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December, 2014
Whitney Peak Hotel Hosts Winter Coat Drive Benefitting Women & Children through CAAW
Whitney Peak Hotel
255 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
Dec 13 - Jan 15, 2015
Details: (972) 580-0662 ext. 33
Whitney Peak Hotel invites Washoe County residents and Whitney Peak Hotel guests to donate new and/or gently used winter coats to benefit women and children in need through a partnership with the Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW). The Committee to Aid Abused Women (CAAW) is a northern Nevada non-profit organization that provides free, confidential services and resources, including food, clothing and transportation, in an effort to bring an end to family violence in Washoe County. The Whitney Peak Holiday Coat Drive runs from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 through Thursday, January 15, 2015. The hotel will place convenient drop-off bins in the lobby at 255 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501. CAAW will distribute all collected outerwear to women and children from designated shelters and safe havens in Reno, where the need for warm coats is greatest. Various sizes of jackets and coats are needed for women and their families, including ladies, teens, children and babies.
Artists Open Studio Holiday Art Show and Sale
Reno Art Center
449 Marsh Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
Dec 20 - 21, 2014
Details: 775-240-3349
Local Artists host this holiday open house art show and sale. Paintings, cards, glass art, sculpture, soap, jewelry, and more will be on display and for sale. Please join us and find unique handcrafted locally made gifts for the holidays. Hours; Saturday, Dec.2oth:9AM-12noon, Sunday, Dec.21st: 11am-3pm
Christmas Candlelight Service
The Bridge Church
1330 Foster Drive
Reno, NV 89509
Dec 24, 2014
Details: (775) 323-7141
You're invited to the annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at The Bridge Church. There will be Christmas music, an inspiring message and the lighting of hundreds of candles. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior at 4:00p, 5:30p and 7:00p in the Worship Center. Nursery care will be available for the 4:00p & 5:30p service.
New Year’s Eve Package for Two at Whitney Peak Hotel Promises to Spark the Night with Excitement
Whitney Peak Hotel
255 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2015
Details: (972) 580-0662
Whitney Peak Hotel invites residents and visitors to greet the New Year in style with a $250 all-inclusive package for two. The New Year’s Eve package features a Deluxe Room with inspiring décor and scenic views; full-course Chef’s Table dinner with a glass of champagne in Heritage Restaurant; complimentary bottle of fine Champagne; and two tickets to the Apple Z show in Cargo. For those wishing to dine at Heritage only, the Chef’s Table dinner is available for $35 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
January, 2015
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Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
Wilbur D. May Museum
1595 N. Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503
Jan 3 - Apr 26, 2015
Details: 775-785-5961
In "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" kids will finally get the answers to all the questions they have about the mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly, and smelly biology of the body. This science-in-disguise exhibition features dozens of animatronics, imaginative games, and interactive elements to take visitors on an up close and personal tour of the body functions that most people don’t like to talk about!

-Take aim and launch dirt balls into a larger-than-life nose to discover how boogers are formed.
-Play the “Gas Attack” pinball game with bumpers dressed up as food items that cause gas.
-Mimic the build-up of acid indigestion by causing the “Burp Machine” to release a giant belch.
-Visit the “Vomit Center” to learn the many reasons humans vomit.
-Take a ride on the GI slide to discover how food becomes waste.
-Scale a skin climbing wall where the hand and foot holds are pimples, warts, and scabs.
-Discover other mysterious ways the body’s biology does what it needs to do to keep us healthy!

$9.00 for adults/$8.00 for kids/$8.00 for seniors. Guided tours and group rate available. Call (775) 785-5961 for more details.
Reno Latin Dance Fest and Showcase
Silver Legacy Hotel
Reno, NV
Jan 7 - 11, 2015
Details: 775-813-1143
Formerly Winter Bachata Fest
The Sheep Show
Reno Sparks Converntion Center
Reno, NV
Jan 8 - 10, 2015
The Wild Sheep Foundation, formerly the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, was founded in 1977 by sheep and mountain hunting enthusiasts and conservationists. With a membership of more than 10,000 worldwide and a chapter network in North America, WSF is the premier advocate for wild sheep, wild goats, other mountain wildlife, and their habitat. Since forming in 1977, the Wild Sheep Foundation has raised and expended more than $75 million on conservation and education programs in North America, Europe and Asia.
Tahoe South Restaurant Week
All around
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Jan 9 - 16, 2015
Details: 775-588-5900
Tahoe South Restaurant Week, "Made with Altitude" is an incredible opportunity to experience some of the best wine and food in the destination at a value you can’t get at any other time of the year. January is also a great time to get hotel deals and experience the diversity of what South Lake Tahoe offers, from skiing and snowboarding to shopping and dining.
February, 2015
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Reno Tahoe Senior Winter Games
Lake Tahoe and
Reno, NV
Feb 2 - 4, 2015
Details: 775-657-4644
The Reno-Tahoe Senior Games is a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness programs and activities for people 50 years and better. The games offer participants several individual and team competitions. Participants compete within age groups to win gold, silver, and bronze medals!
Brew HaHa
Nugget Hotel Casino
1100 Nugget Ave
Sparks, NV
Feb 3, 2015
Details: 800-648-1177
The Brew HaHa is a benefit for Sierra Arts. Live entertainment featuring Del Castillo and unlimited beer tasting from over 35 breweries including New Belgium, Mendocino, Pyramid, Lost Coast, Rogue, Silver Peak, Big Sky, Kona, Great Basin, Alaskan, and many more! Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Please note, VIP tickets are available for $60 in advance only. VIP admission time is 7:00 p.m. and also give you special VIP seating. You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets.
N. Lake Tahoe SnowFest
N. Lake Tahoe
Feb 27 - Mar 8, 2015
Details: 530-583-7167
Put on your most outrageous day-glow, gaiters & jeans, and Wayfarer sunglasses and make plans to be here for another great celebration!

