The annual Mesquite Balloon Festival returns January 28-30, 2022

The annual Mesquite Balloon Festival returns January 28-30, 2022

Volunteers needed to attend the Family Friendly event

Mesquite gameOwner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, will host the annual Mesquite Balloon Festival from Friday, January 28 through Sunday, January 30. Each morning, more than 35 hot air balloons will soar into the desert sky. Each evening the hot air balloons will take off for the hugely popular Night Glow – Candlestick Show.

“The Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival returns as one of Mesquite’s finest and most fun events every year,” said Christian Adderson, Deputy General Manager of Mesquite Gaming. “Volunteers have the unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at balloon piloting and participate in what will be Mesquite’s largest balloon festival to date.”

Volunteers are essential to the smooth running of the event and are needed for the three days of the festival. Shifts can be booked for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

To register as a volunteer or to find out more about volunteering, please Click here.

The Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival morning launches are at 7:30 am in the Oasis parking lot and the Night Glow – Candlestick Show will launch from the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino – Southwest parking lot under the resort’s marquiee video sign.

The event is family friendly and free.

All events are weather dependent

For a full schedule of events and more information about the Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival, visit For more information about Mesquite Gaming, visit or follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, instagram and Youtube.

Balloons take off from a parking lot in front of the CasaBlanca Resort during the annual hot air balloon festival Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Mesquite, Nevada. The festival, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas, continues through Sunday, January 24. . CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau