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Halloween Parties for Adults in Reno Tahoe

Adults deserve to play dress-up, too! From wild dance parties to hoedowns, free concerts to a bloody bash,  here’s a list of a few of the major Halloween parties for all types of party goers in Reno Tahoe:

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The 8th annual Skin & Scare Halloween Party is back at EDGE Nightspot! Go all out on the costumes, because $7,500 in cash prizes will be given away in costume contests. The amazing DJ ERock is spinning the party. Doors open at 10 pm on Halloween.

Wild Erotic Ball

The most wild Halloween party is happening at the Silver Legacy Grand Exposition Hall. Take the elevator home, and get a discounted room rate at The Silver Legacy by using code: WILD13. There will be $3,000 in cash and prizes given away in the costume contest and more!

Scream!

On All Hallows’ Eve, “Scream!” at BuBinga Lounge with DJ Loczi. Cash giveaway for the scariest and best overall costumes. $10 cover or free in costume.

Halloween Hoedown

The Nugget in Sparks is having their third annual Halloween Hoedown, October 26. This free party and $1,000 costume contest will cast a spell on the Casino Cabaret from 9 p.m. – midnight. Guests will enjoy the best in country music and dancing with host DJ Jamie G.

Keyser Soze Halloween Concert

FREE concert with Keyser Soze in Peppermill’s Terrace Lounge on Halloween from 8 pm to midnight

Zombie Four Play

On October 26, BuBinga’s Four Play Saturday will be taken over by Zombies after the Reno Zombie Crawl. There will be $1,200 in cash giveaways for the scariest, sexiest and best zombie couple. $15 cover without costume, $5 cover in costume.

7934e1c5-8a61-46dd-88b6-5708ec225e20The Blood Brothers Halloween Bash

On October 25 and 26, The Brew Brothers will be hosting the town’s scariest Halloween Bash! Compete in the costume contest for a chance at $2,400 in prizes.

Sprites and Monsters Party

Dance the night away at the Sprites and Monsters Party on Halloween at Rise Nightclub. Get free entry if you arrive in costume before midnight. Costume contest for sexiest sprite and scariest monster.

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Day of the Undead

Run, Dance, THEN CRAWL at this year’s Reno Zombie Crawl affair!

Want to experience a day that’s completely unmatched anywhere in the world? Want to take part in one of the largest zombie crawls ever? In the BEST downtown for pub crawls in the nation?

Not only that, but do you want a FULL DAY of zombie themed events, even for all-ages to get involved???

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The 6th Annual Reno Zombie Crawl is now a full day of events:

RUN at 10:00 AM

This year the Reno Zombie Crawl is hosting our first ever No Brainer Humans vs Zombies 5K fun run! It’s all ages and it’s going to be zany fun! Plus, all 21 & over participants will receive a FREE ZOMBIE CRAWL CUP to enjoy the evening’s festivities! Get more information and register here >>

DANCE at 7:00 PM

When the Reno Zombie Crawl began, we traditionally took a break midway through the event to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. What began as a fun dance has now become its own event, as Thriller Under The Arch attracts hundreds of dancers and participants to the Historic Reno Arch! This event is all-ages and free, and this year we’re looking for 1,000 dancers to break our previous record! Get info and learn to dance here >>

CRAWL at 8:00 PM

The main event begins at 8:00 pm at different locations in downtown Reno!

  • Cups are on sale at Junkee Clothing Exchange and other locations, and will be available the night of the crawl too.
  • Locations: 45-50 different local taverns will participate!
  • $3 beer and drink specials at every location with your crawl cup!
  • NO COVER at any participating bar or club for any participant with a crawl cup!
  • Every single venue will hold at least one costume contest during the crawl! All you need to enter is a crawl cup!
  • Discount hotel rooms are available downtown for crawlers!

Check out more Halloween events in Reno Tahoe USA!

Halloween in Reno Tahoe 2013

Figuring out Halloween plans can be a little spooky, so here is a guide to some of the special Halloween festivities happening in Reno Tahoe this month!

Trick or Treat at The Discovery Museum

The event will feature trick or treating from gallery to gallery, Halloween themed art projects, and spooky science demonstrations. Admission to the event is $2 for member and nonmember adults and children. Children under age 1 are free.

