MassKara Festival 2017 highlights will be on October 22. This is following the approval of the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Bacolod City last May 24 of an ordinance setting the MassKara Festival highlights every fourth Sunday of October.
MassKara Festival highlights used to be celebrated the weekend closest to October 19 which is the celebration of the Bacolod City Charter Anniversary. However, announcement from the City Government as to the final date is still awaited every year before MassKara visitors can make their travel plans.
The ordinance authored by Councilor Em Ang, who is also the Chairperson of the Committee on Tourism, will make it easier for Balikbayans, tourists and OFWs to make travel plans ahead of the MassKara schedule since it’s fixed at every fourth Sunday of October. Those in the hospitality industry in Bacolod City can likewise prepare their marketing activities earlier in anticipation of the MassKara Festival.
Mayor Evelio Leonardia welcomed the setting of the permanent schedule of the MassKara highlights which also aims to strengthen, promote, and expand the festival’s impact in tourism.