Panagbenga Festival 2009 Calendar of Activities

It’s flower season at the City of Pines — another season where people are gathering in the streets of Baguio to celebrate the Panagbenga Festival. The Baguio folks take a break on these days to revel in the cool climate and the unique culture of their city.

Multi-hued costumes are worn, mimicking the various blooms of the highland region (or any of its 11 ethnic tribes). There’s also the half-dozen or so flower beds– disguised, of course, as the Panagbenga parade floats.

Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival
Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival

The Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc., will lead in the festival launching with grand fireworks display at the Melvin Jones Grandstand at Burnham Park, followed by a free concert.

Field Demonstration – Melvin Jones and Athletic Bowl
February 1 – March 8 MARKET ENCOUNTER and Landscaping Contest in Burnham Park
February 14 FLUVIAL PARADE Burnham Lake
February 22 Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom*** Melvin Jones
February 23 – 25 Legarda Rocks*** Legarda Road
February 26 – 28 Abanao Nights Abanao Street
February 28 GRAND STREET PARADE and Field Demonstration – Session Road
March 1 GRAND FLOAT PARADE Athletic Bowl
March 2 – 8 SESSION ROAD IN BLOOM Session Road
March 8 CLOSING CEREMONY Athletic Bowl

February 1 & 8 Munay: Music of the Andes SM City Baguio
February 6 – 8 Vintage Car Show SM City Baguio
February 7 Fashionista Season 5 Presentation SM City Baguio
February 9 – March 8 Blooms & Brews Cafe (with acoustic performances every Wednesdays & Thursdays) SM City Baguio
February 9 – March 8 Flower Up Your Hat Competition SM City Baguio
February 12–14 Valentine Concert (Baguio Centennial Event)
Children’s Playground, Burnham Park
February 13 Camerawalls (Band) Mall Tour SM City Baguio
February 13 Baguio In Bloom: Mosaic Painting (Baguio Centennial Event) Melvin Jones
February 14 A Valentine Serenade with Ramil Omosura SM City Baguio
February 14 Valentine Duets with Music of the Heart Orchestra SM City Baguio
February 15 Sail On… The Currahee Tour III Baguio Convention Center
February 15 – March 8 Windows of Baguio in Bloom Baguio City main roads, and selected streets
February 15 Panagbenga Princess SM City Baguio
February 20 Up Dharma Down (Band) Mall Show SM City Baguio
February 21 Kenyo (Band) Mall Show SM City Baguio
February 21 Mr. & Ms. Panagbenga 2009 Muscle Showdown Baguio Convention City
February 22 Skabeche (Band) Mall Tour SM City Baguio
February 22 Lito Camo & Kalzada (Band) Mall Tour SM City Baguio
February 26 – 28 IPMS & Airsoft Exhibit Baguio Country Club
February 27 iFM Pop Fiesta Athletic Bowl
February 27 Kapuso Mall Tour *** SM City Baguio
February 28 & March 1 2nd BAC Panagbenga Airsoft Challenge Different venues
February 28 Greenwich presents Meet & Greet John Lloyd Cruz *** SM City Baguio
March 1 Kapamilya Karavan *** SM City Baguio
March 5 – 6 Pony Boys Day*** Melvin Jones
March 6 K-Lite in Bloom: First Baguio Music Fest SM City Baguio
March 7 SM Floriade Street Party featuring Side A *** SM City Baguio
March 7-8 2009 Panagbenga Speed Ball Challenge Athletic Bowl
March 8 Luau & Fireworks Display SM City Baguio

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