For three fun-filled days this week, from May 28 to 30, 2009, visitors to Sarangani Province should be ready for the surprises and adventure that lies ahead in what is the region’s much-awaited paean to summer – the Sarangani Bay Festival 2009!

Sarangani Bay Festival Poster

Conceptualized years ago by the Sarangani Provincial Government to focus people’s awareness on programs to preserve Sarangani Bay, this year’s incarnation of the Sarangani Bay Festival has more events to choose from and are centered on 3 activity areas – Kiamba, Maasim and Glan (Gumasa White Sand Beaches).

Consider this Calendar of Activities of the Sarangani BayFest 2009 (the ones in Red are must-see’s for Bariles):

Sarangani Bay Fest Day One: Thursday, May 28, 2009 – KIAMBA

  • Opening Program and Show
  • Lumba Bugsay Competition
  • Sayaw Sarangani
  • Hataw sa Tag-Araw
  • Sarangani Bike Adventure Race (Maitum to Glan with 6 Pitstops)
  • Underwater Photography Contest in Maasim and Scubafest
  • Skimboarding Finals
  • Beach Concert and Party
  • Artifical Reef Deployment

Sarangani Bay Fest Day TWO: Friday, May 29, 2009 – MAASIM – GLAN

  • Swim-Across-the-Bay Competition (Maasim to Glan)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beach Football
  • Jetski Clinic
  • Sand Sculpture
  • BayFair
  • Skimboarding Clinic
  • Baybodies Competition
  • Beat Lab DJ MIX

Sarangani Bay Fest Day THREE: Saturday, May 30, 2009 – GUMASA WHITE SAND BEACHES, GLAN

  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beach Football
  • Skimboarding Clinic
  • Jetski Clinic
  • BayFair
  • Awarding Ceremony
  • San Miguel Beer Concert and Beach Party
  • Beat Lab DJ Mix
  • Bombo Bancarera

Public Vehicles to Kiamba and Maasim from GenSan are available at the private van terminals along North Osmena Street, General Santos City.  Airconditioned vans to Glan are available from the private terminal behind McDonalds, Jose Catolico Avenue, across the KCC Mall of GenSan. For more info, log in to .