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2015 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals Brochure

2016 Reno Tahoe Special Events Calendar

Jul 29, 2016 thru Jul 29, 2017

Jul 26 - Aug 13

Classical Tahoe

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

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Jul 29 - Jul 30

Virginia City Official Hot August Nights Kickoff Event

Virginia City will be the host venue for the 2016 official kickoff location with nightly cruises, a celebrity Show-n-Shine, poker run and free live entertainment, in advance of the main event in Reno/Sparks.

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Jul 30

Compression! Art & Fire

Compression is a free arts festival that features fire art and performances, art cars, vendors, art projects (synonymous with The Playa) and youth performances.

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Jul 31

Reno-Sparks Open Streets

Reno-Sparks Open Streets brings the world-wide Cyclovia movement promoting healthy communities to Reno (July 31) and Sparks (August 20).

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Aug 2 - Aug 7

Hot August Nights

It's the largest classic car and nostalgic event in the country and is the 30th anniversary! Restored hot rods and sexy muscle cars give enthusiasts a first-hand experience of popular decades done by.

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Aug 3

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Reno's HUMP DAY food and arts bazaar! Happening every Wednesday at the scenic McKinley Arts and Culture Center, next to the Truckee River.

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Aug 4 - Aug 6

Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Motorsport Auction Group

A collector car auction featuring street rods and classics to special interest and exotic vehicles.

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Aug 5 - Aug 21

Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival

The 13th annual festival features more than 60 performances and over 100 performers playing Dixieland, big band, bluegrass, Latin, blues, and more.

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Aug 10

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Reno's HUMP DAY food and arts bazaar! Happening every Wednesday at the scenic McKinley Arts and Culture Center, next to the Truckee River.

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Aug 11

39 North Marketplace

Enjoy this family-friendly community street fair and marketplace.

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Aug 12 - Aug 13

Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance Wooden Boat Show

Considered to be the premier judged wooden boat shows in the nation and features vintage restored boats.

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Aug 12 - Aug 14

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 - Aug 14

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 17

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Reno's HUMP DAY food and arts bazaar! Happening every Wednesday at the scenic McKinley Arts and Culture Center, next to the Truckee River.

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Aug 18

39 North Marketplace

Enjoy this family-friendly community street fair and marketplace.

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Aug 19 - Aug 21

Reno Greek Festival

This year, the Reno-Tahoe Greek Fest is bigger and better than ever. Live music, dancing, food, a photo booth and much more. See you all there.

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Aug 20

Holi Festival of Colors

Interactive Dance, Live Mantra Bands, DJ's, Yoga, Colors, Cuisine, Free Hugs. World's Happiest Transformational Event.

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Aug 20

Reno-Sparks Open Streets

Reno-Sparks Open Streets brings the world-wide Cyclovia movement promoting healthy communities to Reno (July 31) and Sparks (August 20).

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Aug 20

XTERRA Lake Tahoe

The XTERRA Lake Tahoe Triathlon will challenge & inspire triathletes.

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Aug 20 - Aug 21

The Pacifica Festival

Celebrate the uniqueness of Asian Pacific cultures through live music, dance, martial arts, tradition dances and food. This family friendly event features interactive cultural activities as well.

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Aug 24

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Reno's HUMP DAY food and arts bazaar! Happening every Wednesday at the scenic McKinley Arts and Culture Center, next to the Truckee River.

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Aug 24 - Aug 28

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 season-long series.

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Aug 26 - Aug 27

CANFEST

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

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Aug 26 - Aug 28

Reno Tahoe Music Festival

Enjoy live music performances at the intimate Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch. Country, Rock, Jazz or Pop could be some of the musical acts on tap this year.

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Aug 27

Fallon Fights: Rural Rumble '16

Professional boxing and mixed martial arts take place under the stars at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon.

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Aug 27

Reno Aloha Festival

Experience the islands in Reno and enjoy Polynesian entertainment, Islander food, hula dancing and Polynesian merchandise!

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Aug 27

Reno Beer Crawl

If you're visiting Reno on the 4th Saturday of any given month, you will inevitably, and luckily, enter the wacky world of the Reno Beer Crawl.

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Aug 28 - Sep 5

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 31

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Reno's HUMP DAY food and arts bazaar! Happening every Wednesday at the scenic McKinley Arts and Culture Center, next to the Truckee River.

