|2013 Ruby Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival. Photo: Matthew B. Brown|
- Mesquite Balloon Festival - Jan. 25-26, Mesquite
- The Lovers Aloft Balloon Festival - Feb. 14-16, Lovelock
- The Winnemucca Balloon Festival - Apr. 26-27, Winnemucca
- The Pahrump Invitational Balloon Rally - Mar. 7-9, Pahrump
- The Great Reno Balloon Race - Sept. 5-7, Reno
- Ruby Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival - Sept. 26-28, Spring Creek
- RE/MAX Nevada Day Balloon Launch - Oct. 31, Carson City
At the end of the final race, the winning pilot will be awarded the Nevada State Balloon Champion trophy and will be featured in the Nevada Day Parade in Carson City on October 31.
For additional information or to participate in the Nevada State Balloon Champion Series, contact Pat Irwin at 775-273-7123, 775-461-6887, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this event and to view all the upcoming events for the Nevada 150 celebration, visit nevada150.org.