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Mesquite Gaming Flies High with Sixth Annual Family-Friendly Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 20–22

Mesquite Gaming Flies High with Sixth Annual Family-Friendly Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 20–22
Mesquite Gaming
, owners of CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, will host the sixth annual Mesquite Balloon Festival Friday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. More than 35 hot air balloons will take to the skies in the early mornings over the Southern Nevada desert in a stunning display. 

Sixth Annual Family-Friendly Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 20–22
Sixth Annual Family-Friendly Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 20–22

Balloon pilots and crews from many of the western states and parts of Canada bring a passion for flying and share it with the community in this free family-friendly festival. The annual Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival features a weekend of events for the whole family, including morning balloon launches, showroom acts, champagne tasting and a Hot Air Balloon night glow event.

Sixth Annual Family-Friendly Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 20–22
Sixth Annual Family-Friendly Hot Air Balloon Festival Jan. 20–22

“This festival continues to grow in both size and attendance each year,” said Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming. “We’ve grown to more than 35 balloons and expect thousands to join us throughout the weekend to partake in the stunning visual and complementing activities here at CasaBlanca Resort.”

The full schedule of activities is as follows:

Friday, Jan. 20

  • 7:30 a.m.: Balloon launch at Oasis Resort parking lot; free admission
  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Balloon Night Glow – CasaBlanca Resort south parking lot; free admission
  • 8:30 – 10 p.m.: “Toniight’s the Night” Tribute to Rod Stewart starring John Anthony in the CasaBlanca Resort Showroom; tickets start at $15

Saturday, Jan. 21

  • 7:30 a.m.: Balloon launch at Oasis Resort parking lot; free admission
  • 9:30 – 10 a.m. and 11 – 11:30:30 a.m.: Popovich World Famous Comedy Pet Theater in the CasaBlanca Resort Showroom; free admission
  • 4 – 6 p.m.: Champagne Tasting at CasaBlanca Resort Skydome Lounge; must be 21 years of age or older (while supplies last)
  • 6 – 7 p.m.: Balloon Night Glow; CasaBlanca South parking lot; free admission
  • 8:30 – 10 p.m.: “American Trilogy -– Tribute to Neil Diamond, Elvis and Frank Sinatra;” tickets start at $15

Sunday, Jan. 22

  • 7:30 a.m.: Balloon launch at Oasis Resort parking lot; free admission
  • 8:30 – 10 p.m.: “American Triloggy – Tribute to Neil Diamond, Elvis and Frank Sinatra; - tickets start at $15

Event parking is easily accessible to launch areas and is available at the Oasis Resort parking garage and CasaBlanca Resort. For more information on the Mesquite Gaming Hot Air Balloon Festival, call 888-711-4653, e-mail [email protected] or visit http://casablancaresort.com/entertainment/.

Volunteer opportunities are available and interested patrons may call 888-711-4653, e-mail [email protected] or register online at http://casablancaresort.com/entertainment/ and click on “volunteer sign up.”

For full concert information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.mesquitegaming.com, call Star tickets by phone at 800.585.3737 or in person at the CasaBlanca Resort front desk. Follow “CasaBlanca” on Facebook and on Twitter.