Prepare to immerse yourself in the lively and vibrant atmosphere of Baguio City as you participate in the Panagbenga Festival 2024. This eagerly-awaited annual event is a perfect blend of the city’s rich cultural heritage and modern creativity, showcasing the essence and identity of Baguio in a colorful symphony of experiences. You’ll be captivated by the festive atmosphere that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation, with a multitude of events and activities that will leave you in awe. Don’t miss out on this lively and colorful celebration that truly captures the essence of Baguio.

A Grand Unveiling

The official launch, held on a festive Monday, December 18, showcased the unveiling ceremony at the heart of Baguio. Key figures like Mayor Benjamin Magalong, Representative Mark Go, BFFFI Chairman for Life Mauricio Domogan, and BFFFI President Frederico Alquiros led the charge. The one-month calendar of Panagbenga activities, from February 1 to March 3, was revealed during a spirited flag-raising ceremony.

The launch was a spectacle, featuring performances by the Baguio Central School and the Saint Louis University Glee Club and Marching Band, adding a musical dimension to the excitement.

Preserving Traditions, Inspiring Innovation

With the theme “Celebrating Traditions, Embracing Innovation,” Baguio aims to showcase its cultural roots while embracing progress. Mayor Magalong emphasized the importance of Panagbenga in preserving and promoting the unique identity of Baguio City. “Today, we gather to celebrate the rich tapestry of our culture, the beauty of our traditions, and the spirit of unity that defines the heart of Baguio people,” he expressed.

Panagbenga Festival 2024 Calendar:

  • February 1 to March 3, 2024 (Fri – Sun)
    • Panagbengascapes: A Garden Exhibit (Featuring the Official Entries of the Professional Landscaping Competition)
    • Venue: Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds
  • February 1 to March 3, 2024 (Fri – Sun)
    • Baguio Blooms: A Market Encounter (Featuring a Flora and Flavor Fair)
  • February 3, 2024 (Sat)
    • Panagbenga Grand Opening Day Parade and Ceremony
    • Venues: Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds
  • February 10, 2024 (Sat)
    • Spring Festival
  • February 11, 2024 (Sun)
    • Fresh Floral Fusion: A School-Based Competition
  • February 11, 2024 (Sun)
    • Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom: The Art of Blooming
  • February 11, 2024 (Sun)
  • February 11, 2024 (Sun)
    • 9th Annual Panagbenga Kite Flying Challenge
    • Venue: Melvin Jones
  • February 15-17, 2024 (Thu – Sat)
    • Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Grand Alumni Homecoming
    • Venue: PMA
  • February 17, 2024 (Sat)
    • School-Based Landscaping Competition (Judging)
  • February 18, 2024 (Sun)
    • Fluvial Parade at the Burnham Lake
    • Venue: Burnham Lake
  • February 18, 2024 (Sun)
  • February 24 & 25, 2024 (Sat-Sun)
  • February 24, 2024 (Sat)
  • February 25, 2024 (Sun)
  • February 26 – March 3, 2024 (Mon-Sat)
    • Session Road in Bloom
  • March 1 & 2, 2024 (Thu – Fri)
  • March 3, 2024 (Sat)
    • Closing Program and Awarding Ceremonies
  • March 3, 2024 (Sat)
    • Celestial Blooms (Panagbenga Grand Aerial Fireworks Display)
panagbenga 2024 calendar and schedule of events
Embrace the vibrant tapestry of tradition and innovation in Baguio City with the Panagbenga Festival 2024. 🌺✨ Explore the enchanting calendar and schedule of events, where each day unfolds a new chapter of cultural celebrations and modern creativity. Join us in this harmonious symphony of colors and experiences! 🎉 #Panagbenga2024 #BaguioFestival”

Other Activities and Tips:

In addition to the main events, there are plenty of other activities to keep the festival spirit alive throughout the month:

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Experience Baguio’s Cultural Vibe:

  • Witness the coronation of the Panagbenga Festival Queen.
  • Immerse yourself in traditional dances and music at various cultural shows.
  • Explore local art exhibits showcasing the talents of Baguio’s artists.

Food and Flavor Fair:

  • Indulge in delicious local cuisine at Baguio Blooms: A Market Encounter.
  • Discover unique flavors at food stalls during the Session Road in Bloom.

Explore Baguio’s Tourist Attractions:

  • Take a stroll through Burnham Park and enjoy the scenic beauty.
  • Visit Mines View Park for panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Explore the historical Camp John Hay for a blend of nature and history.

Engage in Interactive Competitions:

  • Participate in the 9th Annual Panagbenga Kite Flying Challenge at Melvin Jones.
  • Join the Spring Festival for interactive activities and entertainment.

Tips for a Memorable Panagbenga Experience:

  1. Book Accommodations Early:
    • Baguio’s popularity during Panagbenga means accommodations fill up quickly. Secure your stay in advance to avoid last-minute hassles.
  2. Wear Comfortable Shoes:
    • With various events taking place across the city, comfortable footwear is essential for walking and exploring.
  3. Pack Rain Gear:
    • Baguio’s weather can be unpredictable. Carry rain gear to stay prepared for sudden showers.
  4. Dress in Layers:
    • Baguio’s temperature can vary throughout the day. Dress in layers to stay comfortable.
  5. Bring Your Camera:
    • Capture the vibrant colors, cultural performances, and picturesque views. Don’t forget your camera for lasting memories.
  6. Explore Beyond the Festival:
    • Take time to explore Baguio’s natural beauty and historical sites. Plan visits to attractions like Burnham Park, Mines View Park, and Camp John Hay.
  7. Immerse Yourself in Local Culture:
    • Engage with locals, attend cultural events, and shop for indigenous crafts to truly experience the rich culture of Baguio.
  8. Check Event Details:
    • Stay updated on event schedules, venues, and any changes through official Panagbenga announcements.
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As Panagbenga Festival 2024 unfolds, Baguio invites you to join in the celebration of its cultural heritage, vibrant blooms, and the spirit of unity that defines the heart of the city. Prepare for an immersive experience and make the most of this month-long extravaganza in the Queen of the North!

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