The most awaited festival in Baguio City is near and just today the schedule for the Panagbenga 2018 was released to the public. The Panagbenga 2018 is the 23rd edition of this prestigious festival up north. With the theme “Celebration of Culture and Creativity” we envision the 23rd serving of the Baguio Flower Festival to focus and showcase the creativity and culture of the Cordillera region, especially so that just this 2017 Baguio City was named as one of UNESCO’s Creative City for crafts and folk arts joining the 180 network of creative cities.



Panagbenga 2018 Schedule in Focus

The Panagbenga 2018 schedule shows that the highlights of the month-long celebration will again be in focus with highlights such as the Grand Street Dance Parade and the Grand Float Parade. Everyone is also going to be given a chance to showcase their art prowess through the Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom Event during the Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio. Kite flying competition, as well as the Panagbenga Cultural show, will also be held during the Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio on February 11, 2018. On the Opening Day on February 1, 2018, the Elementary School Students will have the chance to showcase their street dance skills and creativity as they compete during the Drum and Lyre Competition Elimination Round. The Opening Parade will start at the Panagbenga Park to Session Road then to Harrison Road and Finally, the participants will be performing at the Baguio Athletic Bowl.



The Panagbenga 2018 Grand Parades

The Grand Parades are considered the main events of the Panagbenga Festival. These parades are the Grand Street Dance Parade happening on February 24, 2018, and the Grand Float Parade which will be witnessed on February 25, 2018. The Grand Street Dance parade route will be from the Panagbenga Park going to Session Road then to Harrison Road then performances will be at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. The Panagbenga 2018 Grand Float Parade route will start at the DILG area at Upper Session road then down to Session Road to Harrison Road then ending at the Melvin Jones Football grounds where the floats will be displayed for the enjoyment of the public.



Planning your Panagbenga 2018 Experience

There are several reasons why the City of Baguio announces the schedule of Panagbenga 2018 a month or two before the actual celebration, this is to give everyone time to plan their Panagbenga schedule. Part of the planning process is the booking of travel tickets and of course the booking of accommodation. Click on the link to Book your room in one of the  Transient houses in Baguio City. Click on a link to book your Hotel in Baguio City. To properly plan your Panagbenga 2018 travel here’s the complete schedule of the Traditional (main) Events.

Panagbenga 2018

Schedule of Traditional Events

DatePanagbenga EventLocation/Route
December 18, 2017-Launching of the Baguio Flower Festival
- Press Conference
- Baguio City Hall Grounds
- Baguio City Multipurpose Hall
February 1, 2018, Thursday (7AM)Panagbenga Opening Day Ceremonies and Parade | Drum And Lyre Competition - Elimination Rounds (Elementary Division)Panagbenga Park to Session Road- Harrison Road - Baguio Athletic Bowl
February 1 - March 4, 2018Baguio Blooms Exposition and ExhibitionJuan Luna and Lake Drive
February 11, 2018 Sunday (8AM-8PM) - Handog ng Panagbenga Sa Pamilya Baguio
- Let A thousand Flowers Bloom
- Panagbenga Open Kite Flying Competition
- Panagbenga Cultural Show
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
February 14, 2018 Wednesday - School-Based Competitions
-Floral Arrangement (Elementary / High School)
Department of Education Baguio
February 15 - February 17, 2018- School-based competitions
- Landscaping Competition (Judging)
City-wide (Elementary and High School
February 16 - February 18, 2018PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend
Philippine Military Academy Loakan Road
February 16, 2018 FridayFlower Tee Open Golf Tournament
Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay
February 16, 2018 FridayFlower Tee Open Golf Tournament
Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay
February 17, 2018 SaturdaySpring Festival (Chinese New Year)
City-wide
February 24, 2018 Saturday (7AM) Grand Street Dance Parade
Panagbenga Park - Session Road to Maharlika - Harrison Road
To Baguio Athletic Bowl
February 25, 2018 Sunday (7AM)Grand Float Parade
DILG - Session Road - Maharlika - Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Football Grounds
February 24 - 25, 2018 (7AM)Exhibitors and Sponsors Day
Ganza Parking Area
February 26 - March 4Session Road in Bloom
Session Road
March 3, 2018 SaturdayPony Boys Day
Wright Park
March 4, 2018 Sunday
(5PM)
Closing Ceremonies and Awarding
Baguio Athletic Bowl
March 4, 2018 Sunday
(7PM-8PM)
Grand Fireworks Display
City wide - 5 stations

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