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February 06, 2014

Panagbenga/Baguio Flower Festival Schedule

Posted by Marie Bulatao at Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival is a month long annual flower festival held in Baguio City to celebrate "Panagbenga" or "Season of Blooming."


Held every February, the festival which was created as a tribute to the city's beautiful flowers, include colorful floats decorated with flowers and street dancing by dancers dressed in flower-inspired costumes.  I can hear Aguinaldo Elementary School's drum and lyre band practice right now and I am so relieved they are not playing Psy's "Oppa Gangnam Style! " They are playing J. Lo's "Dance Again" and the band also does a mean version of Styx's "Desert Moon"!

Photo by Lino Tabangin


Panagbenga Theme for 2014 is "Inspring the Community for a Greener Tomorrow" with the major events happening on February 22 and 23, 2014. 

Mark these dates for spectacular events happening this Love Month at the City of Pines:

Grand Opening Parade
Date: February 1
Venue: Session Road and Melvin Jones Grounds

Photo by Lino Tabangin


The opening parade signals the start of the Panagbenga, which will include drum and lyre and street dancing competition among elementary schools.  Also witness the Opening of Baguio Blooms featuring a Landscaping Competition at the Burnham Park.

Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming

Happening on February 14, 2014

Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio and Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom happening on February 16, 2014.

Market Encounter and Landscaping Competition

A Trade Fair and Bazaar will be held from the first Saturday of February to the First Sunday of March at Burnham Park. Different Landscaping designs will also be on display.

Fluvial Float Parade

On February 9, 2014, watch the Fluvial Float Parade at the Burnham Lake.


Grand Street Dancing Parade




Photo by Lino Tabangin


The Parade and Street Dancing Competition will happen on the 22nd of February, 2014 from the Panagbenga Park to the Athletic Bowl.

Grand Float Parade and Marching Band Competition

On the 23rd of February, 2014, from Session Road to Melvin Jones Grounds, the Grand Float Parade will open with a shower of rose petals along session Road, while marching bands with colorful costumes play and dance to lively tunes.  Colorful floats entirely made from flowers come next.


Photo by Lino Tabangin



Photo by Lino Tabangin


Photo by Lino Tabangin


Session Road in Bloom

From February 24 to March 2, 2014,flower stalls and sidewalk cafes will be set up along Session Road. Musical performers and band will be performing as well.

Pony Boys' Day at the Wright Park on March 1, 2014

Closing Ceremonies

Closing ceremonies will be held on March 2, 2014 at the Baguio Athletic Bowl.  Field demonstrations shall be featured and will end with a grand fireworks display in the evening.

I hope you can come over and experience the beauty of the Panagbenga!  





42 comments:

Dominique Goh on January 31, 2013 at 7:31 AM said...

Lovely flowers..so nice having so many flower related festivals where you are.
Dominique @Dominique's Desk

Mylene on January 31, 2013 at 11:39 AM said...

For sure, many locals and tourists will again head to the Summer Capital of the country to witness this flower festival.

Jellybelly on January 31, 2013 at 11:45 AM said...

Flower Festival na pala ulit. How time flies. I have yet to visit Baguio during this time. Love the photos though.

Mommy Maye on January 31, 2013 at 2:08 PM said...

I wish i could go to Baguio to witness this Flower festival. This is something we Filipinos can be proud of. The beauty of nature and flowers.

Mommy Maye
www.momayescraft.tk

tet ^0^ on January 31, 2013 at 11:56 PM said...

i want to go back to Baguio again. My first time going there as when I had a seminar and so I wasn't able to explore the place. :( How I wish to attend Flower Festival!!

Lady Anne Abit on February 1, 2013 at 5:14 AM said...

How I wish I could witness Panagbenga someday! Question lng, d ba nilalamig ang mga dancers sa costume nila? :) Or d na very cold pag Feb? :)

Pinay Ricamora on February 1, 2013 at 7:42 AM said...

I haven't attended this but I actually, wish to see this because I would like to photograph the flower floats. On the other hand, I also don't like to go to places if there are so many people!

anexperimentedblog.tk on February 1, 2013 at 12:32 PM said...

i have not been to Panagbenga. i just wish I could attend and experience at least one in my lifetime.

-anne lei

Allan on February 1, 2013 at 3:31 PM said...

That was really nice festival there. I know baguio will be full of tourist again this love month because of the festival. I haven't been to panagbenga and I wish I can have a vacation and exerience the festival.

Maan Laxa on February 1, 2013 at 3:51 PM said...

That looks like a really lovely festival, Marie. I wish I can visit Baguio someday!

Michelle Villarta-Cabanas on February 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM said...

In the Philippines, the first half of the year is when fiestas are celebrated and oh we have so many colorful and festive ways to celebrate. And Panagbenga is one of my dream events that I really really want to experience and take lots of pictures with. I hope next year. :-)

Cym Marzan on February 1, 2013 at 5:07 PM said...

I am sure my daughter will love the fairies or butterflies in the last photo. I hope I could go to Baguio again one day.

Life-Trotting on February 1, 2013 at 5:24 PM said...

