The MassKara Festival in Bacolod City is one of the largest festivals in the Philippines. Coinciding with the city’s Charter Day celebration, the event features carnivals, fairs and a mardi-gras style by costumed and masked street dancers. This is also a celebration of the founding anniversary of Bacolod City. 

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This year’s Masskara Festival highlights will be on October 21 and 22, 2017. 

Masskara Festival 2017 Schedule of Events and Activities

October 1, 2017
Festival Opening Carnival Sites 
Bacolod Public Plaza, 6PM

October 3, 2017
Ms. LGBT Ambassadress Coronation
BAYS Center, 7PM

October 10-12, 2017
Nights of Mardi Gras
Bacolod Public Plaza, 7PM

October 13, 2017
Grand Marian Procession
San Sebastian Cathedral to Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 4PM

October 13, 2017
MassKara King Talent Competition
BAYS Center, 7PM

October 15, 2017
Masskara King Coronation
BAYS Center, 7PM

October 17-19, 2017
MassKara Drumbeating Contest
Bacolod Public Plaza, 7PM

October 19, 2017
MassKara Queen
La Proa Ballroom, L’Fisher Hotel, 7PM

October 19-22, 2017
Sadya ang Masskara with Mayor Bing (National Fireworks Display Competition
BGC Grounds, 7PM

October 20-22, 2017
Electric MassKara : Electric Zumba sa MassKara, Electric Masskara Performing Floats Competition, Street Parties
Tourism Strip, 5PM

October 21, 2017
Street Dance and Arena Competition
Bacolod Public Plaza, 3PM

October 21-22, 2017
Tandal Grand Finals
Bacolod Public Plaza, 7PM

Please bookmark this post to get an updated list of events. Meanwhile, make sure you book a hotel in advance if you plan to visit Bacolod City uuring Masskara Festival. 

Recommended hotels to stay in Bacolod City. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.
  1. Avenue Suites
  2. Go Hotels Bacolod
  3. Java Pension House
  4. L’Fisher Hotel
  5. Circle Inn Hotel & Suites

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