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Aug 31 - Sep 5

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to attend America's BEST rib competition. The 28th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is a must see event.

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Sep 2 - Sep 4

Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow

Featuring some of the best Native American dancers, singers and drummers in the country, as well as American Indian art and food.

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Sep 9 - Sep 11

International Camel & Ostrich Races

This annual tradition features camel, ostrich and zebra racing as jockeys from around the globe converge to compete for trophies and bragging rights.

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Sep 9 - Sep 11

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Celebrate the 31st year of Lake Tahoe's most prestigious food and wine event.

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Sep 9 - Sep 11

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The 35th annual Great Reno Balloon Race attracts nearly 100 balloons, including special shapes, and is one of Reno's most colorful and spectacular events.

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Sep 10

Tractors & Truffles

A farm-to-plate gourmet dinner and arts event prepared by renowned chefs with the freshest, locally grown ingredients.

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Sep 11

Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue

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

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Sep 14 - Sep 18

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. The Blue Angels return!

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Sep 17 - Sep 18

Reno Pokémon Go Crawl

Join Crawl Reno for the PokéCrawl to beat all PokéCrawls. We’re hard at work incorporating all of the elements of the game into a bar crawl to satisfy your Jigglypuff.

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Sep 17 - Sep 18

The Way it Was Rodeo

A weekend of bronc riding, trick roping, barrel racing and more comes to historic Virginia City.

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Sep 18

Edible Pedal 100

Three beautiful ride routes to choose from (10 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles. Fully equipped ride stops and post-ride BBQ feature outstanding locally sourced food.

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Sep 19 - Oct 1

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

A modern showcase for the time-honored vaquero horse training methods of the American West. This triathlon for young reined cow horse tests the skills of 3-year-old equine athletes in herd work, rein work and fence work.

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Sep 21 - Sep 25

Street Vibrations Fall Rally

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

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Sep 24

Reno Beer Crawl

If you're visiting Reno on the 4th Saturday of any given month, you will inevitably, and luckily, enter the wacky world of the Reno Beer Crawl.

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Sep 24

The Lantern Fest

Join thousands of revelers as the night sky lights up with an unforgettable spectacle.

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Sep 24 - Sep 25

Genoa Candy Dance

The annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire has a reputation for quality artists and crafters and delicious homemade candy.

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Sep 24 - Sep 25

SuperCrawl/Silver State Rock Crawling Championship

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

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Sep 30 - Oct 2

World Cowboy Fast Draw Championship

Fast draw enthusiasts world-wide compete with single action revolvers, similar to those used in the Old West. It is a timed sport using single action .45 caliber (western style six shooters) with wax bullets that travel 650 feet per second.

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Oct 1

Color Me Rad 5K Run

We’re the only 5K that will send you running through RAD color stations and leave you covered from head to toe in powders and gels of pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Not only will you be having healthy amounts of fun, but you’ll be getting your

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Oct 1

Color Me Rad 5K Run

We’re the only 5K that will send you running through RAD color stations and leave you covered from head to toe in powders and gels of pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Not only will you be having healthy amounts of fun, but you’ll be getting your

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Oct 1

CrossReno Cyclocross

CrossReno is a USA Cycling sanctioned cyclocross event and festival. Not only is it a race offering national ranking, but it's also a festival featuring food, local and regional craft beer garden, and a live music.

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Oct 1

Dirty Dash

Its a mud run for anyone that loves to get dirty.

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Oct 1 - Oct 2

Reno Celtic Celebration

The 26th annual event features pipe bands, clan tents, Scottish and Irish dancers, historical reenactors, Celtic animals, vendors, kids games, food and more.

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Oct 1 - Oct 2

World Championship Outhouse Races

This hilarious Comstock tradition pits teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides and the remaining team members push, pull or drag the decorated outhouses down the racetrack.

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Oct 6 - Oct 9

Lake Tahoe Marathon & Run Tahoe Events

Run, swim, kayak or paddle on or around beautiful Lake Tahoe during a gorgeous time of year.

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Oct 8

RedRun

This run is unlike anything anywhere. It will take place in one of the most haunted locations in the world, Virginia City. Theme parks try to duplicate, but this is the real deal.

