The Baguio Flower Festival 2023 is one of the most anticipated events in the Philippines. It is a celebration of life, love and beauty that will give you plenty of reasons to visit Baguio City. And while there are so many things that you can do during this festival, we want to make it easier for you by providing you with an overview of what’s on at Panagbenga 2023 Schedule: Your Complete Guide To The Baguio Flower Festival.

THE PANAGBENGA 2023 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

DATEACTIVITIESVENUE
February 1
Wed, 8AM.
Panagbenga Grand Opening Day ParadePanagbenga Park to Session Road to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds
February 1 to March 5
Wed to Sun
Panagbengascapes:
Professional Landscaping Competition
Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds
February 1 to March 5
Wed to Sun
Baguio Blooms: A Market EncounterJuan Luna Drive and Skateboard Area, Lake Drive, Burnham Park
February 5,12,19
Sundays
Panagbenga Sunday’s ShowcaseSession Road
February 11,14,15
Sat, Tue, Wed
School-Based Flower Arrangement and Landscaping CompetitionParticipating schools (Elementary and High School)
February 12
Sunday
Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio:
Let a thousand flowers bloom
Panagbenga Kite-Flying Challenge
Panagbenga Cultural Show
Panagbenga Fitness Frenzy
Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds
February 16-18
Thurs to Sat
PMA Alumni HomecomingPhilippine Military Academy, Fort del Pilar
February 18
Saturday
Panagbenga Cultural Dance CompetitionMelvin Jones Grandstand &
Football Grounds
February 19
Sun, 3PM
Fluvial Parade
Mardi Gras at the Lake
Burnham Park Session Road to Burnham Lake
February 24
Friday
A Tribute to the Father of Panagbenga. Atty. Damaso E. Bangaoet Jr. Statue Unveiling CeremonyPanagbenga Park, South Drive
February 25
Sat, 8AM
Grand Street Dance ParadePanagbenga Park to Session Road to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones
Grandstand & Football Grounds
February 26
Sun, 8AM
Grand Float ParadeDILG to Session Road to Harrison Road to Lake Drive to Melvin Jones Grandstand &
Football Grounds
February 25-26
Sat to Sun
Festival Sponsors RowMelvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds
February 27 to March 5
Mon to Wed
Session Road in BloomSession Road
March 3-4
Fri to Sat
Flower-tee golf classicBaguio Country Club
March 4
Saturday
Pony Boy’s DayWright Park
March 5
Sunday
Awarding and Closing CeremoniesMelvin Jones Grandstand & Football Grounds
March 5
Sunday
Grand Aerial Fireworks DisplaySession Road and Burnham Park
PANAGBENGA 2023 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Poster of Panagbenga 2023 Official Calendar of Events and Activities
Panagbenga 2023 Official Calendar of Events and Activities

ABOUT PANAGBENGA

Also known as the Baguio Flower Festival, it is a feast to celebrate the season of blooming.

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The month-long Panagbenga Festival takes place every year in Baguio. The term is of Kankanaey origin, and it means “blooming season”. The ceremony, which takes place in February, was established as a manner of honoring the city’s floral abundance and as a measure of healing following the catastrophic earthquake that shook the Luzon region in 1990. It is also a means for local officials, business people, and other stakeholders to showcase their products and services to visitors.

The festival includes floats that are predominantly decorated with flowers. The festival also includes street dancing, which is performed by dancers dressed in floral-inspired costumes and is based on the Ibaloi dance of celebration known as the Bendian.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN BAGUIO FLOWER FESTIVAL

  • A grand street dance parade featuring performers dressed in stunning, vibrant floral costumes.
  • A grand parade of enormous floral floats.
  • Landscaping competitions
  • Bazaars and Fairs
  • Grand Fireworks Display
  • Flower Tee Golf Tournament

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE ATTENDING PANAGBENGA

  • As the festival approaches, purchasing bus tickets may become more difficult, so do it early.
  • Keep a watch on your belongings
  • Avoid taking a car when exploring the city because the roads will be congested.
  • Bring an umbrella to shield yourself from the sun and any potential rain.
  • Make a hotel reservation before you travel. Early reservations are advised for lodging in Baguio due to rapid hotel occupancy.
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HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO

From Metro Manila by Private Car

Use Google Maps or Waze to get precise directions. To summarize, the path is as follows.

  1. Drive through NLEX and take Exit 85 to reach SCTEX.
  2. Continue on to SCTEX, then take the Tarlac Exit and follow the road signs that will take you to MacArthur Highway.
  3. Drive through Tarlac and Pangasinan provinces until you reach Rosario, La Union.
  4. From Rosario Junction, turn right to take Kennon Road or drive further into Rosario then turn right to Marcos Highway.
  5. Continue driving to Baguio.
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Rent A Car

Enjoy the journey with your group by boarding a modern and spacious vehicle. Allow your professional and courteous driver to take the shortest route to your destination. Sit back and relax in an air-conditioned van that is perfectly sized for your group and luggage. Learn more…

By Public Transport

Take any of the buses that run on a daily basis.

VICTORY LINER

24/7 Customer Service Hotlines:
 +632 8842 8679
+0998-591-5102 (Viber:0917-842-5463)
 info@victoryliner.com
Bus Schedules: https://mytourguide.ph/bus/victory-liner-manila-to-baguio-bus-schedules/

CUBAO Terminal
712 EDSA Brgy. 143, Zone 15, Pasay City
Ticket Booth – (02) 833-5019 / (02) 553-8815 Shipping – 0998-591-5046

PASAY Terminal
683 EDSA, Brgy. Immaculate Concepcion,Cubao,Quezon City
Ticket Booth-(02) 727-4534/(02) 727-4646 Shipping-0998-591-5057

JOY BUS DELUXE

+63 (02) 8421 1425, +63 933-852-7648, +63 933-852-7638
www.joybusph.com

CUBAO Terminal  
704 EDSA, Cubao Corner New York St., Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila

PASAY  Terminal
101 Epifanio de los Santos Ave, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila

AVENIDA Terminal

SOLID NORTH

+63 917 886 6784
info@solidnorthtransit.ph
Bus Schedules: https://mytourguide.ph/bus/pitx-to-baguio-p2p/

PITX Terminal

THE HISTORY OF PANAGBENGA

The John Hay Poro Point Development Corporations director for Camp John Hay, lawyer Damaso E. Bangaoet Jr., first proposed the concept to the JPDC Board of Directors for organizing a flower festival in Baguio. The project was swiftly authorized by the Board under the direction of JPDC President Rogelio L. Singson and BCDA Chairman Victor A. Lim. It was decided that the Festival would take place each February.

The Festival Hymn was written by Saint Louis University professor Macario Fronda. The Bendian Dance, an Ibaloi dance of joy, served as a further inspiration for the hymn’s beat and movements. The circular motions of the Bendian dance represent the harmony and solidarity of the tribe’s members.

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About Baguio

With its temperate climate, this is a great place to get away from the bustle of Manila. The city is also known for its tropical pine trees, earning it the title “City of Pines”. It is the highest significant Philippine city in terms of elevation. Baguio is renowned as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines” due to its pleasant climate with an average temperature of 22°C. Tourists flock to this mountain city in the summer and during holidays such as Christmas and New Year. This quick guide to Baguio City contains a list of the city’s most popular attractions.

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