MassKara Festival 2016 — Schedule Of Events

MassKara Festival 2016: Schedule Of Events

Bacolod City is the most populous city in the Negros Island Region and bears the nickname “The City of Smiles”. Declared by the Department of Science and Technology as a “center of excellence” for information technology and business process management operations, it’s most notable for its MassKara Festival held during the third week of October. This year, the longest MassKara Festival will run from October 01 until October 23 in celebration of Bacolod City’s 37th MassKara Festival.

MassKara Festival 2016: Schedule Of Events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the opening of the 37th MassKara Festival in Bacolod City on October 02. Photo by Rey Baniquet.

What made the festival more memorable was the presence of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte accompanied by Bacolod Mayor Bing Leonardia and other city and national officials on opening day. The president led the opening rites held at the public plaza. Describing MassKara as one of the more colorful events in the Philippines, it’s the first festival that President Duterte declared open since being elected. Since the celebration is very long, I encourage everyone to take part and have the grandest day of their life.

The MassKara Festival 2016 Theme

Bacolod: Back On Track. Festivals celebrate the most significant events and developments in a community’s life. This year, the biggest event in Bacolod was the emergence of a new political order that rose in a background of tumult and unprecedented divisiveness. That our people pulled through together speaks of our maturity. That is what we celebrate about in this year’s MassKara.

MassKara Festival 2016: Schedule Of Events

Mayor Bing Leonardia and Bacolod City officials pose with MassKara dancers during the launch of the MassKara Festival 2016 at the Bacolod Government Center last September 22.

The MassKara Festival 2016 Logo

The mask. The sun. The bird. A smiling mask, representing the present Bacolod, is rendered as a cheerful sun, representing her people’s hopes and aspirations. It can also be viewed as a bird in flight, gentle but strong in its desire to reach her dreams.

MassKara Festival 2016: Schedule Of Events

The MassKara Festival 2016 Music

The Silver MassKara Festival Organization (SMFO) launched last September 22 the official music of the 2016 MassKara Festival at the lobby of the Bacolod Government Center. The airing of the music was accompanied by the MassKara dancers of Barangay Granada, last year’s champion in the Street and Arena Dance Competition.

