The 2023 summer time occasions information

As we emerge from a protracted winter, our ideas flip to heat, summer time days spent open air with household, mates and like-minded people on the lookout for a very good time.

Equally, many long-running summer time occasions and festivals which have weathered the storm of a pandemic and an unsure future are hoping to reclaim the gang sizes of previous years.

That is the primary yr shortly that looks like issues are returning to “regular.” So should you really feel like celebrating after a protracted winter (or pandemic), right here’s a roundup of a few of the occasions occurring within the Reno-Tahoe area that may provide help to plan to make this summer time probably the greatest ever.

ARTOWN: The 28thannual, citywide arts competition options concert events, theatrical performances, artwork exhibitions, kids’s arts applications and lots of different free and ticketed occasions all through the month of July. Artown kicks off on Saturday, July 1, with its annual Uncover the Arts interactive kids’s applications and humanities actions starting at 4:30 p.m. at McKinley Arts & Tradition Heart, 925 Riverside Drive, adopted by the opening evening parade led by MarchFourth, who will head down Riverside Drive beginning at 6:15 p.m. The parade will finish at Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., when Grammy Award-winning band Ranky Tanky takes the Wingfield Amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. The opening occasion and live performance is free. Name 775-322-1538, or go to

AMERICAN CENTURY CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Greater than 80 sports activities stars and Hollywood actors, comedians and entertainers will take part within the three-day, 54-hole golf event, which features a $600,000 purse, with $125,000 going to the winner, plus a charity element for native and nationwide non-profits. The occasion will get underneath method with observe rounds on Wednesday and Thursday, July 12-13, adopted by aggressive play on Friday-Sunday, July 14-16, at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, 180 Lake Parkway, Stateline. Tickets for Wednesday’s observe spherical and Thursday’s Movie star-Newbie are $30 every day, with event rounds Friday, Saturday and Sunday at $40 each day. A move for all 5 days is $125. Go to

BASS CAMP FESTIVAL: The three-day, digital dance music occasion takes place at numerous venues in downtown Reno. All of it begins on Friday, July 28, with a sequence of pre-parties at live performance halls, nightclubs and lounges. The principle occasion on Saturday, July 29, incorporates a vendor village, interactive artist paint wall, artwork installations and artwork automobiles, in addition to performances by headliners Deadmau5 and Madeon, amongst many others, on three phases. The all-day dance get together is open to all ages and begins at 2 p.m. at Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave. The competition wraps up on Sunday, July 30, with a pool get together on the new J Resort, 345 N. Arlington Ave., and the closing get together that includes headliners Walker & Royce at Virginia Road Brewhouse, 211 N. Virginia St. Tickets are $20-$400, with $10 foremost competition occasion tickets for teenagers age 12 and youthful. Go to

BBQ, BREWS & BLUES: The twenty sixth annual barbecue and beer competition options a wide range of lip-smacking fare, together with St. Louis-style barbecue ribs, smoked beef brisket and pulled pork, and all of the fixins, in addition to a big selection of brews and drinks from greater than 50 microbreweries. There will even be arts and crafts distributors, meals distributors promoting shaved ice, funnel truffles, road tacos and different tasty choices and rock and blues acts performing all through the day. The weekend occasion is open 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 16; and midday to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, exterior the ROW properties on North Virginia Road in downtown Reno. Admission is free. Ticket value for the Faucet Tent, which incorporates all-you-can-eat buffet and limitless beer or drinks, is $134. Beer tasting packages are $40-$65. Go to

BEST IN THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOK-OFF: The “Tremendous Bowl of rib competitions” options greater than 20 barbecue cooks competing for money prizes and bragging rights to the “finest ribs within the West.” An estimated 350,000-400,000 contributors swarm downtown Sparks annually, consuming greater than 250,000 kilos of ribs in the course of the six-day competition. Guests can even take pleasure in an arts and crafts vendor present, a children’ space, a VIP space and reside music and leisure on two phases. The top-of-summer bash kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 30, and runs by Labor Day weekend at Victorian Sq., alongside Victorian Avenue between 14th Road and Pyramid Method. Pageant hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday by Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 3; and 10:30 a.m. to five p.m., Monday, Sept. 4, when the winners will likely be introduced. Admission is free. Go to

