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2015 Reno Tahoe Special Events Calendar

Aug 28, 2015 thru Feb 28, 2016

Aug 26 - Aug 30

Reno Reunion Xtreme Barrel Racing

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 28

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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Aug 29

CANFEST

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

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Aug 29

Sparks Food Truck Drive-in

Local food trucks and specialty vendors will be serving food and treats, followed by a FREE movie in the newly renovated amphitheater. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday (June-Sep).

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Aug 30 - Sep 7

Burning Man

An annual gathering of 65,000 "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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Sep 2 - Sep 7

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 27th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is a must see event.

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Sep 4

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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Sep 4 - Sep 6

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 11

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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Sep 11 - Sep 13

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 11 - Sep 13

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Celebrate the 30th year of Lake Tahoe's most prestigious food and wine event.

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Sep 11 - Sep 13

The Great Reno Balloon Race

The 34th annual Great Reno Balloon Race attracts nearly 100 balloons with up to 20 special shapes and is one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events.

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Sep 12

Sparks Food Truck Drive-in

Local food trucks and specialty vendors will be serving food and treats, followed by a FREE movie in the newly renovated amphitheater. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday (June-Sep).

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Sep 16 - Sep 20

National Championship Air Races

The 52nd annual event is the only closed course pylon racing event in the world, and is the world’s longest running air race. Six different race plane classes battle just 60 feet from the ground, with the Unlimited and Jet classes reaching speeds over 500

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Sep 18

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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Sep 18 - Sep 19

Victorian Steampunk Ball

Are you looking for a weekend of fun? Travel back to a time that never was and join us in Virginia City, Nevada for the Fifth Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball: Pirates Invade the Comstock.

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Sep 19

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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Sep 19

Reno Pirate Crawl

Join thousands of scallywags, wenches, cutthroats & buccaneers in downtown Reno for the 7th annual Reno Pirate Crawl!

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Sep 20

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 20

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe

Watch athletes from around the world compete in one of the toughest courses in the world!

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Sep 21 - Oct 3

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 23 - Sep 27

Street Vibrations Fall Rally

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

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Sep 25

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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Sep 26

Color Me Rad

If you're itching for a colorful time, then this 5K is the run for you!

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Sep 26

Sparks Food Truck Drive-in

Local food trucks and specialty vendors will be serving food and treats, followed by a FREE movie in the newly renovated amphitheater. Every 2nd and 4th Saturday (June-Sep).

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Sep 26

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 26 - Sep 27

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 2

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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Oct 2 - Oct 4

Blue Jeans Jam

Blue Jeans Jam is an annual lifestyle event in Reno Tahoe USA, focusing on the role of blue jeans in worldwide popular culture and celebrating their invention by - and the granting of the United States Patent to - Reno tailor Jacob Davis and his manufact

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Oct 2 - Oct 4

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 3 - Oct 4

Reno Celtic Celebration

The 25th 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 3 - Oct 4

Spartan World Championship

Spartans from across the globe will battle in this epic championship race, set in a incredibly beautiful backdrop.

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Oct 3 - Oct 4

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 9 - Oct 11

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 10

Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree

Celebrate the harvest season and Germanic cultural heritage with live music, crafts and activities for family fun, as well as a Beer Games competition, Bier Spiele!

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Oct 10

RedRun 3 - Return of the Living Dead

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 10 - Oct 11

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 12 - Oct 18

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 16 - Oct 17

ULTRA4 Nitto Tire 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 16 - Oct 18

ICS World's Championship Chili Cookoff

The WCCC is the highlight of the year for hundreds of teams, as well as thousands of "chiliheads" who follow the sport from coast-to-coast.

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Oct 17 - Oct 24

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 24

No-Brainer All Zombie Run

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

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Oct 24

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 25

PumpkinPalooza 2015

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 31

Nevada Day Parade

The 77th annual event is the longest running admissions day celebration in the country and features a large parade.

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Nov 5 - Nov 8

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 20 - Nov 22

Comic Con Reno

Join tens of thousands of fellow fans as they converge on the Reno-Sparks Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Reno to celebrate the best in pop culture.

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Dec 4 - Dec 5

Sparks Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration

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

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Dec 5

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 26 - Dec 31

Nevada Chamber Music Festival, presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra

Featuring eleven unique concerts showcasing world class musicians and the best in classical music.

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Ongoing Events

Jan 24 - Dec 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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Aug 28, 2015 thru Feb 28, 2016

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