Being the Balikbayan Town of the Philippines, balikbayans, local or foreign tourists usually come here any time of the year depending on the availability of their vacations.
The popular place to visit is the historical Bacarra Bell Tower tagged worldwide as the Dignified Domeless Bell Tower in Asia. The August 17, 1983 earthquake had caused the total fall down of the 1830-built coral blocks and stocco bell tower.
To start up, the month of February would be the Pamulinawen Festival of the nearby City of Laoag.
March, April and May being the summer months and long vacation for most students live up the festivities of the place as the Summer Sports Festival of the Pambayang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan (PPSK) and the joyous and colorful Farmers’ Festival commence.
The Bacarra River Resort and Picnic Area, Natba Beach and the Calioet Beach are best places to go to escape the scorching heat of the summer sun. These beaches lined up with the famed Pagudpud Beach up north.
The cool and holiday feelings of November and December is an unforgettable experience as the sought-after Bac-Bacarra Festival starts from November 23 to December 1.
The festival begins with the Search for the Mr. & Miss SK Bacarra, the most popular pageant of the place.
Along comes the Grand Civic, Military and Floral Parade as people pluck the town plaza to witness the parade of the most colorful floats of different barangays, schools, business establishments, organizations and balikbayans.
The Coronation of Miss Bacarra Popularity Contest is already an institution. To end the festivities is the Balikbayan Night, as the name implies is dedicated to these special people who sacrifice a lot in making this town a better place to live in.
The Bac-Bacarra Dance Competition slowly gains its place in Philippine tourism as the event is being sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and The Arts.
This does not ends up the much-awaited vacation in Bacarra as the Christmas season is already in the air and it’s an opportunity to visit long lost friends and relatives.