BIGGEST LITTLE WING FEST: Cookers will put together greater than 20,000 kilos of hen wings to be devoured and judged as they compete for money prizes and first-place honors in the course of the ninth annual cook-off. The weekend competition options free concert events, a craft truthful and family-friendly actions corresponding to camel rides, face portray, bungee leaping, mountain climbing and a water play zone. The competition takes place in downtown Reno from 1 to 10 p.m. on Friday, July 28; and midday to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 29, alongside North Virginia Road between Second and Sixth streets. Admission is free. Go to

BOWERS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Northern Nevada Bluegrass Affiliation presents its thirty seventh annual gathering in Washoe Valley/New Washoe Metropolis. The four-day competition consists of tenting, actions, meals vans, a beer and wine backyard and performances by headliner Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and different bluegrass, western swing, folks and old-time music acts. The festivities kick off on Thursday, Aug. 24, with a day jam camp and night barbecue on the North Group Space at Washoe Lake State Park, 4855 Eastlake Blvd. Bands will carry out from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 25; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at Bowers Mansion Regional Park, 4005 Bowers Mansion Highway. The competition closes with the Sunday Morning Gospel Present on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Davis Creek Regional Park, 25 Davis Creek Highway. Tickets are $15-$60. Admission is free for teenagers age 12 and youthful. Tenting charges are $15-$20 per automobile at Washoe Lake State Park and $30 per automobile at Davis Creek Campground. Go to

BREWS, JAZZ & FUNK FEST: Pattern a wide range of beers from native and regional breweries and revel in reside music on two phases. Headliners ALO, Monophonics and Sal’s Greenhouse will carry out on the principle stage within the Occasions Plaza. Proceeds from the occasion profit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. The occasion happen from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at The Village at Palisades Tahoe, 1750 Village East Highway, Olympic Valley. Name 800-403-0206, or go to for ticket costs.

BURNING MAN: The non permanent metropolis devoted to “group, artwork, self-expression and self-reliance” returns to the Black Rock Desert. This yr’s theme is “Animalia,” which celebrates the animal world and our place in it. The top-of-summer occasion takes place from Sunday, Aug. 27, by Monday, Sept. 4. Registration for tickets priced at $525 is July 26-28, forward of the sale on Aug. 2. Go to

CARSON CITY ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Sierra Arts Basis presents the inaugural competition showcasing native artists, musicians and nonprofits. The occasion lasts from midday to five p.m., Saturday, June 10, exterior the Nevada State Legislature, 401 S. Carson St., downtown Carson Metropolis. Admission is free. Name 775-329-2787, or go to

CELTIC NIGHT: The Reno Public Market will current its celebration of Celtic tradition and heritage as a part of this yr’s Artown competition. Attendees can take pleasure in a night of meals, historical past, audio system, artwork and performances by Final Evening’s Folly, Trad, Sierra Silverstrings, bagpiper Sean Cummings, Scottish Highland Dancers, Plastic Paddy, Karrie O’Niell with Kat MacMartin and a shock visitor performer. The get together begins at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, on the Reno Public Market, 299 E. Plumb Lane. Admission is free. Name 775-484-9819, or go to

CLASSICAL TAHOE: The music competition options 4 weeks of outside orchestra, jazz, chamber music and household concert events in Incline Village. The Brubeck Jazz Summit kicks off the sequence from July 9-15, adopted by performances by the Classical Tahoe Orchestra from July 21-Aug. 6, Chamber Music at Classical Tahoe from July 23-Aug. 6, the Household Live performance & Music Maker Faire on July 30, and the Classical Tahoe Summer time Gala on Aug. 17. Many of the concert events happen on the Classical Tahoe Ricardi Pavilion on the campus of the College of Nevada, Reno, at Lake Tahoe, 291 Nation Membership Drive, Incline Village. Tickets are $15-$200. Name 775-298-0245, or go to

DRAGON LIGHTS RENO: The Wilbur D. Could Arboretum will as soon as once more mild up with greater than 40 teams of larger-than-life lantern sculptures on show. Take a night stroll by the arboretum’s illuminated paths as you encounter dragonflies, beetles, mantis and different glowing creatures. The showpiece Chinese language dragon will even return, however in an entire new type. An expanded interactive playground will embrace widespread shows corresponding to Angel’s Wings and Gentle Up Swings, in addition to a sequence of recent shows. There will even be a wide range of meals and humanities and craft distributors. The competition begins on Friday, June 30, and is open each day by Sunday, Aug. 13, on the Wilbur D. Could Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St. Entry instances are 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 for guests age 12 and older and $15 ages 3-11. Admission is free for kids underneath age 3. Go to

