THE highlights of this year’s Kadayawan Festival in Davao City will be on August 17-19 and not August 24-26 as earlier announced.

"It's final. This year's Kadayawan Festival is scheduled August 17 to 19," Davao City Investment Promotions Center chief Jason Magnaye said in a text message.

Magnaye earlier said the festival will be on August 24, which is the second to the last Friday of the month. She clarified on Sunday, however, that the final date is August 17-19.

In the declaration of Kadayawan, it has been stipulated that it will be held every third week of August.

The Kadayawan Festival is the most anticipated event in Davao City. Many balikbayans time their visits during this season while both local and foreign tourists pour in for the festival as well.