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January 2018
Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby

Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby

January 1, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Topaz Lodge, 1979 US Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Get Paid to Fish!!! Travel south from Carson Valley down US Highway 395 to Topaz Lake for the annual Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby that kicks off on January 1st, 2018 and runs through April 15th. With 2,500 acres of open water, Topaz Lake has primarily two types of trout, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. However, other types of fish are sometimes caught, namely bowcutt trout, tiger trout and even the occasional large or small mouth bass. *Every angler who catches…

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Old Sheepherder's Gathering - Baker, NV

Old Sheepherders Gathering

January 17, 2018 at 8:00 am - January 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Baker, NV, PO Box 78
Baker, Nevada 89311 United States
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Every January, sheepherders and their families from across western Utah and eastern Nevada converge at the state line for a weekend of comradery. But the event is more than mere reminiscing: the Gathering is a venue for passing on history to younger generations and sharing a bit of sheep industry culture with the non-initiated. Friday’s buffet dinner is for sheep folk, but the open-mic program Friday night and all of Saturday's events (the musical entertainment, Basque family-style dinner, and the…

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Bristlecone Birkebeiner - Ward Mountain Nevada

Bristlecone Birkebeiner – Ward Mountain, NV

January 20, 2018 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ward Mountain Recreation Area, WARD MTN. CAMPGROUND (MURRAY SUMMIT) 825 AVENUE E
Ely, NV 89301
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Come to Ward Mountain Recreation Area 6 miles southwest of Ely for the annual Bristlecone Birkebeiner. This is a cross country ski event at Ward Mountain. Adults cans Ski the short or long course, and there is a kid's course! If there is not enough snow for skiing it will be a trail run! Ward Mountain Recreation features trails suitable for hiking, biking, horseback riding and of course, cross-country skiing. Warming/rest shelters are available along several of the trails. Restrooms…

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Eagles & Agriculture - Carson Valley

Eagles & Agriculture – Carson Valley

January 25, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Carson Valley, 1477 US Highway 395 N, Ste. C
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Eagles & Agriculture is one of the most unusual events on any state’s calendar. It attracts hundreds of visitors to the Carson Valley each February for this unique opportunity to photograph the birds, tour the ranches, and gape in wonder as bald eagles congregate in the meadows. These haughty raptors are there because it is the birthing season for the cattle, and like the scavengers they are, they eagerly devour the resulting placentas and the occasional stillborn calf. But instead…

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TEDx University of Nevada

TEDx University of Nevada

January 27, 2018 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized event that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. This event called TEDxUniversityofNevada, where x=independently organized TED event. At TEDxUniversityofNevada, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Interested in speaking…

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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering - Western Folklife, Elko

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

January 30, 2018 at 8:00 am - February 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Elko, NV, 501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. Since 1985, aficionados of the American West have traveled to remote Elko, Nevada, to meet like-minded people, be captivated by poets and musicians whose art is an expression of their life on the land, participate in creating traditional Western gear and art, learn about current challenges and creative solutions in Western land management, and kick up their heels and enjoy a week filled with entertainment, learning…

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February 2018
Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival

Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival

February 23, 2018 - February 25, 2018
Petrack Park – Pahrump, 150 NV-160
Pahrump, NV 89060
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The Pahrump Balloon Festival brings together more than 20 hot air balloon pilots from the western states. Bring the family to enjoy hot air balloon rides, music and entertainment, great food and arts and crafts! There will also be a hot air balloon glow show the evening of Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24, where more than a dozen balloons will illuminate the area as they are synchronize their balloons to music.

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Father-Daughter Day & Dance - Virginia City

Virginia City’s Annual Father-Daughter Day & Dance

February 24, 2018 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Piper’s Opera House – Virginia City, 12 B St.
Virginia City, NV 89440
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Fathers, treat your daughter like a Victorian princess with a day-date to Virginia City for a Father-Daughter Day & Dance. The All-Inclusive price includes several attractions including lunch at one of your favorite Virginia City eateries, delicious fudge from Grandma's Fudge, a beautiful flower, old-time photos and more, all designed to create an unforgettable experience for daddy’s little girl. End the day with a charming father-daughter dance at the historic Piper’s Opera House. Click Here to buy tickets.

