Panagbenga Festival

sHARE TO facebook twitter mail
expdetail

Panagbenga parade. lolay/Creative Commons

February, in Baguio, is Panagbenga, “a season of blooming.” Bloom, indeed, is what this mountain city does the whole month, coming to life with color, with dance, with celebrations of Cordilleran culture and, most famous of all, with a Grand Float Parade that has the city booked to the rafters with visitors vying for a first-hand experience of the flower festival.

Panagbenga’s calendar of activities is earmarked with exhibitions, parades, bazaars, live music, street dance, and marching bands clad in extravagant costumes. The festivities kick off on the first of the month and often spill over to the first week of March. The Grand Float Parade, its biggest event, comes around on the fourth Saturday of February, ushering in a massive crowd on Session Road, where floats with massive, flower-drenched sculptures parade the blooms that Baguio grows in its gardens and countrysides.

Scores of tourists love coming to Baguio to see the parade. Be sure to book accommodations weeks in advance and reserve your seat at bus liners, which ply the six-hour route with daily trips that leave Manila by the hour. Bring a light sweater to stay cozy in the cool night air.


Native Baguio residents. lolay/Creative Commons 

You Might Also Like…

For other festivals that celebrate a bountiful harvest, visit the Kadayawan Festival, also in the Philippines; Brunei's Fruit Festival; Cambodia's Paddy Art Festival; and Malaysia's Sabah Fest. For other festivals in the month of February, visit Brunei's Hari Nasional celebrations and Laos' Boun Vat Phou Champasak.


TOUR packages

View All
Culture, City & Chance
tour packages

Bali, Indonesia's cultural highlights; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's brightly lit streets; and the fortunes to be made at ...

VIEW DETAILS
Jungle to the Beach, from Cambodia to Thailand
tour packages

Tour immerses its guests in Thailand and Cambodia's natural jewels: Kirirom National Park and Koh Kong in Cambodia, and T...

VIEW DETAILS
Barrier Free ASEAN: Myanmar & Singapore
tour packages

What You Get This seven-day, six-night itinerary is designed specifically for mobility-challenged tourists – you&#39...

VIEW DETAILS

MASTERCARD'S PRICELESS EXPERIENCES

View All
Orchard Parade Hotel
tour packages

Orchard Parade Hotel, the place to experience the best Singapore has to offer.

VIEW DETAILS
Accor Hotels
tour packages

Enjoy every moment of your stay with Accor Hotels in Asia Pacific

VIEW DETAILS
Romance scenes straight out of a Hollywood movie
tour packages

Romantic night for two. Bali’s stunning honeymoon villas provide the perfect setting for couples wanting a romantic nig...

VIEW DETAILS

AIR AND CAR BOOKINGS

View All
The Best Way To See Asean
tour packages

Go on an epic Asean journey with AirAsia Asean Pass, a travel pass that allows you to book our base fares at least 14 days or...

VIEW DETAILS
Hertz Car Rental Deals
tour packages

Rent a car for 2 days or more at participating locations in Asia and enjoy up to 15% off

VIEW DETAILS

HOTEL DEALS

View All
Sheraton Towers Hotel
tour packages

Whether you are looking to get your retail fix, have a go at the iconic local dishes or discover the kaleidoscope of cultures...

VIEW DETAILS
The St. Regis Hotel
tour packages

We understand if you find it difficult to leave the address where timeless elegance resides, The St. Regis Singapore.

VIEW DETAILS
The Limetree Hotel, Kuching
tour packages

Explore exotic Kuching with our amazing Asean@50 offer! Stay in the city centre within the business and shopping district wit...

VIEW DETAILS