By TheCompleteNevadan.com

Shoshone Tribe Fandango

Ely, July 26-28

Ely hosts the annual Ely Shoshone Tribe Fandango that will feature Gourd Dancers, a Jackpot Horseshoe Tournament, sand volleyball, and parade, culminating in a Powwow celebration on Saturday.

Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival

Elko, July 26-28

Elko’s annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival! 27 balloons will be launching early from the soccer fields of the Sports Complex in Spring Creek. The local Boy Scout Troop  will be serving a pancake breakfast and Las Brisas will be there both mornings.

Aviators Baseball

Las Vegas, July 30-31

Las Vegas’ minor league baseball team, the Aviators host New Orleans at the 10-seat Las Vegas ballpark in Summerlin July 30-Aug. 1. Formerly known as the Las Vegas 51s, they are in the Pacific Coast League, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Website for times and tickets go to www stubhub.com or www.ticketmaster.com

Water Lantern Festival

Sparks Marina Park

July 27, 5 – 9:30 p.m.

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. A family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Also featuring food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letter of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water. A night to remember.

Under the Stars at Agua Caliente

Caliente, July 27-28

8:30 p.m. until dawn

A stargazing Perseids meteor shower event. The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower as they peak on warm mid-summer nights as seen from the northern hemisphere. Barbara Rhode will give an introductory walk through.  Concessions, vendors and games. The Perseids are active now through Aug. 24.