Bacolod City’s 29th Masskara Festival in October 2008

Written on September 10, 2008 – 2:58 pm | by Etravel |

October is fast approaching and the City of Bacolod is busy preparing for the biggest event, The Masskara Festival 2008. The streets of Bacolod City known as the City of Smiles will once again party with loud music. Visitors will enjoy watching hundreds of dancers dancing with colorful costume and decorated smiling mask.

Bacolod City's 29th Masskara Festival in October 2008

Masskara Festival, Philippines most colorful festival, will commence on October 1-21, 2008 with lots of excitement, surprises and activities that the local government of Bacolod and the Masskara Organizers has prepared in the upcoming event.

The celebration of the 29th Masskara Festival in October 2008 will be very special and significant because this is a prelude to an anticipated grand occasion when the festival becomes 30 years old in 2009. The 29th Masskara festival will also be celebrated together with the 70th Charter Day Anniversary on October 19, 2008.

The Masskara Festival 2008 has 33 contingents to compete for the streetdancing. 11 contingents will compete for the School Category on October 16, 2008 and 22 groups will compete in the Barangay Category on October 17, 2008. There are still no information about the Open Category if who will join because there are some news that nearby towns and province want to join the open category. A source also said that one Visayan city and one Luzon province is also interested to join the Masskara Festival 2008 Open Category Street Dance Contest.

Here is Bacolod City’s 29th Masskara Festival Schedule of Activities in October 2008:

October 1
Opening of Festival Sites SM MassKara Village – SM City
Gateway to MassKara 2008 – Robinsons
Launch: Food/beer Kiosks – Public Plaza
Launch: MassKara Beat Contest – Public Plaza
MQ Presentation of Candidates
MQ Q and A segment
Opening: MassKara Shop – SM City North Wing

October 4
MassKara Nights – Public Plaza
MQ: Swimsuit Competition segment

October 5
MassKara Nights – Public Plaza
Opening: Magica MassKara

October 6-9 Open

October 10
MassKara Nights – Public Plaza

October 11
MQ Talent Night – Open
MassKara Nights
Public Plaza

October 16
Streetdancing: Schools Category – Araneta- Plaza

October 17
Streetdancing: Barangay Category – Araneta- Plaza
MQ Festival Costumes – Araneta-Plaza
Electric MassKara Year II- Lacson St.
Drumline: The MassKara Beat Contest- Plaza

October 18
Streetdancing: Open Category – Araneta-Plaza
Electric MassKara Year II- Lacson St.
MQ Coronation Night, Electric MassKara – Main Stage
MQ Parade to Old City Hall – Lacson- Araneta St.
Countdown to Charter Day – Araneta St.

October 19
Charter Day Grand Parade
Electric MassKara Year II – Lacson St.
Electric Float Parade Street Dancing – Lacson St.- Plaza

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  1. One Response to “Bacolod City’s 29th Masskara Festival in October 2008”

  2. By Liesbeth Schouten on Sep 23, 2008 | Reply

    Are there only military parades the 19th of october or also Masskara dancing in the streets?
    What does mean: Electric Float Parade Street Dancing?

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