Interested in hot-air balloons? Head to the 25th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. The three-day event is all about ballooning, with up to 125 different balloons taking to the air. There is also an aerial thrill show, featuring a motorcycle and a trapeze and live music. Popular New Jersey-based band Blues Traveler will be performing Saturday night.
The festival runs Friday-July 29 at Solberg Airport, 37 Thor Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station, N.J. Festival hours are 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m.-8 p.m. July 29. Adult tickets are $17 in advance and $25 at the gate. Children's tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate. Balloon rides are available at assorted costs, and reservations are suggested. Parking is $5. Call 800-468-2479 or go to balloonfestival.com.