Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2016 Schedule of Activites

Panagbenga Festival 2016: Baguio City Flower Festival Schedule of Events

The flowers in Benguet will be in bloom again in time for the most awaited Panagbenga Festival 2016. Also known as Baguio Flower Festival, the 21st edition of Panagbenga Festival will start on February 1 and will end March 6, 2016. The theme for 2016 Panagbenga Festival is “Bless the Children with Flowers,” which will encourage the participation of various youth groups from different schools in Baguio and nearby towns and cities of Benguet.

Panagbenga Festival 2016
Panagbenga Festival 2016 Photo credit: lenmartz via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

In this crowd drawing event, one of the most awaited would be the Panagbenga Grand Float Parade which is scheduled on February 28, 2016. The parade of flower decorated floats will start from DILG Rotunda up to the Baguio Athletic Bowl for final judging.

2016 Baguio Panagbenga Festival
2016 Baguio Panagbenga Festival Photo credit: Miguel Isidro Photography via Foter.com / CC BY

Panagbenga Festival 2016 Official Schedule of Activites

February 1, 2016

  • Grand Opening Parade: Drum and Lyre Competition- Elementary Division – Location: Panagbenga Park, Session Road-Magsaysay Avenue-Harrison Road-Melvin jones Football Grounds
    Time: Program starts at 8:00AM
  • Panagbenga Festival 2016 Opening Concert – Location: Atrium, SM City Baguio
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 2 – 7, 2016

Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 8, 2016

  • Chinese Spring Festival – Location: City-wide
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 9 – 13, 2016

Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 14, 2016

  • Handog ng Panagbenga Sa Pamilya Baguio
  • Let a thousand Flowers Bloom
  • Panagbenga 2016 Kite-Flying Challenge
  • Panagbenga Variety Show
  • Panagbenga Fireworks Display – Location: Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 15 – 17, 2016

  • PMA Grand Alumni Homecoming – Location: PMA, Loakan Road
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 18, 2016

Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 19, 2016

  • Panagbenga Floral Arrangement Competition (Judging) – Location: Baguio City National High School
  • Barangay Clean and Green Landscaping Competition (Judging) – Location: All Baguio City Barangays
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 19 – 21, 2016

  • School Based Landscaping Competition (Judging) – Location: Baguio City Schools
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 22 – 26, 2016

Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 27, 2016

  • Panagbenga Festival 2016 Grand Street Dancing Parade – Location: Panagbenga Park-Session Road-Magsaysay Avenue-Harrison Road – Athletic Bowl – Time: 8:00AM
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
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February 28, 2016

  • Panagbenga 2016 Grand Float Parade – Location: DILG – Session Road – Harrison Road – Athletic Bowl
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • February 29 – March 4, 2016
  • Session Road in Bloom – Location: Session Road
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

March 5, 2016

  • Pony Boys Day – Location: Wright Park
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

March 6, 2016

  • Panagbenga 2016 Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display – Location: Athletic Bowl and Various Areas in Baguio CBD
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition – Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
Baguio City Bell Church
Baguio City Bell Church

Things to do in Baguio City during 2016 Panagbenga Festival Season!

Known as the country’s Summer Capital, Baguio has so much to offer. Visitors can visit religious sites, heritage sites, military camps, Spooky Places, Do Ukay-Ukay Shopping all day and even midnight, go on a food trip and so much more.

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Where to Stay in Baguio City during Panagbenga Festival?

It is recommended to do an advance hotel reservation to avoid much hassle. If budget cannot afford a hotel, transient houses and lodges are available city-wide. Checkout these links for recommended and affordable hotels in Baguio City.

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Strawberries from Benguet
Strawberries from Benguet

Places to Eat in Baguio City

Baguio is considered as one of the best Foodie Destination in the Philippines. From Turo Turo (hawkers) to fine dining, Baguio has a lot of restaurants offering local and international cuisine. Enjoy food tripping in Baguio during the flower festival season.

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How to get There?

Air-conditioned bus trips to Baguio leave Manila and Quezon City terminals daily in an hourly basis. Popular bus lines en route are Victory Liner, Partas, and Genesis among others. One way bus ticket would cost you P400 – 450, and travel time will be approximately 6-7 hours (or longer) during Panagbenga Season.

For complete directions: How to get to Baguio City from Manila

Baguio Travel Tips

  • Bring wide array of wardrobe as the temperature varies from extremely hot (noon-time) to extremely cold (night-time).
  • Beware of pickpockets especially in crowded places.
  • Best to jog in the morning to feel the cool breeze
  • It is advised to walk when visiting tourist destinations in the town center because they are actually close to each other and it will save you money.
  • During peak seasons, it is best to have a map (either paper map of electronic map) with you if you are not familiar with the places because heavy traffic is expected and it is to avoid getting lost in the midst of travelling.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

Tourist Information and Assistance Center
Baguio City Tourism Office
(63-74) 442-1007
Baguio Tourism Council
(63-74) 443-3434

Hospitals: Baguio General Hospital
(63-74) 442-4216
SLU Sacred Heart Hospital
(63-74) 442-4308

Baguio Police Department Tactical Operations Center
(63-74) 442-1211 or hotline 166
Highway Patrol Group
(63-74) 445-0434

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