Me and my friends were planning to go to Baguio this February. Unfortunately, they backed out so we won't be able to experience Panagbenga... :(

krizza on February 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM said...

I am planning to go to Baguio this summer with the family as my kids are requesting to go there. I hope na matuloy kami as we all needed a break. Are you from Baguio Sis?

crazyme on February 2, 2013 at 1:17 AM said...

I'd love to be part of the festivities but I don't think it would be a good idea to go there with two preschoolers in tow. We'd just have to wait a few more years before we can all see Panagbenga firsthand.

Prettymom on February 2, 2013 at 8:15 AM said...

I always wish to witness Penagbenga festival but budget is always the hindrance for realizing my wish.. I hope one day I can..-Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

Farida on February 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM said...

This is one festival that I really wish to experience! ...only if Baguio was closer to Manila... Imagine all the flowers accumulated for this affair! What do they do with it after?

January on February 2, 2013 at 7:09 PM said...

Panagbenga is one of the Festival that I really want to experience. I hope to visit Baguio soon during the festival. :)

Adventures on Planet Mom on February 3, 2013 at 1:33 AM said...

those flowers are beautiful. i hope we get to experience the festival in the future.

ae mi lee on February 4, 2013 at 2:50 AM said...

Awww. The Philippines does have a very colorful culture. I hope to witness them myself one day. The photos were nice, btw.

verabear on February 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM said...

I really want to be there, but I'm having a hard time looking for affordable lodging on those dates na. Nahihiya naman ako makituloy sa kamag-anak ko. hehe. Do you know of a place we can crash in? Seryoso ako ha. hehe

Malikha on February 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM said...

Thanks for sharing the schedules of the panagbenga festival. Hope to get sometime to visit Baguio.

Cintamuni on February 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM said...

These photos are lovely! But havent been to Penagbenga yet:( I hope this year let's see..

Louise Antonette on February 4, 2013 at 10:11 PM said...

Hi Marie, should I be coming there for work, I would definitely make sure to meet you. :) I'll let you know.

reese on February 6, 2013 at 9:28 AM said...

as always panagbenga is an extremely grand festival, i had observed it once when i was still in college and through my organization, we had a conference at your city and coincide the panagbenga
that was grand and fun

Aileen on February 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM said...

Grand festival indeed. Also the time of the year when Baguio is jam-packed with tourists and hotels are fully-booked. If I happen to go there, could I camp at your backyard na lang? Lol!

Pinay Ricamora on February 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM said...

I do hope to visit Baguio again after more than 10 years... but maybe not during the Panagbenga!

Fernando Lachica on February 7, 2014 at 5:43 PM said...

Parade and street dancing adds the flavor of the festivities. Hope to visit someday!

Fernando Lachica on February 7, 2014 at 8:04 PM said...

Tourists all over the world visits Baguio for Panagbenga festival.

Franc Ramon on February 7, 2014 at 9:54 PM said...

It's nice to see that the festivities has already expanded to a month for Panagbenga.

Olga on February 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM said...

Even if we wanted to catch the remainder of the festival, the kids still have school and are still too young to muscle their way through crowds. :-) I'm afraid they would just get squished so we're waiting a few more years before taking the entire fam to the Panagbenga. :-)

Chubskulit Rose on February 8, 2014 at 9:32 AM said...

Now, I kinda know what Pangbenga Festival is all about, it's flowers right? Beautiful captures sis.

kat on February 8, 2014 at 1:42 PM said...

I am excited. Sana di fully booked ang mga hotels and inns. Sis,

Chubskulit Rose on February 9, 2014 at 3:08 AM said...

I like the guy's headpiece, those pixie girls are pretty too.

Marie Bulatao on February 9, 2014 at 4:35 PM said...

@Kat, naku, sis, hotels and inns have been fully booked as early as december

Shekinah on February 9, 2014 at 8:52 PM said...

I really hope I can join Panagbenga Festival soon. It looks fun and I like Baguio. I hope I can attend the festival next year *crossed-fingers*

Eileen on February 9, 2014 at 9:02 PM said...

I have yet to experience Baguio's Flower Festival. How I wish I could just move to Baguio City and live there! Its just so beautiful. My childhood dream was to buy a log cabin type house in Baguio. It is still my dream today.

Riza Acebuche on February 10, 2014 at 1:06 AM said...

The festival were really planned and the results were really successful! Happy fiesta!

Mommy Pehpot on February 10, 2014 at 7:44 AM said...

lovely shots! I like the fairies on the last photo.

You know what, even though flower festival is a sight to see, I just can't go to Baguio during those times. Baguio is for me a very serene place and I just couldn't go there during the times where there is so much people.. parang hindi Baguio pag ganun haha

Denmark on February 10, 2014 at 1:50 PM said...

For sure it is a jampack!

Marie Clara on February 10, 2014 at 11:26 PM said...

Baguio is so alive then! Next year, after Sinulog try ko mag Panagbenga! It would be fun! ;)

Eliz Frank on February 11, 2014 at 2:47 AM said...

What a great celebration! The flowers in the pit cures are fabulous and so vibrant.

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