Festivals and Events
Baoto Festival: Held annually every June 13-15. This is an island race for dug-out canoes, the main event of which is the
30k Baoto Marathon – the longest paddling race in the Philippines. Other events are: the 150 meter double slalom (men /women, boys / girls; and the 75 meter single sprint –men/women, boys/girls. Side activities include: a BMC clinic; SRT clinic, Paddling Clinic, Arnis Demonstration; and Water Rescue Demonstaration.
Sumayajaw Festival: Held every August 14 during the town fiesta of
Jabonga, is a thanksgiving celebration for the bounties showered by the Heavenly Father through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Lady of Assumpcion – patroness of Jabonga.
Lisagan Festival: Held every 3rd Sunday of October is an annual celebration that showcases the Mamanwa dance healing rituals. It is a re-enactment of a miraculous healing of a Mamanwa native in 1910 while dancing in front of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This statue was brought to Magallanes from Las Nieves, Barcelona Spain.
Araw ng Agusan del Norte: This is a founding anniversary celebration of the Province of Agusan del Norte every June 13-17. Activities: Trade Exhibit; State of the Province Address; Barangay Night; Employees Day; Peoples Day; Inter-Agency Sports Competition; Concert at the Park; Choral Competitions; Flatboat Race and a national 4 x 4 Race.
Saging Festival : Held every 2nd week of January during Araw ng Buenavista is an Agri Fair that showcases the bounties of Buenavista with special focus on the banana