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Here is a roundup of spectacular hot air balloon festivals that occur annually every summer and fall.

The Reddington NJ Annual Balloon Festival has been named as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by an experienced tourism industry selection committee. The annual festival is scheduled to be held in July of each year at Solberg Airport in Readington.

The festival, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, features more than 100 sport and special shaped balloons from around the world taking flight twice daily along with Grammy Award winning performers and the hottest teen sensations in concert throughout the weekend. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine and one of the most sought-after guides by travel professionals and the general public around the world, indicates the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning offers excellent entertainment value to those planning group tours and vacations, according to the ABA. This is the sixth time the festival has been named to the ABA’s Top 100 list, winning previously in 1987, 1989, 1992, 1997 and 2011. Other notables to be named on the list in past years include the 2010 Winter Olympics, Mardi Gras, the Texas State Fair, the Indianapolis 500, and numerous Super Bowls.




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Albuquerque NM

The Dawn Patrol shows, America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race and the Balloon Glow events are just some of the reasons the world's largest Balloon Festival, the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the most popular balloon festival in the world. The festival is in October. Many of the hotels in this New Mexico city book up a year in advance but there's usually lodging available close to the date in surrounding towns.

Where Are the Other Balloon Festivals? - Colorful balloon festivals are held around in many locations. Here You may find them by state or on the list below :

Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky Maine Michigan Mississippi New Jersey New Mexico
Nevada New Hampshire New York N. Carolina Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania S.Carolina
Texas Utah Vermont Washington Wisconsin Wyoming

Balloon Festivals not listed in the State List above;

Annual Rotary BB&T Fourth of July Balloon Rally Lexington, VA
Arizona Balloon Classic Chandler, AZ
Balloons over Bend Bend, OR
California Balloon Invitational California, MO
Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival Yuma, AZ
Great Reno Balloon Race Reno, NV
Green River Festival Greenfield, MA
Havasu Balloon Festival & Fair Lake Havasu City, AZ
Hudson Elks Lodge 959 Annual Balloon Festival Hudson, MA
Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival Omaha, NE
Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival Plainville, CT
Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival Ellicott City, MD
Salt River Fields Balloon Spring Fling Scottsdale, AZ
SARC Benefit Balloon Glow and Flight Bel Air, MD
Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival Millwood, VA
South County Hot Air Balloon Festival Kingston, RI
Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Boise, Idaho, ID
Teton Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally Driggs, ID

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