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2017 Philippine International HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA Official Schedule, Ticket Prices, How to Get There and Travel Tips

Hot Air Baloon Fiesta 2017 Clark Pampanga

The 2017 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF 2017) is happening on February 9-12, 2017 in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. It is an annual event that showcases a grand display of colorful Hot Air Balloons, aviation shows, paragliding, skydiving, among many other exciting aerial shows. Indeed, it's an awesome weekend of everything that flies! As February is the month of love, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017 is one of the best activities to do on Valentines Day.

Hot Air Baloon Fiesta 2017 Clark Pampanga
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017

21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017 Schedule of Activities and Events


As of this writing, the full schedule of activities of the #BalloonFestPH is not yet released by the organizers. This post shall be updated as soon as we get the full schedule of activities of the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017.

UPDATE: Official Program


Schedule may change without prior notice, as flying activities are dependent on wind conditions.

FIRST FIESTA DAY - February 9, 2017 (Thurs)


5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon flight
7:30- 8:00 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:00- 8:30 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
8:30- 9:30 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
9:30- 10:30 AM Supercar/Dirfting Performance
10:30-10:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
10:45-11:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
11:00-11:30 AM Model Airplane Show
11:30-12:30 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
12:30-12:45 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
12:45-1:15 PM Omni & Air Link Fly By
1:15-1:30 PM Fire Fight Demonstration
1:30- 2:00 PM KAP Kite Flying Exhibition
2:00- 2:30 PM Supercar/Drifting Performance
2:30- 3:00 PM Model Airplane Show
3:00- 4:00 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
4:00- 4:15 PM Helicopter Flight Display
4:15- 4:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
4:30- 4:45 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
4:45- 5:30 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:30- 6:00 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
6:00- 6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In
6:30- 7:00 PM Drone Racing

SECOND FIESTA DAY - February 10, 2017 (Fri)


5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flight
7:30- 8:00 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:00- 8:30 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
8:30- 8:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
8:45- 9:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
9:00-10:00 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
9:30- 10:00 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
10:00- 10:30 AM Model Airplane Show
10:30- 11:30 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:30- 12:00 AM Supercar/Drifitng Performance
12:00- 12:30 PM KAP Kite Flying Exhibtion
12:30- 1:00 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
1:00- 2:00 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
2:00- 2:15 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
2:15- 2:30 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
2:30- 3:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flight
3:15- 3:45 PM Fire Fight Demonstration
3:45- 4:00 PM Helicopter Flight Display
4:00- 4:30 PM Model Airplane Show
4:30- 5:30 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:30- 6:00 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
6:00- 6:30 PM Hot Air Balloon Fly-In
6:30- 7:00 PM Drone Racing

THIRD FIESTA DAY - February 11, 2017 (Sat)


5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:30- 8:00 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:00- 9:00 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
9:00- 9:30 AM Model Airplane Show
9:30 – 9:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
9:45-10:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
10:00-11:00 AM ACFC Ultralight/Microlight aircraft formation flights and flour bombing
10:15-10:45 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
11:00-11:30 AM Helicopter flight display
11:30- 12:00 PM Fire Fight Demonstration
12:00- 12:30 PM KAP Kite Flying Demonstration
12:30- 1:00 PM Omni & Air Link Fly By
1:00- 1:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider flight
1:30- 2:00 PM Private Aircraft Flyby
2:00- 3:00 PM Model Airplane Show
2:30- 3:30 PM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
3:30- 3:45 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights
3:45- 4:00 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
4:00- 4:15 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
4:15- 5:15 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:15- 6:00 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
6:00- 7:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
6:00- 9:00 PM ABS-CBN Concert
7:00- 7:30 PM Drone Racing

FOURTH FIESTA DAY - February 12, 2017 (Sun)


5:30- 6:15 AM RC UFO Flying
6:20- 6:35 AM Skydiving Philippine Flag jump
6:40- 7:40 AM Hare and Hound Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:40- 8:15 AM Twinz Synchronized Paramotor Exhibition
8:15- 3:45 AM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
8:45- 9:30 AM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights and Flour Bombing
9:00- 9:30 AM Supercar/Drifting Performance
9:30- 9:45 AM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
9:45- 10:00 AM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
10:00- 10:45 AM Fire Fighting Demonstration
10:45- 11:15 AM Gen Av Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:15- 12:00 PM Supercar/Drifting Performance
12:00- 12:30 PM Rolf Dunder Aerobatic Glider Flight
12:30- 1:30 PM Omni & Air Link Fly By
1:30- 2:00 PM KAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
2:00- 2:30 PM Model Airplane Show
2:30- 2:45 PM Retired British Red Devils Skydiving Exhibition
2:45- 3:00 PM Helicopter Display Show
3:00- 3:15 PM Sean Clarke Super Decathlon Aerobatic Show
3:15- 3:45 PM Model Airplane Show
3:45- 4:15 PM ACFC Ultralight / Microlight Aircraft Formation Flights
4:15- 5:15 PM PPHGA Tandem Paragliding
5:15- 5:45 PM Twinz Paramotor Light Show
5:45- 7:00 PM Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
6:00- 7:00 PM Cultural Exchange Concert
7:00- 7:30 PM Fireworks

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.

Midori Clark Hotel and Casino Pampanga

WHERE TO STAY: Hotels in Clark, Pampanga


Since the festival starts very early in the morning, it is best to find a hotel in Clark or in Angeles City where you could stay for a night. Here are some of the hotels in Angeles City and Clark that I've personally tried:


List of Best Restaurants in Angeles Pampanga

WHERE TO EAT: Restaurants in Angeles City


Without a doubt, Pampanga is the "Culinary Capital of the Philippines." If you wanna go on a food trip in Pampanga, one of the must-visit is Angeles City for its wide array of restaurants offering local and international cuisines. Indeed, food trip should be on top of your "to do list" when visiting Angeles City and during the #PIHABF2017!

READ: Best Restaurants in Angeles City, Pampanga

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 Clark Pampanga
Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017

How much are the Ticket Prices for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017?


  • General Admission - PhP 350 per person per Fiesta day
  • VIP Passes - PhP 6,000 per person per Fiesta day
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides - US$ 350 per person per ride
  • Tandem Skydiving - US$ 400 per person per jump
  • Aerobatic Flights - US$ 400 per person per ride
  • Airplane Discovery Flights - US$ 150 per person per ride
  • Tandem Paragliding - US$ 150 per person per flight

General admission ticket price is valid for 1 fiest 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.

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 Clark Pampanga
HotAir Balloon Fiesta 2017

Where to buy tickets for the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017?


You can purchase tickets at the gate during the event itself. The Fiesta entrance gates and ticket booths open daily at 5:00 AM during the festival dates.

You can also purchase tickets online via www.philballoonfest.net (accepts Paypal or Credit Card) or at their offices at Air Ads Hangar, Andrews Avenue, Pasay City (Tel. 851-2450 | Office hours: 9am- 4pm). You can also arrange bank payments; contact Aaron Alvaran at rides2017@philballoonfest.net or +63 2 851-2450 (landline) for more info.

Tickets are also available at TicketNet Online and selected TicketNet outlets. More info here: www.philballoonfest.net/entrance-tickets/

Previous PIHABF Coverages


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

Mark your calendar and save the dates! See you at the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2017 in Clark Pampanga!



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1 comments :

tyndalleffect said...

Is it advisable that we only go to the venue during the afternoon, when the balloons fly in? Thanks!

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