Mesquite Gaming announces 2018 Mesquite Balloon Festival

Balloon pilots seeking volunteers for morning balloon launches


Mesquite, Nev. – Mesquite Gaming, owner of Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel, will host the seventh annual Mesquite Balloon Festival Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 28. From wonderous hot air balloon launches each morning to impressive night glows, the Balloon Festival is fun for the entire family all weekend long. The event is in need of volunteers to assist the balloon pilots with their morning launches. To register as a volunteer or for more information including a complete schedule of events visit


“Mesquite Balloon Festival is not just for fun for the spectators but for all involved and we work hard to ensure everyone has a memorable experience,” said Christian Adderson, corporate sales manager for Mesquite Gaming. “Each year, we see more and more balloons and increased attendance and we look forward to our continued growth with another great event this month.”


The Mesquite Balloon Festival kicks off at 7:30 a.m. each morning with a balloon launch at the Oasis parking lot. The event also features “candlestick glows” nightly at 6 p.m. where the balloons create an extraordinary light show and includes a champagne tasting inside the CasaBlanca Resort’s Skydome Lounge on Saturday at 4 p.m.


Mesquite Gaming is seeking volunteers to assist with the morning balloon launches. Volunteers are essential to the successful operation of the event. Volunteers are needed Friday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 28 and volunteer opportunities include Friday, Saturday or Sunday morning launches or all three days. Volunteers must wear jeans, closed-toed shoes and warm clothes and, while pilots do their best to provide rides for volunteers, rides are not guaranteed. Volunteers will receive an event tee shirt, lapel pin and coffee and donuts at the morning launches. For more information, questions or to register as a volunteer, call 888-711-4653, email or register online at


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, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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About Mesquite Gaming:

Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa and Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates CasaBlanca Golf Club and The Palms Golf Club. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For more information, visit