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36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning

Hip New Jersey attended the 36th Annual Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning that took place at Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J. from July 27-29. This festival featured a wide variety of vendors, food/drink options, attractions, live performances and of course, the balloon launches.

The event included various sponsors such as PNC Bank, Progressive, Lenovo and Playstation among others. Furthermore, many sponsors offered a wide variety of food and drink options throughout the event such as Pepsi, Snapple, Bimbo, Fairlife, Red Bull, Perdue and many more. There were also a wide variety of arts & crafts, non-profits and other vendors present as well.

In addition, the event offered a wide variety of amusement rides such as a ferris wheel, carousel and slides to name a few. Also, throughout the weekend human cannonballs joined the fun as well as a juggler and magician. The festival had live performances each day such as Chuck Schubert, Oasis as well as karaoke for guests.

The balloons started to launch at 6:30p.m. each day as well as at 6:30a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the course of the next hour, around 100 balloons ascended and filled the sky. Some of these balloons included: Wonder, RE/MAX, Garden Spot Village, PNC Bank, Captain America and Elvis. When the majority of the balloons had launched, they made for a very photogenic, nice backdrop against the summer skies.

Following the balloon launch, there was a concert and fireworks two of the three days. The big name artists included Andy Grammer, Lifehouse and Credence Clearwater Revisited and played for around an hour. Finally, the spectacular fireworks ended off the nights with around a half hour long firework display.

For more information on this year’s balloon festival, click here!

Fourth Annual Red Bull Surf + Rescue

Red Bull Surf + Rescue is an elite life guarding competition open to beach patrols throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia, and it is right around the corner!

The contest focuses on classic disciplines including swimming, sprinting, paddleboard relay, and a new Red Bull Rescue Championship Round that will bring all four team members together in a brutal, back to back rescue scenario combining the skills demanded of ocean lifeguards on beaches around the world. 50 teams will battle through a new four-round elimination format before a winning team is crowned and receives a 2018 Polaris® GENERAL® 4 1000 for their patrol.

Beach patrols all along the East Coast condition themselves and train year-round for when they’re called into action. These professional lifeguards have to remain at peak performance, and on July 17th, their skills will be put to the test in Red Bull Surf + Rescue. As a contest of the elites, that pays homage to the rich history of lifeguarding, while challenging the world-class watermen and women of the Mid-Atlantic region.

The event takes place at Bungalow Beach in Atlantic City on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from4:30PM – 8:00PM.

For more information, visit RedBullSurfandRescue.com