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe's numerous resorts and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there's something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there's plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe's fine restaurants and lively establishments.
March, 2015
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Nevada Women's Expo
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
4590 S. Virginia St
Reno, NV
Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Details: 775-750-0841
Our 13th successful year! The Nevada Women’s Expo is THE premier consumer show for women of all ages and lifestyles and businesses that market to them. This dynamic event takes place each spring at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Offering women the best in fashion, style, health, careers, business, lifestyle, entertainment and more!
April, 2015
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Reno Jazz Festival
UNR campus
Reno, NV
Apr 23 - 25, 2015
Details: 775-784-4046
Since its first year in 1962, the festival has endeavored to bring to Reno both talented students and renowned professional artists. I am pleased to say we have been — and remain — successful at doing just that. The festival has consistently attracted some of the best school bands in the nation, in part because they enjoy the festival’s competition and also because they know they will get to see great artists in concert and in workshops.
May, 2015
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River Run Marathon
Reno, NV
May 3, 2015
Details: 775-742-1540
Join 1000's of other Long Distance Runners under the iconic & famous Reno Arch, for this Inaugural Reno Running and Fitness Downtown River Run Marathon! The ALL NEW Reno Running and Fitness Downtown River Run Marathon features a wonderful and beautiful course that showcases the Biggest Little City, Reno, Nevada. Marathon starts at 7:00am under the Downtown Reno Arch (6 hr. cut-off time). All participants receive finisher awards, high-tech gender specific race shirt, food, drinks, ability to win raffle items and enjoy an amazing sponsor expo!

Want to Qualify for the Boston Marathon? We are currently working on making this event a Boston Qualifier and will have it done in October 2013 for April 13, 2014 Downtown River Run event. This would make it the only Boston Marathon Qualifier in Northern Nevada!

Event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
Cinco de Mayo Festival
Reno, NV
May 3 - 4, 2015
Details: 775-291-3651
Two full days of live entertainment for all ages.
Live Latin music both days with local bands and finale headliners.

Children’s Playground including bounce houses and giant slides, and Wresting Rink. Free Face Painting provided by Wells Fargo.
Mexican, American and other great food, arts, crafts and informational booths!
Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Run
Reno, Tahoe and
Virginia City, NV
May 29 - 30, 2015
Details: 775-825-3399
It is a long wandering. A relay run ideally suited for teams of 12 runners on a 178 mile course. Starting in Downtown Reno along the Truckee River. Traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains and along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Circling back through the Northern Nevada high desert to where you began in Reno.
June, 2015
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Street Vibrations Spring Rally
Reno, NV
Jun 5 - 7, 2015
Details: 775-329-7469
All the excitement of Street Vibrations condensed into one weekend. Concerts, VIP Parties, Ride-In-Show, Poker Run, Bike Games, Cruises, Vendors and food & beverages will create a great mini Street Vibrations Rally. Participants will experience the thrill of touring Virginia City, Carson City and Lake Tahoe, in addition to the Reno and Sparks area.
Reno Rodeo
Reno Livestock Events Center
Reno, NV
Jun 18 - 27, 2015
Details: 800-325-7328
The "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," the Reno Rodeo is a 10-day event. The Reno Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned sporting event. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up over 400 volunteers. Over 140,000 fans will be in attendance for the 4th richest PRCA tour rodeo. The event impacts the Reno/Sparks area economy with $42 million going to hotels, casinos, restaurants and retail. The Reno Rodeo has been nationally televised on CBS Sports, Fox Sports Net, Versus, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Classic.
Reno Rendezvous
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E 2nd St.
Reno, NV 89502
Jun 18 - 20, 2015
Details: 1-800-843-9460
Focused on motorcycle and touring education, technology, and friendship, Reno Rendezvous is an annual event held in Reno with the next happening June 18-20, 2015. Point your bikes west to Reno and join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly convention and rally, unlike any other!
The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Fest
Eldorado Hotel Casino
Reno, NV
Jun 19 - 20, 2015
Details: 800-648-5966
Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno's best summer kick-off party! Virginia Street will be rockin' with 2 stages of live blues entertainment, amazing food and more than 40 microbrews from around the world...over 100 specialty beers to sample! Of course, we also feature some local favorites, including the Eldorado's custom beers made right here at The Brew Brothers.

