Panagbenga Festival is an annual flower festival celebrated every February which takes place in Baguio City, Philippines. The term “Panagbenga” came from a Kankanaey term meaning “season of blooming”. Panagbenga Festival reflects the history, traditions and values of Baguio and the Cordilleras. The festival is a monthlong celebration that highlights street dancing and float parade across the major streets of Baguio City.
Panagbenga 2019 will highlight Cordillera culture and heritage. BFFI chairman and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said that this year’s festivities will have Panagbenga Cultural Dance competition to “put emphasis on the Panagbenga with a cultural day.”
The Panagbenga 2019 will start on February 1 and will end on March 10 to be highlighted by the grand street dance on March 2 and the grand float parade on March 3.
Also some of the activities include the Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition from Feb 1 to March 10, Chinese New Year on Feb 5, School-based competitions on Feb 13 to 16, the Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament on Feb 15 to 16, PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend on Feb 15 to 17, Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio on Feb 17, Pets on Parade on Feb 23, Sponsor’s Day on March 2 and 3, Session Roan in Bloom on March 4 to 10, Pony’Boys Day on March 9.
Closing and awarding and the grand fireworks display is on March 10.
Panagbenga Festival 2019 Schedule of Activities
|February 1, 2019||Panagbenga Open Day Ceremonies and Parade||Panagbenga Park >Session Road> Magsaysay Avenue> Harisson Road> Baguio Athletic Bowl|
|8:00 AM||Drum and Lyre Competition Elimination Round (Elementary Division)|
|February 1 to March 10, 2019||Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition||Juan Luna and Lake Drive|
|February 5, 2019||Chinese New Year Celebration||city-wide|
|February 13, 2019||School-based Competition |
|Dep-ed Division Office|
|February 14 to 16, 2019||Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament||Baguio Country Club|
|February 15 to 17, 2019||PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend||Philippine Military Academy Loakan Road|
|February 17, 2019||Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio|
•Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
•Panagbenga Open kite Flying Competition
•Panagbenga Recycles Crafts Competition
•Panagbenga Cultural Shows - Colleges and Universities
|Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds|
|February 17, 2019||Fireworks Display||Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds|
|February 23, 2019||Pets on Parade||Melvin Jones Grandstand|
|February 23, 2019||Panagbenga Open Cultural Dance Competition||TBA|
|February 23, 2019||Concert at the Park||Melvin Jones Grandstand|
|March 2 - 3, 2019||Sponsor's Day||Ganza Parking Area|
Baguio Athletic Bowl
|March 2, 2019||Grand Street Parade|
•High School Division
|Panagbenga Park> Session Road> Magsaysay> Maharlika> Harrison Road> Baguio Athletic Bowl|
|February 3, 2019||Grand Float Parade|
• Small Float Category
• Big Float Category
|DILG> Session Road> Maharlika> Harrison Road> Melvin Jones Football Grounds|
|March 4 to 10, 2019||Session Road in Bloom||Session Road|
|March 9, 2019||Pony Boy's Day||Wright Park|
|March 10, 2019||Closing and Awarding Ceremony||Baguio Athletic Bowl|
|March 10, 2019||Grand Fireworks Display||Cit-wide|
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