One of the main highlights of Cagayan de Oro Higalaay Festival 2016 was the colorful Carnival parade held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event started at 4pm in downtown CDO along Velez Street to DV Soria. The parade started with the Green Team Montessori comprised of young students dressed in colorful attire leading the pack with an attractive float at the finale. Other participants of this festive event include the Liceo De Cagayan University, Gusa Elementary School and Barangay Council, Dance Sport Council, and the winners of the recently concluded Miss Cagayan De Oro Beauty Pageant, among others.
The event was attended by thousands of participants and spectators. The vibrant colors of the costumes and floats amidst the resounding drums and bugles made the event a truly memorable one. The parade marked as one of the main events of CDO Higalaay Festival 2016, with the grand finale on the city fiesta in August 28, feast day of the city’s patron saint St. Augustine. Check out the photos of the parade below.
Cagayan de Oro city is truly a booming city as shown by the rising developments and the coming of big businesses and industries within and nearby the city. There are also a couple of big events and annual festivities that continue to attract more tourists every year, aside from the popular destinations of CDO that include the water rafting, caving, zip-lining in nearby province, and island getaway to Camiguin Island. These tourist attractions and events will continue to benefit the growing CDO real estate industry.