About the MassKara Festival

MassKara Festival began at the time of doom and gloom in Negros Occidental.

World market prices for sugar, the province’s monocrop, went down. And its impact was felt, all ones.

A year before the MassKara Festival was born, two artists approached then Mayor Jose “Digoy” Montalvo and broached the idea of popularizing mask masking as an alternative livelihood for the city.

Arena and Streetdancing Competition
October 26 - Schools Category
October 27 - Barangay Category
From October 25-27, starting at 4 pm, step into the tourism strip and be greeted by lively beats and the smell of mouthwatering food. Expect every corner to be packed with stall after stall of delicious food—from trademark Bacolod Inasal to start-up food hubs!... Learn More

Electric MassKara Festival

From October 25-27, starting at 4 pm, step into the tourism strip and be greeted by lively beats and the smell of mouthwatering food. Expect every corner to be packed with stall after stall of delicious food—from trademark Bacolod Inasal to start-up food hubs!

Look forward to the night scene with an Electric MassKara float parade and spectacular performances by the country’s leading acts as they take over our 5 major stages!

In this year's Electric MassKara, experience people from all over come together and be united by feel-good music and comforting food that always hits the spot.

About the City of Smiles, Bacolod City

Bacolod is the highly urbanized capital, communication, trade and service center of the Province of Negros Occidental, one of the twin provinces of Negros Island in the cluster of the Visayan Islands in the heart of the Philippine Archipelago. Bacolod is bounded in the northwest by the cities of Talisay...
Photo by John Kimwell Laluma

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