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Tourist Attractions and Events to Expect in Panagbenga Festival 2019

Don’t miss these popular events in the much-awaited Baguio Flower Festival!

By: Viktor Austria | February 04, 2019

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Panagbenga Festival 2019

Color and creativity are always in full display all through the Panagbenga Festival in Baguio!

Image: I Love Panagbenga! (Baguio Flower Festival)


A visit to Baguio is as perennial as the arrival of summer itself. Yearly, thousands of Filipinos set off for the Summer Capital to sample their cold weather, exquisite food, and the peaceful environment. Every February, though, Baguio welcomes more tourists than usual for its colorful Panagbenga Festival.

With the theme “Blooming Forward,” Panagbenga Festival 2019 is nothing short of spectacular, as it brings the rich culture and enduring values of Baguio and the Cordilleras to the fore. The month-long Panagbenga Festival 2019 is surely a must-see, so read on to know about the top festivities you can join!


1. Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition

When: February 1 to March 10, 2019
Where: Juan Luna and Lake Drive in Burnham Park


Panagbenga

Enjoy the sights and the sweet scent of flowers.

Image: Panagbenga Flower Festival Website


The Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition, found at the Lake Drive and Juan Luna Drive in Burnham Park, has been unveiled during the launch of the Panagbenga Festival. The vibrant trade fair, which highlights local ingenuity and caters to flower exhibitors and merchants, will run until March 10. With hundreds of presenters, make sure to snap a photo to entice friends to pass by!




2. Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio and Fireworks Display

When: February 17, 2019
Where: Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds


Baguio Flower Festival

The “Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom” painting activity has become a Panagbenga tradition.

Image: Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc.


The virtue of the Panagbenga Festival is the unity of its community, and a huge part of what binds them as one is the families. That’s why at Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio, family comes first. On February 17, the Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds will become a fun-filled venue filled with families enjoying various activities like an open kite-flying competition, recycled crafts competition, and a cultural variety show held by different colleges and universities. As is the custom, there will also be an open painting exhibition with the theme “Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom.”

The day-long family affair is capped off with a grand fireworks display, a pyrotechnic spectacle for the whole family to enjoy. So come one, come all! Join the children in creating childhood memories, and revisit your own in this year’s offering for the Pamilya Baguio!


3. Pets on Parade and Concert at the Park

When: February 23, 2019
Where: Melvin Jones Grandstand


Baguio festival

Baguio City never runs short of talent and culture to showcase, as seen in the yearly Concert at the Park.

Image: Felix Ocampo


If you think this vibrant festival is already packed with the entire community in merriment, wait until our furry friends join the mix! All paws will pace towards Melvin Jones Grandstand on February 23, 2019 for the first-ever Pets on Parade in this year’s Panagbenga Festival. Make sure your cute companions are leashed, though, so they don’t get lost in the fray!




Happening on the same day is the Panagbenga Open Cultural Dance Competition. The grandstand shall witness the different cultural groups execute their own rendition of the grand cañao, a Cordillera dance performed during sacred rituals.

The celebration at the grandstand closes with the traditional Concert at the Park, a gathering of the region’s top artists for a night of great music and greater company with family, friends, and even your beloved pets!


4. Panagbenga Festival Grand Street Parade and Grand Float Parade

When: March 2, 2019 (Grand Street Parade); March 3, 2019 (Grand Float Parade)
Where:
Grand Street Parade: Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Football Grounds
Grand Float Parade: DILG – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Football Grounds



when is Panagbenga Festival

The flower-clad floats take center stage in Panagbenga Festival’s main event, the Grand Float Parade.

Image: Panagbenga Facebook Page


What defines Panagbenga Festival are the parades, which is why locals and tourists never miss out on the annual highlight: the Grand Street Dancing Parade and the Grand Float Parade. The Grand Street Dancing Parade is going down this March 2, with the Grand Float Parade happening the next day, on March 3.




The stage is set for the Grand Street Dancing Parade as various troupes from the elementary, high school, and open category division prepare to captivate the crowd with steps to different Cordilleran choreography and rhythm. Meanwhile, a different showcase of creativity and color will happen at the Grand Float Parade. Floats bedecked with beautiful flowers and stunning decorations shall roll through Baguio’s major avenues.

