Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio City
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.
Music and Fun at the Panagbenga Festival
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”!
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 on February 1 at Session Road and Melvin Jones Grounds
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
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.
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 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!