Pinoy Festivals: Masskara Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay

Masskara Festival

Masskara Festival is the most anticipated festival in the country held every 3rd week of October in the "City of Smiles" Bacolod City. The festival's highlights are expected to happen on October 19-20, 2013 with the street and arena dance competitions for the school and barangay categories respectively. Just like the previous years, the Masskara Festival's street dancing competition will be performed at Araneta Avenue.

Masskara Festival Street Dancing

Mass, which means "many", and Kara, a Spanish word for "face", it is a festival of smiles where colorful masks were worn to show a happy spirit of the Negrenses despite experiencing tragedy and bad times in the sugar industry.

Masskara Festival

Tough the official schedule is not yet released, based on previous years, Masskara Festival's highlights are always held every weekend nearest to October 19th, which is the Charter day of Bacolod City.

Masskara Festival 2013 Official Logo

Masskara Festival 2013 Highlights

October 18, 2013 (Friday) - MassKara Street Dancing School Category (2:00 PM)
October 19, 2013 (Saturday) - Bacolod City 75th Diamond Charter Anniversary Celebrations
October 20, 2013 (Sunday) - MassKara Street Dancing Barangay Category (12:00 NN)

Note: Street Dancing will be along Araneta Avenue and the arena competition will be at Bacolod City Plaza. Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

You may read my coverage on last year's Masskara Festival below:

How to Get to Bacolod City

Bacolod City, the Capital of Negros Occidental is a 1-hour plane ride from Manila or 30 minutes by air from Cebu City. Several airline companies fly several times daily to Bacolod City from Manila and Cebu.

By sea it is an 18-hour ferry ride from Manila or if you're coming from Iloilo, it is an hour ferry ride.

By land and sea, it is 7 hours away from Cebu City.

How to Get in and Out of Bacolod-Silay Airport

The Bacolod-Silay International Airport is located in Barangay Bagtic in Silay City, some 15 kilometers northeast of Bacolod City. Due to its location, getting in and out of the airport is quite a challege especially for first-timers. Click HERE for some of the ways on how to get in and out of the airport terminal.

Things to do in (and near) Bacolod City

Where to Stay in Bacolod City

Bacolod City has a wide array of affordable and high quality hotels, guest/pension houses and inns for you to stay in. But getting a decent place to stay during Masskara Festival is quite a challenge. You have to book as early as possible or few months before the festival. To check on the list of available hotels and resorts to stay at in Bacolod City, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Visit Bacolod City and experience Masskara Festival, "the happiest festival in the country!"

NOTE: This post will be updated as soon the detailed Masskara Festival 2013 schedule comes out.


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1 comment :

  1. Hi There,

    Can I use the official logo of Masskara to promote the event in FB?



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