The Tuna Fest fever can now be felt in downtown Gensan as the city dubbed as Tuna Capital of the Philippines is set to celebrate the Tuna Festival 2016.

Preparations are now on full swing and this year's organizer - the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has finally released the Gensan's Tuna Festival 2016 schedule of activities.

Among the must-attend activities during Gensan's Tuna Festival includes the Sugbahan sa Dalan, Tuna Float Parade, the Street Dancing Competition and many more..
Gensan's Tuna Festival

Gensan's Tuna Festival

Gensan's Tuna Festival

As shown in the calendar of events below, activities for this year's Tuna Festival will start as early as August 22 with nighty live band performances, festival market and carnival at the Oval Plaza. The opening ceremonies will be on September 1 with the Tuna Float Parade happening from 3 PM and the culmination will be on September 5 which will be also the 48th Charter Anniversary of the City of General Santos.
Gensan's Tuna Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities
DATE
EVENT
VENUE
Aug. 22- Sept. 5
Live Band Performances
(Local and Manila-based)
SMB Party Zone, Oval Plaza
Aug.22-  Sept. 22
Grand Carnival
Oval Plaza

Festival Market
Oval Plaza
Aug. 27
(6:30 pm)
Fashion Show (Pre-pageant segment of Miss Tourism 2016)
Veranza Mall
Aug.27-28
Table Tennis  Tournament
Gaisano Mall
Aug. 28
(6 am)
15th Yellowfin Tuna Mountain Bike Challenge
Downtown & neighboring barangays
Aug. 29
(7 am)
Wreath-Laying Ceremony for the Commemoration of 48th Charter Anniversary
Plaza Heneral Santos
Aug. 29
(8:30 am)
Breakfast with the Generals
City Hall
Aug.31- Sept. 2
National Tuna Congress
SM City Trade Hall
Aug. 29 – Sept. 4
Tuna Festival Sale
SM City Gensan
Sept. 1
(3 pm onwards)
Tuna Float Parade
KCC- Veranza- SM City Gensan- Oval Plaza
Sept. 1
(6 pm)
Grand Opening
Oval Plaza
Sept. 1
(8 pm)
Sponsor’s Night
MSU- CETD
Sept. 1- 2
(9 am- 6 pm)
Tuna Festival Skills Olympics (Flavors of Tuna Culinary & Skills Challenge)
KCC Convention & Events Center, Veranza
Sept.1- 5
Tuna Festival Open Invitational Basketball Tournament
Oval Covered Court

Coke Pasaya (Interactive Activities)
Oval Plaza
Sept.1- 5
Bangsi Watercraft Service (A Cruising Experience)
Gensan Fishport, Sarangani Bay
Sept. 2
(7 am- 12 nn)
Grand Fishfest sa Fishport
Gensan Fishport
Sept. 2
(9 am- 5 pm)
PESO Job Fair
Gaisano Mall
Sept. 2
(9 am-  8 pm)
Tunafest Dog Show
Veranza Mall
Sept. 2
(6 pm)
Miss Tourism 2016 Coronation Night
Oval Grandstand
Sept. 2- 4
Tuna Festival Grill Fest
The Fountain Court of SM City Gensan
Sept.2- 10
Tunafest Lawn Tennis  National Open
GSC Tennis Court
Sept. 3
TNT (Smart) Night
Oval Grandstand
Sept. 3
(9:30 am- 6 pm)
RMN Fiesta Tour
Gaisano Mall
Sept. 3
(5 pm)
Sugbahan sa Dalan Year 2
Pioneer Avenue
Sept. 3
(2 pm- 5 pm)
Brigada Teen- Guwang
Robinson’s Place
Sept. 3
(3 pm- 5 pm)
Quiz Bee
Veranza Mall
Sept 3- 4
(8 am)
Airsoft Tournament
Anchor Driving Range
Sept 3- 4

Dragon Boat Championship: Introduction & Exhibition
Queen Tuna Park
Sept. 4
(3 pm)
Talent Showcase of the Generals: Gensan Pop Idol & HipHop Dance Invasion Finals
SM Event Center
Sept. 4
Tunaman Lawihan Triathlon
Dolores Tropicana

5K Fun Run
Downtown

Globe Night
Oval Grandstand

Munting Mutya ng Gensan
Gaisano Mall Atrium
Sept. 5
Flag Raising and Thanksgiving
City Hall
Sept. 5
(6 am)
Bancarera
Gensan Fish Port
Sept. 5
(1 pm- 5 pm)
Tinig Mangingisdang Pinoy
Veranza Mall Activity Area
Sept. 5
Ugnayan sa Sining “The Making of Bayanihan” Dance Theater and Chorale Presentation
KCC Convention and Event Center
Sept. 5
(2 pm- 8 pm)
Tuna Festival Street Dancing Competition
KCC, Veranza Mall – Oval Plaza
Sept. 5
(6 pm onwards)
Culmination/ Closing Ceremony
Oval Grandstand
Sept. 5
(2 pm- 5 pm)
Amateur Boxing Tournament
Oval Plaza Open Basketball Court
Sept. 6
(5 pm- 7 pm)
Zumba Fitness Marathon
SM City General Santos
Sept. 8- 9
Beach Football Tournament
Queen Tuna Park
Sept. 9
(5 pm- 7 pm)
Chair Zone
Veranza Mall
Sept. 10
Shooting Competition
Ngilay Shooting Range
Sept. 11
Palawan Express Run Gensan
Downtown & neighboring barangays
Sept. 17-18
Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Anchor Driving Range



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