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July 2020

Elko Basque Festival – CANCELLED

July 3 - July 5

CANCELLED The National Elko Basque festival began with a celebration that brought sheepherders and cattle ranchers into town for a day of celebration. The festival became a two-day event in 1964, now known as the National Basque Festival.  The weekend festivities were scheduled around the 4th of July weekend, to celebrate with this great Country and to thank them for accepting Basques and their heritage so freely.  The festival this year will be held July 3rd through July 5th. Experience…

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Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival – Elko, NV – CANCELLED

July 24 - July 26
Main City Park, Main City Park
Elko, 89801 United States
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Cancelled   Come to Elko Nevada for the annual Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival! In the past, we give our pilots the choice of flying in Elko or Spring Creek on Friday, and the pilots who choose Elko take up local media folks - newspaper & radio. Well, we decided to mix it up this year, and on Friday the 24th, all of our pilots will be launching from various locations around town! The City Park, Shabonya Dutton State Farm, ECVA,…

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Wells Fun Run – Wells NV – CANCELLED

July 24 - July 26
Downtown Wells NV, 366 6th St.
Wells, NV 89835 United States
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CANCELLED With a heavy heart and a lot of consideration the Wells Fun Run will be canceled this year. If you have registered for this years show you will be refunded your money.  We will see everyone next year for the best show ever. Now that the summer heat is on, the classics are coming to northern Nevada! Travel on Interstate 80 to Wells Nevada for it's annual Wells Fun Run. A classic car show of fully rev'd cars from…

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Reno-Sparks Water Lantern Festival

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sparks Marina, 300 Howard Dr.
Sparks, NV 89434 United States
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Travel on Interstate 80 to the Sparks Marina for One World Water Lantern Festival, an unusual experience a magical display of lanterns on as they light up the water at Sparks Marina. Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful,…

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August 2020

Reno River Festival – CANCELLED

August 15 - August 16
Reno River Walk, 300 W 1st St.
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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CANCELLED   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…

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Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off – CANCELLED

August 26 - August 31
Victorian Square, 1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV 89431 United States
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CANCELLED The Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, announced today that the 2020 Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off has been cancelled due to COVID-19 related state and local government-imposed event restrictions. The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook Off is an iconic special event in Northern Nevada and is the largest of its kind in the western United States, bringing hundreds of thousands of rib lovers to Northern Nevada since 1989. “This was a very difficult…

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Burning Man 2020 – CANCELLED

August 30 - September 7
Black Rock City, 40.787°N 119.206°W
Pershing County, NV United States
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CANCELLED After much listening, discussion, and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision not to build Black Rock City in 2020. Given the painful reality of COVID-19, one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, we believe this is the right thing to do. Yes, we are heartbroken. We know you are too. In 2020 we need human connection and Immediacy more than ever. But public health and the well-being of our participants, staff, and neighbors in Nevada…

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September 2020

Tri-County Fair & Stampede in Winnemucca

September 3 - September 6
Tri-County Fair, 1000 Fairgrounds Rd
Winnemucca, NV 89445 United States
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Winnemucca's Wildest Weekend has something for everyone! 99th Annual Labor Day Rodeo The 99th Annual Rodeo on Saturday, September 5 promises a lot more than 8 seconds of excitement. This year, our Bulls and Broncs Rodeo will feature more money, more cowboys and more action than one has a right to see! Also don't miss the Great Basin Challenge where young Buckaroos compete for silver buckles at 6:30pm. Come see why this is Nevada's oldest continuous rodeo.  

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The Great Reno Balloon Race – CANCELLED

September 11 - September 13
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St.
Reno, NV 89503
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CANCELLED Safety has always been the organization’s top priority, and we will continue to uphold this philosophy in the wake of the global pandemic and its continued impacts on our community. While the organization has looked at many strategies to hold the 39th event, we cannot safely and financially do this while there is so much uncertainty. For that reason, GRBR has decided to cancel the 2020 spectator event. This decision doesn’t come lightly, and we know that so many…

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World Human Powered Speed Challenge – Battle Mountain Nevada – CANCELLED

September 12 - September 19
Battle Mountain, Battle Mountain, NV United States + Google Map

CANCELLED Human powered bicycle speed racing is a most unlikely spectator sport, and watching it isn’t easy. The instructions for spectators spell out the difficulties: limited parking and no services. Heats are conducted early each morning and late each afternoon of race week, with short intervals during the active periods to let the highway traffic through. There is no parking allowed along the road because the bikes do crash from time to time (hay bales are placed as bumpers where…

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