One of the most colorful and engaging festival in the country is here again, The Bacolod Masskara Festival. The event  will be on October 1-19, 2015. More event will be added this year to surely delight every party goers. So bookmark this page as we continue to update you with every detail you need to know about Masskara Festival.

MassKara Festival 2015 Schedule of Activities: (Partial List as of August 24, 2015)


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Mayor Monico during the Masskara 2015 Media Launch


August 24

  • Masskara Festival 2015 Media Launching – GT Hotel

September 19

  • Masskara Queen Press Presentation and Swimwear Competition – Palamas Del Mar

September 25

  • BacoNippon Festival -People’s House (New Government Center)

September 26

  • Opening of Festival Kiosks and Carnival Sites -People’s House; Araneta St; San Juan St; SM City
  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Alangilan
  • Opening of Masskara Seafood Alley/International Coastal Clean-up Day -Punta Taytay
  • Launching: Batang Bida – SM Atrium

September 27

  • Milo Marathon – People’s House
  • Korean Festival – People’s House
  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Brgy. Estefania
  • Masskara Queen Mom’s Glamour Day – Gaisano Grand Mall

September 28

  • Masskara Press Conference –
  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Brgy. Cabug

September 29

  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Brgy. Felisa

September 30

  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Brgy. Handumanan



October 1

  • Opening Salvo: Fun MasskaRun, Walk and Ride- Bacolod Public Plaza
  • On-the-Spot Mask Making – School – Gaisano Grand Mall
  • Evening Opening Salvo: Zumba sa Masskara – People’s House

October 2

  • BCC and PESO Scholar’s Night at the Plaza – Bacolod PublicPlaza
  • Batang Bida ng Bacolod Semi-Finals – SM City Bacolod

October 3

  • Masskara Night sa Barangay – Mansilingan (Paglaum Village)
  • Mask Making Contest – People’s H ouse

October 4

  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay- Sum-ag (GK Village)
  • Masskara Queen Talent Night – SM Atrium

October 5

  • Masskara Press Conference
  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Vista Alegre (Arao)

October 6

  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Barangay 4

October 7

Batang Bida ng Bacolod Grand Finals – People’s House

October 8

  • Masskara Nights sa Barangay – Barangay 19
  • Masskara Queen Festival Costume – Robinsons Place

October 9

  • Extreme Masskara (Masskara Goes Extreme) – Centrale, Eroreco

October 10

  • Extreme Masskara – Central Eroreco
  • Masskara by the Sea: 1st Maskara Bancarera; Bancathon- Punta Taytay

October 11

  • Masskara by the Sea- Punta Taytay and Baywalk



October 12

October  12-17

  • Masskara Fashion Week

October 13

  • Masskara Media Day – Jollibee Lacson
  • Masskara media Night

October 14

  • Masskara in the Sky – People’s House

October 15 (4PM PM)

  • Opening of Lacson Tourism Strip from 1st to 23rd Streets
  • Masskara Land Opening – 19th-23rd Street – Lacson Street
  • Bacolod for Jesus – South Capitol Road
  • Masskara Night sa barangay Pop Street Dance Finals – Bacolod Public Plaza
  • Pop Idol

October 16-18

  • Masskara Mayor’s Gold Cup Tournament – Marapara Golf and Country Club

October 16

  • Arena & Street Dancing Competition (Schools)
  • ODD MasskaraVan – From people’s House- Burgos-Lacson- Rizal-SM City
  • MasskaraLand-19-23rd Street
  • Bacolod for Jesus- South Capitol Road
  • Masskara Love Dance

October 17

  • Masskara Arena and Street Dancing Competition (Barangay Category) – Paglaum-Araneta St.-Plaza
  • Electric Masskara (Elimination) Gaisano-Araneta-Plaza- Lacson Tourism Strip
  • Masskara Land Invasion – 19th-23rd Streets
  • Bacolod for Jesus- South Capitol Road

October 18

Electric Masskara Final and ODD MasskaraVan Parade Winners – Rizal to Lacson Tourism Strip

  • Masskara Land -19th to 23rd Streets
  • Charter Countdown and Fireworks Display – people’s House, Plaza and MasskaraLand
  • Bacolod for Jesus – South Capitol Road

October 19

  • Kaadlawan sang Bacolod (77th Charter Anniversary)
  • 8 AM Misa ng Bayan – San Sebastian Cathedral
  • 900 Grand MasskaRaffle Draw and Bacolod Singing Cops – Bacolod Plaza
  • Boodle Breakfast fellowship – Bacolod Public Plaza
  • 1:30 PM Charter Day Parade – Old Airport-Araneta-Plaza/ People’s House – Burgos-Lacson -Rizal-Plaza
  • 5PM Charter Day and Banwahanon Awards – Plaza
  • 6:30 PM Dinner Reception
  • 9Pm Closing Program – Plaza




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  1. Thank for this! I originally planned to visit bacolod 1st week of october to celebrate my birthday. but finances are short, so had to postpone it a week after…i’m curious of extreme masskara and masskara by sea. what to expect? im from cebu btw

  2. Wow, what an exciting festival in Bacolod, Philippines.
    Hmm, need to arrange my schedule in October, to see this event…
    Thanks for the post.

  3. Look at all those beautiful colors. We haven’t done one festival this year. Thankfully we still have time!

  4. I wish I could be there for this! I love all the bright colors!

  5. This sounds like it’s great fun! What beautiful colors and costumes.

  6. This really looks like a fun festival to attend! What a great schedule.

  7. This is ooking so festive. Beautiful photos!

  8. Wow, that looks so fun! Very colorful!

  9. This sounds and looks like it would be an amazing event indeed. I would love to attend a Masskara Festival with all these amazing colors along with designs. Just gorgeous for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Masskara Festival is the one big event in Bacolod Philippines, They are so very creative when it comes for their costumes,

  11. This is just so full of life and excitement! I would love to be at this festival!

  12. What an interesting festival! It’s so colorful and refreshing, I’d love to experience this some day.

  13. Really neat stuff. Looks like a great place.

  14. Oh, how I wish I could go!!! Maybe next year. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  15. I’ve seen this event on TV and it looks so festive. I would love to experience this for myself one day.

  16. Sounds like a fun event. Great info on where to stay and what else to do. Thanks.

  17. The festival looks so vibrant. It would be fun to check it out.

  18. That looks like a lot of fun but where is Bacolod?

  19. Love this! Sounds like an awesome festival!

  20. Looks like a lovely festival. The colors and the costumes of the performers are beautiful.

  21. Wow the costumes of the dancers look spectacular.

  22. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Sounds like that is going to be a really fun time. I love festivals like this.

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