The Amazing EVOLUTION of SarBay Fest 2016
Guests from throughout the country converged on the white pristine sand of Gumasa in Sarangani Province on June 3-4 2016 in celebration of 11th Sarangani Bay Festival. Creating wonderful memories for 11 years now, Sarangani Bay Festival or SarBay Fest is yet the biggest beach party in the country leaving LaBoracay behind when it comes to number of party goers. Marking their recently celebrated 11th year, SarBay Fest 2016 gave it all with an amazing theme: “SarBay Fest 2016: EVOLUTION”.
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This year’s SarBay Fest is my 10th time of joining the said event and I have witnessed how this celebration every year grows – from a simple bay party to a countrywide beach festival. It is indeed an evolution of diverse culture contemporarily incorporating modern realm. SarBay is no longer just an ordinary beach party and this is because of the dashing and dynamic team behind this annual festival. But what really impressed me most for this year’s celebration were as follows; the strong #iLoveCleanSarBay campaign, the security measures provided all over the premise and the additional beach activities, the program, premium local stores, great music and the amazing stage set-up.
In partnership with the leading Telecommunication network in the country, SMART promotes a great initiative – the #iLoveCleanSarBay campaign. Smart has been a good partner of SarBay Festival for over years already and with its sole purpose to deliver and maintain the beauty of the magnificent seascape beaches of Gumasa, #ILoveCleanSarBay was born. The #ILoveCleanSarBay campaign addresses in maintaining the SarBay clean – a literal 0% trash. This is a good campaign which would encourage party goer to not just go get wet and wild, but partying by the beach responsibly.
SarBay Festival 2016 double up the precautionary measures to keep the party goers safe while enjoying the bash from sunset to sunrise. Police, PDEA and sniffing canines were just around the corners checking while other members of the security team were anonymously roaming around. This I believe a good move from the organizers to make sure that attendees will not going to worry about their safety. Not to mention the undeniable good looks of our policemen and the rest of the team. Haha!
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This year, the festival organizers provide more options for party goers on what they can do when in SarBay; with great choices of concessioners from local restos of Sarangani Province and the rest of Region 12 to stalls of well-known brands. Activities in line were Banana boat, Jet Ski and SarBay cruise to name some. Program is packed with great entertainment and prices from sponsors; and for two nights – the bay was flooded with party mammals raving till dawn. EDM really rocks plus the fabulous stage up which is truly promising and something to be proud of; indeed an evolution for a better Philippines.
Truly, I really had a blast of this year’s event and my decade of SarBay-ing made more memorable because of the people I met and the experienced we all shared. C’mon, walang ganito sa Dabaw! haha