Reno Zombie Crawl

Who hasn’t wanted to take part in an actual zombie hoard!?! October 26, in Downtown Reno, find thousands of zombies combing the streets not only in search of drinks and a good time, but also helping to support local charity and businesses.

For only $5, Reno Zombie Crawl attendees purchase a commemorative cup and map and are treated to drink specials, no cover, contests and more at downtown taverns. Before the crawl, people of all ages also participate in a massive thriller dance!

1_a-spooky-family-has-fun-at-the-national-automobile-museum-(2)Trick or Treat in the Streets

Take this year’s trick-or-treating to the streets – inside the National Automobile Museum! Parents will enjoy more than 200 cars and authentic street scenes with facades, cars and artifacts from each era while kids collect candy. The first thousand children will be able to participate in a Book Walk, so arrive early. The only tricks allowed at this event will be in the magic show!

Faces 4 Fun

Paint up for trick-or-treating, costume parties or even Reno beer crawls with Circus Circus Reno’s pro face painters in downtown Reno! Popular packages include pirates, zombies and even Santa’s for those highly-anticipated beer crawlers. Prices vary based on requested designs, packages are also available – complete with accessories.  Located on the Mezzanine at Circus Reno.

Toll House Pumpkin Patch

Time to take the family on a fall outing to pick that perfect pumpkin at a traditional Pumpkin Patch! Festivities galore accompany the massive patch: kids will be bouncing up and down for the inflatable bounce houses; animal lovers will go wild over the petting zoo and pony rides; and adrenaline junkies will surely seek out the Haunted House and mini ATVs.8343233813_3dc197dfa6_b

Adults Take Over The Discovery

The Discovery Museum will open its doors after hours for another “Social Science,” a 21 and over event featuring libations from local brewers and fare from food truck favorites. Inside the museum guests can take part in a variety of hands-on science demonstrations and art activities while exploring the museum’s expansive galleries and exhibits. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume to this special Halloween-themed event.

Great May Center Pumpkin Walk

Families will light up with excitement as they stroll through hundreds of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns on display through the May Museum and Arboretum. Costumed volunteers will pass out candy and treats to kids along the way, and a warm cup of hot chocolate or cider will be waiting at the end.

Haunted Halloween in Virginia City

What better place to celebrate Halloween than a place that is known as one of the three most haunted towns in the country? With Virginia City’s rich history, there are plenty of ghost stories to go around. If you can handle it, we invite you to come see what Halloween on the Comstock is all about.

Several spooky events take place throughout the month of October to celebrate this haunted holiday. Virginia City Ghost Tours offer a chilling overnight ghost walking tour on select nights throughout the month. On October 31, kids can come dressed in their costumes and enjoy the Halloween Parade then trick-or-treat down C Street. The V&T has a special Halloween night train, the Witches Delight Train. The cemetery, usually closed at night, opens for night-tours Halloween night only. This is not for the faint of heart! .

There’s plenty more ghostly stuff happening in Virginia City. Check online for more information.

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Feeling Brave? Stay in One of The Haunted Hotels

If you really want a scare, stay overnight to get the full haunted Halloween experience in Virginia City. There are quite a few haunted bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels to choose from, each with their own stories of ghosts and other unexplained mysteries.

The Silver Queen Hotel & Wedding Chapel offers 28 beautifully restored rooms and one of the most notably haunted sleeps in Virginia City. It is said to be haunted by a woman who killed her own baby, then committed suicide in one of the rooms. The Silver Queen offers ghost tours Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The Gold Hill Hotel, opened in 1861, is the oldest hotel in Nevada. It is also supposedly haunted. In 1869 a terrible fire killed dozens of miners at the nearby Yellowjacket Mine. It is said these miners have stayed around. Other ghostly appearances at Gold Hill Hotel include a woman that emits a rose fragrance and sounds of giggling children.

If you’d rather stay somewhere less haunted, Virginia City has more lodging options online.

