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Panagbenga 2017 Schedule of Activities

Panagbenga 2017 is now only a few months away and people are now getting ready to put Baguio on their travel bucket list for next year! It is that time again where flowers are abloom and the locals of Baguio (and tourists alike) are hyped in celebrating Panagbenga.

SM City Baguio's Castle-inspired Floral Float (2016) - Panagbenga 2017

SM City Baguio’s Castle-inspired Floral Float (2016)

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.

"Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom" - Paintings for the annual Panagbenga Flower Festival - Panagbenga 2017

“Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom” – Paintings for the annual Panagbenga Flower Festival

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.

With the main highlight of showcasing the myriad of fresh flower produce, not only in the City but also in the whole Cordilleran region, Panagbenga aims to promote responsible stewardship of the environment. This is in response to the adverse effects of Global Warming. Also, it is to make aware that the earth is our only home and we must protect it the best way we can.

One of the competing contingents for the Street Dance Competition (2016) - Panagbenga 2017

One of the competing contingents for the Street Dance Competition (2016)


Panagbenga 2017 would then highlight the following traditional month-long activities for the festivities:

Traditional (major) Events:

November 14, 2016

Launching of the Baguio Flower Festival – Panagbenga at 22 Press Conference

Baguio City Hall Grounds and Baguio City Multipurpose Hall

February 1, 2017

Panagbenga Opening Day Ceremonies & Parade

Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Magsaysay Avenue – Harrison Road – Melvin Jones Grandstand

February 1 – March 5, 2017

Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition

Juan Luna and Lake Drive

February 12, 2017

Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio

Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds

February 15, 2017

School-based Competitions

Baguio City Multipurpose Hall / BCNHS – City-wide (Elementary and High Schools)

February 17-19, 2017

PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend

Philippine Military Academy

February 17, 2017

Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament

Baguio Country Club

February 25-26, 2017

Exhibitors Day

Ganza Parking Area

(former Jadewell Parking)

*February 25, 2017


Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Magsaysay Avenue – Maharlika – Harrison Road – Athletic Bowl

*February 26, 2017


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

*February 27 – March 5, 2017


Session Road

March 4, 2017

Pony Boys Day

Wright Park

March 5, 2017

Closing Ceremonies and Awarding Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
Grand Fireworks Display

Citywide (5 Stations)

*Major Events


Inspired by Beauty, Nurtured by Nature…

Celebrating its 22nd year in 2017, the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Incorporated has now slated the schedule for the festivities for Panagbenga 2017. This is in anticipation for everyone what to expect on the month-long celebration of Panagbenga.

With the theme “Inspired by Beauty, Nurtured by Nature,” this edition of Panagbenga focuses on the importance of the role of nature in sustaining our needs, and in return, its people should be inspired in protecting its natural beauty.

Sitel's entry for the Grand Float Parade and is one of the winning entries for the Big Float Category (2016) - Panagbenga 2017

Sitel’s entry for the Grand Float Parade and is one of the winning entries for the Big Float Category (2016).

Every November, the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Incorporated (BFFFI) releases the schedule for next year’s Panagbenga in order for everyone to prepare and know what to expect for the next edition of the Baguio Flower Festival in coordination with the Local Government Unit of Baguio, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio, and several private stakeholders.


For more information, visit the festival’s official website at www.panagbengaflowerfestival.com 

*The logo for Panagbenga 2017 is not shown in this article as it is protected by Intellectual Property Laws and cannot be used without the permission of the logo’s artist/s.*


(Want to know more about the Baguio Flower Festival? Click here!)

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8 thoughts on “Panagbenga 2017 Schedule of Activities

  1. Keng says:

    Parang gusto kitang i-shadow pag nagcover ka ng Panagbenga. May insider info, alam kung saan pu-pwesto at pupunta. 😀 (Y)

    1. Hahaha! Sure, kuya Mike! Naman! Balitaan mo lang po ako kung magko-cover kayo ng Panagbenga next year! 😀 Wooooot!

  2. Marge says:

    I’ve always wanted to attend Panagbenga festival but never got around to doing it. Pwede sayo ako mag stay sa Baguio Chiki hahaha…

    But seriously, I wanna go. Let’s see if I can make time for it this February. *crossing fingers*

    1. Ate Marge! Tara, ate! Would love to tour you around Baguio during Panagbenga season. Kahit maraming tao ate, keri lang! Just hit me up ate kung push ka this February! See you soon, ate! 🙂

  3. cathy says:

    Ohh that’s just awesome you got the schedule for next year’s Panagbenga. I love every fest in the Philippines, but of course, expect the crowd. I used to live in Baguio and I love the place, so cool. But recently, it’s been very crowded and populate na, still. Baguio is where the flower fest is! hehe Which any of these activities are you looking forward to? 🙂

    1. Hi, ate Cathy! Yes, it’s the sad truth. Baguio has become overpopulated and it cannot contain the number of people staying in it especially during peak seasons. Well, I am really looking forward to the major events – The Grand Street and Grand Float Parade. I used to perform during Panagbenga since Elementary as part of the Marching Band and I just miss it! Hope to see you here soon, ate Cathy!

  4. SindhuMurthy says:

    Woow.. Those floral arrangements look so wonderful. I had not heard of this interesting festival of Philippines till I read it here. I have been reading a lot about the Philippines now and looks like I found another amazing reason to plan a trip to Phillippines soon.

  5. Michelle says:

    Gosh, what a beautiful festival and reason for celebration! The only floral festival I had been to was in Canberra, Australia and that was all about tulips but I think it was really around just tulips….. I’d love to be able to experience this!

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