MASSKARA FESTIVAL merrymaking !
Bacolod city has been chosen as Top Philippine Model City by The Manila Times . “The Philippine Model Cities” search for the most livable urban centers in the country. Home of famous Masskara Festival , which is held every year in the month of October.
It’s a three week celebration and one of the highlight of the event is the street dancing competition. A huge number of foreign and local visitors join the celebration of Masskara festival every year. During the street dance parade . The main street of the city has transformed into a huge outdoor stage. Participants wear colorful costumes and attractive smiling mask. Displaying dance routine with a story to tell behind their energetic moves .With festive moods and colorful ambiance brought by the street dancers. Certainly it will make you sway even more.
While visiting Bacolod city , aside from the entertaining smiling mask dancers. You will also enjoy the variety of foods and delicacies of Bacolenos . Visitors usually crave for the famous Bacolod’s Inasal. You have option whether pork or chicken, but both are a must try.
Oops! Remember, the fun does not end when night time comes. Hence, It has just started. With the live bands set up in several areas of the main streets . All along the pedestrian streets you will find a lot of foods and drinks. Also from the variety of restaurants serving signature dishes of Bacolodnon’s , you will never get hungry.
The electric Masskara dance parade is even more entertaining. A smiling mask costumes flickering and glowing . In different colors and shapes of cool lighting . So with their props and floats .What a party!! The main street has turned into a huge beer garden . With delicious smells coming from inasal grilling along the streets. It’s quite fun, Yeah!