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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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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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Reno Rodeo

Reno Rodeo

June 14, 2018 - June 23, 2018
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89501
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The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West! June 14 - 23, 2018. Tickets are available at or visit Lawlor Events Center or call 1-800-325-7328 Reno Rodeo is now a 10-day event which began in 1919 and is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned sporting event. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up over 350 volunteers. Over 150,000 fans will be in attendance for the 4th richest PRCA tour rodeo. The event impacts the Reno/Sparks area economy with…

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Epic Rides: Carson City Off-Road

Epic Rides: Carson City Off-Road

June 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm - June 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Carson City Off Road, 101 N Carson St
Carson City, NV 89701
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Epic Rides comes to Carson City in June. The Event features iconic Sierra trails and landmarks like Spooner Lake, Marlette Lake, Tahoe Rim Trail, Sunflower Hill, Snap Dragon Trail, Red House Flume and "Kings to Ash", the Carson City Off-Road is sure to serve up a gritty soulful mountain bike experience to beginners, seasoned amateurs and some of the world's finest pros.

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August 2018

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

August 21, 2018 at 8:00 am - August 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, NV 89451 United States
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The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor remains a fun, casual evening on the beach, but under the stewardship of the Board of Directors and Festival management, it has also become one of the outstanding outdoor cultural events in the United States. In addition to producing professional productions of Shakespeare and other classics for nearly 25,000 patrons each summer, the Festival’s Monday Night and Summer Encore Showcases,

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Nugget Rib Cookoff, Sparks Nevada

Nugget Rib Cook-Off

August 30, 2018 - September 4, 2018
Victorian Square, 1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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Enjoy the best BBQ festival in the country! The 29th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off in Sparks brings in bbq competitors from across the nation, so you’ll get the chance to try out every kind of rib and bbq style you can imagine! Enjoy the country’s best grilling competition, located at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, just outside of Reno. Two dozen of the world’s top barbecue competitors serve up more than 240,000 pounds…

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Tri-County Fair - Winnemucca

Tri-County Fair & Stampede in Winnemucca

August 30, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Tri-County Fair, 1000 Fairgrounds Rd, NV
Winnemucca, NV 89445 United States
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One of Nevada's longest running county fairs! From barrel racing to monster trucks, this is a hometown fair you do not want to miss. The Tri-County Fair is held Labor Day weekend every year at the Winnemucca Events Complex. This year the event is moved to the Indoor Event Center.

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September 2018

The Great Reno Balloon Race

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Reno Balloon Race, 1595 N Sierra St
Reno, NV 89503 United States
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The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight with up to 100 balloons each year. The idea was to create an event that would keep visitors in town the weekend between…

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International Camel & Ostrich Races – Virginia City, NV

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Camels, ostriches and zebras make a fine spectacle to watch as they race around the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds with jockeys precariously perched on their backs. It’s a sight you won’t see anywhere else. Bring the family out to enjoy this hilarious family event, a true staple in northern Nevada. After the races, join the Camel Hump to C Street where thirsty camels have been known to duck into a bar or two.

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9/11 Mount Grant Challenge

911 Memorial Mt. Grant Challenge

September 11, 2018
Mount Grant Trail, 763 W Cottonwood Dr.
Walker Lake, NV 89415 United States
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Climb the highest peak in Mineral County, Nevada, as a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11. This is a rare opportunity to climb 17 miles of some of the most pristine lands in the region and ascend 7000 feet to the summit of Mt. Grant. The location for the 9/11 Challenge is situated in the high desert of Nevada and near the community of Hawthorne; known as "America's Patriotic Home." Proceeds from this event will benefit the…

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Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival

Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival – Elko, NV

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Main City Park, Main City Park
Elko, NV 89801
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Come to Elko Nevada for the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival! 27 balloons will be launching from the soccer fields of the Sports Complex in Spring Creek at about 7 am on both Saturday and Sunday. The Boy Scouts will be serving a pancake breakfast and Las Brisas will be there both mornings! Chip Stone will be providing music and there will be many local vendors out on the field as well. **All Balloon Events Are Weather Permitting** The Ruby…

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October 2018
Native American float at the Nevada Day Parade

Nevada Day

October 26, 2018 at 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Carson City, 716 North Carson Street
Carson, NV 89701
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Nevadan’s love a parade, but Nevada Day is more than just a parade! It is Nevada’s Heritage Celebration, a gathering of community spirit to salute our state’s past and look ahead to its future. Nevada Day is a grand celebration commemorating admission to statehood on October 31, 1864. Nevadan’s have the distinction of holding the largest statehood celebration in the nation!

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