It’s worth the wake! Be dazzled by hundreds of colorful balloons as they rise above Reno, September 5-7! It’s the largest FREE hot-air balloon event in the world!
Beginning at 5:00am on Saturday and Sunday, a handful of glowing balloons will act as a beacon to those sleepy spectators making their way to the launch field. Friday morning only is the Super Glow Show starting at 5:15 a.m. This new feature showcases 20+ balloons glowing and twinkling to music across the field.
A trademark of The Great Reno Balloon Race worth the early rise, the show features a handful of balloons that are qualified to fly in the dark. This is a dangerous task as atmospheric conditions change drastically as the sun begins to rise. Balloonists glow, twinkle and fly along with choreographed music across a darkened sky, leaving the crowd awe struck. Saturday and Sunday only starting at 5:30 a.m.
T-6 Formation Fly Over Each morning during the national anthem, just as the American flag is presented for Mass Ascension, spectators will be thrilled by a T-6 formation fly over. Thanks to our partnership with National Championship Air Races, visitors can experience just a brief taste of what the Air Races are all about.
Mass Ascension Launch Starting at 6:45am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, nearly 100 balloons will launch from Rancho San Rafael Park. The splendor of these unique and beautiful balloons thrills the crowd as they enjoy the multitude of vibrant sights and sounds in the early morning light.
Crafts, souvenirs, food and warm drinks await spectators at the concession line. Official posters may also be purchased here along with official Balloon Race clothing and memorabilia. We encourage you to visit and support our vendors as they are part of the reason this event continues to be free.
Beginning Wednesday, July 3 and continuing for an unspecified limited time, Google’s Field Trip smart phone app, is granting lucky users free admission to 23 museums, science centers and zoos across the U.S. including the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno, Nevada.
This summer, users of Google’s Field Trip app can receive free admission to the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A., The Field Museum in Chicago, and 19 other attractions around the country. Field Trip, which was built by Niantic Labs, a division of Google, helps users find prominent cultural attractions and lesser known facts about the places they live and visit.
Google’s Field Trip app is available free for both Android and iPhone.
For more information about The Discovery, visit the museum’s website at www.nvdm.org.
Go Fishing… Get Hooked! Saturday, June 8, 2013, is Nevada’s Free Fishing Day!
Free Fishing Day is your one chance during the year to get hooked, and hook others, for free! No license or trout stamp is needed for adults or children on this date.
During our annual Free Fishing Day, anglers may fish in any public fishing water in the state without needing a fishing license or trout stamp.*
Sparks Marina is hosting a special event for kids, offering commemorative T-shirts, fishing poles, face painting, hot dogs and more (for FREE)! At Idlewild Park, kids are encouraged to bring their own poles, however 300 poles will be available on a first come first served basis. Both events go from 7 to 11 a.m.
First, huge thanks to all of our veterans for bravely serving our country! Here’s how Reno Tahoe is celebrating Veterans Day:
The parade marches through the heart of downtown Reno, honoring those who have sacrificed to protect our country. ROTC units, marching bands and flag-waving citizens turn out in full force to show their appreciation and support of our nation’s heroes.
All Veterans and active military personnel are eligible to receive a free buffet on Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12. Simply show your military identification to the Carvings Buffet cashier. Carvings features a 16-foot carving station with all the finest meats, fresh seafood daily, wood-fired pizzas, sushi and your favorite Italian, Mexican and Asian dishes. An extensive selection of delectable desserts is waiting to top off every meal. Sunday Brunch is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Sunday and Monday dinner buffet hours are 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Veterans can enjoy a free meal – up to $15 – with proof of ID on Monday, November 12.
At the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval joins the Virginia City, Nev. Veteran’s Day Parade alongside Korean War veterans. The parade, held Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., takes place along C Street – the town’s main drive.
FREE admission, FREE face painting, and FREE Italian Ice for all children 17 and under on Wednesday, Spet. 26.