Be sure to check the parade routes, as well as traffic advisories ahead of time. It’s always best practice to join the parade on foot, and be there as early as possible to see as much as possible!


5. Session Road in Bloom

When: March 4 to 10, 2019
Where: Session Road, Baguio City



Panagbenga Festival 2019

Session Road swaps vehicles for tourists in this week-long celebration of culinary and cultural abundance.

Image: Panagbenga Facebook Page


For one week, Session Road in Baguio exchanges traffic for throngs of tourists in its own unique and cheerful celebration of Panagbenga Festival. The Session Road in Bloom, which will run from March 4 to 10, is a week-long fair that will feature the region’s and the country’s top food and service concessionaires bringing their best craft and cuisines to Baguio’s major thoroughfare. Tens of thousands of attendees will get the opportunity to enjoy rows upon rows of grub and goods, and to listen to some of the top acts through open-air concerts and performances each day.




As such, Session Road will be closed to vehicular traffic. So, as with any Panagbenga Festival’s events, it’s best to don your walking shoes to really relish in each of the establishments!


6. Panagbenga Festival’s Annual Pony Boy’s Day

When: March 9, 2019
Where: Wright Park



Panagbenga

Panagbenga’s Pony Boy’s Day is the only day where “horsing” around is the best idea for a great day!

Image: @nurseje


Much of what keeps Baguio’s tourism alive and literally kicking are the different horses that tourists ride, keep company, and take pictures with. Thus, Panagbenga Festival pays homage to the gentle horses with their very own day of celebration.

This year, the annual Pony Boy’s Day takes place at Wright Park on March 9 and gathers around 50 horses and their ranchers from different horse clubs within and beyond Baguio for a day of exhibition and interactive activities with tourists. Through horse race competitions, horse pageants, and parlor games, tourists and riders alike celebrate the festival with the city’s beloved creatures.




At the end of all the month-long festivities is a fitting culmination of Panagbenga Festival 2019: a colorful grand fireworks display at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. Indeed, the flowers are blooming for Baguio’s biggest Panagbenga Festival to date, and the only thing left is you among the crowd!

Panagbenga Festival 2019

Color and creativity are always in full display all through the Panagbenga Festival in Baguio!

Image: I Love Panagbenga! (Baguio Flower Festival)


A visit to Baguio is as perennial as the arrival of summer itself. Yearly, thousands of Filipinos set off for the Summer Capital to sample their cold weather, exquisite food, and the peaceful environment. Every February, though, Baguio welcomes more tourists than usual for its colorful Panagbenga Festival.

With the theme “Blooming Forward,” Panagbenga Festival 2019 is nothing short of spectacular, as it brings the rich culture and enduring values of Baguio and the Cordilleras to the fore. The month-long Panagbenga Festival 2019 is surely a must-see, so read on to know about the top festivities you can join!


1. Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition

When: February 1 to March 10, 2019
Where: Juan Luna and Lake Drive in Burnham Park


Panagbenga

Enjoy the sights and the sweet scent of flowers.

Image: Panagbenga Flower Festival Website


The Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition, found at the Lake Drive and Juan Luna Drive in Burnham Park, has been unveiled during the launch of the Panagbenga Festival. The vibrant trade fair, which highlights local ingenuity and caters to flower exhibitors and merchants, will run until March 10. With hundreds of presenters, make sure to snap a photo to entice friends to pass by!




2. Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio and Fireworks Display

When: February 17, 2019
Where: Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds


Baguio Flower Festival

The “Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom” painting activity has become a Panagbenga tradition.

Image: Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc.


The virtue of the Panagbenga Festival is the unity of its community, and a huge part of what binds them as one is the families. That’s why at Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio, family comes first. On February 17, the Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds will become a fun-filled venue filled with families enjoying various activities like an open kite-flying competition, recycled crafts competition, and a cultural variety show held by different colleges and universities. As is the custom, there will also be an open painting exhibition with the theme “Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom.”

The day-long family affair is capped off with a grand fireworks display, a pyrotechnic spectacle for the whole family to enjoy. So come one, come all! Join the children in creating childhood memories, and revisit your own in this year’s offering for the Pamilya Baguio!


3. Pets on Parade and Concert at the Park

When: February 23, 2019
Where: Melvin Jones Grandstand


Baguio festival

Baguio City never runs short of talent and culture to showcase, as seen in the yearly Concert at the Park.