MassKara Festival 2016: Schedule Of Events

37th MassKara Festival (Oct 01 to Oct 23) — Schedule Of Events
October 1 (Sat)  
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Medical Mission (BAYS Center)
3:00 PM MassKara Queen Press Presentation (Business Inn)
3:00 PM DepEd Parade Drum & Bugle Competition (Public Plaza)
Carnival Sites Opening (SM Grounds & Bacolod Gov’t Center)
October 2 (Sun)  
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PICD Worship & Sports Fest (BAYS Center)
4:30 PM Opening Rites: MASSKARA FESTIVAL 2016 (Public Plaza)
7:00 PM Smart Entertainment (Public Plaza)
7:00 PM TANDA! “Sing Na, Dance Pa” Eliminations (Public Plaza)
October 5 (Wed)  
12:00 NN to 8:00 PM Senior Citizens Cultural Presentation (BAYS Center)
October 6 (Thu)  
12:00 NN to 8:00 PM Senior Citizens Coronation of Queen (BAYS Center)
October 7 (Fri)  
6:30 PM Sugarlandia Fashion Week (Rizal Elem. School Heritage Bldg.)
October 8 (Sat)  
7:00 PM TANDA! First Weekly Finals (Public Plaza)
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM MassKara Queen Talent Competition (Robinson’s Place)
5:00 PM to 12:00 MN Dekada ’80 (BAYS Center)
6:00 PM Unveiling: Charlie Co’s Golden Age of Change (Bacolod Gov’t Center Fountain Area)
October 9 (Sun)  
1:00 PM to 8:00 PM MassKara Dog Show (BAYS Center)
3:00 PM MassKara Queen Swim Suit Competition (Palmas Del Mar)
7:00 PM TANDA! Eliminations – ongoing until October 14 (Public Plaza)
October 10 (Mon)  
8:00 PM Nights of Mardi Gras (Public Plaza)
October 11 (Tue)  
8:00 PM Nights of Mardi Gras (Public Plaza)
October 12 (Wed)  
8:00 PM Nights of Mardi Gras (Public Plaza)
October 14 (Fri)  
3:00 PM Sugarlandia Fashion Week Designer’s Exhibit – ongoing until 10/16 (Level 3, Robinson’s Place)
9:00 PM San Miguel Beer Night (Public Plaza)
October 15 (Sat)  
8:00 AM 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Cup (Santa Fe Resort)
Invitational Shooting Competition (whole day)
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM VolksKara (SM City Bacolod – North Parking Area)
1:00 PM FurMassKara Dog Fashion Show (Gaisano Grand Mall)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM MassKara Queen Pageant Night (SMX Convention Center)
7:00 PM TANDA! 2nd Weekly Finals (Public Plaza)
7:00 PM MassKara Red Party (Bacolod Gov’t Center)
9:00 PM San Miguel Beer Night (Public Plaza)
October 16 (Sun)  
5:15 AM R.I.C.O Run (Robinson’s Place)
7:00 AM RMN Trisikad Race 2016 (Public Plaza)
8:00 AM 1st Congressman Greg Gasataya Cup (Santa Fe Resort)
Invitational Shooting Competition (whole day)
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM VolksKara (SM City Bacolod – North Parking Area)
3:00 PM Sugarlandia Fashion Week (Fountain Area, Robinson’s Place)
Featuring Bacolod and Negros Designers
7:00 PM TANDA! Eliminations – ongoing until October 20 (Public Plaza)
9:00 PM San Miguel Beer Night (Public Plaza)
October 17 (Mon)  
8:00 AM to 12:00 MN MassKara Job Fair with PESO (Bays Center)
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Bonsai Exhibit – ongoing until October 23 (Annex Bldg., Bacolod Gov’t Center)
October 18 (Tue)  
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM RMN Hiphop Challenge (Main Stage, Public Plaza)
6:00 PM 4th Bacolod for Jesus (Bacolod Gov’t Center)
9:00 PM Drum Beating Competition (Public Plaza)
9:00 PM MassKara Cruise Party 2016 (BREDCO)
October 19 (Wed)  
6:00 PM 4th Bacolod for Jesus (Bacolod Gov’t Center)
9:00 PM Drum Beating Competition (Public Plaza)
10:00 PM Sadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing Fireworks Competition (Bacolod Gov’t Center)
October 20 (Thu)  
08:00 AM to 5:00 PM Suporta Local Motorshow (BAYS Center)
6:00 PM 4th Bacolod for Jesus (Bacolod Gov’t Center)
7:00 PM Opening: Electric MassKara (Tourism Strip)
9:00 PM San Miguel Beer Night (Public Plaza)
9:00 PM Drum Beating Competition Grand Finals (Main Stage, Public Plaza)
9:00 PM Street Parties (Tourism Strip)
10:00 PM Sadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing Fireworks Competition (Public Plaza)
October 21 (Fri)  
08:00 AM to 5:00 PM Suporta Local Motorshow (BAYS Center)
7:00 PM TANDA! 3rd Weekly Finals (Public Plaza)
7:00 PM Electric MassKara Performing Floats Competition (Tourism Strip)
9:00 PM San Miguel Beer Night: Callalily (Public Plaza)
9:00 PM Street Parties (Tourism Strip)
10:00 PM Sadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing Fireworks Competition (Tourism Strip)
October 22 (Sat) Globe Day
8:00 AM MassKara Motocross – whole day (Reclamation Area)
3:00 PM Street Dance – Schools Category (Public Plaza)
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM JaDine IN Love Philippine Tour 2016 (USLS Bacolod)
7:00 PM TANDA! “Sing Na Dance Pa” Grand Finals (Public Plaza)
7:00 PM Electric MassKara Champions Showcase: Performing Floats Competition (Tourism Strip)
9:00 PM Street Parties (Tourism Strip)
9:00 PM San Miguel Beer Night: Callalily (Public Plaza)
10:00 PM Sadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing Fireworks Competition (Tourism Strip)
October 23 (Sun)  
3:00 PM Street Dance Barangay Category (Public Plaza)
8:00 PM Globe Concert (Bacolod Gov’t Center)
8:00 PM Coke Night (Public Plaza)
9:00 PM Electric MassKara Street Parties (Tourism Strip)
10:00 PM Sadya ang MassKara with Mayor Bing Fireworks Champion Showcase (Bacolod Gov’t Center)

THE AUTHOR




DHADHA GARCIA is a lifestyle blogger and a digital marketer from Bacolod City, PH. A mom of one, an entrepreneur, and a shutterbug, she is happy, busy, and always on the lookout for exciting projects to work on.

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