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Festival Highlights And Attractions

July 9, 2008

This year’s 26th annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank offers 39 hours of family entertainment over 3 days beginning Friday afternoon, July 25. To find out each day’s full schedule of entertainment, attractions and events, visit our website links under “Entertainment” and click on “Daily Schedule.”
Festival hours are Friday, July 25 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 26 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 27 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Here are some of the highlights you won’t want to miss:
Friday, July 25
1:00 p.m. — Festival gates open!
6:30 p.m. — First mass inflation and mass hot air balloon ascension scheduled with up to 125 sport and special shaped balloons!
8:00 p.m. — New Jersey Skylands Insurance Companies present Gin Blossoms in association with 95.5WPLJ
9:30 p.m. — Fireworks Extravaganza
Saturday, July 26
6:00 a.m. — Festival gates open
6:30 a.m. — Mass hot air balloon ascension
1:00 p.m. — Disney’s Demi Lovato presented by Fing’rs Edge in association with 1560AM Radio Disney
6:30 p.m. — Mass hot air balloon ascension
8:00 p.m. — Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers in association with Q104.3 and in conjunction with the Balloon Glow
Sunday, July 27
6:00 a.m. — Mass hot air balloon ascension
1:00 p.m. — The new Menudo followed by a meet-and-greet with fans
3:00 p.m. — PNC Bank presents Grammy winner Kenny Loggins in association with NJ101.5
6:30 p.m. — Final mass hot air balloon ascension
All mass hot air balloon ascensions are wind and weather permitting.
General admission to concerts is free to Festival attendees.
Blue Sky Club VIP and Kid’s Jam Concert special packages available – see links on website.
FESTIVAL OFFERS TEXT MESSAGE UPDATES, RECEIVE UPDATES WHILE YOU’RE HERE While hot air ballooning may seem quaint and old fashioned as it dates back to 1783, the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is going high tech by enabling attendees to receive the latest Festival news and schedule updates via their cell phones throughout the Festival weekend. This text service will be available through most cellular carriers. AT&T Wireless customers can receive bonus text message alerts each day for added savings on food or merchandise on site during the Festival.
To sign up for alerts, text HOTAIR to 61234 or look for the link on the website.