The 23rd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta - The Longest Running Aviation Event in Asia!
Updated: 2020-01-11T14:08:43Z
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Now on its 23rd or shall we say… 24th if last year's PIHABF was pushed through. But things happened… and the 2019 occasion needed to take the back seat.

The 23rd Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

When Is the 23rd PIHABF Happening?

It will be on March 6, 7, and 8 2020. Mark you calendars! Gates will open at 4:00AM | Events Starts at 5:30AM | Fiesta Grounds will close at 9:30PM

Where Is the 23rd PIHABF Happening?

The usual place for the fiesta is at the Clark Freeport Zone. However, the Clark Airport had become busy recently as it is now accepting flights to and from the country. To ensure the safety of the participants and spectators, this year's fiesta will be held in San Lazaro Leisure Park, Carmona, Cavite.

What Activities Can We Do Inside the Fiesta Grounds?

If you are planning to have a career in Aviation, there will be talk about that in the Fiesta. Visit the PIHABF Website for more details. The seminar fees are already included if you are a Business or First Class ticket holder.

If you are "IN" for the adrenaline pumping rides, then you can do the following:

  • Fly High on a Hot Air Balloon - a 2000ft/610meters above ground flight!
  • Tandem Paraglide
  • Helicopter Ride

If you just love exploring around the fiesta grounds, you can do the following:

  • Watch the Aerobatic Paragliders
  • Look up at the skies for the Formation Sky Diving
  • watch some helicopter maneuvers
  • RC (Radio Controlled) Aircraft Flying
  • Shop for souvenirs at the indoor bazaar
  • Enjoy the spirit of flying by flying your kite
  • Search the Fly Market for food and snacks
  • Watch the Fireworks and the Night Glow

Where to Get the Tickets?

You can visit the PIHABF website and buy the tickets from there. Other online ticketing outlets will be available by tomorrow - Jan 12, 2020.

You can also buy the tickets at the location itself. The ticketing booth is usually located at the Fiesta gates before entering the Fiesta grounds.

Tickets are categorized into three classes:

  • Economy - Php500 person / day
  • Business - Php3500 person / day
  • First - Php6500 person / day

How to Go to San Lazaro Leisure Park, Carmona Cavite via Commute?

Ride a Bus or a Jeep (depending on your starting point) and drop-off at Carmona Exit. Then ride a jeep going to San Lazaro Leisure Park.

Since this is an open ground event, make sure that you are appropriately dressed for the occasion. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes, and stay hydrated.

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