It’s your last chance to catch this year’s celebration of the famous Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City! Wrapping up this Sunday, March 3, the festivities include colorful events like a grand street parade as well as a color run. If you’re heading up to the City of Pines, make this your itinerary!
Grand Street Parade (Saturday, March 2)
Dance your heart out along with the upbeat and colorful performances by student participants at the Grand Street Parade! March across Session Road to Baguio Athletic Bowl and celebrate with different Cordilleran music, costumes, and tradition.
Grand Float Parade (Sunday, March 3)
Considered as the “biggest and grandest of its kind in the country,” Baguio City’s Grand Float Parade serves as the major highlight of the Panagbenga Festival. Be amazed by different sets of floats creatively decked out with colorful flowers and other organic materials that were freshly picked from the Cordilleras.
Session Road in Bloom (Monday, March 4, until Sunday, March 10)
For seven nights, Baguio’s Session Road will be closed to vehicular traffic to give way to food expositions and open-air concerts. Round up family and friends and enjoy a week-long, music-filled food trip!
Panagbenga Color Run 2019 (Saturday, March 9)
After nights of munching and dancing, why don’t you go on a fitness adventure in the non-competitive Panagbenga Color Run? This pure family fun run is full of twists and photo-ops, so make sure to not miss it!
Grand Fireworks Display (Sunday, March 10)
To wrap up the month-long festivities, the Baguio City government will be hosting a grand fireworks display across five stations in the city! Let the bright and colorful fireworks–complete with live music in the background–wow you! Now isn’t that a great way to cap off this year’s Flower Festival?
The Panagbenga Festival, popularly known as the “Blooming Flowers Festival, is a month-long event that a lot of people look forward to once February rolls around. According to the event website, the annual festival is a “reflection of the history, traditions, and values of Baguio and the Cordilleras.”