Bacolod City Bacolaodiat Festival Schedule of Activities



Bacolod City, known for its warm smiles and rich cultural heritage, hosts an annual extravaganza that beautifully intertwines Filipino and Chinese traditions – the Bacolaodiat Festival. As the festival coincides with the Chinese New Year, the city comes alive with vibrant colors, rhythmic beats, and a palpable sense of unity.

While the Bacolaodiat Festival may be considered relatively young in the cultural calendar of Bacolod City, it has swiftly become a magnetic force, drawing in tourists from various corners of the Philippines. This celebration, blending the essence of the Filipino-Chinese community, promises a unique and unforgettable experience for both locals and visitors alike.



How to get to Bacolod City for the Bacolaodiat Festival

By plane

Bacolod’s primary gateway, the Bacolod-Silay International Airport, is conveniently situated in the City of Silay, just a short drive from Bacolod City. This modern airport ensures seamless connectivity to the three cities through reputable local airlines such as Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific.


Bacolod City Bacolaodiat Festival Schedule of Activities


Upon arrival, passengers seeking additional guidance or informative resources can avail themselves of the services provided by the Department of Tourism and the Local Government. A dedicated desk in the arrivals area serves as a hub for free maps and valuable information, offering a warm welcome to those eager to explore Bacolod and its surroundings.

Navigating through the post-arrival process is made hassle-free for travelers. In the arrivals area, hotels, resorts, and car rental companies have conveniently placed kiosks. Here, visitors can effortlessly secure accommodations or transportation services, streamlining their journey from the airport to their chosen destination. This thoughtful arrangement ensures that arriving passengers can smoothly transition from the airport to their hotel rooms without unnecessary complexities.


Bacolod City Bacolaodiat Festival Schedule of Activities

Traveling to Bacolod is a seamless and straightforward experience, particularly when opting for bus or boat transportation.

By Bus:

Getting to Bacolod by bus within the province is a convenient option, facilitated by the reliable services of Ceres Liner. There are two main terminals in Bacolod, both efficiently operated and owned by Ceres Liner:

  1. Ceres Southbound Terminal (Ceres South Terminal):
    • Location: Luzuriaga St.
    • Contact: +63-34-4460681/4460686.
    • This terminal handles buses traveling to and from Dumaguete (via Mabinay).
    • Air-conditioned buses to Dumaguete are available at approximately 7 hours.
  2. Ceres Northbound Terminal (Ceres North Terminal):
    • Location: Lopez Jaena St. (From China Bank, the entrance to Lopez Jaena St. is visible; walk towards the street to find the terminal).
    • Contact: +63-34-4334993.
    • Buses departing for and arriving from various destinations such as Cebu (via Toledo or Tabuelan), San Carlos (via Don Salvador Benedicto), Bayawan (via Cauayan and Sipalay), and Kanlaon City (via La Carlota, La Castellana, Moises Padilla).

Ceres Liner, with its main office at Ceres Rd., Barangay Mansilingan, ensures comprehensive coverage with daily services to and from various locations, including Escalante, San Carlos, Hinoba-an, Don Salvador Benedicto, Canlaon, Culipapa, Bayawan, Binalbagan, Toledo City, Zamboanga City, Cebu City, Dumaguete, Kabankalan, Cadiz, and more. The two terminals in Bacolod, South and North Terminal, facilitate smooth travel within Negros Island.



Bacolod City Bacolaodiat Festival Schedule of Activities

By Boat:

For those preferring a maritime adventure, Bacolod Seaport or Bredco Port is the gateway for inter-regional trips. Major destinations such as Manila and Iloilo are serviced regularly.

  • Ocean Jet :
    • Offers efficient sea travel options.
  • Weesam Express (Bredco Port):
    • Ticketing offices are conveniently located at Bredco Port.
  • Supercat:
    • Ticketing offices are also situated at Bredco Port.

For those coming from Cagayan De Oro City, Manila, and Zamboanga City, routes are available through 2Go Travel, providing comprehensive travel solutions to and from these cities. With Bacolod’s strategic seaport facilities, accessing neighboring regions becomes a breeze.





 Bacolod City Bacolaodiat Festival Schedule of Activities

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  1. I’m really looking forward to visiting Bacolod very soon! People only know about the ruins. But they have to see Tue festivities 😉

  2. I would love to attend the Bacolaodiat festival. They really have a lot of activities and is really festive.

  3. Wow this festival is kakaiba! I mean, I thought its a Chinese thing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Ths looks like a great festival indeed,I like those chinese lanterns. They are looking great inn pictures.

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