Balamban Dance Festival – On the year 2014, a new festival was conceptualized by the city government to celebrate Santiago’s cityhood anniversary. Balamban which means butterfly is a cultural dance of lowland Christians that originated in Santiago City. The dance depicts the graceful movement and fluttering of butterflies that throng Dariuk Hills’ scented gardens. It is usually danced during wedding celebrations in Santiago.
Feast of St. James the Apostle (Santiago de Carig) – Celebrated every July 25 of the year is the Feast of Saint James the Apostle, the Patron Saint of the city. It features the life history of the patron saint as it saves the Christians against the Moros through Sarswela and the Grand Batalla of the Moro-Moro, a dance choreography depicting the battle.