Celebrate National Children’s Day with The Discovery! The museum has invited a number of child-centric community agencies and organizations to providing hands-on activities such as:
KNPB will provide a visit from Bob the Builder.
The Nevada Museum of Art is hosting a “Monster Box” making workshop.
The Fleischmann Planetarium will offer activities related to comets and the solar system.
The National Automobile Museum will display the museum’s antique fire truck.
High Desert Fencing Alliance will offer fencing demonstrations and classes.
Live music by members of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Admission for adults is $8.00 per person from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. After 4:00 pm, adult admission is just $4.00. The museum is open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Participating organizations include: The Children’s Cabinet, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows,Nevada Museum of Art, Fleischmann Planetarium & Science Center, KNPB, Reno Philharmonic, Sierra Nevada Journeys, Washoe County Library System and HighDesert Fencing Alliance.
For more information about Children’s Day and other activities at The Discovery, visit the calendar of events on the museum’s website at www.nvdm.org.
For the entire month of July, Artown brings distinguished artists from around the world, across the country and those that live in our community all for the sake of cultural diversity and artistic innovation.
July 1 – Opening Night with the Mickey Hart Band
July 2 – Reno Philharmonic “Pops at the Ranch”
July 2 – TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada “Curiosity Cat”
July 4 – Patriotic Music Ensemble
July 9 – Reno Youth Philharmonic and Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra “Summer Serenade”
July 9 – Erth’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo
July 11 – Delphi 2 Dublin
July 16 – University of Nevada School of Arts
July 16 – BAM Percusion “The Blue Barrel Show”
July 18 – Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits
July 23 – Reno Pops Orchestra “Sights and Sounds of the Silver Screen”
July 23 – Colin Concert for Kids
July 25 – Ana Tijoux
July 30 – Carmen Lundy
July 30 – “The Let’s Go Science” Show
July 31 – Closing Night with Maceo Parker
Free fishing, free fishing pole, free hot dogs, and free ice cream at Kids Free Fishing Day at Sparks Marina, from 7am – 11am, June 9!
If you happened to read that list aloud, we can imagine there are little hands tugging on your arm, and little eyes lighting up with fish and ice cream, and you’re already thinking about where you stashed those water pants last winter…
The event is designed to teach children how to successfully participate in the art of angling. Over 1,800 fishing poles have been strung by volunteers for the event – everyone should have the opportunity to feel the rush of excitement when there’s a keeper on the line. Be sure to arrive early before they run out!
Free Fishing Day is statewide. The public is allowed to fish in any public fishing water in the state of Nevada without needing a fishing license or trout stamp as long as they follow regulations.
11/5 Weird AlYankovic – The biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time has returned to demolish the pop landscape with Alpocalypse, his first full-length studio album in nearly five years.
11/5 MikeWinfield – Reno Tahoe Comedy presents Mike Windfield from NBC’s “The Office.”
11/11 Wynonna – Wynonna always gets her point across whether she’s using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or sitting down with her unflinching honesty for a bold appearance with her fans.
11/11 VeteransDayParade – March through the heart of downtown Reno and honors those who have sacrificed to protect our country. ROTC units, marching bands and flag-waving citizens turn out in force.
11/11-11/12 CANFEST – More than 30 breweries from around the world will be offering up their canned creations to beer enthusiasts.
11/11 – 11/12
GordonLightfoot – this legendary singer/songwriter has achieved international success with his music, helping define the folk-pop sound of the 60s-70s.
11/11 – 11/13 UNRSkiSwap – No better way to get ready for the upcoming ski season than buying all your gear up to 70% off!
Family and friends can enjoy a day at the Museum for FREE on the Second Saturday of each month. In November and December visitors can enjoy the Museum’s signature photography collection The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment. Make an afternoon of it and stop by Café Museé for lunch. Find some early holiday gifts at the Museum Store – full of unique toys, stationery and glass items.
• November 12 / 10 am – 5 pm
• December 10 / 10 am – 5 pm
Second Saturdays are FREE thanks to the Nightingale Family Foundation