Real Ghost Stories

Not sure if Virginia City is haunted enough for you? Check out these recent stories and YOU decide what’s real:

It’s Always Haunted in Virginia City – Huffington Post

Who You Gonna Call? – AZ Sports & Lifestyle

We Need Ghosts More Than They Need Us – Psychology Today

Reno’s Family Friendly Halloween 2012

If you’re looking for family friendly Halloween excitement, you’re in luck. Reno Tahoe USA has a calendar packed with unique tricks and treats that you and your family won’t soon forget.

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October 26, 5-8pm

Dive into Halloween fun for the whole family at Circus Circus Reno’s fifth annual Free Trick or Treat Street, where everyone will enjoy free candy, treats, games and giveaways! Witness the thrills and chills on the Midway as international circus stars take the stage for a dazzling show of acrobatics, talented K-9s and Russian contortionists. Costumes are encouraged, so get creative and have a spooky family picture taken in front of the Halloween back drop.

Halloween Hollow – Riverwalk District

October 27, 4-7pm

Halloween excitement is soaring to new levels with free family games, live music, bounce houses, a doggie costume contest and free trick-or-treating. But this trick or treating isn’t just for the costumed candy seeking youngsters – bring your pets along too! Grab a “treasure map” and venture to the participating Riverwalk District merchants, collecting candy for your ghosts and goblins, and dog treats your furry friends.

Halloween Trick or Treat – Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

October 27, 5:30-9:30pm

Bring the kids and join the second annual Halloween Trick or Treat at the The Discovery, featuring Halloween themed art projects, spooky science demonstrations, a cardboard maze and trick or treating form gallery to gallery. Admission is only $2 for children and adults, and children under the age of 1 are free.

Safe Zone for Trick or Treating – Legends at Sparks Marina

October 31, 5-7pm

Offering parents some peace of mind, Legends at Sparks Marian is hosting a FREE trick or treat throughout the mall, ensuring a safe environment for little ones. In addition to candy, kids will have a blast with bounce houses and facing painting as well. Costumes are required, but Legends asks that you leave the masks at home. Be sure to stop by Scheels in your costume and receive a FREE             ride on the Ferris wheel.

Here’s a few more family friendly Halloween events to look forward to:

Thrill the World – October 27

V&T Pumpkin Express Trains – October 27

Goblin Parade in Virginia City – October 31

V&T Haunted Halloween Evening Train – October 31

Looking for some Halloween fun for adults? Check out our Reno’s Haunted Nightlife blog.

Reno’s Haunted Nightlife – Halloween 2012

It’s Halloween season in Reno Tahoe USA and we’re celebrating with endless parties, drink specials, costume contest and turning over downtown Reno to the beer-craving undead. Here’s what to expect:

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The walking dead are taking over downtown Reno on October 27, but don’t run away from this swarm of beer thirsty zombies, join them! Pick up a commemorative cup and map for $5, and enjoy drink specials at more than 40 bars. Get your cups and maps early at Junkee Clothing Exchange, Melting Pot World Emporium, Doll House, Chocolate Walrus or Prism Magic. They will also be available the night of the crawl at participating bars. The Zombie Crawl kicks off 8:00 pm, but you won’t want to miss the massive Pre-Crawl Thriller Dance under the Reno Arch at 7:00 pm.

Eldorado Hotel Casino

Get ready for two nights full of fighting fun as the Halloween spirit takes over Eldorado Hotel Casino for the Freakin’ Weekend, October 26-27. You’re in for a treat with amazing drink specials and $6,500 in cash prizes for the best dressed patrons as Bubinga Lounge transforms into the Zombie Lounge, The Brew Brothers becomes The Blood Brothers, Roxy’s Bar Lounge transfigures into Ghost Lounge, Cin Cin turns into Sin Sin and Stadium Bar becomes Stadium Spider Bar.  Check out the full schedule on Eldorado’s events page.

EDGE Nightspot

For a killer good time, don’t miss the sinfully fun Halloween parties at Edge Nightspot inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. Party into the early morning hours on October 27 during Skin & Scare, featuring Reno’s top DJ’s, delicious libations, and $6,000 in cash prizes and costume contests- including $2,500 for the sexiest and scariest.

