The 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival boasted of awesome balloon designs, hands on experience with flying equipment and amazing show after show of various aerial exhibitions.
The yearly festival was all this and more. You should mark your calendars yearly for this family friendly event and make sure to catch the balloon lift off and night glow.
Make a day of it with family and friends and attend the hourly activities available. Everything you could possibly need is available on the grounds. From food to first aid to porta potties, you can plan to spend the day there.
Some helpful tips:
- Bring a hat, shades, extra clothes and pocket money
- Come early so you can be as near to the field where balloon flights happen
- Best to visit on a Thursday or Friday when there is less people
- Bring your camera for some amazing shots
To catch the balloon lift off it’s best to be on the grounds as early as possible. We were there by 5am and by 5:15am the lines were already long and traffic was building.
For those who’d like to get an up close and personal look you can purchase photo passes and capture the flight of the balloons.
There are plenty of shopping booths and the display of helis, airplanes and tanks are quite impressive.
Food is in abundance having everything from rice meals, pizza, hotdogs and even sweets.
Follow the PIHABF on Facebook to be updated on schedules and activites.
As written by Louisa Mercado of ArtofBeingaMom
More beautiful photos and info about the balloons who flew and their pilots here from their own Facebook Pages.
Baby Dino Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Baby-Dino-Balloon-1678016342484147/ Country: USA Pilots: Jay Thomas McCormack and Jeffrey Allan Snyder Smiley Scarecrow Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/smileyscarecrow/ Country: USA Pilots: Jacob Daniel Tyler and Larry Francis Valene Oggy The Friendly Dragon Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oggy-The-Friendly-Dragon-346989158667491/ Country: USA John Reich Semler, Lynne Etnyre Semler, Robert Meadows Burnie the Little Devil Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Burnie-the-Little-Devil-Hot-Air-Balloon-204487053187/ Country: USA Pilots: Danny Duane Campbell and Marie Elizabeth Colleran Little Boy Balloon Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lighterthanairuk/ Country: United Kingdom Pilot: John Viner Little Girl Balloon Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lighterthanairuk Country: United Kingdom Pilots: Paul and James Burrows Flying Cathedral Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/KubicekBalloonsOfficial Country: Dominican Republic Pilots: Leonardo Echavarria and Alberto Duran Abreau Buzzy Country: USA Pilots: Shane Robinson, Lisa Wood Happy Clown Bruno Country: Hungary Pilots: Lelovits Lubor and Lucia Shulzova Bandera ng Apoy / Flag of Fire https://www.facebook.com/BanderaNgApoy.FlagOfFire/ Country: USA Pilots: Jonathan Trappe, Jennie Norcia Albino