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BAGUIO PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL 2015 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay

Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015

Baguio City's Panagbenga Flower Festival is one of the most attended festivals in the Philippines held annually in the City of Pines, Baguio City. Now on its 20th year with the theme "Across 20 Years of Blossoming Together," it will run for 5 weeks starting February 1, 2015. It is a festival to celebrate not only the "season of blooming" of flowers but also the booming economy and prosperity of the City of Baguio. Several events and activities are lined up for the Panagbenga Festival 2015 including the Grand Street Dancing Parade, Drum and Lyre Band Competition, Baguio Blooms Exhibition and the much-awaited Grand Flower Float Parade!



Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015

Panagbenga 2015


Held every February, Panagbenga Festival 2015 will showcase street dancing presentation by dancers in flower-inspired costumes as well as colorful floats decorated with flowers paraded along the major streets of Baguio City. This year's highlight are scheduled on February 28, 2015 for the Grand Street Dancing Parade and on March 1, 2015 for the Grand Flower Float Parade. Be sure to mark your calendars and save the dates of the Panagbenga Festival 2015!

Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015

Panagbenga 2015 Calendar of Events from February 1 to March 8, 2015


  • February 1, 2015 - Opening parade with street dancing and lyre and drum competition
  • February 1, 2015 - Start of 5 week Baguio Blooms Exhibition at Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • February 15, 2015 - Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at Melvin Jones Arena (Features "Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom", family painting activity, Kite Flying Challenge, variety show and fireworks display.)
  • February 19, 2015 - Chinese Spring Festival
  • February 20-22, 2015 - PMA Grand Alumni Homecoming
  • February 28, 2015 - Grand Street Dancing Parade
  • March 1, 2015 - Grand Flower Float Parade
  • March 1-8, 2015 - Session Road In Bloom (The most popular street in Baguio will be closed to traffic to allow pedestrians to walk freely and enjoy the various food and non-food products and entertainment on offer.)
  • March 7, 2015 - Pony Boys' Day (Entertainment, horse back riding shows and competition.)
  • March 8, 2015 - Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display


This post shall be updated as soon as there are changes in the schedule of activities.

Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015

10 Things To Do in (and near) Baguio City before/after Panagbenga Festival


  1. For first-timers, visit Baguio's famous tourist attractions:
    • Burnham Park
    • The Mansion
    • Wright Park
    • Teachers Camp
    • Panagbenga Park
    • Bell Church
    • Botanical Garden
    • Philippine Military Academy
    • Mines View Park
    • Lion’s Head
  2. Dip into a hot spring bath at Asin Springs
  3. Go on strawberry and flower picking at the Strawberry and flower farms in La Trinidad
  4. Appreciate arts at BenCab Museum and Tam-Awan Village
  5. For the more adventurous, climb Mt. Cabuyao and Mt. Sto Tomas in the nearby town of Tuba
  6. Go on a Food Trip! Where to eat in Baguio? Click HERE
  7. Take that spiritual Journey (Baguio Cathedral, Lourdes grotto, The Pink Sisters Convent, Maryknoll Ecological Center)
  8. Visit Camp John Hay and enjoy nature walks, shopping, or even just to eat out
  9. Visit the old Diplomat Hotel and Laperal House. You know what to do, just explore! :)
  10. Buy Pasalubong and Goodies from local stores (Good Shepherd and Baguio City Market are a must!)

For a more detailed post, it's HERE!

Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015

How to Get to Baguio City?


From Manila, take a Victory Liner bus bound for Baguio City. Victory Liner has hourly trips to Baguio City. Terminals can be found in Pasay, Cubao or Sampaloc. Fare is around 450 pesos and travel time is 5-6 hours.

For a more detailed post on how to get to Baguio City by bus or private vehicle, click HERE!

Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015

Where to Stay in Baguio City?




Baguio City has a wide selection of affordable and high quality hotels, hostels, guest/pension houses and inns for you to stay in! As a top tourist destination you'll definitely find one that suits your needs, whether a high-end hotel, mid-range hostel, a transient house and cheap accommodations. Due to the festive season it is suggested that you plan your Panagbenga Festival 2015 trip in advance. Book for your accommodation as early as now as the accommodations in the city tend to become fully-booked on the festival week.



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Useful Contact Details of the organizers of Panagbenga Festival 2015


Accreditation
Email Address:accreditation.panagbenga@gmail.com

Session Road in Bloom
Hotel & Restaurant Assoc. of Baguio - hrabsecretariat@yahoo.com.ph
Contact Number: (074) 619-2050

Landscaping Exhibition and Exposition
accreditation.panagbenga@gmail.com

Street Dance Parade & Float Parade
Email Address:clarits2007@gmail.com aleccm88@yahoo.com

Panagbenga Secretariat
Address: 2nd Floor BCVB Bldg. Abad Santos Drive, Burnham Park, Baguio City
Contact Number: (074) 442-4315
Email Address: panagbenga.secretariat@gmail.com

Let a thousand flowers bloom and enjoy Baguio City's Panagbenga Festival!


Photos were used with permission from Rob Pinzon of www.robinspinzon.com and www.palibut.com.





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7 comments :

Baguio City said...

Thank you for posting this info about the 2015 Panagbenga event festivals. Hope it will be a successful festival.

Anonymous said...

salamat po sa pag post ng schedule about panagbenga

Anonymous said...

Anticipate heavy traffic though. Mobility within the city has not improved for the last 20 years.

Athena Tria said...

thanks bruh. I will be there tomorrow!

Unknown said...

Hi! Is it possible to visit other tourist spots during the festival?

Madee said...

Hi! Is it possible to visit other tourist spots during the festival? We will be visiting Baguio on Feb27-28, 2016.

Madee said...

Hi! Is it possible to visit other tourist spots during the festival? We will be in Baguio on Feb 27-28, 2016.

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