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2015 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals Brochure

2016 Reno Tahoe Special Events Calendar

Sep 26, 2016 thru Sep 26, 2017

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 28

Gigs on the Lid

Wednesday lunchtime free music series in downtown Reno.

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Sep 30

Reno Street Food - Party in the Park

The weekly gourmet food truck event at Idlewild Park features gourmet food, craft desserts, beer and wine. Free entertainment weekly.

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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 can�t 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

Join the 3rd annual, family friendly, 5K run/walk and 10K run.

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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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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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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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Sep 26, 2016 thru Sep 26, 2017

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