Affordable Family Fun Launching At Mesquite Balloon Festival
As the song goes: “Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon!” You’ll see dozens of beautiful, brightly colored, hot air balloons at the Mesquite Balloon Festival. It’s happening this weekend, Friday January 26th through Sunday morning, January 28th.
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Mesquite Balloon Festival
Without a doubt, this is some affordable fun for you and your family. And, with the way Las Vegas now caters to high rollers and tourists, we could all use some affordable family fun. So, pile everyone in the family roadster and take the drive up the I-15 to Mesquite, Nevada this weekend for the Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival.
Each morning, over 30 brightly colored hot air balloons will rise into the desert sky. According to MesquiteNV.gov, the morning launches will take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Of course, they correctly advise that all launch times are “approximate and dependent on weather conditions.” In fact, they’ll inflate and launch these eye-catching hot air balloons from the Oasis parking lot. It’s located across the street from the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino.
Here’s the best part. Free admission for all morning balloon launches! You can’t beat that for affordable family fun. All ages are welcome at the Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival too.
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Besides the three morning launches, you and the kids can enjoy a spectacular evening event as well. Per the event website, from the 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday the “Night Glow – Candlestick Show” will light up the night sky. The evening event takes place under the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino video marquee sign in the southwest parking lot. Once again, it’s free admission for all ages.
Furthermore, you should check out the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino website for some awesome photos of past hot air balloon festivals. On their “Pilots” website page I count 36 hot air balloons expected at this year’s festival. Pilots come from all over North America from as far away as North Carolina and Canada. Plus, plenty come from the southwest states, including Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico.
It should be a lot of fun for you and the family this weekend, just 75 to 90 minutes away from the Las Vegas valley. Now, feel free to scroll down for more content which you may enjoy.