Panagbenga Festival 2014 | Complete Schedule of Activities

The PANAGBENGA Festival 2014 in Baguio City also known as Baguio Flower Festival is the biggest festival in the Summer Capital of the Philippines. It is a month-long fest held every February.

Image: Panagbenga Festival Street Dance

The theme for Panagbenga 2014 is “Inspiring the Community for a Greener Tomorrow.” Panagbenga 2014 will start on February 1, 2014 and ends on March 3, 2014.

The first flower festival was held in 1996 to celebrate the city’s abundant harvest of flowers. In 1997, the festival was officially called “Panagbenga.” The word Panagbenga was originated froma Kankanaey term which means “Seasons of blooming.” This year’s festival is the 18th edition of the Panagbenga.

The highlights of the festival are Grand Street Dancing Parade and Grand Float Parade; both are scheduled on the last weekend of the February. For 2014, it will be on February 22-23, 2014.

Here’s the complete Panagbenga Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities:
(Courtesy of the Official Website of Panagbenga 2014)

February 1

Opening Ceremonies
7:00 AM - Panagbenga Park
Grand Opening Parade: Drum & Lyre Dance Competition (Elementary Division)
8:00 AM - Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl

February 1-March 2

Baguio Blooms: Landscaping Exhibition and Exposition
Lake Drive, Burnham Park
Ifugao Bamboo Art Exhibit by the Philippine Bamboo Foundation
White House, Leonard Wood Road

February 3

Chinese Spring Festival Parade
Session Road
IPMS Baguio 10th Invitationals Open Cosplay Competition
SM City Baguio Atrium

February 4-9

IPMS Baguio 10th Invitationals Open Cosplay Competition
SM City Baguio Atrium

February 5

Inauguration of DOT (Department of Tourism) Adopted Garden
10:00 AM - BGHMC Garden’s Park

February 7

Baguio’s Ultimate Model Search by Viva La Events Production
6:00 PM - Baguio Convention Center

February 10-14

Ronda Pilipinas 2014
Burnham Park; Kennon Road; Marcos Highway

February 14-15

PMA Alumni Homecoming
PMA Grounds

February 15

Flower Tee Golf Tournament
6:00 AM - Baguio Country Club

February 16

Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio
Burnham Park
Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom
8:00 AM - Melvin Jones Grandstand
Team Lakay 15th High Altitude Grapplers’ Cup
Igorot Garden, Burnham Park
Panagbenga Run 2014
4:30 AM - In front of Children’s Park, Burnham

February 21-23

Panagbenga Festival 2014 Invitational Darts Fest
Cong. Aliping Headquarters, Bokawkan Road
San Miguel Beer Variety Show at the Park
6:00 PM - Melvin Jones Grandstand

February 22-23

Exhibitors’ and Sponsors’ Day
Athletic Bowl

February 22

Grand Street Dancing Parade
8:00 AM - Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl
Mr. Panagbenga 2014 Muscle Showdown
6:00 PM - Baguio Convention Center

February 23

Grand Float Parade
8:00 AM - Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl

February 24-March 2

Session Road in Bloom
Session Road

February 25

Handog Pasasalamat ng Bombo Radyo at Star FM sa Panagbenga 2014: Free Concert
4:00 PM - Melvin Jones Grandstand

March 1

Pony Boys’ Day
Wright Park

March 2

Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Athletic Bowl, Main thoroughfares of Baguio
Tambalang Saya sa Panagbenga Part 3 by ECarta Media Productions and Promotions / Z-Radio
5:00 PM - Melvin Jones Grandstand

(Image courtesy of Flickr User Darius Pimentel)

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