NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning
The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association. Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival truly has something for everyone! From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do. Kids will be excited to see the return of legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner when she performs her very first in-person, live, solo concert in more than a year! Laurie will give a family show at 1:30 p.m. on the festival's opening day, Friday, July 23. All General Admission tickets include lawn seating for concerts.