Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Panagbenga Festival 2018 Schedule Of Events

With less than four weeks to go, the 23rd edition of the annual Panagbenga Festival is right around the corner. With the theme "Celebration of Culture and Creativity", the city aims to showcase once again its status as one of the most culturally-rich urban centers in the country. It also happens that the city is just a couple of months removed from being declared a "creative city" by the United Nations.

The festival will kick off with an opening ceremony on the first day of February. The highlights of the celebrations will be the Grand Street Dance Parade and Grand Float Parade that will happen on February 24 and 25, respectively. Below is the schedule for the main and traditional events of the festival. This schedule doesn't include events and activities organized by parties other than City Hall and the official festival organizers.
February 1
a.      Panagbenga Opening Ceremony and Parade
b.      Drum and Lyre Competion – Elimination Round (Elementary Division)
Panagbenga Park – Session Road – Athletic Bowl
February 1 – March 4
Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition
Juan Luna and Lake Drive in Burnham Park
February 11
a.      Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio
b.      Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
c.       Panagbenga Open Kite Flying Competition
d.      Panagbenga Cultural Show
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
February 14
a.      School-based competitions
b.      Floral arrangement contest for elementary and high school
School campuses
February 15 – February 17
a.      School-based competitions
b.      Landscaping competition
School campuses
February 16 – February 18
PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend
Philippine Military Academy
February 16
Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament
Baguio Country Club, Camp John Hay
February 17
Spring Festival/Chinese New Year
February 24
Grand Street Dance Parade
Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Maharlika, Harrison Road, Athletic Bowl
February 24 – February 25
Exhibitors and Sponsors Day
Ganza Parking Area
February 25
Grand Float Parade
DILG, Session Road, Maharlika, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones Football Grounds
February 26 – March 4
Session Road in Bloom
Session Road
March 3
Pony Boys Day
Wright Park
March 4
a.      Closing Ceremonies and Awarding
b.      Grand Fireworks Display
Baguio Athletic Bowl