The Sarangani Bay Festival (also known as Sarbay Fest) has become a Summer Brand that attracts beach goers and athletes from all over the Philippines. Sarbay Fest started in 2006 will now be celebrating its 10th year this May 2015. Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon promises this 2015 “to be bigger and better than the last Sarbay”. This Festival was awarded the Pearl Award Grand Winner for Best Tourism Event in Sports, Adventure, and Wellness by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and Department of Tourism (DOT).
In 2014, Sarbay Fest was able to attract:
830 Athletes competing in 9 Sports Events
With over Php 700,000 worth of Cash Prizes
More than 1,000 pitched Tent Accommodation
And Tourist Spending Receipts of over Php34 Million Pesos
The Online Launch presents the premier teaser of Sarbay Fest 2015 with this video:
In a matter of 24 hours, the news was well received and has gone viral with over 170 shares on facebook and more than 2,500 views! It will be no wonder that this year’s Sarbay Fest will be bigger than last years. As early as January, the province of Sarangani has began their preparations for Sarbay Fest’s 10th year.
Take note also of the date and start planning your way to Sarbay 2015!