On July 26, 27, and 28th the Solberg Airport will be taken over by QuickChek for a Ballooning festival. You might ask, what exactly does a “ballooning festival” entail? According to Patch: children’s amusement rides and activities, a trampoline show, food and craft vendors, fireworks, live concerts, and of course approximately 100 hot air balloons from all over the world! The balloons will also be lit up at night on Saturday to mimic giant lanterns.

Some of the themed balloons to look out for include Simba the Lion, a flying lighthouse, cops and robbers, a football, and American flag. All of which are 80+ feet tall.

The live concerts are not to be missed. According to Patch, The Band Perry known for hits like “If I Die Young,” will perform July 27 at 8 p.m. Patch also says that the iconic Beach Boys will headline the concert series. Their performance is scheduled for July 28 at 3 p.m. Other smaller names will be performing as well.

Patch notes the festival will take place 1-10pm on Friday July 26th, as well as 6am-10pm on Saturday, July 27th, and 6am-8pm on Sunday, July 28th. Planning on driving? The address to the festival is Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Rd., Readington. Tickets can be purchased at www.balloonfestival.com