Reno Tahoe Pride Festival Parade

LGBTQ Travel Guide

Reno Tahoe always strives to be a safe and friendly destination for everyone. Here we celebrate love and the desire to pursue your most ambitious vacation goals. For us, that doesn’t just mean providing a great night out or hosting a family fun day, it starts at the foundation of our culture. The 2018 Municipal Equality Index gave Reno a score of 100/100 for its policies and inclusion of the LGBTQ community. Check it out below to see what that means for residents and visitors alike.

MEI 2018 Report

Where to Stay

In addition to the area’s TAG approved hotels, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino and Whitney Peak Hotel, our lodging properties offer a unique experience for all guests, no matter your pleasure. The downtown Reno properties include THE ROW, Harrah’s Reno and Renaissance Reno. Head further south and you’ll find Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on your way out to Virginia City or Mount Rose. Grand Sierra Resort is located in the heart of the city with an abundance of on-property adventure. Nugget Casino Resort is surrounded by a neighborhood of new food, drink and entertainment options. For Tahoe seekers, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is a stone’s throw away from the lake’s famous blue water. You can check out all of the lodging properties here.

things to do

Events and The Arts

Northern Nevada Pride takes place every July in conjunction with Artown. Reno’s pride festival features food, live music, special guests and the CommUNITY Pride Parade. Stop by the bigtruck booth and pick up your custom Reno Tahoe Pride hat.

Artown features over 500 events including music, dance, theater, visual arts, workshops, art walks and much more throughout the entire month of July each year. Offering a majority of events free to the public, refuel your love for the arts and find a new hobby while you’re at it!

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is held right on the water’s edge of Tahoe on Sand Harbor Beach. Each year there are two productions alternating through July and August. Food and drink are available but attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic for the beach!

Burning Man needs no introduction. Bringing thousands of people from around the world to create an unforgettable experience, the reach of this festival can be felt year-round. Art pieces from Burning Man are sprinkled around Reno including the newly developed Neon Line District just west of downtown Reno as well as the photo-worthy, interactive pieces at the Playa Art Park.

The Great Reno Balloon Race sends upwards of 80+ beautiful hot-air balloons into the Reno skies each September. It has been one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events for over three decades and is a world-renowned and locally beloved community tradition.

Nevada Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in Nevada. It has permanent collections as well as rotates traveling exhibitions from across the globe, and artwork by emerging artists.

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts hosts several Broadway productions each season during “Broadway Comes to Reno.” It is also the home of the A.V.A Ballet Theatre and showcases the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra throughout the year.

View the full events calendar here.


Whether you’re looking for a spot to kick off the night, or seeking the perfect nightcap, Reno’s LGBTQ bars have something for everyone.

Faces NV is in downtown Reno and is Reno’s drag bar. Come for bingo, karaoke or just a fun night full of dancing and drinks.

Splash Bar Reno is Northern Nevada’s newest LGBTQ dance bar. Their patio is perfect for summer nights and they have a daily happy hour. Cheers to that!

5 Star Saloon is located downtown and is Reno’s longest running gay bar. They have a large dance floor with a stage and dance poles.

Carl’s Saloon will make you feel like you’re right at home. There are an awesome backyard patio and pool tables. They are located near the Peppermill Resort on South Virginia St.

The Reno Pride Crawl happens every June in downtown Reno. Check out 12 different parties, more than 50 drink specials and the epic costume contest.

Breweries, distilleries and wineries are popping up all around the area. From award-winning pilsners to jaw-dropping tasting rooms, there’s plenty of local taste to go around.

Click here to check out more of Reno’s nightlife scene.

additional resources

Our Center provides northern Nevada’s LGBTQ community with access to advocacy, support, educational programs, services and resources. Their volunteers are the backbone of Northern Nevada Pride and they host smaller events throughout the year for anyone to join.

Weddings in Reno Tahoe can be as unique as your relationship. Elope or plan a destination wedding on the beautiful beaches of Lake Tahoe or find that perfect venue nestled in an eclectic neighborhood like Dickerson Road. Don’t forget the endless options for bachelor and bachelorette parties too!

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