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January 2019

Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby

January 1 - April 15
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 a…

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Autumn in Carson Valley Nevada

Eagles & Agriculture – Carson Valley

January 24 - January 27
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 winter for a 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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Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival

January 25 - January 27
CasaBlanca Resort & Casino – Mesquite, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd
Mesquite, NV 89027
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Bright colored balloons will take to the skies above Mesquite for the 2019 Hot Air Balloon Festival Friday through Sunday.  There's nothing like watching these large, colorful balloons effortlessly ascend into Mesquite's wide-open skies at dawn in a slow-motion game of chase.  The Mesquite Balloon Festival will also offer culinary and entertainment festivities for the whole family over this three-day event. As the sun goes down, a balloon glow will take place in the evening, offering spectators a breathtaking view of inflated…

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February 2019

North Tahoe’s Annual UllrFest

February 1 @ 3:30 pm - February 2 @ 7:30 pm
Diamond Peak Ski Resort, 210 Ski Way
Incline Village, NV 89451
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UllrFest kicks off Friday night with a Torchlight Parade, bonfire, party and live music. There’s also a gala dinner and auction at The Chateau on Saturday. Come dressed in the best Ullr attire as the event is named for the Scandinavian god of winter and snow, who is widely regarded as the patron saint of skiers. Ullr hats will be available for purchase, while supplies last.

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Pahrump Hot Air Balloon Festival

February 22 - February 24
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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North Lake Tahoe Snowfest

February 28 - March 10
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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March 2019

Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17
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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WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Music & Brew Festival

March 29 - March 31
Squaw Valley Ski Resort, 1960 Squaw Valley Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
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The Music. The Brews. The Mountains.Come to North Lake Tahoe's unique, boutique festival gatherings of bluegrass, roots and string bands, craft breweries, whiskeys and local brands. WinterWonderGrass is 3 days of world-class Bluegrass/Acoustic Roots music, CA and NV craft breweries and beer tasting all under the snow covered peaks at Squaw Valley. WinterWonderGrass is an all ages family event, must be 21+ to purchase alcohol. Event is outdoors in the winter and takes place snow, rain or shine.

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April 2019

Virginia City Grand Prix

April 27 - April 28
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
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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Genoa Western Heritage Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am
Genoa, Nevada, 2289 Main Street
Genoa, NV 89411 United States
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Free presentations, demonstrations, Western music, and poetry.Dinner and Concert at the Genoa Fire Station. Tickets for sale Jan. 15 at The Pink House. Hosted by the Genoa Volunteer Fire Department. Sponsored by Friends of Genoa and 1862 David Walley's Resort. one day event, features presentations, demonstrations, Western music and poetry, and culminates with a dinner/dance.

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