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Witness the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!
It is an annual event that features multicolored hot air balloons with more than a hundred balloon pilots from around the world.

This hot air balloon event is the biggest aviation sports event in the Philippines.

The festival also features a number of events in skydiving, flag jumps, micro light and rocketry demonstrations, small plane fly-bys and fly-ins, remote-control airplane and helicopter flying exhibitions, freestyle aerobatics, precision maneuvers, light airplane balloon bursting, ultra-light flying formation and bomb dropping, kite-making and choreographed kite-flying, hi-start launch gliding, pylon racing, banner towing, aero-modeling symposium and races between ultra lights and motorcycles.


An estimated 60,000 visitors locally and from around the world come in to see this event.  


Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival



About Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual four-day event held between January and February in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga. It is the biggest and longest-running aviation sports event in the Philippines.

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Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival

HISTORY OF THE HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL IN PAMPANGA

Before it even became the biggest sports event in the country, having a festival was decided by the then Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor and three of her friends including a hot air balloon pilot in 1994. Three years after the massive devastation brought by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, the hot air balloon festival aims to jumpstart Pampanga’s economy. Another objective is to position the province as a center of aviation in the Philippines.

In 1994, there were 21 balloon pilots from 10 different countries. The Philippines has an entry. The 1994 balloon festival was so successful there was an increase in the total number of participants in 1995 from 21 to 27 which include the basketless one-man balloon and 2 entries from the Philippines. In 1995, the use of ultra-light planes was introduced.

From 1996 to 1998, the hot air balloon festival saw an immense growth not just in terms of participants and watchers, but also to the events involved. Other aero-sports such as paragliding, skydiving, motorized hang gliding and kite flying were introduced. Other regular attractions are the aerobatic stunts conducted by the Philippine Air Force.

In 1999, the festival was cancelled. It resumed in 2000 with only 12 balloon participants and 18 light planes hailing from Japan, Thailand and Singapore. In 2003, the festival witnessed a change in the traditional format of balloons that the Pampanga skyline had not seen any before. For instance, Korea introduced the newspaper hot air balloon while Japan presented a large dog. Balloon pilots from Malaysia, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Czechoslovakia and Netherlands participated during that year.

From 2004 until today, the hot air balloon festival now draws more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world. Participants are from the US, the UK, Canada and Asian countries.

In 2015, the festival will be held on February 12 to 15, a four-day event that expects an estimated 70,000 number of spectators.


FLYING ACTIVITIES

The flying activities will be much diverse in the coming 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival. It will include:
  • Aerobatic exhibitions (courtesy of the Philippine Air Force)
  • Chase crew and off-road driving
  • General aviation balloon bursting
  • General aviation formation
  • Gliding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kite flying
  • Micro light and ultra-light flying
  • Powered paragliding
  • Radio controlled aircraft (RC aircraft) flying
  • Search and rescue flight demonstrations (courtesy of the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy)
  • Skydiving
  • Static aircraft scale modeling
  • Tandem paragliding
  • Tandem skydiving

Tickets are already available online (one ticket per person per day, ₱300/ticket). But if you wish to witness the grand parade and showcase of balloons and aircrafts, you need to be at the venue perhaps around 4am (gates open at exactly 4:30 am and close at 10:00 pm).

Depending on wind conditions, you might see the first hot air balloon fly at around 5:30 am to 6:00 am. Balloons are chased and the next time you will see them might be around 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. All the balloons are tethered on Saturday and Sunday nights for the Night Glow.


Guests can ride the balloons for discovery flights. Separate tickets are available for this as well as riding other aircrafts and doing tandem paragliding. Riding will only be allowed if the wind conditions are conducive on that day. Tickets for these activities are also available online.

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Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival

HOW TO GO TO CLARK HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

Via Car
Getting to the Clark Freeport Zone, otherwise known as the Clark Special Economic Zone by car is easy. Simply take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau, Mabalacat. After your exit, a left turn towards Angeles City, and a little Angeles City/Dau traffic will bring you to within an easy right turn of the Clark Zone itself. The trip should take about an hour and a half from Manila without heavy traffic.

By Public Transport
Clark is approximately 80km north of Manila and may be reached by land or air. Public buses travel on a daily basis. Ride a Victory Liner bus bound for Dagupan and go down at Dau common terminal. Walk a bit towards the highway where jeepneys or tricycle are available. These public utility vehicles can take you to Clark.


By Air
You can hop on regular commercial flights to Clark International Airport. Carriers that land at Clark are Cebu Pacific Air, Air Asia, and Tiger Airways.

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Witness the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!
It is an annual event that features multicolored hot air balloons with more than a hundred balloon pilots from around the world.

This hot air balloon event is the biggest aviation sports event in the Philippines.