Image: Felix Ocampo


If you think this vibrant festival is already packed with the entire community in merriment, wait until our furry friends join the mix! All paws will pace towards Melvin Jones Grandstand on February 23, 2019 for the first-ever Pets on Parade in this year’s Panagbenga Festival. Make sure your cute companions are leashed, though, so they don’t get lost in the fray!




Happening on the same day is the Panagbenga Open Cultural Dance Competition. The grandstand shall witness the different cultural groups execute their own rendition of the grand cañao, a Cordillera dance performed during sacred rituals.

The celebration at the grandstand closes with the traditional Concert at the Park, a gathering of the region’s top artists for a night of great music and greater company with family, friends, and even your beloved pets!


4. Panagbenga Festival Grand Street Parade and Grand Float Parade

When: March 2, 2019 (Grand Street Parade); March 3, 2019 (Grand Float Parade)
Where:
Grand Street Parade: Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Football Grounds
Grand Float Parade: DILG – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Football Grounds



when is Panagbenga Festival

The flower-clad floats take center stage in Panagbenga Festival’s main event, the Grand Float Parade.

Image: Panagbenga Facebook Page


What defines Panagbenga Festival are the parades, which is why locals and tourists never miss out on the annual highlight: the Grand Street Dancing Parade and the Grand Float Parade. The Grand Street Dancing Parade is going down this March 2, with the Grand Float Parade happening the next day, on March 3.




The stage is set for the Grand Street Dancing Parade as various troupes from the elementary, high school, and open category division prepare to captivate the crowd with steps to different Cordilleran choreography and rhythm. Meanwhile, a different showcase of creativity and color will happen at the Grand Float Parade. Floats bedecked with beautiful flowers and stunning decorations shall roll through Baguio’s major avenues.

Be sure to check the parade routes, as well as traffic advisories ahead of time. It’s always best practice to join the parade on foot, and be there as early as possible to see as much as possible!


5. Session Road in Bloom

When: March 4 to 10, 2019
Where: Session Road, Baguio City



Panagbenga Festival 2019

Session Road swaps vehicles for tourists in this week-long celebration of culinary and cultural abundance.

Image: Panagbenga Facebook Page


For one week, Session Road in Baguio exchanges traffic for throngs of tourists in its own unique and cheerful celebration of Panagbenga Festival. The Session Road in Bloom, which will run from March 4 to 10, is a week-long fair that will feature the region’s and the country’s top food and service concessionaires bringing their best craft and cuisines to Baguio’s major thoroughfare. Tens of thousands of attendees will get the opportunity to enjoy rows upon rows of grub and goods, and to listen to some of the top acts through open-air concerts and performances each day.




As such, Session Road will be closed to vehicular traffic. So, as with any Panagbenga Festival’s events, it’s best to don your walking shoes to really relish in each of the establishments!


6. Panagbenga Festival’s Annual Pony Boy’s Day

When: March 9, 2019
Where: Wright Park



Panagbenga

Panagbenga’s Pony Boy’s Day is the only day where “horsing” around is the best idea for a great day!

Image: @nurseje


Much of what keeps Baguio’s tourism alive and literally kicking are the different horses that tourists ride, keep company, and take pictures with. Thus, Panagbenga Festival pays homage to the gentle horses with their very own day of celebration.

This year, the annual Pony Boy’s Day takes place at Wright Park on March 9 and gathers around 50 horses and their ranchers from different horse clubs within and beyond Baguio for a day of exhibition and interactive activities with tourists. Through horse race competitions, horse pageants, and parlor games, tourists and riders alike celebrate the festival with the city’s beloved creatures.




At the end of all the month-long festivities is a fitting culmination of Panagbenga Festival 2019: a colorful grand fireworks display at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. Indeed, the flowers are blooming for Baguio’s biggest Panagbenga Festival to date, and the only thing left is you among the crowd!

author

Viktor would love to receive an extra hour a day as a Christmas gift. That way, he won’t have to struggle over splitting his 24 hours among making brand copies and campaigns, writing children’s stories, going to the gym, commuting around Taguig, and feeding his two overweight cats. He hates the hustle culture, that’s why he’s thankful for friends who have time to spare on weekends, preferably over spicy ramen and cold bottles of beer.

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