Panagbenga/Baguio Flower Festival Schedule

Thursday, February 6, 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 :

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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!!

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  6. 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? :)

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  7. 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!

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

    -anne lei

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. 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. :-)

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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... :(

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  14. 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?

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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

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  17. 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?

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

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

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

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  21. 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

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

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

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

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  25. 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

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  26. 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!

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

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

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  29. Tourists all over the world visits Baguio for Panagbenga festival.

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

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  31. 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. :-)

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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*

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  37. 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.

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

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  39. 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

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

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

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