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.
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, 2017Panagbenga Opening Day Ceremonies and Parade
Panagbenga Park to Session Road to Magsaysay Ave, Harrison Road and Melvin Jones Grandstand
February 1 - March 5, 2017Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition
Juan Luna and Lake Drive
February 12, 2017Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
February 15, 2017School Based Competitions
Baguio City Multipurpose Hall / BCNHS
February 17-19, 2017PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend
Philippine Military Academy
February 17, 2017Flower Tree Open Gold Tournament
Baguio Country Club
February 25-26, 2017Exhibitors Day
Ganza Parking Area (former Jadewell)
February 25, 2017GRAND STREET PARADE
Panagbenga Park to Session Road to Magsaysay Ave to Maharlika to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Football Grounds
February 26, 2017GRAND FLOAT PARADE
DILG to Session Road to Maharlika to Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Grandstand
February 26-March 5, 2017Session Road In Bloom
Session Road, Baguio City
March 4, 2017Pony Boys Day
March 5, 2017Closing Ceremonies and Awarding
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
Grand Fireworks Display
Be sure to mark your calendar and save the official dates of the Panagbenga Festival 2017!
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:
- The Manor at Camp John Hay [CHECK AVAILABILITY & RATES]
- Azalea Residences [CHECK AVAILABILITY & RATES]
- Upstairs Bed and Bath [CHECK AVAILABILITY & RATES]
- Inn Rocio [CHECK AVAILABILITY & RATES]
- Microtel by Wyndham Baguio [CHECK AVAILABILITY & RATES]
- C Boutique Hotel [CHECK AVAILABILITY & RATES]
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 10 Things To Do in (and near) Baguio City during Panagbenga Festival 2017
- 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
For a more detailed post on the things to do and see in Baguio City, you may ready post HERE.
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
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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