Kalivungan, a Maenuvu word which signifies "Get-together" or "festival is presently formally received as the merriment title for the yearly establishing commemoration of the Province of Cotabato. It is a weeklong festival featuring social introduction, ethnic moves, customs, music and local amusements displaying the one of a kind societies and conventions of Cotabateños. An excellent Festival loaded with fun and energizing exercises, devour of plenitude and thanksgiving that supports and guarantees dynamic investment and inclusion surprisingly from the distinctive divisions of society, in this manner reinforces the dedication towards culture amicability, peace and advancement, manage solidarity and unity.
A feature of the merriment is the Kavurunan Festival set on August 27-29 at the Carmen Municipal Plaza which unites the region's 13 indigenous people groups clans, in particular the Teduray, Manobo, Tagabawa, Igorot, B'laan, Matigsalog, Ilianen, Kirintiken, Tinananon, and Aromanen. An Aromanen-Manobo expression for "gathering," Kavurunan was consolidated in the common occasions to perceive the commitment of the IPs in the financial advancement and peace endeavors in Mindanao. Clans from neighboring territories which used to be a piece of the alleged Empire Province will likewise partake in the social occasion.