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2015 Reno Tahoe Events and Festivals Brochure

2016 Reno Tahoe Special Events Calendar

Feb 7, 2016 thru Feb 7, 2017

Feb 13

Science Saturday, Flying a Spacecraft

Join the National Automobile Museum for "Science Saturday, Flying a Spacecraft" on February 13, 2016

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Feb 13 - Feb 20

Kid-O-Rama

7th Annual Kid-O-Rama Extravaganza Returns to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

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Feb 18 - Feb 21

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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Feb 20

Freeze Your Pints Off

Great beer, food and entertainment during the 2nd annual winter beer festival.

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Feb 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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Feb 27 - Feb 28

Rahlves' Banzai Tour - Kirkwood

The Rahlves' Banzai Tour is racing in it's purest form. Big mountain freeride meets ski / boarder-cross action!

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Mar 4 - Mar 6

Monster Jam

Itís 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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Mar 4 - Mar 13

North Lake Tahoe Snowfest!

Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar California. Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, and theater.

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Mar 5

Sparks Shamrock Shuffle

A St. Patrick's Day themed fun run at Victorian Square in downtown Sparks.

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Mar 5 - Mar 6

Rahlves' Banzai Tour - Sugar Bowl

The Rahlves' Banzai Tour is the world's premier big mountain freeski meets ski / boarder-cross event on the planet!

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Mar 12

Reno Leprechaun Crawl

Who doesn't love to celebrate the luck and good will of the Irish, especially when over 30 bars, contests, entertainment and LEPRECHAUNS are involved!

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Mar 12

Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and St. Patrick's Day Parade

Virginia City goes nuts for St. Patrick's Day!

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Mar 13

Leprechaun Race

Join the 4th Annual Leprechaun Race!

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Mar 18 - Mar 20

69th Annual Shrine Circus

69th Annual Shrine Circus

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Mar 18 - Mar 20

High Desert Steam Con

Discover all things Steampunk! Vendors, tea dueling, work shops, panels, Steampunk art and a Time Travelers Ball. All to delight the senses and amuse the mind.

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Mar 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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Apr 1 - Apr 3

WinterWonderGrass

A boutique winter bluegrass music and craft beer festival featuring 17 bands and 16 California breweries.

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Apr 14 - May 17

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 23

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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Apr 24

Reno Earth Day 2016

Reno Earth Day 2016 will be on Sunday, April 24th in Idlewild Park from 11am to 6pm. Theme: The Natural World, Clean & Green Technologies and Many Cultures.

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Apr 27 - May 1

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 28 - Apr 30

Reno Jazz Festival

Celebrating 54 years of jazz, the Reno Jazz Festival hosts three days of concerts, clinics and competitions on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

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Apr 28 - May 1

Genoa Cowboy Festival

The Genoa Cowboy Festival rides into Nevada's oldest town with music, Cowboy poetry, Western art, cowboy grub and more.

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Apr 29 - May 1

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Northern Nevadaís largest Hispanic heritage celebration! Featuring popular bands from Mexico, Latin musicians, Mexican Dancing Horse performances, amateur boxing, vendors, carnival, food and children's play area.

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Apr 30

Reno Pajama Crawl

Have you ever been out with your friends, yet wished you were all cozy at home wrapped in your snuggie? NOW YOU CAN DO BOTH! The First Annual Reno Pajama Crawl will be the night when the joys of relaxing in your PJs will combine with partying with all

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Apr 30 - May 1

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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May 6 - May 8

Reno Sculpture Fest

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

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May 7

Nevada State Police Memorial Parade & Car Show

The parade honors officers that have given their lives in the line of duty and features beautifully restored police cruisers, fire engines and ambulances.

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May 7 - May 8

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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May 13 - May 21

Reno Craft Beer Week

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

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May 14 - May 15

Chili on the Comstock

Officially sanctioned by the International Chili Society, 30 of the best chili cookers in the west compete for bragging rights and a spot in the world finals.

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May 19

AMGEN Tour of California, Lake Tahoe

The AMGEN Tour of California brings Tour de France style men's and women's racing to Lake Tahoe.

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May 20 - May 22

Hot August Nights presents Spring Fever Revival

Twist and Shout your way back to the 60ís and 70ís for a weekend of classic cars and Rock Ďní Roll music in downtown Reno.

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May 20 - Oct 7

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. Its the only weekly gourmet food truck event in Reno.

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May 21

Epic SciFi Crawl

Dress in your favorite Jedi outfit, or cosplay outfit and be a part of this inaugural bar crawl. Your inner-geek will love you.

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May 28

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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Jun 1

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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Jun 1 - Jun 24

Nevada Humanities Festival and Chautauqua

A living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues.

