THE annual Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival will continue but with some adjustments. Instead of the usual opening held in February, the festival will be launched in the first week of March this year, Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong said.
While the official calendar of activities for the festival is yet to be released by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI), Magalong gave some idea of what has been retained in the festival.
He also said that the BFFFI official announcements regarding the festival will come “soon.”
According to Magalong, even though the city is planning on limiting crowd-drawing activities, there are still many events lined up.
“There’s still a lot, there’s still a lot. Only three will be scrapped. The opening street parade, the actual street parade, and the float parade,” Magalong said.
Session Road in Bloom, the annual affair where Session is converted into a thoroughfare of stalls and closed to traffic, will still continue.
According to Magalong, the city will instead highlight the arts and cultural scene of the city in its remaining activities.
“We still have landscaping, Session Road in Bloom, and events to highlight and heighten creativity. The art contests, banner painting, kite flying. There are many activities remaining lined up for Panagbenga,” Magalong said.