When I was given the opportunity to visit my home town, Cagayan de Oro, last June to October last year, my children and I had a great time visiting Gaston Park at night. It was around 8pm that my mom and my big brother accompanied us there. The children played while my mom, my brother and I spent the night talking and coping up with the times. Will upload pictures later, can’t seem to find it in my files. :p
Gaston Park is located near San Agustin Metropolitan Cathedral. The place is known for the beautiful fountain in the center surrounded with blooming flowers and a playground at one side. Family and friends spend their time here any day at any time to unwind and relax.
Most fiestas I have attended in Mindanao is about families preparing food for visitors to eat, but here in Bacolod City, people gather at the public plaza. They eat and drink out. They tend to enjoy the open air while music is being played in every corner and even people dancing at the streets.
Masskara Festival is the most enjoyable time in Bacolod City aside from the many festivals they have. If you want to experience this festivity, check out the Masskara Festival 2009 Schedule of Activities!