Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival gets off to a slow start

balloonsThe annual balloon festival got off to a shaky start Saturday morning at the Oasis parking area. Hundreds of viewers watched patiently as balloon after balloon inflated after an hour wait. Then all their hopes were deflated along with the balloons. Event officials canceled the liftoff due to strong winds at higher altitudes. All other events would continue as scheduled. Balloon enthusiasts will get another chance on Sunday morning, wind permitting.

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  1. Mesquite resident says:

    Sounds like the 2015 Mesquite Balloon Festival was pretty much a bust!

    Perhaps online posting of “the odds” just prior to the launch window would provide realistic expectation context for area residents.

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