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2018 MassKara Festival Schedule of Activities and Travel Guide

MassKara Festival is a yearly celebration in Bacolod City (the City of Smiles). It is celebrated every 4th Sunday of October.

For this year the street dancing is set for October 27-28, 2018. Where you can witness the colorful costumes, headdresses, and masks of dancers.

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Since it is a month-long celebration you will be going to enjoy concerts, food feasts, street parties and many more.

Photo Credit: Bacolod City Gov’t.

2018 MasskKara Festival Schedule of Activities

October 8, 2018-Festival Opening

October 26, 2018-Electric MassKara Performing Floats Competition

October 27, 2018-Street Dance and Arena Competitions-Schools Category Electric Masskara Performing Floats Competition

October 28, 2018-Street Dance and Arena Competitions-Barangay Category Electric Masskara

How to get to Bacolod City?

You can reach Bacolod City by Boat, Bus and Plane.

By Boat

Boat Travel from Manila to Bacolod is almost 20 hours and  4 hours from Iloilo to Bacolod via 2Go Travel. You can also reach Bacolod City thru Fast Craft for an hour from Iloilo to Bacolod.

2Go Travel

2Go Travel Schedules Manila to Bacolod October 2018

Below are the schedules and ticket rates of 2Go  for October 2018:

  • October 9, 2018-Tuesday at 9:00 AM-Php1,986.00
  • October 11, 2018-Thursday at 9:00 PM-Php1,580.00
  • October 12, 2018-Friday at 9:00 AM-Php1,635.99
  • October 16, 2018-Tuesday at 9:00 AM-Php1,485.99
  • October 18, 2018-Thursday at 9:00 PM-Php1,430.00
  • October 19, 2018-Friday at 9:00 AM-Php1,585.99
  • October 23, 2018-Tuesday at 9:00 AM-Php1,585.99
  • October 25, 2018-Thursday at 9:00 PM-Php1,479.99
  • October 29, 2018-Monday at 7:00 PM-Php1,980.01
  • October 30, 2018-Tuesday at 9:00 AM-Php1,885.99

Bacolod to Manila 2Go Boat Trip Schedules and Fares

  • October 10, 2018-Wednesday at 4:00 PM-Php1,913.60
  • October 13, 2018-Saturday at 4:00 PM-Php1,813.60
  • October 14, 2018-Sunday at 11:00 PM-Php1,813.60
  • October 17, 2018-Wednesday at 4:00 PM-Php1,813.60
  • October 20, 2018-Saturday at 4:00 PM-Php1,813.60
  • October 21, 2018-Sunday at 11:00 PM-Php1,813.60
  • October 24, 2018-Wednesday at 4:00 PM-Php1,813.60
  • October 28, 2018-Sunday at 11:00 PM-Php1,813.60
  • October 31, 2018-Wednesday at 4:00 PM-Php1,813.60

Iloilo to Bacolod and Vice Versa RoRo and Fast Crafts Schedules and Fares

2Go Travel Boat Schedules and Fares Iloilo to Bacolod

The 2Go vessel sails from Iloilo to Bacolod every Sunday at 4:00 PM.

  • October 14, 2018-Php631.61
  • October 21, 2018-Php631.61
  • October 28, 2018-Php631.61
  • October 31, 2018-Php631.61 (Wednesday)

Bacolod to Iloilo 2Go Departure Schedules and Rates

  • October 26, 2018-Php475.33

Oceanjet

Iloilo to Bacolod Daily Departure Schedule

  • Morning Trip Schedules: 6:00 AM/7:30 AM/9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
  • Afternoon Trip Schedules: 12:30 PM/2:15 PM/3:45 PM and 5:15 PM

Bacolod to Iloilo Ferry Daily Departure Schedule

  • Morning Trip Schedules: 6:00 AM/7:30 AM/9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
  • Afternoon Trip Schedules: 12:30 PM/2:15 PM/3:45 PM and 5:15 PM

Passenger Fare: Php300.00 (Open Air/Tourist Class)

SuperCat

Iloilo to Bacolod Daily Ferry Departure Schedule

  • 7:30 AM/10:30 AM/2:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Bacolod to Iloilo Daily Voyage Schedule

  • 6:00 AM/9:00 AM/12:20 PM and 3:30 PM

Ticket Rate:  Php205.36 (Economy)

Weesam Express

Iloilo to Bacolod Daily Departure Schedules

  • Morning Schedules: 6:30 AM/8:10 AM/9:50 AM and 11:30 AM
  • Afternoon Schedules: 1:10 PM/2:50 PM and 4:45 PM

Bacolod to Iloilo Daily Voyage Schedule

  • Morning Schedules: 6:30 AM/8:10 AM/9:50 AM and 11:30 AM
  • Afternoon Schedules: 1:10 PM/2:50 PM and 4:45 PM

Boat Fare:  Php350.00(First Class)/Php280.00 (Tourist)/Php230.00 (Economy)

