The 22nd edition of Baguio Flower Festival will be held from February 1 and will end March 5 where numerous traditional and community-led and government-supported activities will be conducted to boost the city’s robust tourism industry.
“The grand opening parade, which was converted into a competition among participating elementary and secondary schools in the city will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1 to jumpstart the bigger and better activities lined up for the month-long event”.
While, “the grand street parade, which was converted into a competition and one of the highlights of the festival, will be held on Feb. 25 and will be participated by elementary, secondary, collegiate and other participants who will showcase their sterling and spectacular performances.”
Thus, mayor Mauricio Domogan suspended elementary and secondary classes, both private and public during the conduct of the grand opening parade on Feb. 1 and the college classes during the grand street parade on Feb. 25 to have utmost participation for the government-held and community-supported festivities.
Other activities lined up in the month long event include Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition as Juan Luna and Lake Drive (Feb. 1- Mar. 5), Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at Melvin Jones grandstand and football grounds (Feb. 12), school-based competitions at Baguio City multi-purpose hall/Baguio National High School (Feb. 15), Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming weekend (Feb. 17-19), Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament at Baguio Country Club (Feb. 17), Exhibitors Day at Ganza parking area (Feb. 25-26), Session road in Bloom (Feb. 27-Mar. 5), Pony Boys Day at Wright Park (Mar. 4), closing ceremonies and awarding at Melvin Jones grandstand and football grounds and the grand fireworks display citywide (Mar. 5).
The theme of year’s festivity; “Panagbenga: Inspired by Beauty, Nurtured by Nature”, aims to help local residents as well as domestic and foreign visitors value the importance of initiatives in preserving and protecting the environment.