Upcoming Special Events in Reno Tahoe

Upcoming Special Events in Reno Tahoe

The Reno Tahoe region is home to some of the most exciting events to be found in the western United States! Whether you’re a motor vehicle enthusiast, a patron of the arts, or looking to experience food and culture from all around the world, Reno Tahoe has an experience waiting for you. Check out these events in the months of July and August, and plan the trip of a lifetime.



July is Artown (July 1 – July 31)

Named one of the most comprehensive art festivals in the country by the National Endowment for the Arts, Artown stands as Reno’s premier display of both local and international creative disciplines. More than 500 events covering an array of different mediums, such as workshops, music, and theatre, span the entire month of July, with most festivities offered free to the public. Click here for more information.


Barracuda Championship (July 31 – Aug. 6)

For one week every summer, Reno’s Montrêux Golf & Country Club becomes home to one of 47 stops on the PGA TOUR. Boasting the only Modified Stableford playing format on the PGA TOUR, the Barracuda Championship offers a unique, high energy opportunity to watch 132 professional golfers compete for millions and a championship title. Other opportunities include a kids’ zone, wine walk and luncheon. Click here to learn more.


Shakespeare Festival (July 8 – Aug. 27)

Gourmet food and drink meet unparalleled talent on the shores of Lake Tahoe with Sand Harbor State Park’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, the perfect evening activity for the entire family throughout the months of July and August. Two new productions will be gracing the stage this year, as well as a Monday night music showcase and Young Shakespeare Program. Click here for more information.


Hot August Nights (Aug. 8 – Aug. 13)HAN

More than 6,000 vehicles ranging from American muscle to exotic one-of-a-kinds, and racing cars to vintage trailers, will lace the streets of Reno and Sparks for the 31stAnnual Hot August Nights. Headlights and rock ‘n’ roll fill the streets for the weeklong celebration of classic cars and nostalgia from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Click here for more information.


CANFEST (Aug. 26)

CANFEST lives as the world’s original and premier CANNED craft beer festival. For one ticket price, beer lovers can enjoy unlimited samples of over 100 different brews from all around the country (most of which are not distributed in Northern Nevada) during this annual event held at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Click here for more information.


Lucas Oil Off Road Racing (Aug. 26)

“A full-contact MMA fight on wheels,” the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series is a nationally televised racing competition, where onlookers can watch drivers fly through the air at high speeds, as well as visit the teams’ pits and learn just how they do it. Just east of Sparks, the Series takes place at Wild West Motorsports Park; the most challenging and exciting course on the circuit! Click here for more information.


Burning Man

Burning Man (August 27 – September 4)

Building a temporary, self-sustaining community in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert was no easy feat, but Burning Man’s creators did it, and grew its population to today’s 60,000. Each year, these Burners free themselves of the weights of contemporary society, finding solace and civilization in self-expression and experimentalism. Click here for more information.


Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off (August 30 – September 4)Rib Cookoff

Awarded 2016’s “Best BBQ Festival” by USA Today, the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off features 23 of the best rib cookers from across the country, bringing them to Sparks’ Victorian Square for your enjoyment. Accompanied by music from over 20 live bands and a rib eating competition, this festival might just make Labor Day your new favorite holiday. Click here for more information.


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