THE FLYING CARNIVAL 2020: Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

For over twenty years, the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, known as “The Weekend of Everything that Flies,” has been the most highly anticipated and longest-running sports aviation event in Asia. Over the years, it has stayed true to its longtime objectives. First, it aims to spark interest in aviation; Secondly, to instill discipline in young pilots; and lastly, to impart a spirit of volunteerism to the whole community. 

To continue spreading this advocacy across the Philippines, the organizers will be launching “The Flying Carnival 2020: A Weekend of Almost Everything that Flies.” It is a 3-day spectacle of hot air balloons, helicopters and air sport events. Moreover, you may also expect aviation career seminars, fly markets, food booths and family entertainment! The event will be held at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite on March 6-8, 2020. 


Set in a more comfortable viewing space, spectators can witness the early morning balloon flights followed by non-stop flying exhibitions. In other words, people can see paragliding, skydiving, helicopter demonstrations, RC control line exhibitions and kite flying.

Aviation Career Seminars

Those considering a career in aviation can attend the Aviation Career Seminars presented by renowned aviators and industry practitioners :

  • Fighter pilots from the Philippine Air Force
  • Naval Air Group pilots from the Philippine Navy
  • a female captain from Cebu Pacific Air
  • Air Traffic Controller from the Air Traffic Service
  • FAI World Record holder from Spain, Michel Gordillo
  • Hot Air Balloon pilot from the United Kingdom, Pete Bish
  • Capt. Joy Roa of Asian Air Safari.

The seminars will be available to Business Class ticket holders. In addition, seminar attendees will receive a certificate of completion, and can enjoy meals and gain admission to the event.

Okada Manila, the country’s ultra luxury integrated resort, and Rewards Circle co-presented this event. For tickets and other information, visit or stay up-to-date with event info by following @PIHABF on Facebook, and @philballoonfest on Instagram.

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How to see the Flying Carnival 2020?

Visitors can wander through a carnival setting, with food booths and entertainment for the whole family. Aviation souvenirs and unique finds are available at the Fly Market. During the weekend evenings, there will be a magical hot air balloon night glow and fireworks display.

Those who wish to experience the carnival in comfort can opt to get the First Class Ticket. Consequently, this ticket allows an all-access pass to the event, including meals, private viewing areas, and access to the aviation seminars and air-conditioned bazaar.

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Where to Stay in Cavite? Check out the List of Resorts in Cavite.


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