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2015 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals Brochure

2016 Reno Tahoe Special Events Calendar

Jan 16, 2017 thru Jan 16, 2018

Jan 19 - Jan 21

The Sheep Show

The premier show for outdoor and mountain hunting with over 400 exhibits. Open to the public.

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Jan 26 - Jan 29

Eagles & Agriculture

A remarkable interaction between nature and agriculture attracts photographers, birders and nature-lovers to see bald eagles and other birds of prey.

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Jan 28 - Feb 14

Reno/Tahoe Senior Winter Games

The Reno-Tahoe Senior Games is a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness programs and activities for people 50 years and better.

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Feb 12

2017 Lunar New Year Festival

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, enjoy traditional Chinese food, professional Lion & Dragon dancing, Kung-Fu, and other performances.

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Mar 9 - Mar 12

Audi FIS Ski World Cup

Its the return of World Cup racing as the top female athletes compete in Giant Slalom and Slalom.

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Mar 12

Leprechaun Race

Join the 5th Annual Leprechaun Race!

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Mar 24 - Mar 26

AMSOIL Arenacross

The AMS Arenacross Series captures the heart of America�s motorcycle lovers and showcases the most intimate form of indoor, off-road motorcycle racing.

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Mar 25

Biggest Little Half Marathon

The 2nd annual event starts under the iconic Reno Arch in downtown Reno and offers 3 races distances.

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Apr 6 - Apr 9

Reno Ukulele Festival

One of the largest events of its kind in the country that celebrates the growing popularity of the diminutive instrument and includes evening concerts, workshops, instruction and vendors. Open to the public.

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Apr 26 - Apr 30

Reno Xtreme Barrel Race

This barrel racing event is very unique in that competitors include men and women, amateurs and professional, and all age groups. This is the finals to the

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Apr 29 - Apr 30

Virginia City Grand Prix

The historic mining town of Virginia City hosts 4.5 hours of rugged motorcycle racing through town and the surrounding rocky hills.

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Apr 30

Downtown River Run

This Boston qualifying marathon has been voted Nevada's Top marathon and Top 50 in America by

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May 12 - May 14

Monster Jam

It�s the hottest edge-of-your-seat, live motor sports property on the planet and largest touring family show in North America!

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May 12 - May 14

Reno Sculpture Fest

Sculptors and builders create multiple interactive pieces that are showcased in downtown Reno.

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May 13 - May 14

Reno River Festival

The Reno River Festival draws top athletics from the pro kayaking tour and features two days of wet and wild fun, including live music, food, libations, craft beer village and lots of interactive summer and outdoor experiences.

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Jun 2 - Jun 3

Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay Run Adventure

It's unlike anything you'll experience, lots of fun, and provides an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and teamwork. Ideally suited for 12-person teams, runners cover a 178-mile course that is divided into 36 legs of varying lengths and difficulty.

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Jun 2 - Jun 11

Reno Craft Beer Week

A regional festival for traveling beer enthusiasts and local fermentation aficionados.

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Jun 4

America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride - Lake Tahoe

"America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride-Lake Tahoe" has built a reputation for not only its spectacular scenery, but also its great food and support. Boat Cruise/35-Mile Fun Ride, 72-mile ride around the Lake, and full 100-mile century

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Jun 10

The Mighty Tour de Nez

The cycling spotlight shines on Reno as a downtown Reno criterium hosts pros, aspiring pros and nationally-ranked amateurs. The day is packed with bike race action and ends with the popular pro races.

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Jun 10 - Jun 11

Tough Mudder

Billed as the toughest event on the planet, it's all about personal challenge, mental toughness and camaraderie.

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Jun 15

PRCA Xtreme Bulls

Pro rodeo's top 40 bull riders test their skills on some of the rankest bulls the world has to offer. The opening event of the Reno Rodeo.

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Jun 15 - Jun 24

Reno Rodeo

Featuring 10 days and nights of the outstanding rodeo competition and fan-favorite activities, shopping and carnival.

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Jun 16 - Jun 18

Stewart Father's Day Powwow

The former Stewart Indian School will come alive with over 100 dancers, arts and crafts vendors and Indian Tacos. Beautiful and colorful, admission is FREE and it will be fun for the entire family!

