Entertainment Sparks Farmers' Market June 5th - Aug 21st
Don't miss the Sparks Farmer's Market held on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks this summer. Each week of the Farmer's Market offers new themes, different community group involvement, exciting stage music & street performers, and returning and new sponsors are also weekly highlights. The event takes place every Thursday evening from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
Entertainment Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival July 11th - Aug 24th
Our 2014 season commences with an extraordinary production. Shakespeare's As You Like It is a comedy that is sure to enchant the entire family. Bring a picnic with you, or enjoy the outstanding food for sale at Shakespeare's Kitchen. Arrive early and enjoy a pre-show cocktail, mingle with family and friends in the newly renovated and expanded dining area. Shows every Tuesday-Sunday night, from July 11-August 24. To purchase tickets call (800) 74-SHOWS.
Entertainment Reno Tahoe Open July 28th - Aug 3rd
CATCH PGA TOUR STARS IN ACTION! Recognized as a favorite stop on the PGA TOUR, the 16th annual Reno-Tahoe Open is one of only 45 cities to host the PGA TOUR and the only one offering the exciting Modified Stableford playing format! Besides the lion's share of a $3 million dollar purse, 300 FedExCup points goes to the tournament winner. The stunning Montrêux Golf & Country Club is northern Nevada's only Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course and provides a challenging, yet beautiful, test for 132 of the top notch PGA TOUR professionals. Don't miss your opportunity to see renowned PGA TOUR players tackle a beautiful golf course.
Entertainment Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Aug 22nd - Aug 23rd
The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is a nationally televised off road racing series on a short course track where spectators watch all of the high-flying action from their seats in the grandstands. Watch Brian Deegan and 125 other racers battle it out in 900 horsepower trucks in intense door-to-door action. The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is a full contact MMA fight on wheels and the Wild West Motorsports Park is the most challenging track in their series.
Entertainment 26th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off Aug 27th - Sept 1st
If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to come to the country's best rib competition. Entering its 26th year, the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, hosted by John Ascuaga's Nugget, will once again transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair. Come out and enjoy the best ribs from across the nation!
Entertainment The Great Reno Balloon Race Sept 5th - Sept 7th
It's the World's Largest FREE hot-air ballooning event! The 33rd annual Great Reno Balloon Race attracts nearly 100 balloons with up to 20 special shapes and is one of Reno's most colorful and spectacular events. Sure, it might be a bit earlier than you're used to waking up, but you won't regret it for moment!
Entertainment National Championship Air Races Sept 10th - Sept 14th
Named one of the 10 best Air Shows in the WORLD by USA Today! The 51st annual event is the only closed course pylon racing event in the world, and is the world's longest running air race. Six different race plane classes battle just 60 feet from the ground, with the Unlimited and Jet classes reaching speeds over 500 mph! Besides the on-your-feet action of the races, spectators have close-up access to racing aircraft, pilots and crews in the "pits." There's a world-class air show, military display and demonstrations, aircraft display and great concessions. Experience the action of the "World's Fastest Motorsport!"
Entertainment Street Vibrations Fall Rally Sept 24th - Sept 28th
Enjoy HOG heaven at this celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Everyone knows that the "Biggest Little City in the World" offers unparalleled entertainment, but this event takes it to a new level with live entertainment on outdoor stages, parades, ride-in shows, stunt shows and bike cruises. Don't miss America's Finest Custom Bike Builder's Expo and the Tattoo Expo for body art extraordinaire. Open to all motorcycles.
Entertainment Funken Fest Sept 20th
Funken Fest is a one day Oktoberfest celebration at Victorian Square. The festival will celebrate German food, music, culture & of course beer.
Entertainment Crafts for Christmas Nov 28th - Nov 30th
This annual holiday gift marketplace features more than 100 craft and gift booths, Santa Claus, cooking and cocktail demonstrations, floral arranging demonstrations, kids' activities, and much more. As always, admission and parking are free!
Entertainment Reno Santa Crawl Dec 13th
Thousands of Santas descend upon downtown Reno to enjoy good spirits & yule-tide cheer! Over 10,000 festive-clad santas and elves will enjoy the jolly 14th year of the Reno Santa Pub Crawl! THE ANNUAL PHOTO UNDER THE ARCH IS AT 10PM THIS YEAR --- DON'T BE LEFT OUT! As always, this is first & foremost a local charity fundraiser. This year all proceeds will help local schools. So, help Support the Claus & attend!
Entertainment New Year's Eve Dec 31st
Midnight Toast