Annual Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival Returns January 28-30, 2022

Volunteers needed to assist at the Family Friendly event 

Mesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, will host the  annual Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival Friday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 30. Each morning, more  than 35 hot air balloons will rise into the desert skies. Each evening the hot air balloons will launch for  the very popular Night Glow – Candlestick Show. 

“The Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival is back as one of the most beautiful and fun events in Mesquite  each year,” said Christian Adderson, Assistant General Manager for Mesquite Gaming. “Volunteers have  the unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at balloon piloting and participate in what will  be the largest Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival yet.”  

Volunteers are essential to the successful operation of the event and are needed for all three days of the  festival. 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

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

The event is family friendly and free. 

All events are dependent on weather 

For a complete schedule of events and more information on the Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival, visit For more information on Mesquite Gaming visit or follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  

Balloons lift off from a parking lot across from the CasaBlanca Resort during the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Mesquite, Nev. The festival, about 80 miles north of Las Vegas, continues through Sunday, Jan. 24th. CREDIT: Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau