Panagbenga 2016 Schedule of Activities

Time flies, it’s already 2016. I hope this brand new year will bring luck to everyone. As for myself I hope my 2016 will be a blast and do the things I didn’t accomplish last year. I hope to travel even in the nearby places. Actually, I only travel during summer vacation and common destination was Ilocos and Baguio City. This time, I want to go to other places that are not in the northern area. Well, during vacation my daughter and I only join the rest of the family and they decide where to go. So we will see in the coming months.

Anyway, I was watching news earlier and saw Baguio City. This morning the temperature there was 13 degrees. I really wanted to experience that cold weather. I think I visited Baguio City for 5x times but never experienced cold weather because we always visit Baguio in the summer season. And most of the time the temperature was 23 degrees something like that. Speaking of Baguio, they are known for the month-long Panagbenga Festival happening during month of February. Same with the cold weather, I also wanted to witness this festival but since it happens during February, it is impossible to witness this celebration with my own eyes.

For those who are interested to witness Panagbenga 2016, here are the schedules of this event.

The Panagbenga 2016 Schedule of Traditional Events

DATE EVENT VENUE
February 1, 2016
8:00AM
Grand Opening Parade: Drum and Lyre Competition- Elementary Division Panagbenga Park-Session Road-Magsaysay Avenue-Harrison Road-Melvin jones Football Grounds
February 1, 2016 Concert Atrium, SM City Baguio
February 1 – March 6, 2016 Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition Lake Drive, Burnham Park
February 8, 2016 Chinese Spring Festival City-Wide
February 14, 2016 Handog ng Panagbenga Sa Pamilya Baguio
– Let a thousand Flowers Bloom
-Panagbenga 2016 Kite-Flying Challenge
-Panagbenga Variety Show
– Fireworks Display
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
February 19-21, 2016 PMA Grand Alumni Homecoming PMA, Loakan Road
February 15-17, 2016 School Based Landscaping Competition (Judging) City Schools
February 19, 2016 Floral Arrangement Competition (Judging) BCNHS
TBA* Barangay Clean and Green Landscaping Competition (Judging) All Barangays
February 27, 2016
8:00AM
Grand Street Dancing Parade Panagbenga Park-Session Road-Magsaysay Avenue-Harrison Road – Athletic Bowl
February 28, 2016
8:00AM
Grand Float Parade DILG – Session Road – Harrison Road – Athletic Bowl
February 27-28, 2016 Sponsor’s And Exhibitors Day Athletic Bowl
February 29 – March 6, 2016 Session Road In Bloom Session Road
March 5, 2016 Pony Boys Day Wright Park
March 6, 2016 Panagbenga Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display

Panagbenga Festival 2014 Activities

I have been in Baguio City 3-4 times already. I can’t remember the last time I was there. I think my daughter was still months old and now she’s already 6, so it was really long time ago.  For 4 times I have been there, I didn’t experience watching their festival. We always visit Baguio during summer. I hope we could go there again and watch Panagbenga festival. I want to experience Panagbenga Festival (flower festival).  This is a month-long yearly flower festival in the summer capital of the Philippines. The festival includes floats decorated with colorful flowers directly harvested in their place. The celebration also includes street dancing, presented by dancers dressed in flower-inspired costumes. I want to see those beautiful flowers and experience the cold weather. Every time we were in Baguio the weather is not that cold because its already summer though at night you can feel the cold breeze.

Anyhow, it’s impossible for me to watch them live because February is still school days so no chance for us to enjoy the festival. And just like before we will watch the festival on television or online. For those who will travel in Baguio for Panagbenga Festival here is the list of schedule with themed Inspiring the Community for a Greener Tomorrow.

Panagbenga 2014 – Calendar of Traditional Events

February 01 Opening Ceremonies
Grand Opening Parade – Drum and
Lyre Band Competition

February 01 Baguio Blooms – Landscaping
– March 02 Competition and Exposition

February 14 Philippines Military Academy
-15 Alumni Homecoming

February 16 Handog ng Panagbenga sa
Pamilya Baguio
Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom

February 22 Street Dancing Parade

February 23 Grand Flower Float Parade

February 24 Session Road in Bloom
– March 02

March 01 Pony Boys’ Day

March 02 Closing Ceremonies and Grand
Fireworks Display