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On October 31, join DJ E-Rock, the official DJ for the San Francisco Giants, for the The Night of the Dead. Be sure to wear your best costume as $1,500 will be awarded to the sexiest and $1,500 to the most bizarre, along with another $1,000 in random cash giveaways.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Scary and sexy collide at the 12th annual Wild Erotic Ball, October 26, at the Grand Exposition Hall inside Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Join one of the hottest Halloween parties in town where the most erotic female, most erotic tandem and most unique costumes will win cash and other prizes. Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $25 at the door and costumes are required.

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Saddle up and get on down to the Halloween Hoedown on October 27, and dance the night away with live music from Rick Hays & American Steel. Be sure to wear your costumes to receive great drink specials and to enter the $1,000 costume contest. The hoedown kicks off at 9:00 pm at the Casino Cabaret.

CommRow

DJ’s Kentot, Fredy G and Boom are in the mix all night for the 5th annual Fright Fest, October 27, at Cargo inside CommRow. Win cash and prizes for the scariest couple, naughtiest nurse and most creative male and female.  This bash is for everyone 18 and over, with a full bar for those 21 and up.

For more information on everything Halloween in Reno Tahoe USA, please visit our events page.

Haunted Hotels … do you dare?

1_virginia-city-ghost-huntingMAPES HOTEL SITE

The original Mapes Hotel, a grand beauty of a building near the Truckee River, was haunted for decades by an unknown spirit. After it was torn down, the same presence has been reported lingering near the ice rink on the spot of the old hotel that is set up in the winter months.

GOLD HILL HOTEL

A few miles out of Virginia City is the little town of Gold Hill.  This is the town where the actual gold strikes began just prior to the biggest gold and silver strike ever (called the Comstock Lode) occurred in Virginia City.

Gold Hill has its share of mines that are still under the ground.  The Yellow Jacket mine, the Commons mine and all the rest are still here.  Miners were killed in some of these mines due to accidents.  Right behind the Gold Hill Hotel is the Yellow Jacket mine.  The miners didn’t have electricity with which to do their work.  They had to use candlelight.  Oxygen was limited underground and the gases that emanated from under the ground combined and fires were a constant danger.  Unfortunately, a fire broke out in the Yellow Jacket mine in 1873 and 37 miners were killed and were left buried at the bottom of the mine shafts behind this hotel.

21a_0021THE OLD WASHOE CLUB

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The Millionaires Club

“Locals and tourists rub shoulders and swap stories at The Old Washoe Club. Originally called The Millionaires Club, it was built so that nouveau riche gentlemen might enjoy the pleasures of wealth, in comfort and style. At one time, the building was even used to store corpses when the ground was frozen too solid for digging graves.

“Three ghosts haunt The Old Washoe Club; A lovely, blonde apparition, known as the lady in blue, the specter of a scared little girl, and a grizzled prospector who occasionally cadges drinks from unsuspecting patrons. Ladies be warned, the door to the women’s room locks and unlocks itself.” – Janice Oberding, Suite 101 Article.

These stories and more are part of the Old Washoe Club.  What people don’t know is that there are two totally different sites of the Old Washoe Club.  There are two different “parts” to the Old Washoe Club.  There is the bar and snack bar downstairs.  There you will find the winding staircase.  This staircase was the original front door to The Millionaires Club.  This would be where respectable men turned millionaires would be greeted.  Behind the scenes was where the real action took place.

OVERNIGHT GHOST HUNTING EVENT

Halloween is just around the corner! Spend it with us as we Ghost Hunt and attempt to communicate with the lovely spirits here at St. Mary’s Art Center, fondly known as The St. Mary Louise Hospital, established in 1876 located in Virginia City, NV.  Mark your calendar and make your reservation now. Price includes overnight accommodations plus we have a special 2 nighter package as well.  Go to the following link for more info and to purchase your ticket.

http://www.virginiacityparanormal.com/upcoming-events.html

Costume Contests, Mayhem and a Hoedown?… An Unforgettable 2011 Halloween Weekend

If you’re looking for a place to take the kids, dog, or that costume you’ve been meticulously planning since last year, you’ve clicked to the right spot.

