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The skies above this Southern Nevada City will burst with color.
CasaBlanca Resort & Casino hosts the two-day Mesquite Balloon Festival—weather permitting—on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27. Both mornings, a dazzling array of spectacular hot-air balloons will launch from the CasaBlanca driving range.
CasaBlanca has planned a variety of fun and entertaining activities throughout the day. Spectators can indulge not only in the visual feast of the balloons, but also culinary, musical, art, and many more delights for the whole family.
Saturday evening’s nightglow will further push the “wow” factor. The night comes alive with intense color as the tethered balloons are lit.
MESQUITE MOTOR MANIA
CasaBlanca Resort & Casino
Jan. 18-20 (Chili Cook-Off on Jan. 19)
Info: mesquitegaming.com, 888-711-4656
Car enthusiasts: Start your engines! Mesquite Motor Mania will be held Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, January 18-20. Last year, more than 700 vehicles from all over the globe were on display, attracting thousands to Mesquite.
Motor Mania is open to all years, makes, and models of classic vehicles and special-interest vehicles such as vintage, street rods, and hot rods. Events include the Roaring Engines and Slow Drags/Burn Out Competitions, a Show & Shine, and a Poker Trivia Walk.
On Saturday, January 19, CasaBlanca Resort & Casino presents The Smokin’ Big Chili Challenge. This International Chili Society-sanctioned cook-off features chefs from as far away as Canada who put their culinary prowess to the test. Mesquite Gaming’s Director of Food Bruce Landvik will prepare his signature smoked chicken white chili, which has been touted by tasters as “the best chili anywhere.”
Times: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fri. & Sat.; 8-10 a.m. on Sun.