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Jun 3 - Jun 4

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 3 - Jun 5

Sands Eurofest 2016

The 18th annual celebration is all about great European cuisine, including grilled bratwurst, chorizo Basque sandwiches and Swedish meatballs with spaetzle. Of course, there will also be a huge selection of beers!

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Jun 3 - Jun 5

Street Vibrations Spring Rally

After a long winter, itís time to liberate your Harley from hibernation and enjoy a weekend of motorcycle fun and cruising down the highway!

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Jun 8

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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Jun 11

Arch Rivals Superhero Run

Did you ever tie a sheet around you to make a cape and run around the back yard as your favorite hero? The Arch Rivals Superhero Run is like that except a million times better! a comic book-themed fun run along the beautiful Truckee River in Downtown Ren

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Jun 11

Country Crossroads

With a long history as a well-known country music venue, the Nugget Casino Resort presents ďCountry Crossroads,Ē a celebration of music and activities. The event features a well-known country act, country music and a Cowboy Crawl.

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Jun 11

Cowboy Crawl

Wet your whistle at the 5th annual Cowboy Crawl. No matter if you're a bona fide cowboy or a city slicker, everyone is welcome to join the fun!

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Jun 11

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 11 - Jun 12

Tough Mudder

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

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Jun 15

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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Jun 16

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 16 - Jun 24

Reno Rodeo

It's the "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West!" with ten nights of the best rodeo competition in the country, including the top professional cowboys worldwide.

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Jun 17 - Jun 18

The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival

Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the live blues and rock for Reno's best summer kick-off street party!

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Jun 17 - Jun 19

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 26

Adventure Sports Week

Challenge yourself during the day in one of the many competitive events, including trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding and swimming.

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Jun 20

Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping

The world's top 100 team ropers compete for the coveted BFI championship. It's the richest one-day roping event.

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Jun 22

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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Jun 23 - Jun 26

Rockabilly Riot

Lots of good, old-fashioned Rockabilly fun that includes contests, entertainment, vendors and tons of cars that will make you drool.

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Jun 25

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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Jun 27 - Jul 3

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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Jun 29

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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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 2 - Jul 4

The Biggest Little City Wing Fest

The 4th annual event is the spiciest, most affordable festival to hit downtown Reno.

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Jul 3

Star Spangled Sparks

The region's longest, most spectacular fireworks display is set off from the roof of the Nugget Casino Resort while thousands of revelers celebrate our nation's birthday. Live entertainment for the whole family, a kid's area and an array of activities.

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Jul 4

Fourth of July on the Comstock

Celebrate the 4th of July in historic Virginia City, site of the richest gold and silver strike in history.

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Jul 4

Genoa Americana Celebration

A free celebration of our nation's birthday featuring live bluegrass and string music and the Carson City Symphony. Held in Genoa at the Mormon Station State Park.

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Jul 6

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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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 13

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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Jul 14 - Jul 17

Wanderlust Yoga & Music Festival

A one-of-a-kind festival offering the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty.

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Jul 15 - Jul 16

Circus Circus 24-Hour Mural Marathon Competition

In conjunction with Artown, Circus Circus hosts the 3rd annual 24-hour Mural Marathon! Seven invited artists compete for the best mural on the side of the hotel.

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Jul 16

Reno Basque Festival

The Basque culture is a big part of Reno's history and tradition. Celebrate Basque heritage with traditional food, music, dancing, and activities.

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Jul 16

Superhero Crawl

The first and largest superhero crawl in the WORLD returns for the 9th year with more bars, more specials and more superheros!

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Jul 20

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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Jul 23

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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Jul 27

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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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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 29 - Aug 14

Lake Tahoe SummerFest Orchestra Concert Series

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

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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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Aug 2 - Aug 7

Hot August Nights

Itís 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: Renoís 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 10

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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 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

Reno Pirate Crawl

Join thousands of scallywags, wenches, cutthroats & buccaneers in downtown Reno for the annual Reno Pirate Crawl!

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Aug 17

Feed the Camel

Feed The Camel: Renoís 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 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 - 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: Renoís 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 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: Renoís 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 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 up to 20 special shapes, and is one of Renoís most colorful and spectacular events.

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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 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 - 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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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

No-Brainer All Zombie Fun Run

An All-Zombie 5K that will leave you screaming for more...fun!

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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 - 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

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 15 - 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 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 canít WAIT to return! The Reno Zombie Crawl is back with more of what you love!

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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 13

Run with the Girls 5K

Join the 3rd annual 5K run and walk.

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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 10

Reno Santa Crawl

Itís 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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Feb 7, 2016 thru Feb 7, 2017

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