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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!

The Water Lantern Festival in Jersey City

The Water Lantern Festival, presented by One World, is coming to Jersey City! This event is an incredible experience where you, your friends, and family will create a magical memory of life. It’s a time where strangers can come together, show love one another, and heal themselves.

This festival is the only one in the United States that combines the magic of friends, family, and great food with a beautiful array of twinkling lanterns on the waterfront. The purpose of this experience is to bring together individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to:

Experience Happiness
Discover Love
Bring Healing to The Soul
Enjoy Peace and Unity
Increase Hope and Faith Connect with others

There is something to do for everyone at this beautiful event. You can enjoy various local food trucks, relax while listening to music, check out the local vendors, decorate lanterns, or even play a game of corn hole with your pals.

As the sun begins to set in the evening sky, the Water Lantern Festival begins to shine as the lanterns are launched onto the water. Watch your unique lantern drift on the water as it joins other lanterns. This is when you can reflect on your life, share your dreams, and feel the peace of all those around you as you enjoy the reflection of the lanterns on the water.

The Water Lantern Festival is a for-profit event. One World partners with local charities and non-profit organizations surrounding Jersey City. This year they partnered up with the Liberty Humane Society, who will receive a portion of the proceeds made.

The event in Jersey City will be on Friday, July 20th, and Saturday, July 21st.
-Gates open at 4 p.m.
-Held at:
Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City, NJ 07305)

For more information, please visit:

http://www.waterlanternfestival.com/index.php