Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Panagbenga Festival 2015 Schedule And Calendar Of Events

It's that time of the year again. On February 1, the City of Baguio will kick off yet another edition of its famed Panagbenga Festival also known as the Baguio City Flower Festival. This year's celebrations will carry the theme "Across 20 years of Blossoming Together", a theme brought about by the fact that for this year, the city collaborated with the neighboring towns of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay.

Because of this collaboration, the city council and the organizers who spearheaded the planning of the festival are promising a more colorful if not grander festival this year. The festival logo has also been redesigned so that it now features six petals which represent the city of Baguio and the five Benguet towns. The festival will run from February 1 to March 8.
The festival will kick off on February 1 with an opening ceremony and a drum and lyre dance competition. These will be held at the Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road and Melvin Jones football grounds.

The highlights of the festival which are the Grand Street Dancing Parade and Grand Float Parade will be held on February 28 and March 1 respectively. A grand fireworks display in the evening of March 8 will cap of the festivities. For the full Panagbenga Festival 2015 calendar of events, check out the table below. Enjoy the festivities and if you're coming from out of town, welcome.
February 1
Opening Ceremonies & Street Dancing Parade Competition (Drum & Lyre Dance Competition-Elementary Division)
Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road, Melvin Jones
February 1
Opening concert
February 1 - March 8
Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition
Lake Drive, Burnham Park
February 15
Handog ng Panagbenga Sa Pamilya Baguio
Melvin Jones
February 15
Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
Melvin Jones
February 15
Panagbenga 2015 Kite-Flying Challenge
Melvin Jones
February 15
Panagbenga Variety Show
Melvin Jones
February 15
Fireworks Display
Melvin Jones
February 19
Chinese Spring Festival
City-wide celebrations
February 20 – February 22
PMA Grand Alumni Homecoming
PMA, Loakan Road
February 23 – February 27
Floral Arrangement Competition & School-based Landscaping Competition (Judging)
Elementary and high schools in the city.
February 28
Grand Street Dancing Parade
Panagbenga Park - Session Road - Harrison Road - Athletic Bowl
February 28 – March 1
Sponsors’ and Exhibitors’ Day
Athletic Bowl
March 1
Grand Float Parade
DILG, Session Road, Harrison Road, Athletic Bowl
March 1 – March 8
Session Road in Bloom
Session Road
March 7
Pony Boys’ Day
Athletic Bowl
March 8
Panagbenga Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display
Athletic Bow and various areas over Baguio’s CBD