Panagbenga/Baguio Flower Festival Schedule 2023

Last Updated on February 8, 2023 by Paula

Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio City

Panagbenga Opening Parade

Basking in bright hues of joy and festivity, the City of Pines celebrates its annual Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival – a month-long event that honors the magnificence of nature’s blooms, alongside revitalizing local culture and economy.

Held annually since 1995, the month-long festival emphasizes the unique culture and identity of the city. It is one of the most popular festivals in the Philippines and attracts tourists from all over the world.

The celebration usually starts with a grand opening parade where participants wear costumes made from flowers and dance to festive music. Other activities include flower arrangement competitions, beauty pageants, and street dancing contests.

On the last day of the festival, a grand float parade is held to mark the end of the celebration. The floats are decorated with flowers that showcase the talents and creativity of local florists.

Music and Fun at the Panagbenga Festival

So excited to witness the Panagbenga Festival in full blast again after Covid-19 stopped its celebration.

The festival will take place from February 1 to March 5, 2023, with the theme “A Renaissance of Wonder and Beauty.”

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

✅Grand Opening Parade on February 1, Wednesday at 8:00 AM from Panagbenga Park to Session Road to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones

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.

✅February 1 – March 5

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.

  • Panagbengascapes: Professional Landscaping Competition and Exhibition happening from February 1-March 5  at the Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds     
  • Baguio Blooms: A Market Encounter happening at Juan Luna Drive & Skateboard Area, Lake Drive, Burnham Park

✅ February 5, 12, 19 (Sundays)

  • Panagbenga Sundays Showcase happening every Sunday of February at Session Road. By the way, these items sold sparked a controversy in the city! Thoughts?

✅  February 11 (Sunday/8:30 AM)

  • School-Based Flower Arrangement and Landscaping Competition (Elementary and High School Category) at the PFVR Gymnasium
  • Participating Schools (Elementary and High School Category)

✅ February 12 (Sunday):Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds

  • Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom: An Open Painting Exhibition
  • Panagbenga Kite-flying Challenge
  • Panagbenga Cultural Show
  • Panagbenga Fitness Frenzy

✅ February 16-18: PMA Alumni Homecoming at the Philippine Military Academy, Fort Del Pilar

✅ February 18 (Saturday): Little Miss Cordillera 2023

  •  Community-led Event Organized by Philippine Fashion and Events Group of Companies happening at St. Vincent Ferrer Gym, Naguilian Road, Baguio City

✅February 19 (Sunday)

  • Fluvial Parade at the Burnham Lake
  • Mardi Gras at the Lake at 3:00 PM/Session Road to Burnham Lake

✅February 24 (Friday/9:00 AM)

  • A Tribute to the Father of Panagbenga: Atty Damaso E. Bangaoet Jr Statue Unveiling Ceremony at Panagbenga Park, South Drive

✅February 25-26           

  • Festival Sponsors Row at the Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds

✅February 25 (Saturday/8:00 AM): Grand Street Dance Parade

  • Drum and Lyre
  • Cultural Dance
  • Festival Street Dance

Parade Route is from Panagbenga Park-Session Road-Harrison Rode-Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds

✅February 26 (Sunday/8:00 AM): Grand Float Parade

On the 26th of February, 2023, 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.

✅February 27-March 5 Session Road in Bloom happening at Session Road

From February 27 to March 5, 20123,flower stalls and sidewalk cafes will be set up along Session Road. Musical performers and bands will be performing as well.

✅March 3-4: Flower Tee Golf Classic at the Baguio Country Club

✅March 4 (Saturday) Pony Boys’ Day at the Wright Park

✅ March 5 (Sunday)

  • Little Miss Panagbenga 2023: A Community-led Event organized by MB Sky Production at the People’s Park, Malcolm Square
  • Awarding and Closing Ceremonies at the Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
  • Grand Aerial Fireworks Display at Session Road and Burnham Park

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  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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?

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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. 🙂

  13. 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*

  14. 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.

  15. 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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