FALLON CANTALOUPE FESTIVAL & COUNTRY FAIR: The thirty eighth annual competition celebrates Fallon’s agricultural previous and current, showcases native expertise and promotes Nevada companies, in addition to agricultural training. Attendees can take pleasure in truthful reveals, carnival rides, contests, a rodeo, a farmers’ market, children’ actions, distributors, reside music and extra. The truthful is open from 1 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Aug. 25; 9 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 26; and 9 a.m. to five p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, on the Churchill County Fairgrounds, 325 Sheckler Highway, Fallon. Tickets are $5-$15. Name 775-866-8474, or go to

FATHER’S DAY POWWOW: Find out about Northern Nevada’s Native American tribes and the tales of those that attended the Stewart Indian Faculty on the annual Father’s Day weekend gathering, which options arts and crafts, meals distributors and greater than 200 costumed dancers accompanied by conventional drummers. The occasion highlights the tribes’ capacity to protect their traditions and historical past within the face of cultural assimilation. Grand entry performances begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 16; midday and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 17; and midday, Sunday, June 18, on the Stewart Indian Faculty Cultural Heart & Museum, 1 Jacobsen Method, Carson Metropolis. Name 775-687-7608, or go to

FEED THE CAMEL: Get pleasure from an after-work meal underneath the cover of shady timber in the course of the summertime meals truck occasion. The midweek gathering takes place from 5 p.m. to eight:30 p.m. on Wednesdays by Sept. 6, exterior of the McKinley Arts & Tradition Heart, 925 Riverside Drive. Go to

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS: Get the weekend off to a very good begin with dinner and music within the park in the course of the annual meals truck occasion, which options greater than 40 rotating connoisseur meals, craft desserts, beer, wine and mixed-drink distributors. Deliver a blanket or chair and loosen up on the grass whereas having fun with reside music. Youngsters can even burn off some power within the playground or take a trip on the prepare across the park. The enjoyable takes place from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday nights, June 2-Aug. 25, at Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive. Name 775-825-2665, or go to

HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL: The four-day competition options a mixture of nationwide and worldwide acts throughout a number of genres, together with bluegrass, roots rock, folks, jazz, nation and blues. This yr’s lineup options Thievery Company, moe., a Rob Garza DJ set, Ron Artis II & The Fact, Polyrhythmics, Jerry’s Center Finger, New Monsoon, Del McCoury Band, The Notorious Stringdusters and lots of others. Attendees can camp; take part in playshops, yoga periods or children’ actions; and store a wide range of arts, crafts and meals distributors in the course of the occasion. The competition runs Thursday, June 29, by Sunday, July 2, on the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Highway, in Quincy, Calif. Pageant passes are $30-$450, with separate automobile and RV passes starting from $40-$275. Go to

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS: The thirty sixth annual celebration of basic automobiles and rock ’n’ roll begins off in Virginia Metropolis with the official kick-off occasion on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, that includes free reside music, a poker run, cruises, a star present ’n’ shine and a show of lots of of basic automobiles alongside C Road. The festivities proceed Aug. 1-6 with a weeklong celebration that includes 1000’s of basic automobiles, nightly cruises, drag races, present ’n’ shine competitions, swap meet, the MAG Auctions automotive public sale, reside music and extra at numerous places in Reno and Sparks. Admission is free to most occasions. Name 775-356-1956, or go to hotaugustnights.internet.

LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE: The centerpiece of Wood E-book Week, the forty ninth annual showcase options some the world’s most well-preserved and restored picket boats, in addition to celebrates Lake Tahoe’s connection to the classic watercraft. This yr’s theme focuses on the picket boats of the Sixties. Passes embrace entry to the docks to view the exhibitor boats, foods and drinks, buying, reside jazz music and silent public sale. Tickets are $40 for a one-day move and $50 for a two-day move, and $50-$250 for upgrades. Admission is free for teenagers age 12 and youthful. The occasion runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11; and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Obexer’s Boat Firm, 5300 W. Lake Blvd., Homewood. Go to

LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: The competition returns for its 51st season with the mainstage manufacturing of the musical comedy Little Store of Horrors, together with its Showcase Collection that includes dance performances and classical, jazz and rock concert events, June 30-Aug. 21. Little Store of Horrors will run on choose Tuesdays by Sundays at 7:30 p.m. The Younger Shakespeare hour-long, interactive adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It will likely be carried out on chosen dates in July and August at Sand Harbor State Park. The Showcase Collection occasions will begin at 7:30 p.m. on most Mondays and a few Tuesdays, July 10-Aug. 21. Tickets are $17-$75 for gallery seating and $105-$40 for premium seats or desk seating. A Nevada State Parks Entrance Cross ($10-$15) is required to realize entry to and park at Sand Harbor. Performances happen on the William Edward Trepp Stage at Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Freeway 28, Incline Village. Name 800-747-4697, or go to