By Bus

Ceres Bus Lines Daily Trip Schedules and Fares

Cebu North Bus Terminal to Bacolod South Terminal via Don Salvador

  • 4:30 AM/7:00 AM/9:50 AM/1:00 PM/3:00 PM/ 6:00 PM and 11:30 PM

Travel Time: 7-8 hours

Regular Fare: Php580.00

Cebu North Bus Terminal to Bacolod South Bus Terminal via Canlaon

  • 4:40 AM

Travel Time: 9-10 hours

Regular Fare: Php600.00

Cebu North Bus Terminal to Bacolod North Terminal 

  • 9:00 AM-via Toledo-Escalante
  • 5:00 AM/8:00 AM/11:15 AM/5:30 PM/8:30 PM and 10:30 PM-via Tabuelan-Escalante

Travel Time: 9-10 hours

Regular Fare: Php550.00

Cebu South Bus Terminal to Bacolod via Toledo-Don Salvador

  • 2:00 AM/4:30 AM/7:00 AM/9:40 AM/1:00 PM/3:00 PM/6:00 PM and 11:30 PM

Travel Time: 8 hours

Regular Fare: Php580.00

Cebu South Bus Terminal to Bacolod South Terminal via Mabinay

  • 1:45 AM and 2:30 AM

Travel Time: 11 hours

Bacolod to Cebu Ceres Bus Trip Schedules

Bacolod South Terminal to Cebu  North Bus Terminal via Don Salvador

  • 1:30 AM/6:45 AM/9:30 AM/12:00 NN/2:30 PM/8:00 PM and 9:30 PM

Travel Time: 7-8 hours

Regular Fare: Php585.00

Bacolod South Terminal to Cebu North Bus Terminal via Canlaon

  • 4:00 AM

Travel Time: 9-10 hours

Regular Fare: Php600.00

Bacolod North  Terminal to Cebu North Bus Terminal

  • 5:00 AM/7:00 AM and 10:00 AM-via Toledo-Escalante
  • 8:00 AM/6:00 PM and 9:00 PM-via Tabuelan-Escalante

Travel Time: 9-10 hours

Regular Fare: Php550.00

Bacolod to Cebu South Bus Terminal via Salvador-Toledo

  • 1:30 AM/4:00 AM/6:50 AM/9:30 AM/12:20 PM/2:30 PM/8:00 PM and 9:30 AM

By Plane

The City of Smile is only 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Manila and 45 minutes from Cebu via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.

Cebu Pacific 

Manila to Bacolod Flight Schedules

  • Daily at 3:55 AM/4:35 AM/5:25AM/6:30 AM/6:35 AM/8:10 AM/12:15 PM/2:20 PM/4:15 PM/4:45 PM/5:00 PM/6:25 PM/7:20 PM/9:00 PM and 9:30 PM.
  • Every Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 8:15 PM
  • Every Monday/Wednesday and Friday at 8:20 AM and 9:10 AM
  • Every Tuesday at 8:45 AM
  • Every Thursday at 9:10 AM
  • Every Wednesday at 12:50 PM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday at 11:25 PM
  • Every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 12:25 PM

Bacolod to Manila Cebu Pacific Flight Schedule

  • 5:50 am/6:10 AM/7:15 AM/8:20 AM/9:10 AM/9:50 AM/2:15 PM/5:15 PM/7:05 PM/7:10 PM/8:20 PM/10:50 PM and 11:20 PM
  • Every Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Saturday at 11:25 AM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday at 11:25 AM
  • Every Sunday at 11:35 AM
  • Every Thursday at 12:15 PM
  • Every Wednesday at 2:05 PM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday at 2:05 PM and 6:10 PM
  • Every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 2:10 PM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and Sunday at 9:15 PM

Cebu to Bacolod Schedule

  • Daily at 7:55 AM/4:40 PM and 5:20 PM
  • Every Thursday and Saturday at 2:55 AM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday and Sunday at 4:05 AM
  • Every Monday/Wednesday and Friday at 2:30 PM
  • Every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 PM

Bacolod to Cebu Flight Schedule

  • Daily at 9:10 AM/6:00 PM and 6:40 PM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday and Sunday at 5:20 AM
  • Every Thursday and Saturday at 5:20 AM
  • Every Monday/Wednesday and Friday at 3:50 PM
  • Every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 3:50 PM

Philippine Airlines

Manila to Bacolod

  • Daily at 4:15 AM/4:25 AM/8:10 AM/8:25 AM/11:00 AM/12:00 PM/3:55 PM/7:50 PM and 7:55 PM
  • Every Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday at 10:55 AM
  • Every Friday at 11:55 AM
  • Every Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 12:55 PM
  • Every Tuesday at 1:30 PM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday at 3:55 PM
  • Every Thursday at 4:50 PM

 Bacolod to Manila

  • Daily at 6:10 AM/6:20 AM/10:00 AM/1:45 AM/12:50 PM/2:05 PM/5:50 PM and 9:45 PM
  • Every Friday and Sunday at 12:45 PM
  • Every Thursday and Saturday at 1:30 PM
  • Every Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 2:25 PM
  • Every Tuesday at 3:20 PM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday at 5:50 PM
  • Every Thursday at 6:45 PM

Cebu to Bacolod

  • Daily at 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM

Bacolod to Cebu

  • Daily at 7:05 AM and 6:15 PM

All Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.

Getting Around Bacolod City

You can roam around Bacolod City by riding a jeepney(7:50per head), tricycles and pedal cabs (P10.00 for short distances), taxi and private car (rent a car)

During the MaassKa Festival some roads are closed to vehicles, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes in preparation for a long walk.

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