Eric Tipan / Jet Rabe | February 02, 2017 07:56
Month-long road closures start February 1 until March 5 for Panagbenga Festival
Planning to head up to Baguio to experience chilly weather or Panagbenga 2017? Here’s a heads-up on driving up in the City of Pines will be like following the approval of road closures by the Baguio City Council.
In celebration of the 22nd Baguio Flower Festival – Panagbenga 2017 several roads will be closed starting February 1 until March 5, 2017.
South Drive from Teachers Camp will be closed on February 1 for the opening parade and Street Dancing elimination route which will go through Upper Session Road, Lower Session Road, Magsaysay Avenue before going back to Harrison Road. All these roads will be inaccessible to public motorists starting 1AM until 3PM of the next day.
Baguio Blooms Exposition and Exhibition will occupy the Burnham Lake Drive and Juan Luna Drive starting February 1 to March 5, 2017.
The banner painting activity on Melvin Jones Football Field will lead to the closure of South Drive from Military Cut-off Rotunda to Lower Session Road, Magsaysay Avenue and Harrison Road on February 25 from 1AM to 3PM the next day to accommodate the parade of painted banners leading up to the Street Dancing Parade.
On February 26, the Grand Floral Floats Parade will require closing Upper Session Road from Military Cut-off up to Lower Session Road and Harrison Road from 1AM to 3PM the next day.
The next day, February 27 until March 5, the whole stretch and both lanes of Lower Session Road from the rotunda down to Malcolm Square for the ‘Session Road in Bloom’ event.
The closing and awarding ceremonies of the 22nd Baguio Flower Festival, including the grand fireworks display, will be held on March 5 at the Baguio Athletic Bowl.