PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL | 2017 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Another exciting festival comes February and March is the Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City, Philippines. Panagbënga Festival ( Blooming Flowers Festival) is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning “season of blooming”. The festival held during the month of February was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake.Some of the nice to thing to see in the festival includes floats that are covered mostly with flowers ; street dancing with dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.
2017 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL: SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND CITY GUIDE
Panagbenga Opening Day Ceremonies and Parade at Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Magsaysay Ave, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones Grandstand
February 1 – March 5
Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition at Juan Luna and Lake Drive
Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
School Based Competitions at Baguio City Multipurpose Hall/BCNHS City-Wide (Elementary and High Schools)
PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend at Philippine Military Academy
Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament at Baguio Country Club
Exhibitors Day at Ganza Parking Area (former Jadewell)
Grand Street Parade at Panagbenga Park – Session Road to Magsaysay Ave to Maharlika- Harrison Road toMelvin Jones Football Grounds
Grand Float Parade at DILG to Session Road to Maharlika to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Grandstand
February 27-March 5
Session Road In Bloom at Session Road
Pony Boys Day at Wright Park
Closing Ceremonies and Awarding at Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
Grand Fireworks Display, City-Wide: 5 Stations
WHERE TO STAY IN BAGUIO CITY
Baguio City has a wide array of Hotels that is ready to serve any guests visiting Baguio City during the Panagbenga festival. Please click here Baguio City List of Hotels
THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BAGUIO CITY|PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL
While visiting Baguio City, there are many other things that you can do to maximize your vacation, please click below some of our recommend places:
Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad, Benguet – Link
Easter Weaving Room – Link
Visit the Philippine Military Academy – Link
Tam-awan Village – Link
Mines View Park – Link
HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO CITY
The most common mode of transportation in going to Baguio City is by bus.
Various bus lines traverse the Metro Manila to Baguio route with several terminals spread across Metro Manila.The trip would approximately take for 4-6 hrs to get to Baguio City.
Victory Liner has the following terminals: Monumento (Main terminal in Caloocan City), Cubao and Pasay and has hourly bus service to Baguio City. Fare is approximately ₱455 per person one way for the regular aircon bus ; PhP 750/person one way for the deluxe bus/non-stop (with comfort room). PhP 650/per person one way for the semi-Deluxe buses with one stop at Tarlac Shell station (semi-deluxe has no toilet inside the Bus).
Dagupan Bus with terminal at New York St., Cubao, Quezon City has buses traveling Manila to Baguio route every hour.