Sapatos Festival is a three-month long festival that usually begins in September. It showcases the creativity, craftsmanship, style and quality of shoes, a product Marikina is known for. The festival features parades, cultural presentations, trade fairs featuring shoes made in the city, visits to the shoe museum, among other fun activities.
Among the highlights of the festival is the Tour de Takong, where participants are required to wear stilettos with at least three inches in height instead of the usual running shoes. Since the race started in 2011, it has attracted a multitude of participants from all over the country, and is one of the highly-anticipated events in the city.