Reno River Festival

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Reno River Festival

An action-packed weekend of music, food, activities, whitewater competition and fun!

The Reno River Festival is a free event that is often considered the kick-off to the special events season in Reno and offers something for everyone. The whitewater competitions are just one reason why more than 40,000 outdoor enthusiasts flock to downtown Reno’s Wingfield Park and the Reno Riverwalk each May. The Reno River Festival is a unique two-day event of wet and wild fun, including live music, food, libations, craft beer village and lots of interactive summer and outdoor experiences.

  • More than 100 food/beverage vendors and outdoor merchants
  • Freestyle and competitive whitewater kayaking
  • Live music featuring up and coming recording artists
  • Specialty areas including the Craft Beer village and the Summer Wine Village
  • Interactive summer and outdoor experiences at the Reno Tahoe Adventure Park, a carnival atmosphere with thrills for the entire family
  • Reno River Roll, costumed slow bike ride with a traveling live band
  • Specialty clinics like Yoga in the Park and fly fishing

Reno River Festival Schedule

Experience a fun-filled weekend for the whole family celebrating the versatility and beauty of downtown Reno and the Truckee River. Event highlights include competitive and freestyle kayaking, the Reno Tahoe Adventure Park, the Reno River Roll and more. Check the Reno River Festival website for a complete schedule.

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