Countdown to festival fun:

Let The Flight Be With You!

July 22, 2009

This year’s 27th 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 24. 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 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 25 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 26 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Here are some of the highlights you won’t want to miss:
Friday, July 24
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 Al Jardine’s Endless Summer Band
9:30 p.m. — Fireworks Extravaganza
Saturday, July 25
6:00 a.m. — Festival gates open
6:30 a.m. — Mass hot air balloon inflation and ascension
1:00 p.m. — One Call meet-and-greet; concert 2:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m. — Disney’s Meaghan Martin presented by Fing’rs Edge in association with 1560AM Radio Disney
6:30 p.m. — Mass hot air balloon inflation and ascension
8:00 p.m. — Kool & The Gang’s 40th Anniversary Celebration concert in association with NJ101.5 and in conjunction with the Balloon Glow
Sunday, July 26
6:00 a.m. — Festival gates open
6:30 a.m. — Mass hot air balloon inflation and ascension in conjunction with Acoustic Sunrise yoga
3:00 p.m. — PNC Bank presents Grammy winner Michael McDonald
6:30 p.m. — Final mass hot air balloon inflation and ascension
All mass hot air balloon activity is wind and weather permitting.
General admission to concerts is free to Festival attendees.
Blue Sky Club VIP and Kid’s 2-for-2 Concert Spectacular special packages available – see links on web site.