You can’t achieve work-life balance by being stuck in a stressful loop of the work-home-work week after week. It’s nice to take a breather, a weekend off to experience new things. A hot air balloon festival perhaps or maybe a simple walk in a park filled with art. Here are 8 events in the metro you shouldn’t miss this month.
Aurora 2020: Food and Music Festival, Hot Air Balloon Display and Night Glow
March 13 and 14, 2020
Clark Global City, Pampanga
The first-ever Clark Aurora Fest 2020 brings with it two whole days of food, music, hot air balloon, and fun. Festival-goers get to enjoy hundreds of food stalls, see cute and quirky hot air balloons dot the morning sky and glow in the night sky, and watch the country’s hottest artists perform live. Acts like December Avenue, Ben & Ben, IV of Spades, Unique Salonga, and more are set to grace the stage.
Tickets are priced at Php 350 for General Admission and Php 750 for VIP. Purchase your tickets here.
Free Planetarium shows for all females and transwomen
March 8, 2020 | 10 am to 5 pm
National Planetarium, Rizal Park
For one day only on March 8, 2020, the National Museum of the Philippines’ National Planetarium is opening its doors for FREE for women and transwomen. The move is in celebration for International Women’s Day. Invite your girl friends, sisters, moms, and titas to spend an afternoon gazing at stars and learning about galaxies.
Holi Festival 2020
March 29, 2020 | 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
SM By the Bay North Fountain
The annual Holi Festival (or Festival of Colors) originated from India and is a celebration of life, love, and good. This year’s event is organized by the Asia Society of the Philippines, Indian Cultural Association of the Philippines, Embassy of India, and SM By the Bay. Gather for an entire day of dancing, eating, and splashing of colored powder.
Holi Festival 2020 also includes 3km Fun Run activities, cultural performances, Bollywood songs and dances, Indian cuisine and trade, and more.
Grab your tickets here!
Manila Coffee Festival 2020
March 13 to 15, 2020
The Manila Hotel Tent City
Did somebody say “Coffee Festival”?! Join a gathering of coffee lovers, junkies, and enthusiasts at the biggest coffee party in the Philippines organized by Coffee Science Center. Immerse yourself in all things coffee – where best to get beans, local coffee sellers, demos, and mini-workshops. There will also be art exhibits and music visitors can enjoy while sipping their beverages. Get to know more about the event here.
Tickets are priced at Php 150 for one-day passes but you can save money and get three-day passes for only Php 350. Purchase your tickets here.
Art in the Park
March 15, 2020 | 10 am to 10 pm
Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati
Spend a weekend to stroll through paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and all sorts of art pieces at the peaceful Jaime Velasquez Park. These are priced at Php 50,000 and below so if you stumble upon a piece that you’d want to bring home, better have that money. In case you get hungry, there are various food stalls scattered all over the venue. Click here to check out the artists participating.
Admission is free!
Astrophotography, Stargazing & Camping
March 7 to 8, 2020
WK Forest Reserve & Campgrounds, Tanay, Rizal
Adventure under the stars await! You don’t have to be a photographer to join this event, if you’re in love with stars, constellations, and peaceful nights, that’s enough. Experience riding a 4×4 on an off-road adventure and crossing 6 rivers to get to the camp site. Joiners can opt to bring their own tent and food or pay an extra fee for inclusion. Know details such as the schedule and rates here.
International Women’s Day at Fully Booked
March 8, 2020 | 4 pm
Fully Booked, BGC
March is known as Women’s Month and March 8 as the official International Women’s Day. Celebrate girl power and self-love with your girl friends at Fully Booked BGC. The event is a mix of art, jazz, beauty, food, and beverage plus an extra art session. Dance your heart out and celebrate what it means to be a woman.
Tickets are priced at Php 500. Message this Facebook page for details.
PaperJam MNL 2020
March 28, 2020 | 11 am to 7 pm
VentureSpace PH, Mandaluyong
Support local artists at PaperJam MNL, a one-day event dedicated to stationery lovers, sticker junkies, fans, and collectors. Exhibitor booths, games, and prizes await attendees. The event aims to provide an avenue for fellow creatives to promote their art, feed their muse and get more inspiration. Support local and handmade!
For more details on exhibitors and the event, check out PaperJam MNL’s Facebook page.
Tickets are priced at Php 100. Purchase yours here.
Which event are you most excited to attend?