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10 Things to Do at the Lubao International Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival 2017

March 27, 2017
Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
Lubao Hot Air Ballon Festival 2017

Summer in the Philippines is not just about the sand, sea and sun – it is also about colorful balloons in different size and shapes! The biggest hot air balloon in Southeast Asia is set on April 6 to 9, 2017 at Lubao, Pampanga. 

Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
Throwback last year: I flew with Japanese Ballonist!
30 International Ballonist from different parts of the globe will shower the summer skies with amazing giant balloons. Participating countries are Philippines, USA, UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, South Korea, Switzerland, Vietnam, Neatherland, Australia, Malaysia and Taiwan. The LUBAOIBMF2017 will offer unique summer experience for families, friends and couples. 
Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
Here are the 10 Things to Do at the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017
1. Gastronomic Foodtrip
Please your tummy with a smorgasboard of choices from barbeque, shawarma, siomai, burger and local delicacies of Pampanga. 
2. Activities for Kids
Bounce and play in colorful inflatables, swoop down huge slides and try flying kites. Kids and kids-at-heart are welcome to join!

3. Carnival
Test your luck or agility at Kinect, carnival games and raffles.
4. Hot Air Balloon Watching
Enjoy the 30 international balloons that will give grand colors against vivid summer skies. 
5. Aerial Exhibition
Watch in wonder as kite-flying exhibitionists and paragliders perform awesome maneuvers and cheoreographed feats in the air. 
Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
last year with Rod Magaru, Duane Bacon, Rodel Flordeliz and MJ De Leon

6. Night Glow
Stay for the evening and be treated to a uniquely majestic sight of hot air balloons. 
7. Fireworks
The end of every evening is made even more dreamy with fireworks display. 
8. Music Festival
Beautiful sights and awesome sounds will complete the Lubao International Balloon Festival with performances by favorite bands. 
April 6: Sponge Cola
April 7: Gloc 9 and Parokya ni Edgar
April 8: DJ Ace Ramos, Yeng Constantino and Bamboo
April 9: Local Artists, Alex Aionio and Redfood and the Party Rock Crew

9. Pradera Verde Activities
Glide, twist and soar in water as you go wakeboarding; or swing and hit the ball at the Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club.
10. Tripping Around
Check out the nearby attractions in Lubao like Hacienda Garcia, President Diosdado-Macapagal Museum, Lubao Bamboo Hub and Needs Amusement Park. 
Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
Here are the Lubao International Balloon Festival ticket prices:

General Admission: Php 300
Gold: Php 1,500 (valid on Apil 9)
Entrance to Flying Area Php 500/person
Tethered Balloon Ride: Php 1,000/person Will be announced on site
Children 2 feet and below are free

Gates open 4:00 AM to 12 AM
Morning Flight: 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM (subject to wind and weather conditions)
How to Get to Pradera (Lubao, Pampanga) via Commute:

1. From Manila, ride Genesis, Victory Liner or Bataan Transit Bus going to Olongapo Mariveles or Balanga. Ask the bus conductor if they will pass by Lubao, Pampanga.
2. Ask bus conductor to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place. 
3. All bus liners take a bus stop over in Lubao. 
Lubao Hot Air Baloon 2017
See you guys, up there!

The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 is organized by Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc together with Forethinker, Inc. in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga and with support from Provincial Government of Pampanga. 

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