Date: October 19 Location: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
The biggest annual event that reflects the Bacoleños love
for fun and gaiety. Coinciding with Bacolod City's charter day
celebration, the festival features sports competitions, cultural
programs, carnivals, beauty contest and a long Mardi grasstyle
costumed and masked street dancers.
Date: October 19-22 Location: Legaspi City
A celebration depicting Bicol's early beginnings as portrayed
in the "Ibalong" epic that tells of super heroes Handiong, Batlog
and Oryol and villains and wild animals that roamed in the ancient
times. In music and dances, revelers parade on the main streets
wearing masks of these heroes and villains. Festival activities
include tours, trade fairs, exhibits and beauty pageants.