First time to Attend MassKara Festival? 4 Things to Know to Have a Great Time

It’s October again, which means it’s that time of the year for the biggest and grandest festival in Bacolod! With the theme “Bacolod, City of Smiles,” MassKara Festival is now in its 40th year. A wide array of activities await tourists and visitors—concerts, competitions, marathons, food trips, street dances, and a lot more!

Exciting, right?

MassKara Festival
Photo from The MassKara Festival 2019 website

If it’s your first time to attend this joyous event, no worries! For festival newbies, here are 4 things to consider if you want to have a great time in Bacolod:

1. Stock up on some knowledge about Bacolod and the festival itself

To save you the hassle of getting lost and not knowing what to do or where to eat, research first. This way, you can plan your itinerary which can save you lots of time and money. Also, search for weather conditions so you can prepare yourself well.

Another thing is to expose yourself to the background of MassKara Festival so that you don’t just enjoy the festivities, you also learn a thing or two about the history of Bacolod.

2. Pack the right stuff

Thousands of tourists visit Bacolod for the festival, so expect crowds at every turn. Make sure to bring comfortable clothes and shoes. You don’t need to flex your diamond necklace or gold earrings to have a good time.

Bring extra money for those unexpected merch you might want to buy. And don’t forget your sunscreen in case you go on a day stroll or food trip!

3. Go with a friend

The best way to enjoy the festival is to celebrate it with someone else. Going to Bacolod with a friend is ideal especially if you’re not familiar with the place. It will also save you some cash if you share food, transportation, and accommodation with someone.

Besides, who’s going to take those Instagram-worthy shots of yours who knows your flattering angles if not your friend, right?

4. Stay in a convenient accommodation

After all the joy and cheers of the festival, you would want to have a good night sleep so you’d have more fun the next day. Staying in an accommodation with sea and mountain views is a good consideration if you want a comforting feel.

With this, Acacia Hotel Bacolod is an excellent choice for accommodation. This newly opened hotel which boasts of its warm hospitality may be what you need for a complete MassKara experience. The hotel is also close to the port and popular attractions, making it accessible and convenient if you want to explore more of Bacolod.

Get more from Acacia Hotel Bacolod by booking directly from their website. For more information, check out their website here: