Panagbenga Festival 2012 Schedule – UPDATED!


Vince is a happy resident of Baguio City. Having been born and raised in the City of Pines, he find value in helping others. In his own way he is helping others by informing them about what's new in the City of Baguio. He firmly believes that there are more reasons to highlight the positive than the negative.

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  1. orson says:

    hi, when is the panagbenga bodybuilding event going to be held and where is the location?

    • Vince says:


      As of now what was released were the schedules for the general / traditional events, we will be posting other activities here as soon as we have them.

      Thanks keep checking back for updates.

      • Ma. Theresa B. Llera says:

        when i chck the sched of activities i saw a fluvial parade on feb 11 and a grand float parade on feb 26. when is the best time to go there if u were made to choose? when is the exact date of the festival where we get to see the flowers on parade? tnx.

        • Vince says:


          If you would like to see the flowers on parade that would be the grand street and float parade which are considered to be the main parades during the panagbenga.

  2. Grace Morales says:

    hi. we want to know if there is an upcoming bodybuilding competition during the festival. My partner once joined a competition during the Panagbenga. Please let us know if there is so we can prepare as early as now, for her to compete again. tnx…

  3. Jei-Ann says:


    Me and my friends are planning to go to Baguio for the Panagbenga Festival for 3 days. What are the best dates to go there so that we could reserve our leaves. Thanks!

    • Vince says:


      The time when most people are visiting Baguio City for Panagbenga is during the grand parades and the session road in bloom until the closing ceremonies for the the grand fireworks display. You might want to extend your leave for 1 week 🙂


  4. Lindy says:

    what is the best time to go to baguio for the panagbenga festival?

    • Vince says:

      Hi Lindy,

      That would depend on your purpose, but to give you an idea the time when most visitors come up to Baguio is during the grand street and float parades.

  5. Lindy says:

    when is the highlight where we can see the beautiful floral floats of panagbenga festival? and are there strawberries by that time also?

    • Vince says:

      The grand street, float parades and the session road in bloom are considered to be highlights of the panagbenga although all activities are highlights on their own.

  6. Arthur Cruz says:

    what the exact date of panagbenga festival next year?

  7. Arthur Cruz says:

    what is the best date to go to baguio for the panagbenga festival?

  8. BB Mc Ribbon says:

    Hello Baguio,

    I have planned my Panagbenga 2012 visit and have made flight and accommodation arrangements. I pray all things will be fine and I will get to see your beautiful place then. Thanks to CebuPac for their promo fare. Godspeed!

    • Vince says:


      We are glad that you have decided to visit Baguio during the Panagbenga we likewise pray for the success of the activity and we also pray for your safe trip and that you would enjoy the city of Baguio.

  9. les camuyot says:

    greetings pnagbenga admin..we really look forward for the yearly pngbenga fest…may i kindly ask if your good office is already open re the application for booths/stalls for the session rd in bloom..thank you so much and we pray for the success of this amazing festival.

  10. Christine says:

    Hi, do you have the contact number of the organizer? We would be doing a sponsorship for this festival. Thanks!

  11. Annexia says:

    for feb 11 (let a thousand flowers bloom) and feb 12 (fluvial float parade) does also have the flower parade on the street like what seen on most blogs and tv report? wanted to experience and be there to see the event and i cant make it on the last schedule. pls. help. thanks.

    • Vince says:

      Hi Annexia,

      Unfortunately the Grand Parades only happen during the set date, there are flower float parades during the fluvial and the let a thousand flowers bloom activities, however, those events are crowd drawers in their own right, the fluvial parade is done at the burnham lake and the let a thousand flowers bloom is usually done in melvin jones.

  12. angie blando says:

    hi..want to inquire how can i join your vendors association just for the panagbenga event..tnx

    • Vince says:

      Hello we are not authorized to do such transactions please contact the secretariat:
      The Panagbenga Secretariat
      Baguio Conventions and Visitors Bureau bldg., Burnham Park, Baguio City
      Telefax: (+6374) 442 4315
      Email: [email protected]

  13. yvonne says:

    Why is my question not posted? =( I wanted to ask the difference between the fluvial float parade and the grand float parade. I hope you can give me an idea. Thanks!

    • Vince says:

      Hello Yvonne,

      Please be informed that we get a lot of comments daily and in order to weed out spam comments from legitimate ones we need to manually go through the comments.

      As for your other question: The Fluvial parade is being held at the Burnham Lake since a fluvial parade is a parade done in the water, the Grand Float parade on the other hand is the Parade of Flower Floats and the route is via session road, harrison road to athletic bowl.

      I hope this information is helpful.

      Thanks for your comment.

      • yvonne says:

        thank you so much! =) wow! how lucky of me.. i’ll be arriving on the 25th! ^_^ What time does the street dancing start on the 25th? Do you think victory liner will be full on feb 25? i want to reserve a seat but there’s a possibilty that my flight will be delayed so what will happen if I wasn’t able to use my reserved seat? thanks.

        • Vince says:

          The parade usually starts at 7:00am, regarding your bus seat i think victory liner would be the best company to answer you query.

          Thanks and see you in Panagbenga 2012!

          • yvonne says:

            okay thank you. what time does the street dancing end? coz i think i’ll be arriving in Baguio after lunch. thank you so much for finding time to answer my questions.

          • Vince says:

            Street dancing usually ends before noontime depending on the number of participants, however the presentations at the staging area may last beyond noontime again depending on the number of participants.

  14. Belle says:

    What is there to see durin the Chinese Spring Festival. That is our available date to go to Baguio for the Panagbengga festival.

    • Vince says:

      During the Chinese Spring Festival the Baguio Chinese Community usually hold a parade at Session Road, then afterwards there is a fireworks display.

  15. jeremiah says:

    ask ko lang po kelan yung registration para maging offical photographer or maging part ng press or para magkaroon ng access sa parade at para makapagshoot ng walang hassle like the other festivals doing.

  16. JC says:

    Are there timeframes available for the Grand Parades? Those scheduled on Feb 25 and 26? And are there route maps that you can provide for the parade so that we’ll know where to stay for the parade? This will be the first time that we’ll be seeing the panagbenga and we don’t want to miss out any of it.. 🙂

    • Vince says:

      Usually the parades starts at 7am onwards, duration will be depending in the number of participants and floats. Traditionally the route of the parade would be from upper session road or even beyond the PRC building, down to harrison road, to athletic bowl.

  17. Kimberly Burgos says:

    What inn or hotel that is affordable that you could suggest that is near the event’s area?

    • Vince says:

      The baguio hotels that are within the parade routes are Casa valejo, Hotel 45, Bloomfield, Benguet Prime Hotel, Labrea Inn, Hotel Veniz, readers if i missed any hotel please feel free to comment.

      Also hotel rooms are almost fully booked last december, so you have to call the hotel of choice as soon as possible for your reservations.

  18. Dang says:

    Will there be exhibits, expo, trade shows?

    • Vince says:

      Hello Dang,

      Traditionally there are trade shows, however we still need to know the other activities for this year as well as the venue among others.

      Thanks and see you in Panagbenga 2012

  19. Crizzy says:


    We are planning to go there on Feb.11-12.
    Do you know the exact time for the Let a thousand flowers bloom and the fluvial float?


  20. Joey says:

    hi, gud day! Panagbenga 2012 is going to be my 4th consecutive years of coming up 2 Baguio… Every year of visit has always been a surprise and delightful activities… I am looking 4ward to come again to see that much-awaited event that only Baguio City can do… Congrats in advance to all the organizers… GOD SPEED!!!!

  21. Johnna says:

    I would like to know exactly what particular events shall there be on 11th and 12th of February since I am planning to have a vacation opting Baguio if its worth the trip on these days. Thank you.

  22. romeo c, rosario says:

    Hi, how do i apply for a pass for photo-enthusiast like me? I want to document the feb 25 n 26 activities,me from singapore.

    • Vince says:

      We too are applying for that pass once i get the process and forms i will post the steps in this website so visit us regularly for such updates.


  23. RHEGZ says:

    sa athletic bowl pa rin po ba yung full performance for street dancers..

  24. Reggie Guevara says:


    Is the opening parade a crowd drawer to? Exactly what time will it start, how long will it last, & what is its route? Any other events on 1February?

    Thanks & more power!

    • Vince says:

      Hi Reggie,

      The opening parade is a crowd drawer in its own right, but if i were to compare it with the grand parades of course the grand parades would not only be a crowd drawer but a crowd pleaser as well.
      Parades usually lasts for 2-3 hours depending on the number of participants, routes would be that which is also being followed by the grand parade, please visit our site regularly for any updates on other activities on February 1, 2012.

      Thanks and see you in Panagbenga 2012.

  25. marvin says:

    what is ipitik festival? what are the activities to expect in ipitik festival?

    • Vince says:


      IPITIK FESTIVAL was coined from the native term “ipitik”, like a toast of blessing usually done before sharing the bounty to everybody.

      hope this is helpful.


  26. ana says:

    hi ask ko lang what time ang start ng grand float parade kung aabot kmi sa byahe ng victory ng 12 midnight? thank you so much…

  27. stitch_itch says:

    when you say ‘session road in bloom’, meron bang something worth watching in the said event? so we may know if mag e extend kmi ng stay. thanks

    • Vince says:

      Session Road in bloom is an event where session road is closed to vehicles and stalls are put up where you can purchase different kinds of food, souvenirs among others. There are several stages where various bands and artists will perform everyday.

      Hope this helps, See you in Panagbenga 2012!

  28. Willy Coppens says:

    Just want to ask what are the requirements or procedure to get Hobbyist Id?or Media accreditation for the festival,Im a Belgian Citizen and want to promote tourism in Europe about the Festivals of the Philippines.

    Thanks in Advance

    • Vince says:

      Hello Willy,

      Thank you for promoting Philippines Tourism particularly Panagbenga in Europe, with regards to the Hobbyist I.D. I will be posting the procedure here so please visit our site regularly.

      Thanks and See you in Panagbenga 2012!