Don’t forget to bring a big appetite! Food booths will line Virginia Street serving savory dishes, including everything from American favorites hot off the grill to tacos and Korean Barbecue. The Eldorado's award-winning food will be also featured, including Gregg’s Q Pit and Geno’s N.Y. Steak Flatbread stand!
July, 2015
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Various locations in
Reno, NV
Jul 1 - 31, 2015
Details: 775-322-1538
Named one of the largest and most inclusive arts and culture events in the country, the annual summer arts festival features hundreds of performing and visual arts events in dozens of locations citywide including music, dance, theater, opera, children’s workshops, movies in the park, historical walks, visual arts and more. Contact Artown at 775-322-1538 for details or visit
4th of July Fireworks
Various locations in
Reno, NV
Jul 4, 2015
Details: 888-HIT-RENO
It wouldn’t be Independence Day without fireworks and Reno-Tahoe takes pyrotechnics to a whole new level. Catch firework shows during the Star Spangled Sparks event at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, the Sparks Marina, Virginia City, Carson City’s Mills Park or at any of four Lake Tahoe locations including: Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe. Contact 1-800-FOR-RENO (800-367-7366) or visit
Fourth of July Parade
Virginia City, NV
Jul 4, 2015
Details: 775-847-7500
Virginia City Fourth of July celebration includes the Fourth of July Parade, a Fireworks Spectacular and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert.

Schedule of events:
The Fourth of July Parade, one of the biggest and best of the year, is held at noon.
Comstock Cowboys will begin their first performance at 6 p.m.
Star Spangled Sparks Fireworks
John Ascuaga's Nugget
1100 Nugget Ave
Sparks, NV
Jul 4, 2015
Details: 775-356-3428
The region's longest, most spectacular fireworks display is set off from the roof of the Nugget while thousands of revelers celebrate July 4th on Victorian Square below. Live entertainment for the whole family, a kid's area and an array of food choices complete the evening. The Nugget is proud to host the 15th annual Star Spangled Sparks fireworks show and 4th of July celebration! The Nugget’s 2014 fireworks show in Sparks will be the biggest fireworks show in the Northern Nevada area,and we invite everyone to come down on Friday, July 4th to celebrate. Children will delight in the facepainters, clowns and magicians roaming the square,as well as an array of rides and activities.The kids’ area will be located on Victorian Plaza, adjacent to Century Theatres, and will include games, a super slide and mechanical rides. Ride tickets will be available for purchase just outside the Kids’ Area. Live music from the main stage (located toward the West End of Victorian Avenue) will keep the crowd dancing into the evening. West Bay Rhythm will be providing live entertainment from 5:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Emily Hammer will be singing the Nationalm Anthem prior to the start of the fireworks show (approx. 9.45 p.m.). Multiple food and drink vendors will be setup providing tasty and delicious snacks and refreshing drinks from 2:0 0p.m.–9:30 p.m.for everyone to enjoy.Also the restaurants inside the Nugget will be extending their hours for some late night dinner after the show.
Genoa Americana Celebration
Genoa, NV
Jul 4, 2015
Details: 775-348-4692
We are pleased to announce this one-day musical event to celebrate our nation's birthday. Bluegrass, String Band, Dixieland, Americana, Workshops, Jamming, Food and more!

August, 2015
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Hot August Nights
Reno, NV
Aug 4 - 8, 2015
Details: 775-356-1956
This nationally recognized annual celebration of vintage music and autos returns for another famous cruise to the streets in Reno-Tahoe. Featuring thousands of classic cars, top entertainers of the ’50s and ’60s, car auctions, poker runs, drag races and parades, this event promises to be the best of the best for car-lovers everywhere. Contact 775-356-1956 for details or visit
Burning Man
Black Rock Desert
Aug 31 - Sep 7, 2015
Details: 415-TO-FLAME
The impact of the Burning Man experience has been so profound that a culture has formed around it. This culture pushes the limits of Burning Man and has led to people banding together nation-wide, and putting on their own events, in attempt to rekindle that magic feeling that only the feeling of being part of this community can provide. Additionally, Burning Man has over a thousand volunteers who work before, during and after the event (many who work year-round) to make the event a reality.
September, 2015
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Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off
Victorian Square
1100 Nugget Ave
Sparks, NV
Sep 2 - 7, 2015
Details: 800-648-1177
America's biggest and best free rib festival is back! The 26th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off will run Wednesday, August 27 through Monday, September 1, 2014. Come out and enjoy the country's best rib competition and the best ribs in the West as we once again transform Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.

