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Friday, August 30, 2013

Masskara 2013 Festival Schedule

"Masskara: Rediscover and Celebrate Bacolod" - 2013's theme for Bacolod City's world-renowned Masskara Festival! The month of October for BacoleƱos will once again be transformed into a festive, colorful, and magnificent display of sights and sounds.

Masskara 2013 Official Logo
Masskara 2013 Official Logo

This year's Masskara Festival is made more special because the City of Bacolod will also be celebrating it's 75th year as a Chartered City when it was first proclaimed last 1938. For all local and foreign tourists that will swarm the streets of Bacolod, get ready as well to be awed in this year's Bacolod's Diamond Anniversary. Now this will make Bacolod pin it's way to global pinnacle!

Bacolod Masskara face mask

Bacolod Masskara Street Dancers

Masskara Festival will start from the 1st of October until the 20th. 3 weeks worth of non-stop street party and cultural explosion will surely meet your expectations. Many activities are lined-up for this year from sports exhibitions, beauty pageants, food trips, street dances, light shows, charter day parade, and all-night parties!

Electric Masskara on Tourism Strip
Electric Masskara

Here's a quick guide of the schedule for all visiting travelers:

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October 11
5 PM : Philippines Azkals Game - Panaad Stadium

October 12
9 PM : MassKara Queen – University of St. La Salle Coliseum

October 13
5 PM : Philippines Azkals Game - Panaad Stadium

October 15
5 PM : Philippines Azkals Game - Panaad Stadium

October 17
10 AM : International Food Festival - Bacolod Public Plaza
7 PM : Kapuso Fiesta with GMA stars - North Capitol Road

October 18
2 PM : MassKara Street Dancing (School Category) - Bacolod Public Plaza
4 PM : GMA Kapuso Mall Show - SM City North Transport Hub
5 PM : Handog Pasasalamat ng Bombo Radyo at Star FM - Bacolod Public Plaza
8 PM : MassKarave - Art District
8:30 PM : Kapuso Electric DanssKara Finals with GMA Stars - Bacolod Gov't. Center
11:30 PM : Masskara Lights Show - Bacolod Gov't. Center
11:55 PM : Countdown to Bacolod’s 75th Charter Anniversary - Bacolod Gov't. Center
12 MN : MassKara TomorrowLand Party - Bacolod Gov't. Center and Lacson St. Tourism Strip

October 19
2 PM : Charter Day Parade - From Bacolod Gov't. Center to SM City
6 PM : Charter Anniversary Program
7 PM : MassKara TomorrowLand -Lacson St. Tourism Strip
7:30 PM : LCC ARFIEN Giant Puppets Parade - Lacson St. Tourism Strip

October 20
12 NN : ASAP '18 Variety Show (still under negotiation)
2 PM : MassKara Street Dancing Competiton Barangay Category - Bacolod Public Plaza

Bacolod Masskara Floats on Parade

This year's festival music is based from 1988's street dance music by Trini Lopez, and there will added variations and remixes to hype up the party fever. 1988 by the way was the time Bacolod celebrated its 50th Golden Anniversary. Check out the 2013 festival music here.

Equipped now with all the know-hows and quick facts for 2013 Masskara Festival? Barely a month to go and let's get this party started! :)

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