The flying experience continues!
The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival, as also called as Lubao International Balloon Festival 2015, which will take place in Pradera Verde, Barangay Prado Siongco on March 26 to 29,
The biggest international and most colorful twin events for early 2015, one in Clark and another in Lubao Pampanga.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Central Luzon has scheduled two separate hot air balloon festivals in Clark and Lubao town this year.
DOT Central Luzon Director Ronnie Tiotuico said the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta was set on February 12 to 15 here. The other event -- Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival scheduled on March 26 to 29 in Lubao town, according to Tiotuico.
“Both are pet projects of the Department of Tourism,” he said.
Now on its second year, the balloon festival, which will take place in Pradera Verde, Barangay Prado Siongco on March 26 to 29, is expected to showcase 40 hot air balloons from Germany, Malaysia, Europe and the United States. It will also raise 12 special shaped balloons like Darth Vader, Yoda,Obelix, Frog, and Humpty Dumpty.
The event is organized by Pilipinas International Balloon Festival Inc. (PIBF) in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from the Provincial Government of Pampanga.
The event will include balloon flights (fly in and fly out cum night glow), air sporting events like aerobatics, flag jump/sky diving, balloon bursting, paragliding, aero modeling, wakeboarding, local tours, among others.
According to the organizers, this year's festival was "localized" in order to further promote the town of Lubao and the province of Pampanga.