Panagbenga Festival

Baguio City, Benguet

Panagbenga Festival (English: Blooming Flowers Festival) is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning "season of blooming". The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city's flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. Th ...

e festival includes floats that are covered mostly with flowers not unlike those used in Pasadena's Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.

Panagbenga Festival News

  • Why People Keep Coming Back To Panagbenga Festival

    Why People Keep Coming Back To Panagbenga Festival

    When you have been to Panagbenga Festival before, you would think there is nothing new and more to see when you come back. Besides it is the same thing as in the previous years: flower-bedecked floats, children in traditional costumes dancing to engaging music of drum and lyre bands, and a handful of celebrities waving at and taking selfies with the cheering crowd.

    I should know; Ive been there thrice in my lifetime.

    But there is something that continues to pull tourists, me included, to Baguio City, even after 23 years since the festivals first staging.

    While flowers undeniably are a ...

  • Maybank Master Siomai Win Flower Festival Float Tilt

    Maybank Master Siomai Win Flower Festival Float Tilt

    Maybank and Master Siomai bested 24 other floats to win in the small and big float category in the 23rd Baguio Flower Festival.

    Maybank secured the victory for the second time while Master Siomai wins big for the first time.

    Prizes have been doubled from previous years to give competing team?s bigger cash to take home as decided by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Baguio Flower Festival executive committee chairman Councilor Elmer Datuin.

    Top winners in the float parade brought home P500,000 while 2nd and 3rd placers got P200,000 and P300,000 for the big float category while the small float ...

  • Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2018 Street Dance Competition

    Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2018 Street Dance Competition

    The Baguio Flower Festival took place on Saturday, February 24, when the city's main street bloomed with local products, florals and greens, and gastronomic delights after the street dancing competition that took place.

    This year is the festival's 23rd year, and all of its events follow the theme of "Celebrating Culture and Creativity."

    The street dancing parade started 8 am at the Panagbenga Park and wove its way through Session road, Magsaysay Avenue, and Harrison Road to Athletic Bowl, where Presidential Adviser Francis Tolentino spoke during a program. The parade route was made order ...

  • Baguios Panagbenga 2018 Showcases Culture Creativity

    Baguios Panagbenga 2018 Showcases Culture Creativity

    An estimated 1.5 million tourists and locals attended Baguio City's much-awaited Panagbenga flower festival, which is now on its 23rd year.

    Just last year, Baguio City was named as one of UNESCO?s Creative City for crafts and folk arts joining the network of 180 creative cities and this year's festival was meant to showcased the culture and creativity of the Cordillera region.

    Among the highlights of Panagbenga 2018 was the Grand Street Dance Parade participated by local student groups and street dancers, who came from the different provinces in the north, some coming all the way from Au ...

  • Panagbenga 2018: Winners Of Grand Float And Street Dance Competitions

    Panagbenga 2018: Winners Of Grand Float And Street Dance Competitions

    The Panagbenga Flower Festival 2018 will be holding its Grand Parades on Feb. 24 and 25. It starts off with the Grand Street Dance Parade on Feb. 24 and ends with the Grand Float Parade on Feb. 25. Both parades will showcase street dance groups and flower floats who are also taking part in the competitions.

    According to the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, this years competition has bigger prizes in store for the winners. Councilor Elmer Datuin cited that the top prize for the big float category is PhP 500,000 and PhP 200,000 for the small float. Elementary and high schools joining the st ...

  • 27 Street Dancing Groups 24 Floats In Panagbenga Festival On Weekend

    27 Street Dancing Groups 24 Floats In Panagbenga Festival On Weekend

    Twenty-seven groups will vie against each other in the creative street dancing competition on Saturday and 24 flower floats will parade on Sunday as thousands of visitors grace the grand parades of the 23rd Panagbenga Festival that goes with the theme "Celebration of Culture and Creativity".

    "We have more street dancing participants this year compared to last year. There are four additional contingents in the open category which will be performing cultural dances. For high school, we have one addition while there will be eight who will compete in the final round of the drum and lyre element ...