Kaamulan Festival 2023 Schedule of Activities

Kaamulan Festival 2023 is happening! Magbibo tang tanan! The annual gathering of the 7 Bukidnon hill tribes is just around the corner and before we know it, thousands of locals, tourists and guests will again flock to Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon, for the annual Kaamulan Festival, the only authentic ethnic festival in the Philippines. The Kaamulan Festival 2023 is a yearly gathering of the 7 hill tribes namely Talaandig, Tigwahanun, Higaonon, Bukidnon, Manobo, Matigsalug and Umayamnun.

By virtue of a provincial resolution authored by Bukidnon 2nd District Board Member and a longtime friend of Bukidnon Online, Atty. Jun Beltran, the Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon is held from March 23 to April 23 every year. This year will be no different as Atty. Beltran himself confirmed to us that the grand opening of the 2023 Kaamulan will be on March 23, 2023!

Without further ado, here’s the Kaamulan Festival 2023 schedule of activities (please note that this is still subject to change so please FOLLOW THE KAAMULAN FESTIVAL PAGE for updates!

March 23

Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Capitol Grounds)

Drum and Lyre Competition

Culture and Arts Exhibit (month-long)

Garden Show and Agri-Fair (month-long)

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March 24

Kaamulan Ethno Cultural Music Festival (Centennial Stage, Malaybalay City) – until March 25

March 25

Rodeo (Impasugong) – until March 26
Dart Tournament (TBA) – until March 26
Ultra Marathon (2nd Leg) Malitbog / Manolo Fortich

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March 27 to 29

Chess Tournament (Bukidnon State University)
Basketball (Valencia City and Manolo Fortich) – until March 30, Finals on March 31

April 1

National Enduro Fest (Manolo Fortich) – until April 2
Motocross (Grandstand, Malaybalay City)
Tennis Tournament (Barangay 1, Malaybalay City) – until April 2
Softball Tournament (Capitol Grounds) – until April 2

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Mr. and Ms. Summer Bod (Mangima, Manolo Fortich)

April 3 to 5

Car and Motor Show (Robinsons Place, Valencia City)
Dance Sport (Robinsons Place, Valencia City)
April 6 to 9 – no activities in observance of the Holy Week

April 10 to 12

Ethnic Sports (Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City)
Badminton (Belyca, Malaybalay)

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April 13

Tribal Wedding (Capitol Grounds)

April 14

Piniliyapan Hu Bukidnon (Folk Arts Theater)

April 15

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Binibining Bukidnon 2023 (Sports Complex, TBA)
Horse Show (Valencia City)
Obstacle Course – Registration (BRCI, Manolo Fortich)

April 18 and 19

Open Volleyball (Manolo Fortich)

April 21

Boxing (Freedom Park, Malaybalay City)

April 22

Pamuhat / Pamukalag

Kaamulan Street Dancing (Pine Hills Sumpong area to Capitol Grounds)

Night activities: Celebrity band performance and Pyro Musical

This schedule is still subject to change so please join the Mindanaoan Facebook group to be updated!

Our heartfelt thanks to my friend Bukidnon 2nd District Board Member Atty. Jun Beltran!

If you’re interested to check the Kaamulan Festival 2022 schedule, you can find it here.

READ: How to get to Malaybalay City

Fast fact: Kaamulan is an indigenous Bukidnon term that means “gathering” for any purpose.

Please join the Bukidnon Online FB Group for updates! You can check the previous schedules so you can have an idea of the festival highlights.

The biggest crowd drawer is undoubtedly the Ethnic Street Dancing and Ground Presentation Competition. If you plan to witness that, best to already book your accommodations early since Malaybalay doesn’t have enough lodging places yet. You can search for discounted hotel rooms below.

Malaybalay City – List of Accommodation

Valencia City – List of Accommodation

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