Panagbenga 2018 – Complete Guide

Panagbenga 2018 in Baguio City

 Panagbenga 2018: A popular spot for foreigners and summer vacationers in the Philippines, Baguio City features enthralling and inviting destinations for those who want to have a relaxing, comfortable and fascinating travel experiences. Most tourists stay at the city during summer time since the city has colder climate as compared with other tourist places in the country. However, some travelers prefer to visit and stay at the city from February to March to attend one of the city’s famous festival, Panagbenga Festival.

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

Baguio Blooms Exposition & Exhibition

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Panagbenga 2018: Baguio Blooms Exposition & Exhibition

01 Feb, 2018 – 04 Mar, 2018,
Juan Luna & Lake Drive

FEB 01 2018


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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

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Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio

11 Feb, 2018, 7:00 AM
Melvin Jones Grandstand & Football GroundsLet a Thousand Flowers Bloom
Panagbenga Open Kite Flying Competition
Panagbenga Cultural Show

FEB 14 2018

Baguio panagbenga 2018

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School-Based Competitions: Floral Arrangement (Elementary/High School)

14 Feb, 2018,
Department of Education – Baguio City

FEB 15 – FEB 17 – 2018

School-Based Competitions: Landscaping Competition (Judging)

15 Feb, 2018 – 17 Feb, 2018,
City-Wide (Elementary & High Schools)

FEB 16 – FEB 18 2018

PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend Baguio

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PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend

16 Feb, 2018 – 18 Feb, 2018,
Philippine Military Academy, Loakan Road
Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament Baguio

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Panagbenga 2018: Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament

16 Feb, 2018,
Baguio Country Club & Camp John Hay

FEB 17 2018

Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) Baguio

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Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)

17 Feb, 2018,

FEB 24 – FEB 25 2018

Exhibitors and Sponsors Day Baguio

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Exhibitors and Sponsors Day

24 Feb, 2018 – 25 Feb, 2018
Ganza Parking Area

FEB 24 2018

Grand Street Dance Parade Baguio

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Grand Street Dance Parade

24 Feb, 2018, 8:00 AM
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 Panagbenga2018

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Grand Float Parade

25 Feb, 2018, 8:00 AM
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 Baguio City

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Session Road in Bloom

26 Feb, 2018 – 04 Mar, 2018,
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 Baguio City

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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

04 Mar , 2018,
Baguio Athletic BowlThis is where the different winners are recognized, prizes are awarded and certificates given.
Grand Fireworks Display Panagbenga 2018

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Grand Fireworks Display

04 Mar , 2018, 8:00pm
City-Wide, 5 Stations

Transient Houses Best Prices for Panagbenga Festival 2018

Ashburn’s Transient Rooms

Ashburn's Transient


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.

French Nest


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

 Hotels in Baguio near Burnham Park


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 Hotels

Venus Parkview hotel (14)


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.

Chalet Baguio

Chalet Baguio (3)

The location is very accessible. The price is reasonable.The rooms are spacious and clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful.The food is great. The place is clean and the atmosphere amazing, although the parking space is limited.
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.

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