1_jackolanterns-300x225Friday, Oct 28

Trick or Treat Street

  • Bring your trick or treaters to the Circus Circus midway for our free and safe Trick or Treat Street where kids of all ages will enjoy free candy, prizes, and complimentary child ID.

Saturday, Oct 29

Monsters and Mayhem

  • Guys, ghouls and ghosts will scare up some wicked fun in downtown Reno’s Riverwalk District during the 5th annual Riverwalk Merchants Halloween Hollow event. This year’s theme is “Monsters and Mayhem” and costumes are heavily encouraged. Halloween fun is kicked up a notch with free family games, trick-or-treating, live music, a doggie costume contest and more at the West Street Plaza Halloween Weekend. This year we have also included a special trick-or-treat route for your pets. Maps can be downloaded from renoriver.org/halloween the week of the event or picked up the day of the event at the Riverwalk booth.

Halloween Hoedown

  • Make the Nugget your place for Halloween fun this year! Join us in the Casino Cabaret  for our Halloween Hoedown featuring:$1,000 costume contest: $500 1st place, $300 2nd place, and $200 3rd place, FREE live music with Rick Hays & American Steel, $1 Coors, Coors Light, Margarita or Bloody Mary for patrons in costume and KBUL 98 FM live radio remote.

1_hh_web_graphicSpooky Slots Tournament

  • Don’t chicken out of this slot tournament at Harrah’s Reno, $25,000 is one the line!

Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest

  • Show off your spooky, spunky and spirited side at Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest! Come dressed in your best Halloween digs for our FREE Costume Contest and you could win your share of $1,000 in Cash & Prizes! Themes include: Most Original, Funniest, Best Casino Theme, Scariest, Best Couple and Best Overall.

Sunday, Oct 30

Atlantis Fun Center’s Spooktacular Halloween Party

  • Reveal your funky, funny and frightening side at the Atlantis Fun Center’s Spooktacular Halloween Party on Sunday, October 30, 2011.  Bring your kids, dressed in their best Halloween costumes, for an all-day safe Trick-or-Treating event and FREE Costume Contest.

Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest

  • Show off your spooky, spunky and spirited side at Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest! Come dressed in your best Halloween digs for our FREE Costume Contest and you could win your share of $1,000 in Cash & Prizes! Themes include: Most Original, Funniest, Best Casino Theme, Scariest, Best Couple and Best Overall.

Monday, Oct 31

Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest

  • Show off your spooky, spunky and spirited side at Atlantis’ Frighteningly Fun Costume Contest! Come dressed in your best Halloween digs for our FREE Costume Contest and you could win your share of $1,000 in Cash & Prizes! Themes include: Most Original, Funniest, Best Casino Theme, Scariest, Best Couple and Best Overall.

Looking for a night out on the town with your crew? Check out our list of 2011 Halloween Hotspots.

Get Freaky at these 2011 Halloween Hotspots

Where to be on All Hallow’s Eve…

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FANGTASIA

  • Sink your teeth into Fangtasia, at EDGE Nightspot. EDGE will be giving away $1,000 in Cash Prizes to their favorite outfits of the night to kick off the $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend. “True Blood” themed attire is encouraged.

Friday, Oct 28

FREAKIN’ WEEKEND

  • 294565_298548630172180_168802109813500_1253800_260115406_nFreakin’ Weekend is spread over venues, honoring only 1 cover and giving away over $6,000 in costume contests. The kids might have to wait until Monday for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.

FRIGHT FEST HALLOWEEN PARTY

Saturday, Oct 29

RENO ZOMBIE CRAWL

  • Rise from the crypt in your best zombie attire and join the flesh eating masses at the Reno Zombie Crawl to enjoy drink specials at more than 30 bars. Featuring multiple start locations, this year’s crawl promises to be all about the brain eating fun so forget about the long lines of the past.

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  • Come with your smoothest moves to Boogieman’s Ball at the Knitting Factory! $1000.00 First Place for Best Costume and DJ Kos mixes today’s best dance/party music videos on their massive video screens!

