Mesquite Balloon Festival Rises Up Again on January 26-28, 2024


Mesquite Gaming, owner of CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, once again lights up its family-favorite Mesquite Balloon Festival the weekend of January 26th-28th.  Each morning, over 35 hot air balloons will soar up into the desert sky creating picturesque memories to last a lifetime. Each evening, the balloons rise again for the stunning Night Glow – Candlestick Show.

“Once you experience the beauty and spectacle of the Mesquite Balloon Festival, I can almost guarantee that you’ll return to see it again and again,” said Christian Adderson, Assistant General Manager for Mesquite Gaming. “Unforgettable events like the Balloon Festival have earned CasaBlanca Resort/Casino the Gold Award for Best Destination in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s readers’ poll for four straight years!”

The multi-colored balloons take to the sky at 7:30am each morning from the Oasis parking lot beside the CasaBlanca. The Night Glow – Candlestick Show launches just after sunset from under the resort video marquee sign in the southwest parking lot of the CasaBlanca. The event is totally free and family-friendly. All events are dependent on the weather. Smoking is prohibited at the morning launches and night glow.

As always, volunteers are a very important part of making the Festival possible, and are needed for each day of the long weekend. Shifts can be booked for either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. To register as an event volunteer or to learn more about volunteering, please click here.For a complete schedule of events and more information on the Mesquite Balloon Festival, visit For more information on Mesquite Gaming, visit or follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, X, Instagram, and YouTube.