The MassKara Festival 2023 beat is strong! Bacolod City’s famous festival of masks promises to be the biggest, most exciting to date! The highlights are more than a week away but SM City Bacolod has pulled out the stops for all to experience a most aweSM MassKara Festival!
aweSM MassKara Festival 2023 at SM City Bacolod
Right from the start, it’s been exciting events after the other at Bacolod’s ultimate supermall. There’s always more in store for all this festival season! Check them out:
FESTIVE FACES EXHIBIT.
Up to October 31, The Art Cove, Park Inn/ SM North Wing. Renowned visual artist and premier mask maker Jojo Vito brings to the public another visual treat. Vito designed 14 colorful masks that are now displayed at the Park Inn Art Cove, ushering in the 2023 MassKara Festival. Each mask presents a different smile and its own colorful vibe, all ready for the festivities and a very fitting way to usher in Bacolod’s biggest festival. Catch the Festive Faces Exhibit throughout the month of October.
MISS BACOLOD MASSKARA CORPORATE DAY.
October 13, Main Atrium. Last October 1, the Miss Bacolod MassKara competition was officially set in motion at SM City Bacolod with the Official Sashing Ceremony. Here, we were introduced to the 15 candidates vying for the Miss MassKara crowns. See them sashay the SM runway again this October 13 for the Miss Bacolod MassKara Corporate Day.
The 15 MBM 2023 candidate with Mayor Albee Benitez at the Sashing Ceremony last October 1 held at SM City Bacolod.
MAYOR ALBEE PLAYED AGAINST TWO BILLIARD GOATS.
October 12, Main Atrium. In a game expected to excite and delight mallgoers, the Mayor of Bacolod, Albee Benitez, challenges two of Philippine billiards’ legends Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante. In tandem with Councilor Vladimir Gonzales, the exhibition game is part of the 2nd MassKara 10-Ball Billiards Tournament that ran until October 13.
SO RAD! BIKE AND SKATE AWAY AT THE MASSKARAD.
October 14-15, North Transport Hub. This MassKara celebration has something aweSM for everyone. The outdoors is looking good with the continuation of the MassKaralympics, this time in the bike and skate arena! Win rad prizes this weekend from Vans and show off those skills on wheels!
AWESM K-FEVER INTENSITY WITH VI’ENX AT THE MALL.
October 14, SM Roadside/ Rizal Street. Experience a night filled with the pulsating beats of K-pop, and mesmerizing K-dance performances, and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Korean culture! Put on your best K-inspired outfits, bring your friends, and let’s light up the night together. Party with these K-pop sensations from 6PM onwards!
SUPPORT AWESM SMEs!
October 16-21, North Wing. The search for the best of Bacolod City ends at SM! All the best products of the city from local small and medium enterprises are under one roof when the AweSM Bacolod Trade Fair opens on October 16. Bacolod pasalubong shopping galore, both for food and finds!
THE PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT THE MALL.
October 18, Main Atrium, 5PM-9PM. Experience elegance and musicality like no other from these world-class performers for FREE! Brought to the public by the City of Bacolod, the Bacolod Yuhum Foundation and SM City Bacolod, it is a rare treat to hear the country’s top musical ensembles in the Asia-Pacific region here in our own hometown. It’s an aweSM opportunity you mustn’t miss!
AWESM INASAL FOOD FESTIVAL.
Manokan Country, October 20-22. Still part of the battle cry to support local entrepreneurs, the highlight of this food festival is Bacolod’s famous grilled chicken dish, the chicken inasal. Uniquely delicious and filling, along with other dishes that are “tatak Bacolodnon, tatak Negrosanon”, everyone is invited to have their fill of all things grilled. All of Bacolod’s original grillers and their famous fares are all in one destination. Head off to the Manokan Country for the Inasal Festival just outside SM City Bacolod and enjoy the Masskara Festival like it’s meant to be: with food, fun, and music!
CATCH YOUR FAVORITE STARS AT THEIR AWESM SHOWS!
The road to SM City Bacolod is paved for you to make your way to your favorite stars! Check out these fun and exciting shows and star sightings!
- AweSM Eras Tour. October 13 onwards, SM Cinema. The closest in Bacolod you can get to Taylor Swift is at SM Cinema! Catch The Eras Tour Film; you can book your tickets via the SM Cinema app or get them right away at the SM Cinema Ticket Booth, South Wing.
- Bee Happy with Jollibee. October 20, Main Atrium, 10AM. For kids and kids at heart, it’s always a happy day with the famous bida ng saya.
- Fumiya to Smilebrate with Fans at SM! October 20, Main Atrium, 1PM. Japanese vlogger and actor Fumiya of Pinoy Big Brother fame will show us his moves and grooves at his mall show. He is looking forward to experiencing Bacolod’s warm and friendly smiles!
- Viu Mall Show with with Bea Alonzo and Dennis Trillo. October 21, Main Atrium, 10AM. ViuPremium brings in aweSM duo Bea and Dennis to you’re your MassKara a festival to remember!
- Say Hello to Small Laude! October 21, Main Atrium, 1PM. Everyone’s favorite tita is back in Bacolod for a celebration at the BDO Day!
NOT JUST SMILES, BUT LAUGHS – BIG LAUGHS!
What’s a festival without roars of laughter? Belt out those big laughs at with the best standup comedians of Bacolod and the Philippines!
THE MOST AWESM INFLUENCERS’ GATHERING EVER!
October 22, 1PM. Bacolod’s social media influencers have become some of the biggest names with sensational follower numbers in the content creation industry. Learn from them, be inspired by them, come and meet them! You follow them online, and now interact with them live!
HEADED TO THE MASSKARA DANCE PARADE?
Dance Highlights on October 22. Arm yourself with all the essentials to keep you cool, safe, and comfortable as you brave the weather on the streets. Enjoy discounts on lots of finds at The AweSM Bacolod Sale! Discounts apply up to the end of the month.
This compilation is just among the exciting experiences you can have in one ultimate destination. AweSM is the byword to describe the ultimate experience for fun and entertainment, where all roads lead to SM City Bacolod, the only supermall in the City of Smiles.