Kaamulan Festival Schedule of Activities


  Please stay tuned for the details of the schedule as soon as it is released. Thank you

March 23, 2019

6:00 AM – Ethnic Rituals  at the Capitol Grounds

8:00 AM -Drum and Lyre Competition at the Capitol Grounds

March 23-April 23, 2019 – Foodfest, Agri-Fair, Garden Show, Kaamulan & Indigenous Bazaar Culture and Exhibit at Capitol Grounds

March 24, 2019

6:00 AM – Kaamulan Fun Run at Malaybalay City Proper

March 29-31, 2019

8:00 AM – Horseshow Competition at the Grandstand

March 30, 2019

Ultra Marathon 50k at Maramag to Malaybalay City Proper

7:00 PM – Learn more about Kaamulan Festival (Reggae Concert) at Capitol Stage

April 5, 2019

8:00 AM – Motocross Competition at the Grandstand

7:00 PM – Laga ta Bukidnon Coronation Night at Kaamulan Open Theater

April 10-11, 2019

8:00 AM – Rodeo at the Grandstand

April 13, 2019

6:00 AM – Ethnic Street Dancing Competition from the Pinehills to Capitol Grounds

8:00 PM – Fireworks Display at the Capitol Stage

8:00 PM – Kaamulan Blackout Party at the Badminton Center

About the Kaamulan Festival

Kaamulan Festival is an ethnic festival held in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Province in the Northern Mindanao Region. The word “Kaamulan” is from the Binukid term “amul” meaning “to gather”. Kaamulan Festival is the assembly of Bukidnon tribesmen for various purposes. The purpose varies from a datuship ceremony, a wedding ritual, a celebration of a great harvest, a peace settlement, etc.

The Kaamulan Festival is such a unique event that highlights the indigenous culture of the Bukidnons. Kaamulan Festival is a form of honoring the custom and traditions of the 7 original tribal groups that occupy Bukidnon. These 7 tribal groups include the Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon.

During the festivities, guests and tourists will see various tribesmen coming from these seven hill tribes of Bukidnon come in unity with other locals and visitors of the place. These tribesmen wear their traditional costumes and fully decorated with their classic jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, anklets, leaflets, headdresses as well as amulets.

Just like in any other festival, one of the highlights of the Kaamulan Festival is the ethnic street and arena dance competition.

Visit Malybalay, Bukidnon and witness this distinctively unique ethnic celebration. Listed below are the list of activities lined during the festival.


Listed below are hotels in Bukidnon. You can book your room in any of these hotels by clicking on the link (name of the hotel). You can take advantage of the discounts offered by these properties during the Kaamulan Festival.

Eiffel Kubo
02-100A,Claro M. Recto Street, Malaybalay

GV Hotel Valencia
Sayre, National Highway, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Valencia City

Pitcher Plant Farm
Sario Street, Purok 2, Kalasungay, Malaybalay,  Philippines, 8700

Double M Hotel
M.L Quezon Street, Barangay Poblacion, Bukidnon

Uno Business Hotel
P17 Sayre Highway, Hagcol, Valencia City

Hotel Valencia
Sayre Highway, Hagkol , Valencia City, Bukidnon, Valencia City


The nearest airport to Bukidnon is the Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. Upon reaching the airport, you can take a bus to Bukidnon at around 104 kilometers. Travel time is around 1 and a half hours. Other public transportation such as public utility jeepneys and vans for hire are also available. Just make sure to agree on the price prior to your engagement.

Kaamulan Festival Schedule of Activities By Kleo Marlo Sialongo [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. Ivy Adlaon

    HI I am Ivy, i live in Bukidnonbut i dont really know how to request an artist for kaamulan festival 2018.May i know how?Thank you!

  2. leeyin maagad

    Hi im from cdo i’m looking for exotic foods in bukidnon saan po ba sa bukidnon ang exotic foods thanks God bless kaamulan

  3. Cristy Lopez

    Hi,my name is Cristy and I live in Chicago.Do they have the same date next year for the Kaamulan Festival.My husband and I are planning to visit and experience the celebration.Thanks in advance for your reply.

  4. Waren Kim Badilla

    What a Nice presentations street dancing . very hot very crowded too many people . for the 1st time I met kolas pamahaw special in Capitol ground .wow best day ever.

  5. Jim Baula

    Kaamulan Dart Tournament on March 18-19 will be held at the Barangay 9 Covered Court, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

  6. Lumbia Airport has stopped its operation 2-3 years ago. The operation has been transferred to Laguindingan Airport which is located western part of CDO at Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental.

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