The Panagbenga Grand Street Dancing and Grand float parades are just around the corner and it won’t be a surprise if Baguio City will be teeming with tourists who will be joining the locals in celebrating the internationally recognized Baguio Flower Festival. First timer or not the following tips can make you enjoy the festival to its fullest.
Know the Parade Route
If you are here in the city a day before the event, you can already scout around Session Road for the perfect spot to watch the parade. A great vantage point will, in turn, allow you to take good photos and be able to watch without obstructions. Thus, knowing the parade route before hand will help you find that perfect spot to watch the parade.
Don’t let a low battery keep you from enjoying the parade, charge up the night before or bring power banks to save the day and will enable you to take more photos or contact your friends and family if you get lost.
If you are not able to scout Session Road before the parade, it pays to be early so that you can still find a good spot to watch the parade. Being early also allows you to buy snacks before the place gets too crowded.
Wear Comfortable Clothes
Don’t sacrifice style for comfort! Comfortable clothing is the way to go since it is better to enjoy the festival if you feel good in what you wear. Baguio weather changes depending on the time of the day, it is really cold in the early morning and it gets hot towards the afternoon, if you are going to be early, it would be wise to bring something to protect your from the cold, a jacket would be a good idea.
Prepare your parade kit beforehand so that you are ready to go in the morning. Your basic parade kit should include a hat to block away the sun, extra clothes especially if you find yourself seated directly under the sun, a few snacks to munch on during the parade, and, of course, an eco bag to store trash for the meantime if there are no trash cans around.
Never forget to bring a bottle of water to hydrate yourself during the parade. This is very helpful if you want to keep your spot throughout the event, having everything you need on hand prevents you from leaving. If you are in need of a restroom, it would be helpful to get a spot near a public restroom.
Be careful with your belongings when watching the parade because you don’t want to lose anything valuable. Bringing a coin purse is also a great option compared to bulky wallets because they are easy to bring around. It would also be handy to be aware where you are and if possible, spot the nearest medic from where you are seated, just in case you or your companion will be needing medical attention.
Don’t forget to be courteous before, during, and after the parade. This is very important to take note of because you don’t want to be an inconvenience to other people. Offer help when needed and take the initiative to be a good viewer of the parade. Remember the organizers and participants prepared for several months for these grand parades for everyone to enjoy.
Stay together and Keep in Touch
For families who plan to watch the Grand Parades, make sure that you maintain contact with your family members through your mobile phones. Parents and adults should always watch over their children, with the huge number of people watching the grand parades it would be wise to keep your children close to you at all times.
Good vibes only! And Share!
Now that you are all set, simply sit back and enjoy this colorful event because it is made to make people happy and showcase the beauty and talents of the City of Pines. Don’t let little things ruin the moment for you just maintain a positive attitude during the event. It would also be nice to share your experience watching the Panagbenga grand parades via social media, sharing photos via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter will make your friends to also experience the grand parades as it unfolds and if you use the hashtags #baguiocityguide #panagbenga2016bcg or by tagging us via IG @baguiocityguide or via twitter @bgoguide we might just share your post!
Anything to add to our list? Comment down below your own tips and tricks to remember when watching the Panagbenga Grand Street Dancing and Grand Float Parades.