A balloon festival, a night bazaar, a street fair + more things to do this weekend

Watch hot air balloons fly up in the sky, up your fitness game, and more.

(SPOT.ph) We know you’re already looking forward to the weekendWe zero in on the events you shouldn’t miss.


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The biggest annual hot air balloon festival in Southeast Asia is back! Catch 40 colorful hot air balloons from different countries as they fly to the skies of Pampanga at this year’s Lubao International Balloon Festival from April 14 to 17 at the Pradera Verde in Lubao, Pampanga. Promising to be even bigger and better this year, the event is packed with activities both up in the air and on the ground. The festival will include fun on-ground entertainment, such as street activities, land exhibits, and exciting musical performances by top Filipino artists, such as Ely Buendia, Bamboo, True Faith, Sabado Boys, and Mitoy & D’Draybers. Tickets are priced at P280.



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For ticket inquiries or reservations, call 470-2222.



The 1,000-feet slippery slide of is back! Slidefest is happening on April 16 and 17 at Filinvest City. Enjoy fun and exciting activities, fill up at the food festival, and party all night with the country's biggest DJs. There will also be special show-stopping performances from Asia's Got Talent's The Intensity Breakers! Registration is priced at P600 for Wave Sliders, P1,000 for Block Sliders, and P1,400 for All-Day Sliders.



For more information, log on to Slidefest's website.



Join the Milo Nutri Up Fitcon on April 16, 7 a.m., at the Globe Circuit Events Ground in Makati. Experience Milo's biggest gathering of top fitness organizations. There will be different fitness activities, such as CrossFit, HIIT, Yoga, and many others. Enjoy special discounts and freebies from partner brands and learn more about fitness from different speakers. Registration fee is P150.



For more information, visit Milo's website.



Enjoy a night of old world wine and modern tapas at Gas3nomic Wine & Tapashappening on April 16, 6 p.m., at A SPACE. Taste six kinds of fine wine from France, Italy, and Spain, carefully paired with modern tapas prepared by Plato Chefs: Chef Patrick Go of Black Sheep, Chef Earl , and Chef Mil. Learn about food and wine pairing, interact with talented chefs, and get discounted artisanal wine bottles. Get to know more about wine and the concept of tapas with a modern take. Tickets are priced at P1,200.



For inquiries or reservations, call 0998-549-7542.



VivaManila is thrilled to invite everyone to its first Intramuros Pasyal Street Fair on April 16 and 17, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., along General Luna Street in Intramuros. The streets will be filled with color, art, live performances, delicious food, and the coolest artisanal, homegrown goods! Stroll through Manila's oldest streets, go shopping, be entertained by the street performers and artists. Remember that cities are living things, and that Manila's heart is beating strong!



For more information, visit VivaManila's Facebook page.



Catch Cinematheque Centre Manila's Daze of Youth series, featuring films that speak to the wayward restlessness of growing up and rebelling against adulthood. Its line-up crosses all eras and genres, putting together fresh releases, indie favorites, nostalgic childhood flicks, and timeless classics. Audiences get the chance to be part of special question-and-answer sessions with directors and special guests following select film screenings. Round up your friends and watch Above the Clouds, Bakal Boys, Pascalina, and Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa, among many others. Don't miss this series from April 12 to May 1. Some films are free of admission; others come with a fee of P50.



For the complete line-up and schedule, go to Cinematheque Centre Manila's Facebook page.



Catch a summer night bazaar this weekend! El Verano Bazaar hits Manila on April 15 and 16, from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., at Track 30th in Bonifacio Global City. Both young and young-at-heart can bond and chill with friends and families over a night of laughs and food trips. Enjoy treats and other interesting finds from 40 food and non-food concessionaires. Don't miss the games, mini-competitions, and a sweet line-up of performances that will serenade and entertain you throughout the night.



For more information, go to El Verano's Facebook page.



Have an outdoor weekend with the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival 2016 on April 16 and 17 at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheatre. Games, challenges, workshops, and competitions will be at the event for everyone to join and enjoy. Test your limits or try out something new! Enjoy a weekend of bonding over sports and games from the present booths in the area. There's going to a Zero Gravity lead climbing competition, photo contest, outdoor film showing, and several crash courses.



To register, head over to R.O.X.'s website.



Join Dusit Thani Manila in celebrating as they celebrate Thailand's much anticipated annual New Year festivity, Songkran! This cultural celebration lets you throw water to anyone in sight, making it a fun and playful party. It's happening on April 16, 5 p.m., at Songkran Splash 2016, at the hotel's Poolside. Join the party, featuring DJ Ornussa Cadness, Verve Project Band, and Multi Prop Flow artist Ehrlich 'Firechill' Ocampo. Entrance is priced at P1,500 per person, inclusive of pass-around snacks, grilled dishes, unlimited beer, vodka, and a survival kit with a water gun.



For inquiries and ticket reservations, call 238-8888 local 8430, 8838, or 8841.



Get ready to run, rock, laugh, and party at the Lezgo Run, happening on April 17, 4:30 a.m., at the Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City. Registration is priced at P450 for 3K, P550 for 5K, P650 for 10K, and P750 for 16K. Sign up at the following sites:

  • RUNNR TriNoma
  • RUNNR Alabang Town Center
  • Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
  • Toby’s Glorietta 2
  • Move Store SM Megamall


For more information, call 0916-348-5232 or vist the event's Facebook page.

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