The city government of Zamboanga has started preparing for the grand Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in October.
The city government said City Administrator Apple Go and the Special Events Team headed by Christian Olasiman recently convened a meeting of the stakeholders and possible sponsors of the different events lined up for the month-long festivity.
Go said a proposal is being worked out for the La Hermandad, a non-stock non-profit organization, to handle the festival instead of the Special Events Team as in previous years.
The festivity will kick off on September 22 with the Inter-Barangay Fiesta Arco Competition among the participating barangay, Zambassadors Mall Tour ft. Original Chavacano Video Music Festival Grand Launching on Sept. 29.
The Smoke-Out Zamboanga-Grilled Food Fiesta and Zamboanga Grand Midnight Sale will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 14 on R.T. Lim Boulevard.
The Zamboanga Art Exhibit 2018 is scheduled on Sept. 30-Oct. 14, while Cosechas de Zamboanga 2018 will be held at Plaza Pershing from Oct. 1-15.
Zamboanga Dancesport Competition will be held on Oct. 8 at the City Coliseum; Mascota de Zamboanga Competition 2018 on Oct. 9 at Palacio del Sur; and on Oct. 10, the Regatta de Zamboanga on R.T. Lim Boulevard, Wow Sardinas Grand Boodle Fight also on the boulevard, and the Parade or Lights (Float Competition).
The street party dubbed “Danza La Vida” is scheduled Oct. 13.