The festival also features a number of events in skydiving, flag jumps, micro light and rocketry demonstrations, small plane fly-bys and fly-ins, remote-control airplane and helicopter flying exhibitions, freestyle aerobatics, precision maneuvers, light airplane balloon bursting, ultra-light flying formation and bomb dropping, kite-making and choreographed kite-flying, hi-start launch gliding, pylon racing, banner towing, aero-modeling symposium and races between ultra lights and motorcycles.


An estimated 60,000 visitors locally and from around the world come in to see this event.  


Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival



About Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is an annual four-day event held between January and February in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City, Pampanga. It is the biggest and longest-running aviation sports event in the Philippines.

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Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival

HISTORY OF THE HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL IN PAMPANGA

Before it even became the biggest sports event in the country, having a festival was decided by the then Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor and three of her friends including a hot air balloon pilot in 1994. Three years after the massive devastation brought by the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, the hot air balloon festival aims to jumpstart Pampanga’s economy. Another objective is to position the province as a center of aviation in the Philippines.

In 1994, there were 21 balloon pilots from 10 different countries. The Philippines has an entry. The 1994 balloon festival was so successful there was an increase in the total number of participants in 1995 from 21 to 27 which include the basketless one-man balloon and 2 entries from the Philippines. In 1995, the use of ultra-light planes was introduced.

From 1996 to 1998, the hot air balloon festival saw an immense growth not just in terms of participants and watchers, but also to the events involved. Other aero-sports such as paragliding, skydiving, motorized hang gliding and kite flying were introduced. Other regular attractions are the aerobatic stunts conducted by the Philippine Air Force.

In 1999, the festival was cancelled. It resumed in 2000 with only 12 balloon participants and 18 light planes hailing from Japan, Thailand and Singapore. In 2003, the festival witnessed a change in the traditional format of balloons that the Pampanga skyline had not seen any before. For instance, Korea introduced the newspaper hot air balloon while Japan presented a large dog. Balloon pilots from Malaysia, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, Czechoslovakia and Netherlands participated during that year.

From 2004 until today, the hot air balloon festival now draws more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world. Participants are from the US, the UK, Canada and Asian countries.

In 2015, the festival will be held on February 12 to 15, a four-day event that expects an estimated 70,000 number of spectators.


FLYING ACTIVITIES

The flying activities will be much diverse in the coming 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival. It will include:
  • Aerobatic exhibitions (courtesy of the Philippine Air Force)
  • Chase crew and off-road driving
  • General aviation balloon bursting
  • General aviation formation
  • Gliding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kite flying
  • Micro light and ultra-light flying
  • Powered paragliding
  • Radio controlled aircraft (RC aircraft) flying
  • Search and rescue flight demonstrations (courtesy of the Philippine Air Force, Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy)
  • Skydiving
  • Static aircraft scale modeling
  • Tandem paragliding
  • Tandem skydiving

Tickets are already available online (one ticket per person per day, ₱300/ticket). But if you wish to witness the grand parade and showcase of balloons and aircrafts, you need to be at the venue perhaps around 4am (gates open at exactly 4:30 am and close at 10:00 pm).

Depending on wind conditions, you might see the first hot air balloon fly at around 5:30 am to 6:00 am. Balloons are chased and the next time you will see them might be around 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. All the balloons are tethered on Saturday and Sunday nights for the Night Glow.


Guests can ride the balloons for discovery flights. Separate tickets are available for this as well as riding other aircrafts and doing tandem paragliding. Riding will only be allowed if the wind conditions are conducive on that day. Tickets for these activities are also available online.

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Clark Hot Air Balloon Festival

HOW TO GO TO CLARK HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

Via Car
Getting to the Clark Freeport Zone, otherwise known as the Clark Special Economic Zone by car is easy. Simply take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau, Mabalacat. After your exit, a left turn towards Angeles City, and a little Angeles City/Dau traffic will bring you to within an easy right turn of the Clark Zone itself. The trip should take about an hour and a half from Manila without heavy traffic.

By Public Transport
Clark is approximately 80km north of Manila and may be reached by land or air. Public buses travel on a daily basis. Ride a Victory Liner bus bound for Dagupan and go down at Dau common terminal. Walk a bit towards the highway where jeepneys or tricycle are available. These public utility vehicles can take you to Clark.


By Air
You can hop on regular commercial flights to Clark International Airport. Carriers that land at Clark are Cebu Pacific Air, Air Asia, and Tiger Airways.

Check ticket rates via 12go Asia:
Powered by 12Go Asia system


What are you waiting for? Tag your friends!


SEE ALSO

Get a ₱166.3 discount after you sign up with Klook



IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.

WHERE TO STAY IN CLARK:

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