Bright colored balloons will take to the skies above Mesquite for the 2016 Hot Air Balloon Festival Saturday and Sunday. The Stars and Stripes balloon will be the first to launch and begin the festivities each morning, followed by more than 40 other balloons as they chase the lead balloon and race around the Virgin Valley. The Mesquite Balloon Festival will also offer culinary and entertainment festivities for the whole family.
As the sun goes down, a balloon glow will take place in the evening, offering spectators a breathtaking view of inflated balloons lighted by their burners in the south parking lot of the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino. Spectators are invited to walk among the inflated hot air balloons on display for an up-close experience and opportunity to chat with the pilots and walk around the balloons.