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2016 Philippine International HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA Official Schedule, Ticket Prices, How to Get There and Travel Tips


Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 Schedule

February is the month of love. This month will never be complete without the annual Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) in Clark, Pampanga. This year, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 (PIHABF2016) or ##BalloonFestPH will be held on February 11-14, 2016. Don't miss it as it will be another grand display of colorful Hot Air Balloons and a fun weekend of everything that flies!

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 Clark Pampanga
Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

Here are the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 Official Schedule of Activities, How to get there, Ticket Prices, Where to buy tickets, Where to stay and Where to Eat to help you plan your trip. Save the dates and witness the biggest aviation sports festival in the Philippines and the longest running balloon event in Asia!

How to Get to Clark (Pampanga) from Manila?


Via Public Transportation

  • From Metro Manila, take a bus going north (Victory Liner, Philtranco) and get off at Dau Terminal, Pampanga. Fare is around Php 200.00 pesos. Make sure that the bus will stop at Dau Terminal in Mabalacat, Pampanga.
  • From the bus terminal in Dau, walk towards the hi-way and take a jeepney that will bring you to Clark Main gate.
  • Ride a jeep to the main gate. Fare is Php 8.00 pesos.
  • From the main gate, ride a jeep again to the venue. Fare is Php 10.00 pesos.

Via Private Car

Manila to Clark Pampanga via private car is about 1-1.5 hours from Metro Manila. Take the North Luzon Expressway from Manila and exit at Dau, Mabalacat Pampanga. After your exit, take a left turn towards Angeles City, then take a right turn to Clark Zone.

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 Clark Pampanga
2016 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark Pampanga

Official 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 Schedule of Activities and Events


FIRST FIESTA DAY

February 11, 2016 (Thursday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon flight
07:30-08:00 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
08:00-08:30 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:30-09:15 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
08:30-09:15 AM Car Drifting with Flour Bombing
09:15-09:30 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
09:30-09:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
09:45-10:00 AM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Aerobatic Maneuvers
10:00-10:15 AM British Sky Diving Exhibition
10:15-11:00 AM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatics show
11:00-12:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
12:00-12:15 PM British Skydiving Exhibition
12:15-01:15 PM Flight Schools Fly By
01:15-01:45 PM KAP/ KTP Kite Flying Exhibition
01:45-02:15 PM Car Drifting Display
02:15-03:15 PM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatics show
03:15-04:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
03:15-04:15 PM Car Drifting Display
04:15-04:30 PM Helicopter Flight Display
04:30-04:45 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
04:45-05:00 PM British Skydiving Exhibition
05:00-05:20 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
05:20-05:45 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
05:45-06:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

SECOND FIESTA DAY

February 12, 2016 (Friday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flight
07:15-07:40 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
07:40-08:00 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:00-08:15 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
08:15-08:30 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
08:30-08:45 AM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Aerobatic Maneuvers
08:45-09:00 AM British Sky Diving Exhibition
09:00-10:00 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
09:30-10:00 AM Car Drifting With Flour Bombing
10:00-11:00 AM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatic Show
11:00-12:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
12:00-12:30 PM Car Drifting Display
12:30-01:00 PM KAP / KTP Kite Flying Exhibtion
01:00-01:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
01:30-02:00 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
02:00-03:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
03:00-03:15 PM British Skydiving Exhibition
03:15-03:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
03:30-04:45 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flight
04:45-05:00 PM Helicopter Flight Display
05:00-05:30 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
05:30-06:00 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
6:00- 6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In

THIRD FIESTA DAY

February 13, 2016 (Saturday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
07:30-07:45 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
07:45-08:15 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:15-09:15 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
09:15-09:30 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
09:30–09:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
09:45-10:00 AM British Sky Diving Exhibition
10:00-11:00 AM Aircraft Radio Control Aerobatics Show
10:15-10:45 AM Car Drifting with Flour Bombing
11:00-11:30 AM Helicopter flight display
11:30-12:00 PM Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
12:00-12:30 PM KAP / KTP Kite Flying Demonstration
12:30-01:00 PM Flight Schools Flyby
01:00-01:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider flight
01:30-02:00 PM Private Aircraft Flyby
02:00-03:00 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Demonstration
03:00-03:30 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
03:30-04:15 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
04:15-04:30 PM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Fly By and Aerobatic Maneuvers
04:30-04:45 PM British Sky Diving Exhibition
04:45-05:00 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
05:00-05:30 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
05:30-05:50 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
05:50-06:15 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
06:00-09:00 PM ABS-CBN Jeepney TV Valentines Show
07:30-08:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

