JULY 29-31, 2022

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ 800-HOT-AIR-9

Countdown to Festival Fun


Until the 2020
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!



Festival Overview

What is The New Jersey 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.


Hours of Operation:
Friday, July 29, 2022                  1 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2022              6 am to 10 pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022                6 am to 8 pm
Balloon Ascensions:
Friday:      6:30 pm*
Saturday:  6:30 am and 6:30 pm*
Sunday:    6:30 am and 6:30 pm*  
     *ascensions are wind and weather permitting
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
How Much?
Adults General Admission:
Early Bird Pricing
Children(4-12) General Admission:
Early Bird Pricing
Purchase now - changes subject to change without notice!
Children ages 3 and under free
General Admission tickets are GOOD FOR ANY ONE (1) DAY of the festival, July 29 - 31, 2022.
All General Admission tickets include lawn seating for concerts.
Balloon Rides:
AM Balloon Rides: $240 per person
PM Balloon Rides (Friday & Sunday): $275 per person 
PM Balloon Rides (Saturday): $295 per person 

VIP Blue Sky Club with Reserved Concert Seats:

Friday, July 29th -
TBA - 8 PM
Premium -  TBA
Platinum - TBA
Gold - TBA
Saturday, July 30th -
TBA - 8 PM
Premium -  TBA
Platinum - TBA
Gold - TBA
Sunday, July 31st - 
TBA - 3 PM
Premium -  TBA
Platinum - TBA
Gold - TBA
Reserved Concert Seats & VIP Sunrise Breakfast:
Friday, July 29th - Kids' Concert
TBA - 1:30 PM
Super Premium with Meet & Greet - TBA
​Premium -  TBA
Platinum - TBA
Gold - TBA
Stella Rosa Imperiale Prosecco 
Sunrise Balloon Breakfast -
July 30th & 31st
6 AM - 9 AM
*Balloon ascensions are at 6:30am and are wind and weather permitting.
Adults - TBA
Children (Under 12) - TBA
VIP Blue Sky Club without Reserved Concert Seats:
Friday, July 29th 
Adults - TBA
Children (Under 12) - TBA
Saturday, July 30th
Adults - TBA
Children (Under 12) - TBA
Sunday, July 31st
Adults - TBA
Children (Under 12) - TBA
Tickets On Sale Soon!
By Phone:
The last day to puchase tickets online and have them mailed to you is Friday, July 15th. Tickets purchased after July 15th will be held at the Will Call booth and will not include VIP Parking.


Plan on arriving early, as we approach our evening ascensions, the roadways around the Festival will become more congested. We recommend coming as early as possible to avoid the traffic.
Backpacks, bags and personal items are subject to inspection by Security before you enter the Festival grounds. As with any major event, safety and security are a primary concern and the Festival continues to work closely with security and law enforcement at all levels. 
Pack only the basic essentials and leave valuable items at home. Drones, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted into the festival. Our concession stands offer a wide range of fresh food and beverage options.
Wear comfortable, light-colored clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen and wear UV protective sunglasses. Baseball caps and wide-brimmed hats are recommended to protect your eyes and head from the summer sun. Come early, the morning mass ascensions are beautiful and the weather is also cooler earlier in the day. 
No pets are allowed into the Festival, only guide dogs and service animals are permitted into the Festival.
The Kids' and Pop/Internet Sensation Concerts do not include access to the VIP Blue Sky Club nor VIP Parking.

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism