The Lubao International Balloon Festival will take place this March 26-29 in Prado Siongco, Lubao. The event is heralded as the biggest hot-air balloon event in Southeast Asia.
“This is the biggest balloon show in South East Asia,” said DOT Central Luzon Director Ronnie Tiotuico. “Sa ngayon, meron na tayong 46 balloons ang confirmed [na dadating], so record breaker ito. Out of the 46 balloons, meron tayong 15 specially-shaped.”
Noel Castro, Jr., president of the Pilipinas International Balloon Festival Incorporated (PIBFI), said that balloonists from 18 countries will participate in this year’s event.
The Department of Tourism is expecting over 100,000 to attend the four-day event, saying last year more than 60,000 came to see the balloon festival
This year’s event will supposedly feature more specially-shaped balloon than any other festival in Asia.