November 04, before the grand Pintaflores street dance and ritual competition day, town’s locals engage themselves with a religious celebration in honor of the town’s patron, San Carlos Borromeo. Masses are offered to be followed by a solemn procession.
Travel and Coverage Tips:
- Two ways to get to San Carlos City, by sea or land.
- By Land: You can fly to Bacolod first. From the airport, you can ride a van going to the Ceres Liner bus terminal (fare: P100-P150). You can choose a 5-hr bus ride via Escalante or 2 hr. bus ride via Don Salvador Benedicto, whichever is available (fare:P200-P300).
- By Sea: You can fly to Cebu and go to Toledo for a 45-min. ferry boat ride.
- San Carlos City is just a small town. You can roam around the city via pedicabs. You can either find accommodation in San Carlos or travel back to Bacolod after the festival.
- Always remember that the last trip to Bacolod City will be around 6PM-7PM.
- This festival doesn't require you to have a media/festival ID to take pictures. However, the arena will be full of people for the final showdown.
- The contingents usually converge at the town's port where the festival starting point will take place. Be there before lunch time to take pre photos.
- For more information, you can visit San Carlos Interactive bu clicking this link http://www.sancarloscityinteractive.com/