The festival itself is more than just a fancy celebration. There’s a deeper reason why one should leave their home for a while and indulge in the beautiful scenery of Masskara in Bacolod City. While you can celebrate the festival making restless euphoric moments all day and night long. You could take a step back and rather attend events that puts you in awe, reconnecting you back to your senses.
Activities to Quench Your Soul This Masskara Festival 2018
Experience the thrill & excitement of the Masskara
The Masskara Dance Competition
Be amazed as the whole Bacolod Public Plaza bursts with colors of reds, greens, yellows, and oranges of the street dancers ready to conquer the arena. The Street dance competition is the highlight of the event, where different schools and Barangays showcase their creativity in dancing and performing. Revive your dull spirit as you gaze in the colorful costumes, the synchronization of the dancers, and the crowd cheering for their team!
The Electric Masskara
These colorful neon lights that gives life to the already dark night is actually one of the must-see events during Masskara. The Electric Masskara is always associated with exciting parades of creative costumes, upbeat music, and glittering floats. Sounds refreshing yet? Wait until you see those thousands of people genuinely smiling while enjoying the wonderful scenes.
Indeed, the Electric Masskara event will remind us about the “darkness into light” life of the Bacolodnons, that despite the everyday struggles, there’s still plenty of reasons to smile. After all, at the end of the dark tunnel is a light that’s waiting.
Did you know that the festive celebration was created due to the tragic event of the past? If you heard the story about the Don Juan tragedy, you probably would know how the Bacolodnons grieve during those distressing times of their lives – not to mention their huge downfall due to economic loss back then. However, the incident is actually a blessing in disguise as it gives birth to the happiest and the most colorful festival in the country.
Savor the Sweetness of the City of Smiles
What more can ease a weary self rather than foods? Perhaps, you are one of those who take “food is life” literally. The good news is, when it comes to finding mouth-watering goodies, Bacolod is the place to be! Whether your taste buds are craving for some sweet indulgence, we have few recommendations to consider.
Flocked by locals and tourists alike. It’s hard to choose just one dessert with too many choices from chocolates, icecream cakes to cheesecake covered with raspberry sauce. Conveniently located in Balay Quince buulding on 15th Lacson St.
Felicia’s has a branch along Lacson street, situated almost across Calea. Felicia’s is well-known for their chocolate cakes and ube-flavored ice cream cake. During busy days, their cakes could run out. Have a taste when you can 🙂
Choose various delicacies from sugary to savory. Aside from the inviting looks of the different flavors of cakes in their glass chiller, they also have some tasty menus to try, from corned beef loaf, churros to dynamite marshmallows. Yum!
The famous gelatos of Cafe Bobs are just right for the hot weather in the city. Locals refer to it simply as “Bobs”. Enjoy select local desserts such as the napoleones, paired with coffee and delicious cakes.
Jive With the Moves of the Bacolodnons
Dancing awakens our senses. When we dance, we are releasing the “feel-good” chemicals in our body known as endorphins. So why not jive with the moves of the Bacolodnons this Masskara festival? Get your dose of upbeat music with the newly-added line up, Electric Zumba sa Masskara, another fun way to shake those stress off! We Bacolodnons are friendly people, you won’t certainly feel left out! The event is set on October 26 and 27, 5pm at the Tourism Strip, Lacson Street, Bacolod City. For more info, please visit https://masskarafestival.ph/
Find True Joy
The Bacolodnons are naturally fun and outgoing people. If you are not from Bacolod and you happened to have a friend in the city, you might probably receive random text messages from them inviting you for a KTV sesh either at Watever Family KTV or Gourmandz Burger and KTV Bar in Lacson. Nevertheless, behind the cheerful faces of the people in the City of Smiles lies a thirsty spirit longing for revival.
Thankfully, the Government officials in Bacolod City are also sensitive to the resident’s spiritual needs.
Bacolod for Jesus is a non-denominational gathering of churches in the entire island. The event aims to provide people with a night of worship and spiritual refreshment. Whether you are in the process of finding true joy or enlightening your weary soul, this event is for you.
The best things in life are indeed intangible. As you roam around the colorful city of Bacolod, may your hearts be filled with gladness, joy, and experiences that feed your soul.