NJ Lottery Festival of Ballooning to take 1-year hiatus, 2025 return expected

The beloved New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is taking a hiatus for 2024.
Event organizers announced Friday that they will take the year off to “refresh and relaunch” the festival in 2025. They say that inflated post-pandemic costs have made it difficult to meet expectations.
The festival has attracted thousands of hot air balloon enthusiasts each summer for the past few decades.