FOURTH FIESTA DAY

February 14, 2016 (Sunday)

05:30-06:15 AM RC UFO Flying
06:20-06:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
06:35-06:40 AM PAF S211 Highspeed Opener
06:40-07:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
07:20-07:40 AM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
07:40-08:00 AM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
08:00-08:15 AM PAF FA50 Fighter Jet Flyby
08:15-09:00 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
08:15-08:45 AM Car Drifting with Flour Bombing
09:00-09:15 AM Mike Schemm PT13 Stearman Aerobatic Show
09:15-09:30 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
09:30-09:45 AM British Skydiving Exhibition
09:45-10:15 AM Philippine Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demo
10:15-11:15 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:15-12:00 PM Car Drifting Demonstration
12:00-12:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
12:30-01:30 PM Flight Schools Flyby
01:30-02:00 PM KAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
02:00-02:45 PM Aircraft Remote Control Aerobatics show
02:45-03:00 PM British Sky Diving Exhibition
03:00-03:15 PM Helicopter Display Show
03:15-03:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
03:30-04:00 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
04:00-04:30 PM Radio-controlled Jet Turbine Model Aircraft Exhibition
04:30-05:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
05:15-05:45 PM Twinz Acrobatic Paragliders
05:45-06:00 PM Motorized Paragliding Exhibition
05:45-07:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
07:00-07:30 PM Fireworks
07:30 PM Crew and Awards Night Party

NOte: Schedule may change without prior notice, as flying activities are dependent on wind conditions. Save the dates of the festival and plan your trip ahead!

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 Clark Pampanga
HotAir Balloon Fiesta 2016

How much are the Ticket Prices for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016?


  • General Admission - PhP 350
  • VIP Passes - PhP 6,000
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides - US$ 350
  • Tandem Skydiving - US$ 400
  • Airplane Discovery Flights - US$ 120
  • Tandem Paragliding - US$ 150

General admission ticket price is valid for 1 day. The entrance fee per person allows you to stay in the event site for the whole day. Children below the height of 3 feet can enter for free. Standard ticket price applies for children above the height of 3 feet. Senior citizens are entitled to a 20% discount by presenting the proper ID. Tickets have to be purchased at the gate for verification of senior citizen’s ID.

Where to buy tickets for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016?


You can purchase tickets at the gate during the event itself. You can also purchase tickets online via www.philballoonfest.net or at their offices at Air Ads Hangar, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City (Tel. 851-2450 | Office hours: 9am- 4pm). Tickets are also available at TicketNet Online and selected TicketNet outlets. More info here: www.philballoonfest.net/entrance-tickets/

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 Clark Pampanga
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 Schedule

Where to Eat in Clark or Angeles City?


Pampanga is definitely a food haven. Check out these recommended restaurants in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Where to Stay in Clark or Angeles City?


There are many hotels, resorts, inns and lodges in Angeles City and Clark, Pampanga. Here are my recommended Hotels and Resorts if you wish to stay in Angeles/Clark during the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016.

TRAVEL TIP: To save on accommodation expenses, you may use Expedia coupons and get discounts on available hotels in Angeles City or Clark, Pampanga.

Hotels and Resorts in Clark/Angeles City



Previous PIHABF Coverages


I was able to attend the festival in 2013 and 2015. You may read my posts from the links below:


Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

  • Official website: http://philbaloonfest.net
  • Official Facebook Page: @pihabf
  • Official Twitter account: @philballoonfest
  • Official Instagram account: @philballoonfest

Mark your calendar and save the dates! See you at the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 in Clark Pampanga!



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