Baguio Festivals and Events

Baguio City may be both peaceful and exciting, depending on how you want to spend your holiday. It all boils down to personal preference.

Baguio City is the perfect place to hold any outdoor activity, thanks to its fantastic climate and wide-open spaces. With its strong community spirit and desire to showcase all of its vibrant diversity, Baguio City is the ideal location for any event. Whether you’re hosting a large-scale festival or an intimate gathering, Baguio has everything you need to make your event a success.

Come and see for yourself what makes Baguio City the top destination for outdoor activities!

Below is a list of Baguio’s institutional annual festivals:

Panagbenga Festival

Panagbenga Festival
The Panagbenga Festival is a month-long flower festival every February in the Philippines. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring and features parades, dances, and concerts in the city of Baguio. The Panagbenga Festival is one of the most popular festivals in the Philippines and attracts visitors worldwide.

The Baguio Flower Festival, started in 1994, is one of the largest and most successful festivals in the Philippines’ Fiesta Calendar.

PMA Homecoming

The distinguished alumni of the prestigious Philippine Military Academy hold an annual reunion marked with parades, balls, and many ceremonies. This yearly event is usually held in the second week of February.

The PMA Homecoming is an event that is open to all PMA alumni and their families.

Holy Week in Baguio

Holy Week in Baguio
The city of Baguio is abuzz with activity as Holy Week draws near. This week is a time for reflection and prayer for many Catholic Filipinos, and many can be seen walking around the city or visiting local churches.

Baguio is known for its cool weather, and many people take advantage of the cooler temperatures to visit the city during Holy Week. The city is also home to a number of churches, including the Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral and the St. Joseph the Worker Church, which are popular destinations for pilgrims during this time of year.

Baguio Foundation Day

The first day of September commemorates the founding of Baguio as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. On September 1, 1909, it became a chartered city with art exhibits, parades, programs, cultural shows, and sister-city programs. The Baguio Foundation Day is an annual event celebrated to show the city’s rich history and culture.

The celebration kicks off with a civic parade where government officials, students, cultural groups, and other participants march along Session Road. The parade ends at the Melvin Jones Football Field, where a program is held. The program’s highlight is the awarding of the Cityhood Anniversary Award to individuals and groups who have contributed to the city’s development.

Baguio Arts Festival

Baguio Arts Festival
The Baguio Arts Festival is an annual event that celebrates the city’s rich culture and artistry. Held every year from November to December, the festival features a variety of art exhibits, workshops, and performances from local and international artists.

Featured are visual arts (photography, film, video, sculpture, and art installations), performing arts (modern dances, drama, music, poetry reading), and ethnic arts.

Fil-Am Golf Tournament

The Fil-am Gold Tournament is held from mid-November to early December. Hundreds attend the yearly event, sometimes thousands, of golfers from the United States and the Philippines playing on twin golf courses at Camp John Hay and Baguio Country Club.

Silahis ng Pasko

Silahis ng Pasko is a series of Christmas activities in Baguio City that focuses on the youth (which comprises about half of the city’s population) with Christmas carol competitions called Himig ng Pasko, Share-a-Toy, sports tournaments, and the like.