READINGTON, NJ – The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America is underway this weekend at Solberg Airport here.

It’s officially called the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning and includes the famous balloons along with food, music, vendors and entertainment.

Mass balloon inflations and ascensions are planned for 6:30 each morning and evening. Music highlights include The Band Perry at 8 p.m. today and the Beach Boys tomorrow at 3 p.m.

This year is the 37th annual staging of the event.