Thursday, November 20, 2014

Baguio City's Panagbenga Flower Festival 2015 Schedule And Calendar Of Events

The 20th edition of the Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio City was formally launched at the Baguio City Hall on November 17, 2014. The theme for next year's festivities is "Across 20 Years of Blossoming Together". The theme was inspired by the expected collaboration between Baguio City and the neighboring Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay. The group is collectively and more popularly known by the acronym BLISTT (Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, Tublay).
With the participation of Baguio City's neighboring towns, organizers of the festival are promising a grander edition of the annual festival. The festivities will also be represented by a logo featuring a flower with six petals which represents the city of Baguio and the five Benguet towns that will be participating in the staging of the festival.

As always, the Panagbenga Festival will kick off on February 1 and will wrap up within the first week of March. You can view the partial calendar of events below. Organizers are still working on the final schedule of activities so this calendar is a work-in-progress. We will be updating it in the coming weeks and months. 
Photo by Zer Cabatuan via Flickr.
February 1
1) Opening Ceremony
2) Street Dancing Parade Competition - From the Panagbenga Park to Session Road, Harrison Road, and then to the Melvin Jones Football Grounds.
3) Opening Concert - Venue still to be announced.

February 1 to March 8
1) Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition - At the Lake Drive within Burnham Park.

February 15
1) Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio
2) Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
3) Panagbenga Kite-Flying Challenge
4) Variety Show
5) Fireworks Display at the Melvin Jones Football Grounds

February 19
1) Chinese Spring Festival

February 20 to 22
1) Philippine Military Academy Grand Alumni Homecoming

February 23 to 27
1) Floral Arrangement Competition and School-based Landscaping Competition

February 28
1) Grand Street Dancing Parade - Session Road, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones Football Grounds

March 1
1) Grand Float Parade - Session Road, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones Football Grounds

March 1 to 8
1) Session Road in Bloom

March 7
1) Pony Boys Day

March 8
1) Grand Fireworks Display