Davao City Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, the spokesperson of the Kadayawan Executive Committee (Execom),  said the 3D mapping light show will follow after the official opening of the Kadayawan Tribal Village at Magsaysay Park, which was scheduled at 4 p.m. on the same day.

“The 3D mapping light show is quite unique now kay katong before projection lang to. Karon it will be incorporated with lights, laser, and music. Mag synchronize ning effects na ipakita more on the Kadayawan theme (The 3D mapping light show is quite unique now because before, it was only a projection. This time, it will be incorporated with lights, laser, and music. It will have synchronized effects that will showcase more of the Kadayawan theme),” he told the City Information Office (CIO) via Viber.

He said the 25-minute show will be held hourly every night until August 31, starting at 6 p.m. and then followed at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and the last show is at 9 p.m.

Alejandre also said, “It’s good for kids kung makita nila ang atoang visuals sa atoang Kadayawan 3D mapping (It’s good for kids if they could watch our visuals in the Kadayawan 3D mapping).”

Meanwhile, he added that renovations are still ongoing at the Kadayawan Tribal Village but it will be ready for the 4 p.m. opening on August 5, 2022.

A series of activities will be featured in the village, according to him. Tribal representatives will demonstrate how they cook or weave in their respective houses. Visitors can also view what’s inside each tribal house. 

The formal opening of the 37th Kadayawan sa Davao Festival, however, is set on August 15 at the Bantawan Amphiteatre after the 3 p.m. thanksgiving Mass.

Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte shared on his Facebook page the City Government of Davao’s reminders to ensure everybody’s safety and security while taking part in the Kadayawan sa Davao festivities.

General public reminders include wearing masks, getting boostered, and washing hands. Dabawenyos, guests, and tourists are also urged to use hats and fans, choose a shady spot, bring candies and crackers, bring an extra shirt, only bring transparent tumblers and use pedestrian crossing lanes. The use of drones is prohibited, except for those with security clearance.