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Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo

Winnemucca Ranch Hand Rodeo

February 28, 2018 - March 4, 2018
Winnemucca Convention Center, 50 W Winnemucca Blvd
Winnemucca, NV 89445
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Nevada’s largest & most exciting Ranch Hand Rodeo! Thirty teams compete for bragging rights and prizes in Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Stopping, Wild Mugging, Trailer Loading, Team Roping, Ranch Doctoring, and Team Branding. Free admission to Wednesday — Friday events and the Ranch, Rope and Performance Horse Sale on Saturday evening. Don’t forget WILD HORSE RACING! We will take eighteen 3 man teams. Call 541-475-7828 to enter! See you the first weekend in March! Free Admission

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March 2018
North Lake Tahoe Snowfest

North Lake Tahoe Snowfest

March 1, 2018 - March 11, 2018
North Lake Tahoe, 8599 N Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
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North Lake Tahoe's Snowfest is a 10-day winter carnival with numerous events and activities celebrating the Lake Tahoe winter scene. Fun to be had by all ages..be it kids, families, adult only, or animal events...SnowFest! has it all! Snowfest began in spring of 1982. The event celebrates life in the High Sierra and features: parades, fireworks, a Polar Bear Swim, an Iditarun, the Snowfest! Queen, a pancake breakfast and much more.

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Monster Jam - Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center

Monster Jam – Reno

March 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm - March 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89501
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Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as…

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Reno Gem Faire

Reno Gem Faire

March 16, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89501
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The annual Reno Gem Faire showcases Fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at low manufacturer prices. This event features exhibitors with wares from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning is available while you shop. Free hourly door prizes! Gem Faire is one of the largest Gem, Jewelry & Bead shows in the U.S., with nearly 50 shows a year.

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Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry - Virginia City

Virginia City’s Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Have a ball, or two, in historic Virginia City this St. Patrick’s Day. Each year, more than 3,000 daring connoisseurs sample tasty testes from cooks competing for the title of Best Rocky Mountain Oyster Cook in the West! Cooks from around the west fry, smoke or grill these delectable concoctions in a way that will make you forget what you’re really eating. Go balls out and try them all. Dress in your most outlandish St. Patty’s Day garb, walk in…

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Virginia City's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Dress in your most outlandish St. Patty’s Day garb, walk in the parade, join the costume contest and get in on the Ballbreaker Saloon Crawl. This full-on Irish testicle festival is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day, complete with a beer garden, music and the lively atmosphere found only in Virginia City.

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Silver State Chili Cook-Off - Pahrump, NV

Silver State Chili Cook-Off – Pahrump, NV

March 24, 2018 at 10:00 am - March 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Petrack Park – Pahrump, 150 NV-160
Pahrump, NV 89060
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Head to Pahrump for the 5th Annual Silver State Chili Cook-Off at Petrack Park every March! Enjoy celebrity judges, live music, gun fighters, Silver Tappers, raffles, car show, vendors and more. Visitors can also taste the chili entries. The Silver State Chili Cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

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April 2018
Virginia City Grand Prix

Virginia City Grand Prix

April 29, 2018 - April 30, 2018
Virginia City Motorcycle Club, PO Box 1082
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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The Comstock comes alive with the roar of motorcycles during the Virginia City Grand Prix, one of the largest and most competitive off road motorcycle races in the west. This annual two-day event draws more than 1,000 racers to Virginia City to battle the rough terrain for glory.  

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May 2018
Reno River Festival

Reno River Festival

May 12, 2018 at 8:00 am - May 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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The Reno River Festival is an outdoor celebration in downtown Reno that officially kicks off event season in Northern Nevada. The River-Bike-Beer-Food-Adventure-Music Fest brings an array of traditional and unique warm weather activities to Wingfield Park. The family-friendly event has something for everyone. The heart of the festival is the Truckee River, where the world's top whitewater athletes take on one of the country's top-ranked whitewater courses on the circuit. There is free live music, food, libations, an adventure park,…

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Chili on the Comstock - Virginia City

Chili on the Comstock – Virginia City

May 19, 2018 at 10:00 am - May 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Virginia City's annual Chili on the Comstock features a 5k Fun with the Runs and the Fireball Saloon Crawl. Enjoy flavorful varieties of chili and of course plenty of cold, refreshing beer to wash it all down. Taking place along C Street, the event hosts more than 30 of the best chili cooks in the west all competing for a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals.

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Jim Butler Days - Tonopah NV

Jim Butler Days

May 21, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Tonopah, NV, Main Street
Tonopah, NV 89049
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Travel on US Highway 95 to celebrate the founder of Tonopah and it's historic past at the Annual Jim Butler Days. Highlights you won't want to miss include the 47th Annual Jim Butler Days Parade, Street Dance, Live Music, Comedy Show, Nevada State Mining Championships, Nevada Pro-Am Arm Wrestling, Bartender Races, Wine Tasting and Whiskey Tasting just to name a few. *Kid Friendly

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June 2018
Oodles of Noodles - Dayton, Nevada

Oodles of Noodles Festival & Pasta Cook-Off – Dayton, NV

June 3, 2018 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dayton, NV, 100-204 Main St
Dayton, 89403 United States
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Dayton's Annual Oodles of Noodles Festival & Pasta Cook-Off is an event that celebrates Dayton's Chinese & Italian with a HUGE pasta cook off, live entertainment, vendor booths, gun slingers, food, and more!

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