IN PHOTOS: A weekend of lights, flights, and sights at the 2016 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, Part 1


It was indeed a weekend of everything that flies! This year, Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has once again lived up to everyone’s expectations of what a fun field day is supposed to be! Here are the first set of photos that show the event highlights, taken last February 13, 2016 in Clark, Pampanga:

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EARLY BIRDS. Even in the darkness of early morning, throngs of people from all walks of life still made their way to the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga on February 13, 2016. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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AT THE BREAK OF DAWN. The party was already in full swing at 5 in the morning, thanks to the light show and party music provided by the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net

 

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Crowd starting to build up at the venue. Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is a gathering of aviators from the Philippines and the world.| Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net

 

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A FESTIVAL OF SELFIES. A couple takes an obligatory selfie with the sunrise looming in on the horizon as their backdrop. The Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has always been a camera-friendly event. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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PARTY BY FIVE. Party music at 5 in the morning at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta l in Clark, Pampanga. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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CHOPPER PHOTO OPP. People take turns posing with the choppers at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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Flags of the world waving high at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net
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Kite-flying is a big part of the attraction at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. | Photo by Vida Lacano | INQUIRER.net
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Kite-flying is a big part of the attraction at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. | Photo by Vida Lacano | INQUIRER.net

 

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Merchants set up shop early in the morning at the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark, Pampanga. | Photo by Vida Lacano, INQUIRER.net

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