New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning thanks educators

Offers discounts to this summer’s festival 

The 39th annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, is recognizing educators who continue to give so much of themselves, by offering discounts to attend this year’s festival. 

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. The event also features a live concert series featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Todd Rundgren, preeminent progressive rock band Kansas, multiplatinum-selling rock band Collective Soul, and best-selling children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner. There’s also a nighttime hot air balloon glow, fireworks, family entertainment and attractions, the Running with the Balloons 5K, children’s amusement rides, exciting interactive exhibits, hundreds of crafters and food vendors, and more. 

The festival will be held from July 29-31, 2022 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. 

Teachers, educational support professionals and administrators at both public and private K-12 schools and colleges/universities are eligible to save $5 on general admission tickets by visiting  

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

To learn more about this year’s festival, visit