  29. danilo q. torres says:

    to the organizer: hi good day… just curious, where can i get a photograp[her’s pass during the float parade and other activities of this year’s panangbenga celebration. hope you can help me out with this.
    salamat po

  30. kryz says:

    hi can u please help me find a transient room for rent for two? budget is 250-300 per person. I tried filling up a form here, can’t find it anymore but i dont think i got a reply. thanks!

  31. Sammy Manuel says:

    What are the events can we see on Feb 25 from 1pm to 8pm near Session Rd and Burnham Park?

  32. Tark Fokno says:


    Greatings!, I would like to ask you have any contact numbers on those who organize the events. May you send it to my email [email protected] if you have any. I would highly appreciate it. Thank you so much. God Bless!


  33. Glo Gahan says:

    Is there a way I can get a print out of the schedule of activities? I am going with family and friends.

  34. Jhoan says:

    Hi! we would like to know how long is the travel time from Leonila Hill (evangelista st.) going to town proper? because the transient house we rented is located there. Tnx a lot!

    • Vince says:

      Hi Joan,

      This is just an estimate since i don’t have a clear idea where the transient house is located, but usually its 10-15 minutes ride to burnham park area (depending on the traffic).

  35. Michael says:

    Can i just fax or email the forms(photographer/hobbyist)?..coz im planning to go on feb.24 and i think it would be time consuming for me and our group to go there upon my arrival. Since,we dont know the place very well and we would also like to make good use of our short vacation there in baguio.

  36. Nicole says:

    Hey good day 🙂 When is the Fireworks for Chinese Spring festival. I see that it was included in your list of activities here in Baguio. Is it tonite ? thanks

    • Vince says:

      Hi Nicole,

      Unfortunately, we did not receive any advise regarding any fireworks display today. I guess we just have to watch the sky since today is chinese new year’s eve. 🙂

  37. nil deguzman says:

    HI! any band related activities? my band wish to play if there is any? thank you 🙂

  38. james says:


    first of all i hope you dont get tired of our questions 🙂

    Its would be our first time in Feb, and i just want to ask What is the exact route of the Street dance parade and the GRAND Parade??

    so that we can plan where or which spot we will watch the parade from?

    Also is there an official viewing area??

    • Vince says:

      The route would be from upper session road going to harrison road to abad santos drive and finally the athletic bowl (the final stop would be the field demonstration area).

      We are glad to answer your queries.

      Thanks and See you during the Panagbenga 2012!

  39. Anne Cruz says:


    We are going to Baguio on Feb. 10 — what is Fluvial Float parade and let a thousand flower bloom? Where can we see this and what can expect. thanks for you help..

    • Vince says:

      Hi Anne,

      The Fluvial Float parade is a water parade at the Burnham lake, it will start at 10am, let a thousand flowers bloom is a family activity where families is given the opportunity to paint banners or canvass.

      See you in Panagbenga 2012!

  40. lyza says:

    Hello would like to know what exact time ang Sched ng parade for February 25 and 26?
    Hope to hear from you soon
    Thank you very much

  41. Karla Gallaza says:

    What is there to see in Handog ng Panagbenga sa Baguio?

  42. criselda briones says:

    when is the best day to go to panagbenga?

  43. carl says:

    tanong ko lang po kung gun ban sa panagbenga? my husband po kc is a police officer…bka magkaaberya po kc when we get to the celebration. tnx po.

  44. Dianne says:

    when will street concerts/parties like those happening in Abanao St. and Melvin Jones be? and do you know what bands will play? Thanks!

  45. deli says:

    can just saw the floats on tv now and we decided to catch the remaining days of the panagbenga celebration, our questions are : can we still see the floats on diplay if we go on march 2-4? Can we still catch something worthy to see for the festivity if i will be with senior citizens during those dates? thanks.

    • Vince says:

      The floats will only be displayed for a limited time since the flowers used will wilt. Some floats will be displayed in their respective establishments. During your said date you will be witnessing different concerts (rock, classical etc) in session road during the session road in bloom. There are also concerts sponsored by the different TV stations such as the Kapamilya Caravan on March 3, 2012 at athletic bowl. You will also witness the Grand Fireworks Display on March 4, 2012, There are still a lot to see after the Grand Parades.

  46. marj says:

    hi, good day!
    I want to know the scheduled time for the Grand Fireworks Display.. thanks!

  47. xtian says:

    hello,i need pass, to be a official photographer in flower parade,pano po ako maka pag reg.?para maka kuha ng id as photogs.gusto ko po kc ma xperience mag picture pictures sa loob ng parade,para po mas maka kuha ako ng maganda,,,,,pls pm your reply [email protected] fb and email,thanks po……

    • Vince says:


      We usually wait for the go signal from the Panagbenga Secretariat they are the ones screening all the applicants, they usually give notifications 1 month before the Panagbenga Parade. Visit our blog for more updates..

  48. Gregorys says:

    i will be there next week does anyone know if the 2013 schedule has been posted .. if so where please

  1. December 4, 2011

    […] Other activities will be announced as February draws near but for the schedule of the traditional events please click on the link: Panagbenga 2012 Schedule of Activities. […]

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