Town Fiestas and Celebrations in Bacoor
Grandest Marching Band Parade and Competition (second Sunday of May)
“Spectacular. Fun filled. Colorful. Great. Dynamic. Vibrant. Artistry in motion and sounds.” The annual marching band festival showcases the talented musical artistry of 54 participating marching bands from all over the country. Historically, marching bands have played a significant role in the revolutionary era in times of triumph and defeat. As what Mayor Revilla said, “Just like the marching band, Bacooreños stick together and march united towards a common direction under one baton, our vision of progress for the City of Bacoor.” Hear, feel and see the marching bands in the City of Bacoor, the Marching Band Capital of the Philippines.
Bakood Festival (September 29)
An annual celebration in honor of St. Michael the Archangel, the patron saint of Bacoor. Spiced with a generation dose of service-oriented and fun-filled events guaranteed to boost tourism, promote trade and industry in the City of Bacoor, strengthen camaraderie and instill among its people a sense of pride and appreciation for their rich cultural heritage. The Festival is usually held for one-week that ends on the last Sunday of September, depicting Bacoor’s tourism and historical legacy to attract visitors and investors.
Cityhood Celebration (June 23)
Bacoor was proclaimed as a Component City on June 23, 2013 through the Republic Act 10160. The City of Bacoor celebrate its cityhood status every June 23. The one-day celebration usually starts with Parade of support and commitment among city department heads, employees, representatives of various sectors, and ends with a band concert attended by known local bands. This event also serves as a manifestation of unity among Bacooreños. Everyone is invited to celebrate the 23rd of June in the coming years to the City of Transformation, the city of Bacoor. Dahil sa Bacoor, At Home Ka Dito!
Karakol and Town Fiesta (second Sunday of May)
A religious dance procession held on the eve of the Feast Day of Saint Michael the Archangel, the town patron saint. Karakol was derived from the Spanish word caracol meaning “snail”. Karakol participants would usually include women categorized as seniors in our society as well as housewives, although there is no stopping younger women or career women from participating. The Karakol dancers have their respective intents in participating but mostly thanking St. Michael the Archangel and the Blessed Virgin Mary for the blessing that they have received.