NEVADA STATE FAIR: Take the household out for some good, old school enjoyable within the state capital. Courting again to 1874, Nevada’s state truthful options thrill rides and video games, meals distributors and loads of carnival fare, together with cotton sweet, funnel truffles and different treats, contests, actions, reside music and different leisure. The occasions kicks off on Thursday, June 1, and runs by Sunday, June 4, at Mills Park, 1111 E. William St., Carson Metropolis. Truthful hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free, however you could buy tickets for carnival rides. There’s free parking at Mills Park and Carson Excessive Faculty, 1111 N. Saliman Highway. Name 775-400-1102, or go to

NORTHERN NEVADA PRIDE PARADE AND FESTIVAL: The world’s largest LGBTQ+ celebration kicks off with a parade that includes floats, marching teams and different contributors touring down Virginia Road from Fourth Road to Court docket Road in downtown Reno. The competition instantly follows with a day of musical performances, visible artwork, distributors, group and pleasure. The parade begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 22. The competition takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave. Pageant admission is a $10 prompt donation. Proceeds profit the programming and nonprofit efforts of the native LGBTQ+ group heart, Our Heart. Go to

RAGECON: Play your favourite board video games, card video games, cube video games, miniature video games and role-playing video games in the course of the three-day tabletop gaming conference. The expo is open to all ages and options exhibitors, tournaments, a game-exchange swap meet, video games for teenagers ages 12 and youthful, a cosplay contest, particular visitors and extra. The occasion is open from midday to 1 a.m., Friday, June 30; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, July 1; and eight a.m. to six p.m., Sunday, July 2, within the Conference Heart on the Nugget On line casino Resort, 1100 E. Nugget Ave., Sparks. Admission badges are $35-$150. Go to

RENO ALOHA FESTIVAL: The music and tradition of Hawaii involves downtown Reno in the course of the annual occasion, which incorporates hula dancers, conventional music, island meals, arts and crafts, cultural workshops and extra. The competition is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at Wingfield Park Amphitheater, 2 S. Arlington Ave. Admission is free. Go to

RENO BASQUE FESTIVAL: The 56th annual celebration of Basque tradition and heritage options conventional music, improvisational poetry within the Basque language Euskera, folks dances, weightlifting and wood-chopping exhibitions, a weight-carrying competitors and a kids’s bota-drinking occasion. Meals and drinks will likely be out there for buy. Admission is free. The occasion competition takes place from 9 a.m. to five p.m., Saturday, July 15, on the Neil Highway Recreation Heart and Multipurpose Room, 3925 Neil Highway. Name 775-762-3577, or go to

RENO CHALK ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Greater than 150 chalk artists will flip peculiar pavement right into a murals whereas competing for a wide range of awards. The three-day occasion options reside artwork installations, reside music, foods and drinks experiences, native artwork and craft retailers and a Youngsters Zone. Tickets are $10 for a three-day move and $40 for competition entry plus the craft beer and exhausting seltzer tasting. Admission is free for teenagers age 17 and youthful. The occasion takes place Friday-Sunday, Aug. 25-27, within the west car parking zone of the Atlantis On line casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St. Name 775-825-4700, or go to

RENO GARLIC FEST: Reno Meals Methods and the Be the Change Mission current the fifth annual celebration of the pungent bulb. The occasion options garlicky meals and garlic merchandise on the market, instructional demonstrations, arts and crafts distributors, children’ actions, reside music and extra. The occasion runs from 3:30 to eight p.m., Saturday, July 29, at Dick Taylor Park, 1140 Beech St. Go to

RENO PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET: Smash automobiles, make stuff, swap garments and revel in a weekend of loud, punk music by 16 native and touring bands at this all-ages, DIY get together, which incorporates meals vans, beer and greater than 100 distributors promoting books, artwork, vinyl and different gadgets. There’s additionally an interactive children part full with drag story time. The enjoyable takes place from 10 a.m. to six p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 15-16, at Nice Basin Brewing Co. Faucets & Tanks, 1155 S. Rock Blvd. The ticket value was nonetheless pending on the time of deadline, however children underneath age 12 can get in at no cost. Go to

PHOTO/DAVID ROBERT: The Reno River Pageant, an unofficial native kickoff to the summer-events season, occurs June 11th of September.

