This coming weekend marks the culmination of the biggest festival in Southern Philippines, the Kadayawan Festival. It's grown by leaps and bounds since it started in the late 80s; your humble guide was one of the kids populating the first Kadayawan parade back in the day (Davao born and bred, baby). The kids marching in the "Indak-Indak" parade this coming weekend will be far more colorfully dressed, and sartorially more loyal to the Kadayawan's central idea: that of the ten original tribes who populated Davao, all coming together to celebrate a bountiful harvest.
Visitors who come to the Kadayawan festival arrive just when the fruit selling season reaches its peak, so you can visit the fruit stands on Magsaysay Park and eat your way through their offerings: mangosteen, pomelo, and especially the wonderfully smelly durian. (Read about other Southeast Asian fruits.) For Kadayawan visitors that fit a more active profile, they'll have fun exploring all Davao's nature & adventure travel activities.
For more on Davao City's Kadayawan Festival, click here.