2018 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | TRAVEL GUIDE
Another exciting festival comes February and March – 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.
2018 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL: SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND CITY GUIDE
1 February – Panagbenga Opening Ceremony at Panagbenga Park to Session Road
1-4 February – Baguio Blooms Exhibition at Juan Luna and Lake Drive
11 February – Hangdog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at the Football Ground
14 February – School Based Competitions – Floral Arrangement (Elementary and high school, Department of Education, Baguio City)
15-17 February – School Based Competition – Landscaping Competition Judging (Citywide – Elementary and High School)
16-18 February – PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend Philippines military academy – Loakan Road
16 February Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament Baguio Country Club and camp john hay
17 February – Spring Festival (Chinese New year) City Wide
24 February – Grand Street Parade Panagbenga Park – Session Road to Maharlika – Harrison Road to Baguio Athletic Bowl
25 February – Grand Float Parade at DILG – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road –
Melvin Jones Football Ground
24-25 February is also Exhibitors and Sponsor Day at Ganza Parking Area
26 February – 04 March Session Road in Bloom Session Road
03 March – Pony Boys Day
04 March – Closing Ceremony and Awarding | Grand Fireworks Display
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
I am sure that you would also want to explore other sites in Baguio City if you plan to witness the Panagbenga festival.
We have outlined a travel guide to help you make your own itinerary.
Must Read: Baguio City Travel Guide
Other important articles about Baguio City:
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. The 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 a terminal at New York St., Cubao, Quezon City has buses traveling Manila to Baguio route every hour.
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