The stage shone with the beauty of the Queen of Carnival City, Estefanía Mora, who is also an ambassador for tourism in Panama. The administrator of ATP, the Panama Tourism Authority, said that Chitré was chosen as the site for this event since this district is already known as "the city of festivals". Proof of this, he added, are the numerous folkloric events held in this region of the Herrera Province.
The celebration continued on Saturday with the folkloric parade that passed through the streets of the picturesque town. It was estimated that 36 delegations participated, 13 ox-drawn carts and 4 schools with their bands. There were also floats, presentations by the Dirty Devils of Colón, Devils of Parita, Ocueños Manito groups and more than 15 Carnival Queens. Other artists performed throughout the night, and in the early morning hours there was a Carnival-like parade with its inevitable water bombardments.
Festival of all Festivals is an activity that seeks to gather samples of diverse folklore from all across the country and demonstrate it through representations and delegations, all in one place. Conga dancing groups, dances, carts, floats, queens, the national costume, drumming groups and all of the elements that are important in regional festivals were displayed.
This was the first time that the Festival of all Festivals was held. The idea for the project was presented to the authorities of Chitré by schoolteacher Iris de León. Next it will move towards becoming a bill, to officially declare the celebration of the Parade of a Thousand Polleras in Las Tablas in November and the Festival of all Festivals in Chitré in September. These attractive events will then be included in tour packages for future years.