RENO RIVER FESTIVAL: Head downtown for the town’s annual celebration of outside journey and enjoyable on the Truckee River. The kickoff to the summer time occasions season options reside music on two phases, foods and drinks, native craft beer and exhausting seltzers, a vendor village, a competition scavenger hunt, the Reno River Roll, the RRF Cornhole Championship and the brand-new Nice Reno River Rally. Pageant hours are 11 a.m. to eight p.m., Friday, June 9; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 10; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 11, at Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave. Entry payment is $10 and admission is free for teenagers age 17 and youthful. Name 775-851-4444, or go to

RENO ROCKABILLY RIOT: The thirteenth annual celebration of sizzling rod automobiles and rockabilly tradition returns to the Reno-Sparks space for a weekend of sizzling rods, a burnout contest, a tattoo expo and contest, a pin-up contest, reside music and extra. The free occasion takes place on Thursday, July 6, by Saturday, July 8, at Victorian Sq., alongside Victorian Avenue in downtown Sparks. There will even be a burlesque present, Lovely Anarchy, whichwill begin at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 8, on the Nugget On line casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave. Tickets are $25. Name 775-291-5008, or go to

RENO RODEO: Dubbed the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo within the West,” the 104th annual occasion features a cattle drive, competitions, a children’ rodeo, carnival rides and extra, on Thursday, June 15, by Saturday, June 24. Many rodeo occasions have already bought out, however remaining tickets for just a few open dates are $12-$21 and can solely be launched on the market on the day of the rodeo on a first-come, first-served foundation. Brothers Osborne will carry out on the Ok-BULL 98.1 FM Reno Rodeo Kickoff Live performance at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 14. Tickets for the live performance are $55 prematurely and $65 on day of present. The rodeo takes place on the Reno-Sparks Livestock Occasions Heart, 1350 N. Wells Ave. Name 775-329-3877, or go to

SIERRA NEVADA LAVENDER & HONEY FESTIVAL: The sixth-annual occasion celebrates all issues lavender and honey. There will likely be demonstrations and academic reveals by lavender growers and bee keepers, arts and crafts cubicles, meals made with lavender and honey, reside music and extra, from 10 a.m. to six p.m., Sunday, July 9, at Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive. Admission is free. No pets, besides service canine, will likely be allowed on the competition grounds. Name 775-250-1339, or go to

SILVER AGE COMIC CON: The popular culture and comedian conference is a family-friendly occasion that celebrates comedian books, motion pictures, fantasy and sci-fi, superheroes, collectibles and extra. Particular visitors scheduled to look embrace A.J. Buckley, Reb Brown, Brian A. Prince, David Cheung, Nancy Anne Ridder and Gray DeLisle Griffin, amongst different actors, authors and artists. The occasion is open from 10 a.m. to five p.m., Saturday, July 8, on the Reno-Sparks Conference Heart, 4590 S. Virginia St. Admission is $15 prematurely and $20 on the door. Youngsters age 12 and youthful get in free with a paying grownup. Go to

STAR-SPANGLED SPARKS: Have fun Independence Day with arts and crafts cubicles, foods and drinks distributors, reside leisure and a fireworks show shot off the rooftops of the Nugget On line casino Resort. The enjoyable begins at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 4, alongside Victorian Avenue in downtown Sparks. The fireworks present begins after 9:45 p.m. (wind circumstances allowing). Admission is free. Go to

STREET VIBRATIONS SPRING RALLY: The thirteenth annual motorbike celebration condenses the weather of the bigger Fall Rally into one weekend. There will likely be motorbike exhibits, reside leisure, poker runs, the Good Vibrations Gradual Bike Races and greater than 80 distributors promoting motorbike gear and associated gadgets. The motorbike rally takes place Friday by Sunday, June 2-4, alongside the Neon Line District in downtown Reno, and at venues in Carson Metropolis and Virginia Metropolis. Admission is free for many occasions. Name 775-329-7469, or go to

TRUCKEE TAHOE AIR SHOW & FAMILY FESTIVAL: The air present options aerial performances, and navy and experimental plane on static show, in addition to a STEM expo and household competition with reside music, a puppet present, carnival video games and extra. The occasion is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 24, on the Truckee Tahoe Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Highway, Truckee. Admission and parking are free, however attendees should register prematurely on-line. Name 530-587-4119, or go to