Panagbenga Festival 2014 Schedule

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – It's time, once again, for the biggest festival in the Summer Capital of the Philippines, to take place. 

Organizers have set the Grand Weekend Parade – featuring street dance and flower float competitions – of the Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio City on February 22 to 23. 

The theme for Panagbenga 2014 is “Inspiring the Community for a Greener Tomorrow,” Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said. The festival derives its name from a Kankanaey term, which means “a season for blossoming."
For those who don't want to miss out, mark these dates:
February 1
  • Kickoff: Opening ritual at Panagbenga Park
  • Drum and lyre competition at Athletic Bowl
  • Opening of Baguio Blooms – Landscaping competition (Burnham Park)
February 14
  • Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming
February 16
  • Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio (Burnham Park)
  • Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom painting activity (Melvin Jones Arena)
February 22
  • Street Dancing Parade
February 23
  • Grand Flower Float parade
February 24 to March 2
  • Session Road in Bloom
March 1
  • Pony Boys' Day at Wright Park
March 2
  • Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display
The winners of last year's street dance and float parade – Kabayan Youth Cultural Dance Troupe and Le Monet – are expected to strut their stuff once again this year.
In 2013, at least 2 million people attended the month-long celebration. Those who want to join the festivities are advised to plan their trips ahead.