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Oct 8 - Oct 9

Eldorado Great Italian Festival

The Eldorado Great Italian Festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a grape stomp, sauce cookers competition, wine walk, Italian Farmer's Market, kids' gelato-eating contest, Italian Buffet and incredible FREE live entertainment.

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Oct 10 - Oct 16

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 15

Sparktoberfest Harvest Jamboree

Celebrate "Sparktoberfest" on October 15th in Victorian Square from 11am to 5pm. Celebrate the harvest season and Germanic cultural heritage with live music, crafts and activities for family fun, a Volk's Spielen (Peoples Games) as well as a Bier Spielen!

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Oct 16 - Oct 22

Wrangler/Professional's Choice ACTRA National Finals

The American Cowboys Team Roping Association (ACTRA) National Finals are held in Reno every October featuring 8 days of team roping action that is free to the public.

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Oct 21 - Oct 22

ULTRA4 Nitto National Championship

ULTRA4 Racing returns to Reno/Sparks! Over 100 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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Oct 22

Reno Beer Crawl

If you're visiting Reno on the 4th Saturday of any given month, you will inevitably, and luckily, enter the wacky world of the Reno Beer Crawl.

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Oct 22

Reno Zombie Crawl

The thing about the re-animated dead is, they cant WAIT to return! The Reno Zombie Crawl is back with more of what you love!

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Oct 23

PumpkinPalooza

Downtown Sparks Victorian Square will celebrate all things pumpkin! Build and race a pumpkin, children's costume parade, storytelling, live music, carnival games and lots more. Tons of old-fashioned fun for the entire family.

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Oct 29

Nevada Day Parade

The 78th annual event is the longest running admissions day celebration in the country and features a large parade.

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Nov 3 - Nov 6

Off Beat Arts & Music Festival

Off Beat Arts & Music Festival is a citywide arts and music festival that showcases northern Nevada's growing music, art and culinary scene.

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Nov 6

Run with the Girls 5K

Join the 3rd annual 5K run and walk.

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Nov 11

Veterans Day Parade

A parade through downtown Reno to honor our military service men and women.

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Nov 19

Steampunk Tavern Stroll

Dress up like Victorian-era neo-futuristic sci-fi characters and go from tavern to tavern tasting libations, playing parlor games and old time bar crawl fun.

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Nov 26

Reno Beer Crawl

If you're visiting Reno on the 4th Saturday of any given month, you will inevitably, and luckily, enter the wacky world of the Reno Beer Crawl.

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Dec 3

Christmas on the Comstock

Step back in time this holiday season and celebrate Christmas as they did in the 19th century. Historic Virginia City hosts its annual Christmas on the Comstock this December, offering a Victorian-style holiday celebration.

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Dec 3

City of Sparks Hometowne Christmas Parade

Kick off the holiday season with a traditional Christmas parade, tree lighting, entertainment and photos with Santa

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Dec 10

Reno Santa Crawl

Its the hap, happiest time of year when 15,000 Santas descend upon downtown Reno to enjoy good spirits & yule-tide cheer!

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Dec 17

Great Santa Dash

A festive 5k fun run through downtown Reno where hundreds of costumed participants will get a chance to experience the real spirit of Christmas!

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Dec 24

Reno Beer Crawl

If you're visiting Reno on the 4th Saturday of any given month, you will inevitably, and luckily, enter the wacky world of the Reno Beer Crawl.

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Dec 26 - Dec 31

Nevada Chamber Music Festival, presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra

Each December in Reno, a gathering takes place. Presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the 12th Annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival is 10 concerts over 6 days featuring some of the greatest classical musicians in the world. DECEMBER 26th - 31st!

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Feb 17 - Feb 19

2017 Lunar New Year Event

In celebration of the 2016 Chinese New Year, enjoy traditional Chinese food, professional Lion & Dragon dancing, Kung-Fu, and other performances.

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Ongoing Events

May 20 - Sep 30

Reno Street Food - Party in the Park

Reno Street Food features over 20 artisan and gourmet food trucks, food trailers and pop-up restaurants weekly on Friday night. Don't miss out on Reno's Food Truck Friday!

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Jun 30 - Jul 31

Artown

Diverse, unique, powerful, innovative. For 32 days, enjoy live music, dance, theater and performing arts, workshops, multicultural events and tours.

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Jul 8 - Aug 21

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 29, 2016 thru Jul 29, 2017

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