General Santos City is now all abuzz with preparations for the Kalilangan Festival 2014 which officially opens on February 21 and up to February 28, 2014.  Making this weeklong annual event more special this year is the fact that the city will be commemorating its 75th Founding Anniversary and thus everyone’s exciting for the Schedule of Activities prepared by the organizers.

This year, festival partners Mindanao State University and the City Government of General Santos have deemed it necessary to adopt the theme:  GenSan @ 75: Living the Culture.


Kalilangan Festival 2014 has actually opened certain attractions at the Oval Plaza as early as the first week of February like the Food Galore and Trade Bazaar and a soft opening was conducted on Valentine’s Day through a Red and White Zumba Party at the Oval Plaza.

On February 21, to highlight the commencement of the festivities for the city’s 75th Birthday, the Opening Ceremonies which has been dubbed KINANG (Glitter) will unfold at 6pm.  Expect this to be one glittering, shimmery affair for all the generals to see.

For the rest of the events leading up to the Kadsagayan sa Buyang Streetdancing Competition on the 27th, check out the schedule of events below of the 2014 Kalilangan Festival.


February 3
Food Galore and Trade Bazaar Operation
Oval Plaza

February 14
Kalilangan Festival 2014 Soft Opening
Oval Plaza

Red and White Zumba Party
Oval Plaza, 5 PM

February 16
Concert (Sam Milby & Sam Pinto)
Lagao Gym, 3 PM

February 21
Agri Fair Opening & Barangayan sa Kalilangan
Oval Plaza, 2 PM

KINANG: Kalilangan Festival 2014 Grand Opening Ceremony
Oval Plaza, 6 PM

February 21- 27
Barangayan sa Kalilangan
Oval Plaza | 26 kubo ng mga barangay

Historical Exhibit
Various Gensan Malls

February 22
2nd Kalilangan Fitness Fever 2014
SM City Gensan, 4 PM

Kalilangan 2014 Amateur Boxing Tournament
Oval Gymnasium, whole day

Kalilangan Bully Party: Kalilangan Sunset Pitbull and American Bully Showdown
Gensan Sports Center, 4 PM

February 23
Bombo Radyo Doble Kara 2014
Oval Stage

February 22-23
Dog Show
MSU-CETD Covered Court

5th National Mountain Bike Downhill Challenge
Brgy. Olympog, whole day

2014 Rapid Chess Tournament
Robinsons Mall Gensan, whole day

February 24
RMN Run sa Kalilangan 2014
Robinson’s Mall Gensan, 5 AM

TADAMAN: Gabi ng Parangal – A Night of Remembrance
venue to be announced

Tri People Cultural Day
Kanduli Kadadatuan
Kambuyang (Fan) Dance Competition
(Pangalay sa Buyang)
Sagayan-Unta Unta Dance Competition
Oval Plaza, whole day

Sing for Peace in Mindanao
Oval Stage, 6 PM

Farmer’s Night
Oval Plaza, 26 kubo ng mga barangay

February 25
Drum and Lyre exhibition
Tagisan sa “Lutong piyesta” Inter-barangay Challenge
Laro ng Lahi
Gabi ng Rondalya
Katutubong Sayawan
Baylehan sa Kalilangan
Oval Plaza

February 26
Kastifun/ IP Day
Oval Plaza

Cultural Dance Presentation
Veranza Mall

Farm Technology Showcase
Oval Plaza, whole day

First Mindanao-wide Invitational Battle of the Bands
Oval stage, 6 PM

February 27
Parada ng lahi: Kadena de Amor
Acharon Blvd – Pioneer Avenue, 5 AM

February 26- 27
Culture of Peace through Futsal Games
Holy Trinity College Football Field

February 27
Kadsagayan sa Buyang (Street Dancing Parade & Competition)
Acharon- Pioneer- Oval Plaza, 1 PM

Karetela/ Cowboys/ Float Parade
Acharon- Pioneer- Oval Plaza, 1 PM

Tagbuan sa Kasadyaan: Grand Culminating Activity
Oval Stage 6 PM

For more information about the Kalilangan Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities, check out the official Kalilangan Festival Facebook Group Page at