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It’s that Hot Air balloon season once again! Truly, it’s a must have in your bucket list! And Im giving you a heads up on directions, What To Wear, Activities etc based on my Lubao Hot Air Balloon Festival experience last year.

That was totally out of my expectation and I really came short handed with all there is, so I hope this list would make sense on your visit 😀

The Lubao International Balloon Festival will be situated at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga. It featured amazing balloon flights from international participants as well as aerial exhibitions in 2016, for 2017, it comes with more exciting activities like land exhibits, car shows and fireworks display and the best of all Musical Performances from local and international performers , which I will enumerate below after some few heads up.

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My Breathtaking View Last Year

Related | My Lubao 2016 Experience

Bring Your Ride

It was just a 45minute Balloon Ride yet we ended up at the boarders of Bataan like, okay, how am I gonna get back to Pradera? hahahah~ If you’re up for a Hot Air Balloon ride, it’s important for you to ask someone who can pick you up on the landing ground —- Which will depend on the wind *gulp*.

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Meet my ride! Im with Team America’s Zebra Balloon 😀

What To Wear

Yes the usuall summer look may the the most obvious thing to wear, but Im giving a heads up if you’re going to take a ride, I suggest you take with you any Bandana to cover your neck since this is a hot air balloon, even if you face against the burner, your neck’s still to sensitive when the heat reaches you.

Dont forget It’s Summer

Aside from What to wear, dont forget to protect your Skin and keep your self rehydrated. I suggest to bring with you Mist and Spray Type Sunblocks when reapply at the middle of the day.

Check | Watsons Summer Promo

 

How To Get To Pradaverde

It is bounded by the municipalities of Guagua on the north, Sasmuan on the east, Floridablanca on the west and Orani, Bataan on the south.

When Driving

VIA NLEX

  • Take the North Luzon Expressway and then take San Fernando toll exit
  • Turn left towards Jose Abad Santos Ave. (Formerly Olangapo – Gapan road)
  • Head towards the town Lubao, passing Gua-Gua – Sta. Rita Intersection and Golangco interesection (brgy. Prado Siongco is the last barangay of Lubao before Bataan)
  • The venue is at the right side of the highway, before the Pampanga and Bataan welcome arch.

VIA SCTEX

  • Take SCTEX toll Plaza heading towards Subic
  • Take Dinalupihan toll exit; then turn left to Lubao
  • The venue is right after the Bataan – Pampanga welcome arch.

VIA TPLEX /SCTEX

  • Take TPLEX towards SCTEX Toll Plaza heading to Subic
  • Take Dinalupihan toll exit; then turn left to Lubao
  • The venue is right after the Bataan-Pampanga welcome arch

How To Commute

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FROM MANILA

  • Ride Genesis, Victory Liner, and Bataan Transit bus going to Olangapo, Mariveles, or Balanga ask the bus conductor if they will pass by Lubao, Pampanga
  • If the bus will pass Lubao, then ask the bus conductor to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place
  • All bus liners takes a bus stop over in Lubao
  • For Victory Liner, its a 15 minutes away from Pradera Verde

FROM SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA

  • Ride a Jeepney going to Sta.Cruz or Gua-Gua. Go down to the Jeepney Terminal
  • In the Jeepney Terminal. Ride a Jeepney going to Dinalupihan. Ask the drive to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place

FROM BATAAN AND OLONGAPO

  • Ride a Jeepney going to Dinalupihan, Bataan. Go down to the Jeepney Terminal
  • In the Jeepney Terminal. Ride a Jeepney going to Sta. Cruz or Gua-Gua. Ask the drive to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place
    or
  • Ride a Victory Liner bus going to San Fernando, Pampanga or Manila. ask the bus conductor to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place.

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Performances by

  • Thursday (April 6)
    • Sponge Cola
  • Friday (April 7)
    • Gloc 9
    • Parokya ni Edgar
  • Saturday (April 8)
    • DJ Ace Ramos
    • Yeng Constantino
    • Bamboo
  • Sunday (April 9)
    • Local Artists
    • Alex Aiono
    • Redfoo and The Party Rock Crew

Pradera

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

Buy your tickets now at SM Tickets (https://www.smtickets.com) and at TicketWorld Online (https://www.ticketworld.com.ph). Ticket price is at Php300 for General Admission valid for one day only from April 6-9. A special Gold Ticket worth Php1,500 is available for April 9 which provides a closer view during our International Music Festival.

Ticket Pricing

  • General Admission – Php300/day
  • Gold – Php1,500 Valid on April 9
  • Entrance Ticket to Flying Area – P500/person; Limited slots only for safety reasons; Will be announced on site
  • Tethered Balloon Ride – P1000/person; Will be announced on site
  • Children 2 ½ feet and below are FREE

For more information and inquiries, you may contact Forthinker, Inc. from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm via landline +632 942 0768, mobile 09178210728 or email – lubaoibf@gmail.com.