As always, parking and admission are free.
The Great Reno Balloon Race
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Reno, NV
Sep 11 - 13, 2015
Details: 775-291-2307
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world's largest free hot-air ballooning event. The 2014 event takes place Sept. 11-13, 2015 at Rancho San Rafael Region Park and features the Darth Vader balloon, from Germany, as this year's prominent special shape. With nearly 100 balloons and 100,000+ in attendance each year, the event is a permanent fixture in Reno's September skyline. GRBR is a non-profit organization offering free admission due to its sponsorship support. For a full schedule of events, visit
Reno Air Races
Stead Airport
Stead, NV
Sep 16 - 20, 2015
Details: 775-972-6663
The world’s longest running air race is the only place in the world where you can see five days of real air racing with six classes of aircraft competing in a variety of race classes, military and historic airplane displays and aerobatics exhibitions. Planes reach speeds of over 500 miles per hour. While enjoying the races spectators can visit the pits and watch race teams work on their aircraft, browse any of the hundreds of participating vendor’s booths, and enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages. Contact 775-972-6663 for details or visit
GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo
Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino
2707 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89509
Sep 20 - 23, 2015
Details: 530-758-2360
This is the premier gathering to learn about the latest developments in geothermal energy. Last year, the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Expo hosted 1,400 representatives from more than 39 countries. Participants from six continents were present. In 2015, an even broader attendance is anticipated. The GRC Annual Meeting will offer technical, policy, and market conference sessions, educational seminars, tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects, and numerous networking opportunities. The GEA Expo floor features a unique opportunity for leaders in the business to showcase their projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology to the geothermal community.
Snaffle Bit Futurity
Livestock Events Center
Reno, NV
Sep 21 - Oct 3, 2015
Details: 214-797-0030
Thrills, and sometimes spills, abound as 3-year-old horses test their athleticism in a trio of demanding events: herd work, rein work and fence work. The reward for the best performance is the $100,000 first-place Open Championship paycheck, and the total payout for all the divisions at the show is expected to top $1.1 million. Other Futurity activities include the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet; the enormous Best of the West trade show; the Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales; and horse show classes for horses age 4 and older.
Street Vibrations Fall Rally
Downtown areas of
Reno & Virginia City
Sep 23 - 27, 2015
Details: 775-329-7469
Get your motor running with five days of motorcycle tours, live concerts, entertainment, ride-in shows, a parade, poker run and numerous vendors. Street Vibrations is hog heaven! Contact 775-329-7469 for details, visit
October, 2015
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Lake Tahoe Marathon Events
Stateline, NV 89449
Oct 9 - 11, 2015
Details: (530) 544-7095
Emerald Bay to Spooner Summit The Lake Tahoe Marathon is 3-days of fun events. Try our 3-Day Triple Marathon or the 3-day Triple Half Marathon Trifecta. The 72 mile run around Lake Tahoe Is also an option. For the more vacation minded we have a 5K, 10K, 20-Mile Walk or Run, Early Start Marathons, Swims, Kayak, and SUP races and the free Optimist Kids Fun Runs. All events during the Columbus Day 3-Day weekend during the prime of Fall colors. This is a small town race where everyone will know your name. The beauty of the course and Lake Tahoe will amaze you. This is a destination vacation event. Join us.
Tanner's Marketplace - October
Reno Livestock Events Center
1350 N. Wells Ave
Reno, NV
Oct 10 - 11, 2015
Details: 775-741-9524
Don't miss out on Reno's only remaining Antiques and Collectibles show, now with Art and Handcrafts - four weekends in 2013 at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

We will have dealers from California, Oregon, and Nevada. Tanner's Market is a wonderful place for your personal treasure hunt. You never know what you will find here. It's also a great place to find those vintage pieces for your current Artsy project! ReUse RePurpose ReCycle!

You will also find - Midcentury Modern - 1950's 60's 70's, Stamps, Shabby Chic, Art Deco, Architectural Salvage, Vintage Clothes, Furniture, Books, Glass, Pottery, Coins, Postcards, Bottles, Primitives, Militaria, Crafts - and a wide variety of smalls. There will be lots of new and great finds for you to add to your collections.

We will be holding a food drive to benefit the food bank. Bring a can of food and get $1 off the price of admission. The food bank needs food all year round, not just during the holidays.

Livestock Events Center Info:
Saturday hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday will be 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Admission for both days is
$5.00 Adults - $4.00 Seniors & Students - Children under 16 Free.

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