2023 Masskara Festival: A Bacolod Festival You Shouldn’t Miss!

Buckle up, because Bacolod City is about to explode with an adrenaline rush like never before! The 2023 Masskara Festival is gearing up to rock your world with a month-long extravaganza that promises non-stop excitement and electrifying entertainment. Without a doubt, this ain’t your ordinary festival; it’s a mind-blowing spectacle that will leave you breathless.

Brief History

The Masskara Festival’s roots go back to the early ’80s when Bacolod faced tough times. But Bacolodnons did something extraordinary: they threw a party. Thus, the Masskara Festival was born! Masskara, a blend of “mass” and “kara” (local for face), symbolizes resilience and the art of celebrating life amid adversity.

The Festival’s Highlights:

Throughout October, the festival unfolds with exciting events and activities:

  • Food Festivals: First, delight in Bacolod’s cuisine, a gastronomic adventure from local delicacies to international dishes.
  • Masskara Queen Pageant: Next, witness a dazzling beauty contest, crowning the Masskara Queen, the festival’s ambassador.
  • Masskara Drumbeating Competition (October 1): Feel the energy as participants showcase their drumming skills, setting the festival’s dynamic tone.
  • Masskara Sports Fest: Engage in basketball, volleyball, and football tournaments, embracing the spirit of competition.
  • Masskara Street Dance Competition (October 22): The festival’s pinnacle event, where participants from various neighborhoods compete in a captivating street dance competition, showcasing their creativity and talent. The colorful masks and intricate choreography add an unparalleled charm to Bacolod’s streets.
  • Electric Masskara (October 22): Lastly, the grand finale of the festival, Electric Masskara, transforms the city into a lively street party. The night comes alive with dazzling lights, music, and dance, making it an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at the 2023 Masskara Festival. It’s your chance to be part of something extraordinary, where happiness knows no bounds, and every face radiates a brighter-than-sun smile. Don’t miss the year’s most exciting event!

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