Bacolod City's MASSKARA FESTIVAL 2016 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay

Masskara Festival 2016 in Bacolod City

Kari sa na sa Bacolod kag mag sinadya sa Masskara Festival 2016!

Are you ready for Bacolod's Masskara Festival 2016?! One of the much-awaited and most-attended festivals in the country, MASSKARA FESTIVAL is held every October in the "City of Smiles," Bacolod City! Masskara Festival is an annual festival of smiles where colorful masks are worn to show the happy spirit and the positive approach towards life of the Negrenses.

There are a lot of events lined up for the Masskara Festival 2016 starting with the Opening Salvo on October 1st and will last until the festival weekend on the 3rd week of October and Bacolod City's Charter Day celebration. This 2016, Masskara Festival highlights are happening on October 22 and 23, 2016 with the lively and colorful street dancing and arena dance competitions for schools and barangay categories.

Masskara Festival 2016 Highlights

  • October 22-23, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) - MassKara Festival 2016 Street Dancing and Arena Competitions (Bacolod Public Plaza)

Masskara Festival 2016 (Expected) Schedule of Activities

  • Oct 1 – Opening Salvo: MassKara, Kari na!
  • Oct 9 – MassKara Queen Pageant and Coronation Night
  • Oct 10-12 – ExtremeMassKara
  • Oct 11 – MassKara by the Sea
  • Oct 15-19 – MassKaraLand
  • Oct 15 – MassKaravan
  • Oct 16 – Arena and Street Dancing Competition
  • Oct 17 – Electric MassKara (Elimination)
  • Oct 18 – Electric MassKara, Charter Day Countdown & Grand Fireworks
  • Oct 19 – MassKaraRaffle Draw
  • Oct 19 – Bacolod City 77th Charter Day Celebration

Note: This is the expected Masskara Festival 2016 schedule of activities based on last year's calendar of events.

Masskara Festival 2016 Updated Schedule of Activities

Bacolod Masskara Festival 2016 Schedule
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Source: Bacolod MassKara Festival Facebook Page

This post shall be updated as soon as a more detailed official schedule is released.

Mark your Calendars and save the dates of Masskara Festival 2016!

How to Get to Bacolod City?

  • Bacolod City, the Capital of Negros Occidental is an hour plane ride from Manila or 30 minutes by air from Cebu City. Major airlines 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 15 kilometers northeast of Bacolod City, in Barangay Bagtic in Silay City. Due to its location, getting in and out of the airport is quite a challege especially for first-timers. You may checkout my detailed post in "How to Get in and Out of Bacolod-Silay Airport" by clicking HERE.

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Where to Stay in Bacolod City?

Bacolod City offers a lot of affordable and high quality hotels, guest/pension houses and inns for you to stay in during Masskara Festival 2016. But due to the high volume of tourists and visitors during the festival, getting a decent place to stay is quite a challenge. It is highly suggested that you book your accommodation as early as possible or a few months before the festival. Here are some of the places where I've stayed during my past visits to Bacolod City.

  • Saltimboca Pension
  • Star Plus Pension Inn


Happy Masskara Festival 2016! See you in Bacolod!

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