Panagbenga 2018 in Baguio City
Panagbenga Festival’s History
Formerly identified as Baguio Flower Festival, Panagbenga Festival was conceptualized and developed by Bases Conversion Development Authority officer Victor A. Lim and John Hay Poro Point Development Corporation lawyer Damaso Bangaoet Jr. It was in 1996 when artist Ike Picpican suggested that the name of the festival be changed to Panagbenga Festival since Panagbenga refers to a time of the year when flowers bloom. In the succeeding years, the festival serves as an important event to some political personalities like the members of Team Unity, a political party in the country, who attended Panagbenga in 2007.
Events Included in the Celebration of Panagbenga 2018
The festival starts with an opening parade, which features dance competitions from various schools in Baguio City. Organizers of Panagbenga Festivally usually hold the opening parade on the first day of February. The parade normally takes place at Melvin Jones Ground and Session Road.
Panagbenga Festival also features bazzare and trade fair at Burnham Park from the start of the event until the first Sunday of the following month. Tourists and locales usually watch float and marching band competitions at Session Road in the last Saturday of February. Closing celebrations of this festival commonly happens at Athletic Bowl in the first week of March.
Panagbenga 2018 Main Events Calendar
FEB 01 2018 – MAR 04 2018
Panagbenga 2018: Baguio Blooms Exposition & Exhibition
01 Feb, 2018 – 04 Mar, 2018,
Juan Luna & Lake Drive
FEB 01 2018
Opening Day Ceremonies & Parade | Drum and Lyre Competition – Elimination Rounds (Elementary Division)
01 Feb, 2018, 8:00AM – Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Harrison Road – Baguio Athletic Bowl
The Grand Opening Parade signifies the beginning of the celebration of the month-long Festival. It also serves as the venue for the Street Dancing and Drum & Lyre Competition for the Elementary Division. The different organizations involved in the running of Panagbenga is also highlighted during the parade.
FEB 11 2018
Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio
Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football GroundsLet a Thousand Flowers Bloom
Panagbenga Open Kite Flying Competition
Panagbenga Cultural Show
FEB 14 2018
School-Based Competitions: Floral Arrangement (Elementary/High School)
Department of Education – Baguio City
FEB 15 – FEB 17 – 2018
School-Based Competitions: Landscaping Competition (Judging)
City-Wide (Elementary & High Schools)
FEB 16 – FEB 18 2018
PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend
Philippine Military Academy, Loakan Road
Panagbenga 2018: Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament
Baguio Country Club & Camp John Hay
FEB 17 2018
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
FEB 24 – FEB 25 2018
Exhibitors and Sponsors Day
Ganza Parking Area
FEB 24 2018
Grand Street Dance Parade
Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road – Baguio Athletic BowlA major highlight of the Festival. Participants dance and march to the different Cordilleran music, costume and tradition. The different categories in the competition are the high school, college and open-category.
FEB 25 2018
Grand Float Parade
DILG – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Rd. – Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football GroundsThe major highlight of the Festival, the biggest and grandest of its kind in the country. Flowers and other organic material decked floats are paraded and displayed during this day.
FEB 26 – 04 MAR 2018
Session Road in Bloom
Session RoadA week-long event featuring expositions by the food and other hospitality establishments in the City and in the Country. It is during this event that Session Road is closed to vehicular traffic and Session Road becomes an al-fresco dining spot complemented by open-air concerts and performances.
FEB 27 2018
Pony Boys Day
03 Mar , 2018,
Wright ParkThis day gives a glimpse of the role horses have played in the history of man in variety of ways and cultures.
Closing Ceremonies & Awarding
Baguio Athletic BowlThis is where the different winners are recognized, prizes are awarded and certificates given.
Grand Fireworks Display
City-Wide, 5 Stations
Transient Houses Best Prices for Panagbenga Festival 2018
Ashburn’s Transient Rooms
Ashburn’s Transient Rooms offers accommodations in Baguio, Burnham Park is two blocks from the property.The place is clean. Have a nice view from the kitchen. Kitchen wares are clean as well. You won’t hesitate or afraid to use anything in this place.You are allowed to cook and use their things even refrigerator for stocking foods.If you can’t cook your food, Baguio Center Mall is just a block away.But if you want to play chef, Baguio market is just behind the corner.Walk a couple of blocks from the place and you’re right in the famous Burnham Park and the Baguio Night market zone, Mines View Park is 1,300 feet away.
Another good choice to spent a good time in Baguio during Panagbenga 2018 is French Nest one of the cheap transient house near burnham park
Offers accommodation in Baguio, 200 m from Session Road and 500 m from Mines View Park.
The unit is 5 blocks from Burnham Park.Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.
There is a dining area and a kitchenette equipped with microwave, fridge and electric kettle. Kitchenware is also provided. 2 complimentary bottles of water and 2 teabags are offered.Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation.
Zeb’s Transient House
Location is great, not so close to Burnham Park ( 11 blocks ) but from here you can easily access by public transport. Quite place and in strategic location.Zeb’s Transient House offers pet-friendly accommodations Spacious place and free use of wifi, kitchen utensils, the owner is very accomodating.
The place was spacious and cozy. Free private parking is available on site.All rooms have a TV. The rooms come with a private bathroom.The family stay also provides car rental. Burnham Park is 11 blocks from Zeb’s Transient House, and Session Road is 10 blocks from the property.Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8 for a two-person trip.
Baguio Hotels Best Prices for Panagbenga Festival 2018
Paladin Hotel is located in Baguio, just a 5-minute walk from Burnham Park and SM Baguio Mall. Its location makes it one of the closest hotels to Burnham Park.
The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking, and offers massage services and a 24-hour front desk.
Paladin Hotel is a 10-minute drive from Victory Liner Bus Terminal and Mines View Park.
The rooms are equipped with a fan or air conditioning. All rooms are equipped with cable TV and telephone. The bathrooms are all equipped with hot showers.
Venus Parkwiev HotelsSPECIAL PRICE
Renovated in 2014, the Venus Parkview Hotel guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Baguio for business or pleasure. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.2 km away, and it normally takes about minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
The facilities and services provided by Venus Parkview Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. A selection of top-class facilities such as 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk can be enjoyed at the hotel.
The rooms are large and spacious with a queen size bed, a sofa bed and a cozy sofa.
The hotel was quite updated with recent upgrades to their facilities. The bathrooms were nice and the shower had the necessary hot and cold water.
The rooms were quiet and the views were exceptional especially during dawn, offering a view of the hills covered with pines and clouds.
The place was nice and quiet as a property across the street may be for the rooms were mostly on the far side looking out the hill.