New Jersey Festival of Ballooning!!!
Your Next Date Destination!
If you and your significant other are looking for a fun filled day or evening you should consider taking a trip to the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at the Solberg Airport in Whitehouse NJ. The Quickchek NJ Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America!!! Held annually, the festival features twice daily mass ascensions of over 100 special shapes and sport hot air balloons, concerts, food, vendors, crafts, fireworks, a balloon glow (evening), and a 5K run. There are also many local hotel accommodations if you would like to lengthen your stay. The hot air balloon ascensions are at 6am and 6pm each day of the festival. The timing helps ensure not only a breathtaking sunrise or sunset experience but is also the calmest time of day in terms of wind. The balloons will not be released if the weather is not adequate.
It has always been on my bucket list to go on a hot air balloon ride and this festival is a perfect opportunity to do so!
Prices and other information:
If you are considering taking your own ride to go up up and away during one of the mass ascensions you will need to order your ticket online for $225-$250 per rider. General admission to the festival is $25 from June 27th-July 23rd if purchased over the phone or online. General admission tickets at the gate can be purchased for $35.
Proceeds from the festival benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. If you are interested in volunteering or working as a vendor inside the festival visit the festival website here.
The address for the festival is:
39 Thor Solberg Rd
Whitehouse Station NJ 08889
The Festival is held Friday July 24th through Sunday July 26th. See you there!!!!