Baguio City Flower Festival (PANAGBENGA Festival)

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One of the famous festival in the Philippines is the annual Panagbenga Festival (Blooming Flower Festival in English)held at Baguio City. I’m very lucky that I can witness this event every year since I work here. It’s a month long festival that starts on Feb 1. Highlights of this celebration are the Grand Street Dancing Parade where the dancers clad in flower inspired costumes and Grand Float Parade where floats are covered with flowers.

My first Panagbenga Experience (2009) 🙂

1 2 3 4 5 6 Grandslam Winner - Baguio Country Club (2008)

No photo for 2010 as I had to watched it on TV. Not feeling well during the float parade.

Highlights for 2011:

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Highlights for 2012:

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Highlights for 2013:

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I missed the 2014 festival also. I had to go home and be with my family in Subic. Hope not to miss this year’s Grand Float Festival.

Below is the schedule for this year’s festival.

February 1, 2015

  • Opening Ceremonies and Street Dancing Parade Competition
    (Drum and Lyre Dance Competition – Elementary Division)
    Locations: Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones
  • Opening Concert
    Location: To Be Announced
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 2 – 14, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 15, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Handong ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio
    Location: Melvin Jones
  • Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
    Location: Melvin Jones
  • Panagbenga 2015 Kite-Flying Challenge
    Location: Melvin Jones
  • Panagbenga Variety Show
    Location: Melvin Jones
  • Fireworks Display
    Location: Melvin Jones

February 16 – 18, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 19, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Chinese Spring Festival
    Location: City-wide

February 19 – 22, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • PMA Grand Alumni Home Coming
    Location: Philippine Military Academy, Loakan Road

February 23 – 27, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Floral Arrangement Competition and School-based Landscaping Competitiong (Judging)
    Location: Elementary and Highschools in Baguio City

February 28, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Grand Street Dancing Parade
    Locations: Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road, Athletic Bowl
  • Sponsors’and Exhibitors’ Day
    Location: Athletic Bowl

March 1 – 6, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Grand Float Parade (March 1)
    Locations: DILG, Session Road, Harrison Road, Athletic Bowl
  • Sponsors’and Exhibitors’ Day
    Location: Athletic Bowl
  • Session Road in Bloom
    Location: Session Road

March 7, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Session Road in Bloom
    Location: Session Road
  • Pony Boys’ Day
    Location: Athletic Bowl

March 8, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
    Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Session Road in Bloom
    Location: Session Road
  • Panagbenga Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display
    Locations: Athletic Bowl and various areas in Baguio’s (Central Business District) CBD

Come and have fun in Baguio! Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

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