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BAGUIO PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL 2017: Schedule of Events, How To Get There, Things To Do, Where to Eat and Where To Stay

Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2017

Planning for Panagbenga Festival 2017?


Baguio City's Panagbenga Festival is one of the grandest and most attended festivals in the Philippines. Held every February in Baguio City, Panagbenga Festival is to celebrate not only the "season of blooming" of flowers but also the booming economy and progress of the "City of Pines." Also known as "Baguio Flower Festival," several exciting events and activities are lined up for the Panagbenga Festival 2017 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 2017


Panagbenga Festival 2017's theme is "INSPIRED BY BEAUTY, NURTURED BY NATURE." The highlights of the festival are scheduled on February 25, 2017 (Saturday) for the Grand Street Dancing Parade and on February 26, 2017 (Sunday) for the Grand Flower Float Parade.

Panagbenga Festival 2017 Schedule of Events and Activities


February 1, 2017

Panagbenga Opening Day Ceremonies and Parade
Panagbenga Park to Session Road to Magsaysay Ave, Harrison Road and Melvin Jones Grandstand

February 1 - March 5, 2017

Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition
Juan Luna and Lake Drive

February 12, 2017

Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds

February 15, 2017

School Based Competitions
Baguio City Multipurpose Hall / BCNHS
City-wide

February 17-19, 2017

PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend
Philippine Military Academy

February 17, 2017

Flower Tree Open Gold Tournament
Baguio Country Club

February 25-26, 2017

Exhibitors Day
Ganza Parking Area (former Jadewell)

February 25, 2017

GRAND STREET PARADE
Panagbenga Park to Session Road to Magsaysay Ave to Maharlika to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Football Grounds

February 26, 2017

GRAND FLOAT PARADE
DILG to Session Road to Maharlika to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Grandstand

February 26-March 5, 2017

Session Road In Bloom
Session Road, Baguio City

March 4, 2017

Pony Boys Day
Wright Park

March 5, 2017

Closing Ceremonies and Awarding
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds

Grand Fireworks Display
Baguio City-wide

Be sure to mark your calendar and save the official dates of the Panagbenga Festival 2017!


Top Best Hotels in Baguio City

WHERE TO STAY: Hotels in Baguio City for Panagbenga Festival 2017


Being a developed city, Baguio has a wide array of hotels, inns, pension and transient houses. The wide selection of accommodations in Baguio City range from affordable and high quality hotels, hostels, guest/pension houses and inns for you to stay in during Panagbenga Festival 2017.

Hotels in Baguio:


ALSO READ: Best Hotels in Baguio City

But due to the festive season, I highly recommend that you plan your trip to Baguio City ahead of time. As early as now, you should book for your accommodation becausee hotels and transient houses in the city are expected to be fully-booked during Panagbenga Festival, especially on the festival weekend.


Top Best Things TO Do in and near Baguio City

Top 10 Things To Do in (and near) Baguio City during Panagbenga Festival 2017


  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 on the things to do and see in Baguio City, you may ready post HERE.

Must try restaurants in Baguio for 2016

Restaurants in Baguio City


Definitely, "food tripping" should be on top of your "to-do list" when visiting Baguio City. I've been to Baguio City many times in the past. What I love most about visiting the "City of Pines" is its wide array of homegrown restaurants serving local and international cuisines. I've suggeted some of the must-try homegrown restaurants in Baguio City that I've personally tried and I recommend them for you to try too.

READ: Must-try Homegrown Restaurants in Baguio City

Relax your way to Baguio with Victory Liner Bus Online Ticket Booking Service

How to Get to Baguio City?

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

BOOK YOUR BUS TICKETS ONLINE!

For a more relaxed and convenient travel to Baguio City, I recommend that you book your bus tickets via Victory Liner's online booking system. This new value-added service provides passengers the convenience of booking their bus tickets in advance through their website.

HERE'S HOW: Victory Liner's Online Bus Ticket Booking System

Let a thousand flowers bloom and enjoy Panagbenga Festival 2017! See you in Baguio City!



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