The Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival Rises to Even Greater Heights


Just the mere mention of the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Clark Global City brings to mindthe eye-popping visual of larger-than-life gathering of hot air balloons in all shapes andsizes from all over the world. The sky is dotted with giant animals, happy faces, and other improbable flying objectsalongside the classic striped hot air balloons. That moment when they all rise up to thesky in the sunrise is one of the most IG-worthy moments we’ll see all year. This year’s Frontrow International Hot Air Balloon Festival on April 12 to14 promises tobe even bigger, bolder, busier, and better.

The event boasts of a bigger and moreaccessible venue at Clark Global City—a thriving hub of industry and commerce thatyou can literally get to by air, land, and sea. This event brings people from all walks of life together. Around 50,000 to 70,000 peopleare expected to come that weekend, from families with young children, teens, students,tourists, to various groups such as motoring clubs, foodies and travel enthusiasts, evenreal estate groups, and government officials. A jam-packed weekend

There will be balloon rides, of course, but the festival also has activities on the groundwhile people wait for their turn on a balloon, and for those who prefer to stayearthbound. There are over a hundred of food and shopping choices. There are funactivities for kids and families such as inflatable attractions and slides, shows for kidswith their favorite cartoon characters. The country’s hottest music acts, along with thebest of Pampanga’s bands will take the stage every night over the weekend with thecountry’s hottest acts—Slapshock on Friday, Kamikazee on Saturday and Ely Buendia,Hale, and Unique Salonga on Sunday. Car and motorsport enthusiasts will gather together for several major events thatinclude the National Drift Championship, Slalom Racing, Philippine Auto CrossChampionship Series, Philippine Rally Cross Series and Motorcycle Stunt Show. We’ll also be witnessing groups dancing and grooving to the beat this summer as 20dance groups from different cities compete on April 13, 2019. The Frontrow International Hot Air Balloon Festival will be a feast for all the sensesand a weekend that you wouldn’t want to miss. The Frontrow International Hot Air Balloon Festival hosted by Clark Global City, co-presented by SM City Clark, powered by Phoenix Pulse Technology, supported byDickies and The Medical City Clark. For more information on the event, follow us on (Facebook, Twitter and IG)@clarkglobalcityhabf.

The 2019 Frontrow International Hot Air Balloon Festival set on April 12 to14, within the Clark Global City grounds, promises to be bigger, bolder, busier, and better. Present at the press launch of the are Frontrow International Hot Air Balloon Festival are (L-R) Serafin Tolentino, Safety Officer; Noel Castro, Consultant; Wilfredo Placino, Vice Chairman and President of Global Gateway Development Corp.; Bernie Bituin, Launch Master; and Joel Santos, Balloon Crew Chief.

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