Masskara Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities

Masskara Festival of the "City of Smiles” is one of the most awaited festivals in the country. Beats, smiles and vibrant colors are everywhere in the streets of Bacolod City every third week of October. 

Masskara 2013

The festival was born during Bacolod City’s dark and tragic time. The time when  people of Negros find no reasons to smile because of tragic sinking of   passenger vessel Don Juan carrying many Negrenses and crisis brought by crashing of sugar prices.

It was organized by the artists, civic groups, and local government of the city to bring back the smile in every faces of people of Bacolod - known as the city of smiles. A declaration that no matter how dark and tragic happened, they are able to survive and have more reasons to smile.

The word "MassKara"  comes from the two words "mass" which means "many or a multitude of the people" and the Spanish "kara" meaning "face". The mask worn by the participants during the parade are always smiling. MassKara thus means a multitude/mass of smiling faces.

Expect this year’s Masskara Festival to be more colorful, Fun, and full of SMILES!

Here is the Official Schedule of Activities in this year’s Masskara Festival:

October 18, 2013 (Friday)
02:00 pm - MassKara Street Dancing School Category
11:30 pm - Mass Kara Lights Show
11:55 pm - Countdown to Bacolod's 75th Charterday Anniversary
12:00 mn - Fireworks Display

October 19, 2013 (Saturday)
09:00 pm - Electric Dance Parade

October 20, 2013 (Sunday)
09:00 am to 03:00 pm - MassKara Street Dancing Barangay Category in Paglaum Sports Complex

Street dancing will start at  Araneta Avenue and will end at Paglaum Sports Complex.
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  1. Maghahanap ako ng murang ticket sana meron pa , gusto ko to ma witness

  2. Go Kulapitot! Sayang I can't go here, maybe next year :)

  3. I have never been to the Maskara festival but I know this is one of the old festivals in the country. It's in my bucket list to go take part in it one day.

    Thanks for the festival history by the way. This is the first time I've read of it. :)

  4. im super excited

  5. Got lucky last June and scored cheap tickets for this year's Masskara! Sayang they deviated from the usual schedule and lined up major activities on Friday, will be there Saturday and Sunday.

  6. sana di umulan....

  7. am going to masskara this 17th, hopefully may makuha akong murang room for rent during this time. help anyone? thanks in advance. you can contact me through my email. thank you thank you!!!

  8. am going there on the 17th. i haven't got a place to stay pa. please help. sana po ung mura lang. thank you in advance.

  9. Hello Enma! Sorry for the late reply :)
    check this link:


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