Masskara Festival in Bacolod City, The City of Smiles

Bacolod City is the Capital of Negros Occidental in Philippines. Every October there’s a big event in Bacolod that we call the Maskarra Festival.

Thousands of people go to watch this event where the contestants wear smiling masks and colorful costumes.

The contestants come from schools, businesses, Barangay and cities from Negros.


You can also see a float competition, a dance contest, and a beauty pageant.

The people celebrate all night. They dance in the streets and sing in karaoke’s.

Many foreigners enjoy this event. You can see lots of rides, games, and people selling food and native goods.