Festival of Ballooning offers members discounts

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is recognizing educators who continue to give so much of themselves by offering discounts to attend this year’s festival. The annual event is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and a must on everyone’s summer calendar. 

The three-day festival features the majesty and awe-inspiring spectacle of up to 100 sport and special shaped hot air balloons taking flight twice each day over the scenic Hunterdon County countryside; affordable family entertainment including a popular live concert series featuring KC and the Sunshine Band, Fitz and the Tantrums, Everclear, and Lit, and best-selling children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner; a nighttime hot air balloon glow; family entertainment and attractions; the New Jersey Lottery “Lottery Land” entertainment complex; the Running with the Balloons 5K; children’s amusement rides; exciting interactive exhibits, and hundreds of crafters and food vendors; and more! 

The festival will be held from July 28-30, at Solberg Airport in Readington.

Hot air balloon rides are available at the festival, adding another dimension to the lifelong memories this event has been creating for generations of Garden State families. 

Teachers, administrators and educational support professionals at both public and private K-12 schools and colleges/universities are eligible to save $5 on general admission tickets by visiting balloonfestival.com and entering the code NJEA23 at checkout.  

Lawn seating for concerts is included in the general admission price. 

To learn more, follow the festival at #njballoonfest or visit balloonfestival.com.