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Reno Events

From the annual hot air balloon race to the best ribs in the West, Reno serves up the events, year-round!

Annual Balloon Festival Reno

The Great Reno Balloon Race is held every September


Ascent -- The Winter Party at Lake Tahoe
Phone: (866) 263-4167


Reno Jazz Festival
University of Nevada
Phone: (775) 784-4046


Cinco de Mayo
Downtown Reno becomes a party scene complete with Mexican-themed events.
Phone: (775) 825-1727
Web site

Reno Film Festival
Four days of films, competitions, workshops and parties.
Various venues around Reno.

Reno River Festival
A major spring event in Reno at the Truckee River Whitewater Park

Kayaking on the Truckee River in Reno

The Reno River Festival takes place at the Truckee River Whitewater Park


Reno Rodeo
Reno Rodeo is now a 10-day event in its 89th year.
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
Phone: (775) 329-3877

Tour de Nez
Annual series of bike races between Truckee and Lake Tahoe


Reno's monthlong Artown event is billed as a celebration of cultural diversity and artistic innovation.
Various venues throughout Reno
Phone: (775) 322-1538

Lake Tahoe Music Festival
Various venues in North Lake Tahoe
Phone: (530) 583-3101

Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival
Various venues around Reno
Phone: (800) 879-8879


Hot August Nights
This may very well be one of Reno's biggest annual events. A week full of cars and people.
Various venues around Reno.

Legends Reno-Tahoe Open
Montreux Golf and Country Club
This well-known tournament is the only PGA Tour event in northern Nevada.
Phone: (775) 322-3900

Muster on the Mountain
Comstock Firemen's Museum
A gathering of antique fire apparatus for the purpose of competition in Virginia City.

Reno Gay Pride
Wingfield Park
Reno's Gay Pride celebration takes place annually in Wingfield Park along the Truckee River.
Phone: 1-877-344-RENO

Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest
Annual event that brings world-class blues to the Reno/Tahoe region.
Rancho San Rafael Park
Phone: (775) 857-3378

Nevada State Fair
Fairgrounds at 1350 North Wells, Reno

Burning Man Project

Burning Man

Burning Man
The Burning Man project has grown from a small group of people gathering spontaneously to a community of over 48,000 people, according to the Web site. To understand the event, you must read the site.
Held in Black Rock City in Black Rock Desert


Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival
Tunes, tricks & tons of chrome
Phone: (800) 200-4557

Great Reno Balloon Race
This balloon race is the largest free hot air ballooning event in the nation.
A few miles north of downtown Reno
Phone: (775) 826-1181

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Experience the World Rib Eating Championship and the best ribs in the West.
Phone: (775) 356-3428

National Championship Air Races
A first-class airshow that includes some of the world's top aerobatic performers and military aircraft.
At Reno Stead Field
Phone: (775) 972-6663


Nevada Day
Nevadans celebrate their great state on Nevada Day with many activities including a parade, music and arts shows, and much more.
Carson City
Phone: (775) 882-2600

Reno Celtic Celebration
Pipe bands, Celtic musicians, Highland games, Scottish and Irish dancers, Celtic vendors and more at this two-day festival.
Bartley Ranch, Reno

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