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The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2023

The biggest summer hot air balloon and music festival in North America

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New Jersey Baloon Festival is a popular family-friendly event that takes place every July at Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey. The sight of 100 hot air balloons being launched in the sky is going to leave you in awe. Kids particularly love specially shaped hot air balloons. There are also live concerts, amusement rides, fireworks, Running with the Balloons 5K, and an enchanting nighttime balloon glow. Hundreds of vendors offer crafts and great food. The festival attracts about 175,000 people.

Massive balloons lunches take place two times per day at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and rides are available. Balloon rides are $240-275 per person.

The New Jersey Baloon Festival has been held since 1983, when Bill Lewis, who worked with USA Today, brought ten hot air balloons to the Union 76 Truck Stop on Interstate 78 in New Jersey. In 1985 the festival moved to Solberg Airport. In 2000, it started hosting major bands like The Beach Boys, Styx, Foreigner, America, Jonas Brothers, and others.

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