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Panagbenga 2018 Schedule of Activities

It is that time of the year again as another culmination of the season of blossoming is just around the corner. Panagbenga 2018 will the 23rd staging of the festival with the theme “Celebration of Culture and Creativity.” As Baguio was currently named as one of UNESCO’s Creative City for Crafts and Folk Arts alongside 180 creative cities worldwide, this year’s Baguio Flower Festival will center on the creativity and culture of the Cordilleras – ready to be shown to the people and to the world.

See also: 5 things you should know about Baguio’s Panagbenga Festival

Panagbenga 2018 Schedule of Activities | Turista Boy

Panagbenga 2018: Celebration of Culture and Creativity

Known for its cool climate all year-round, Baguio City is also the home to one of the Philippines’ most celebrated festivals – the Baguio Flower Festival, more popularly known as Panagbenga.

Coming from the kankana-ey origin, Panagbenga literally means “season of blossoming” in the Highland dialect. This festival is the symbol of the rich culture of the Cordilleras that amidst diversity, the Cordillerans and locals alike are still in unity while celebrating the region’s bounty in every aspect.

Panagbenga is also one of the most awaited events in the City of Baguio after the Christmas Break and before the summer season begins. It is the perfect way to start spending the chilly climate in and around the bustling city.

During the month-long celebration of Panagbenga 2018, various activities are slated for the locals and tourists alike to enjoy. For the opening ceremonies, an opening (elimination) parade will start the festivities that will determine which elementary schools will showcase their talents on the Grand Street Parade on February 24. As a UNESCO Creative City, there will also be a kite-flying competition and Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom painting activity at the Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football grounds (which will later be shown during the main parades). Note, too, that the final exhibition area of the Grand Street Parade will be at the Baguio Athletic Bowl and the staging area of the Grand Float Parade will be at the Melvin Jones Grandstand.

Schedule of Activities:

If you are planning to go and witness this annual festivity, here are some of the Traditional Events that you can come and enjoy during the Panagbenga 2018 season:

Date

Activity Venue

December 18, 2017 (Monday)

Launching of the Baguio Flower Festival: Panagbenga at 23

Baguio City Hall Grounds

Press Conference

Baguio City Multipurpose Hall

February 1, 2018 (Thursday)

Panagbenga 2018 Opening Day Ceremonies and Parade | Drum and Lyre Competition Elimination Rounds (Elementary Division)

Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Harrison Road – Baguio Athletic Bowl

February 1 – March 4, 2018

Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition

Juan Luna and Lake Drive

February 11, 2018 (Sunday)

Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio

·         Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

·         Panagbenga Open Kite Flying Competition

·         Panagbenga Cultural Show

Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds

February 14, 2018 (Wednesday)

School-based Competitions:

·         Floral Arrangement (Elementary / High School Divisions)

Department of Education – Baguio City

February 15-17, 2018

School-based Competitions:

·         Landscaping Competition (Judging)

City-wide (Elementary and High Schools)

February 16-18, 2018

PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend

Philippine Military Academy, Loakan Road

February 16, 2018 (Friday)

Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament

Baguio Country Club and

Camp John Hay

February 17, 2018 (Saturday)

Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

City-wide

February 24, 2018 (Saturday)

GRAND STREET DANCE PARADE

Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road – Baguio Athletic Bowl

February 25, 2018 (Sunday)

GRAND FLOAT PARADE

DILG – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road – Melvin Jones Football Grounds

February 24-25, 2018

Exhibitors and Sponsors Day

Ganza Parking Area

February 26 – March 4, 2018

SESSION ROAD IN BLOOM

Session Road

March 3, 2018 (Saturday)

Pony Boys Day

Wright Park

March 4, 2018 (Sunday)

Closing Ceremonies and Awarding

Baguio Athletic Bowl

Grand Fireworks Display

City-wide (5 stations)

Panagbenga 2018 Schedule of Activities | Turista Boy

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