This year, Bacolod City will celebrate the 39th Masskara Festival.
One more reason to visit Masskara Festival is that Bacolod was recently awarded as the Most Competitive Highly-Urbanized City in the Visayas and ranked 8th at the National Level during the 6th Competitiveness Summit and Awards of the National Competitiveness Council.
The world-famous celebration will start from October 8-28, 2018. If you look at it, that’s an 8-8-8 combination: 8/8/18
The pinnacle of the festival will consummate on October 26 to 28.
This celebration also goes in line with Bacolod’s 80th birthday.
2018 Masskara Schedules and Highlights
Performing Floats Competition
Street Dance and Arena Competitions – School Category
Electric Masskara Performing Floats Competition
Street Dance and Arena Competitions – Barangay Category
28 Groups to Join 2018 Masskara Street Dance
Barangays that will participate in the Masskara Dance Competition
- Barangays 18, 40, 26, 39, 29, 38, 7, 12, 27, 8, and 41.
The Masskara Street Dance for the schools category will be staged on October 27, 2018.
For the Barangay Category, October 28, 2018.
Schools that will participate in the Masskara Dance Competition Elementary School Level
- Education and Training Center School II
- Sum-ag Elementary School
- ABKASA Elementary School
- Montevista Elementary School
- Patricia Homes Elementary School
- A.L. Jayme Elementary School
- Crispino V. Ramos Elementary School.
Schools that will participate in the Masskara Dance Competition Secondary Level
- Barangay Singcang-Airport National High School
- Mandalagan National High School
- Bacolod City National High School
- Mansilingan Agro National High School
- Kiosks will be setup in Bacolod Public Plaza and New Government Center
- Each kiosks will feature food, drinks and different offerings by the citizens of Bacolod city
- ELECTRIC MASSKARA
- NIGHTS OF MARDIGRAS
- TANDA! SING NA, DANCE PA
- MAGICAL MASSKARA
- DRUM BEATING CONTEST
- SADYA ANG MASSKARA WITH MAYOR BING NATIONAL FIREWORKS COMPETITION
- MASSKARA FASHION SHOW
- MAKING FACES: THE FIRST MASSKARA FANTASY MAKEUP COMPETITIIONS
- GRAND CHILDREN’S PARTY
If you want to witness the Grand Street Dance Presentation at the Bacolod Plaza, you should book accommodations near SM / Plaza. I made a an article for this.
For the celebrations, mostly they are located along the Lacson Tourism Strip. Some public events will also be held at the New Government Center.
If you want to be in the Photographers’ Lane where the beginning of the Street Dance is, best accommodation is Planta Hotel.
For inquiries, call the official committee through (034) 432-6697 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org