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Jun 17 - Jun 18

US Open of Watercross

The Pro Watercross Tour is the country's premier watercross racing circuit and showcases the finest seasoned professional and amateur athletes in the highly explosive and exciting sport of personal watercraft racing . . . aka Watercross.

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Jul 1 - Jul 31


Diverse, unique, powerful, innovative. For 31 days, enjoy live music, dance, theater and performing arts, workshops, multicultural events and tours.

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Jul 8 - Aug 27

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Experience the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

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Jul 22

Northern Nevada Pride Festival

Build Our Center presents Northern Nevada Pride Festival and parade in Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. Parade at 10am, Festival at 11am.

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Jul 25 - Aug 12

Classical Tahoe

Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, immerse yourself in classical music performed by world-renowned artists and sololists.

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Jul 31 - Aug 6

Barracuda Championship, PGA TOUR Golf Tournament

Recognized as a favorite stop on the PGA TOUR, the Barracuda Championship is one of only 47 cities to host the PGA TOUR and the only one offering the exciting Modified Stableford playing format!

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Aug 2 - Aug 6

Reno Reunion Xtreme Barrel Race

This barrel racing event is very unique in that competitors include men and women, amateurs and professional, and all age groups.

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Aug 8 - Aug 13

Hot August Nights

It's the largest classic car and nostalgic event in the country and is the 31st anniversary! Restored hot rods and sexy muscle cars give enthusiasts a first-hand experience of popular decades done by.

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Aug 12 - Aug 13

Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival

The Festival includes a reception party, live concert, free paddle clinics and demos. This is the oldest and longest running stand up paddle race in the world.

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Aug 13

Reno 10 Miler & Relay

Participate in the 5th annual 10 Miler & Relay!

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Aug 18 - Aug 20

Reno Greek Festival

Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine and deserts, music and dancing, imports and a whole lot of fun.

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Aug 19

Northern Nevada International Dragon Boat Festival

Bring the family to Sparks Marina to watch an ancient Chinese sport and tradition. This inaugural festival features all-day competition of colorful Dragon Boats, vendors, food trucks and more.

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Aug 26


A unique tasting festival dedicated to craft beers poured exclusively from cans.

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Aug 26 - Aug 27

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing

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.

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Aug 27 - Sep 4

Burning Man

An annual gathering of 60,000 "Burners" who meet in the Black Rock Desert of Northern Nevada to create art, exchange ideas, and participate in the burning of the Man.

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Aug 30 - Sep 4

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cookoff

If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to attend America's BEST rib competition. The 29th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is a must see event.

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Sep 8 - Sep 10

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The 36th annual Great Reno Balloon Race attracts nearly 90 balloons, including special shapes, and is one of Reno's most colorful and spectacular events.

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Sep 10

15th Annual Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue

The annual ride provides an opportunity to cycle around 72 miles of Lake Tahoe�s shoreline, including an 800-foot climb overlooking scenic Emerald Bay and an 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction .

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Sep 10

Journal Jog

Reno's oldest foot race!

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Sep 13 - Sep 17

National Championship Air Races

Its the only closed course pylon racing event in the world. Six different race plane classes battle just 50 feet from the ground, with the Unlimited and Jet classes reaching speeds over 500.

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Sep 23 - Sep 24

SUPERCRAWL Rock Crawling World Championship

There are two titles on the line for Pro and entry level teams, the SuperCrawl World Championship and the Silver State Rock Crawling Championship. The event takes place at the phenomenal Wild West Motorsports Park, just 10 minutes from downtown Reno.

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Sep 27 - Oct 1

Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Enjoy HOG heaven at this celebration of music, metal and motorcycles.

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Oct 9 - Oct 15

Reno Bites Restaurant Week

Discover the great culinary talent in Reno at the end of your fork! Your stomach will thank you.

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Oct 13 - Oct 15

USA BMX BlackJack Nationals

The prestigious USA BMX National Series features racers ranging from 2-68 years old. Free to spectators!

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Oct 20 - Oct 21

ULTRA4 National Championship

Ultra4 Racing returns to Reno/Sparks! Over 120 vehicles, the same ones that compete at King of The Hammers, will be rolling into Reno/Sparks for short course racing and rock obstacles.

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Nov 5

Run with the Girls

Join the 4th annual, family friendly, 5K run/walk and 10K run.

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Jan 16, 2017 thru Jan 16, 2018

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