The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is held annually every February.
The 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was held on February 21 to 24, 2013 at the Clark Freeport Zone.
The 2014 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has been cancelled.
The 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is scheduled for February 12-15, 2015.
The Official PIHABF Website: www.philballoonfest.net
The 2013 Balloon Fiesta had a PhP 250 per person contribution (Entrance Fee)
1st Philippine Friendship Balloon Festival
The 1st “Philippine Friendship Balloon Festival”, organised by the Department of Tourism, will be held on April 10th to 14th, but NOT at Clark airbase. The organisers expect about 15 to 20 hot air balloonists from different countries to participate in the festival in April.
It has been stated that the location for this alternative event will be held at Brgy. Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
The official Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta organisers are refusing to be involved with this event citing safety concerns.
The new location in Lubao will be in a 250-hectare property where a world-class theme park and championship golf course is under construction. The same venue has currently a facility considered to be the largest wakeboard park in Southeast Asia.
The PIBF 2014 will still be a 4-day event on April 10-13, 2014 where hot air balloon flights are expected to fly out at 5:00 am. Other activities for the event include night glow, wakeboarding, kite flying, live bands, street dancing, cultural presentation, arts and crafts demonstration, cook-off competition, as well as a car show.
Prices for the tickets are:
P200 per person
P50 parking fee for cars
Tickets are for sale at any SM ticket outlets nationwide.