SKIN & SCARE INFERNO

  • Things will heat up at EDGE for their Skin & Scare Inferno party $6,000 Costume Contest, where EDGE will give away $2,500 for the Sexiest costume, $2,500 for the Scariest costume, and an additional $1,000 in Cash Prizes. This is the second night of thier $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend!

FREAKIN’ WEEKEND

  • Freakin’ Weekend is spread over venues, honoring only 1 cover and giving away over $6,000 in costume contests. The kids might have to wait until Monday for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.WILD EROTIC BALL

WILD EROTIC BALL

  • Scary and sexy collide at the Wild 102.9 11th Annual Wild Erotic Ball at Silver Legacy. Saturday, October 29 there are dueling parties at Aura Lounge and Rum Bullions, cover at each night club is $10 or you can get in on both for only $16! Beginning at 9:00 p.m., both lounges offer Costume Contests, with 1st prize receiving $300 and 2nd prize receiving $200, in cash.

1_wild-erotic-ballSunday, Oct 30

HALLOWEEN JAM FEST

  • On the Eve of All Hallow’s Eve, join the Knitting Factory as they rock the house at Halloween Jam Fest.

Monday, Oct 31

MONSTER BASH

  • The kids aren’t the only ones who deserve treats come Halloween night, Monster Bash . Enter the $2,500 Costume Contest, where EDGE will award $1,000 for the Sexiest costume, $1,000 for the Most Creative costume, and a $500 Cash Prize for their Favorite costume of the night. This is the last night of the $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend, so don’t miss out!

If you’re looking for a fright night with your family, check out  Costume Contests, Mayhem and a Hoedown?… An Unforgettable 2011 Halloween Weekend.

Reno Tahoe Halloween Roundup: Oozing with Excitement

Listen up guys and ghouls of all ages; Reno Tahoe is THE place for the afterlife party!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the spooky happenings in the area. Be safe, and go on and get eerie with your bad self. Have a great Halloween weekend!

Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde Death Car at Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino

They just don’t do bloodbaths like they used to. In a rare opportunity, see the blood-stained and bullet-hole-ridden 1934 Ford Model 730 Deluxe Sedan which Bonnie & Clyde stole and eventually died in. Also on display is the light blue western-style shirt Clyde wore on the day of his death and other Bonnie and Clyde relics. This display isn’t immortal! It closes on Christmas Eve. See a piece of American history inside Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino west of Reno, open 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

Ghost ToursGhost Tours at the National Automobile Museum: October 23-31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A variety of costumed characters will breathe life into the spirits who once drove some of the vehicles at the museum. Ghost Tours are included with the price of admission; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6-18. Children 5 and younger are free. Some of the spirits you’ll meet include:

 

  • An old racer who will talk about the wild days of racing. His memories are chilling.
  •  An old mechanic at the 76 Service Station who will share a ghostly tale of woe about dismal service provided by filling stations today.
  • An old fireman whose stories about adventures the Museum’s historic fire engine endured will rattle your bones.

Trick or Treat Street on the Circus Circus Midway: October 29

Halloween fun isn’t just for kids at this year’s Third Annual Trick or Treat Street at Circus Circus Reno. The whole family is invited to dress in their boo-tiful and scary best and come on down to the Hotel-Casino’s Midway on the Friday night before Halloween, October 29, for free candy, treats, games and drawings for great prizes as well as live remote broadcasts from radio stations Magic 95.5, Wild 102.9, KBUL and KKOH and KWYL who’ll be on hand to hand out goodies!The event, which takes place between 6 and 9 p.m., also includes a free Child ID program for children up to 17 provided by the Circus Circus Security Department.  The process is easy, the card is printed, and ready to take with you in a few minutes! On the Midway, there’ll be plenty of chills and thrills as international circus stars take the stage, including the Imperial Acrobats of China, Jr. Johns and his highly trained dogs and “Bounce,” with husband-and-wife team Svetlana Ivtchenko and Gennadiy Fedounov. “The Circus shows for that night have been scheduled so that everyone can be sure to see at least one of our world-class performances while enjoying the event,” Ridgebear said. Admission is free, but you can help out the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that night by bringing nonperishable food items. For details, call 775-329-0711 or go online to circusreno.com.

1_nevada-day-parade-posterNevada Day Celebration: October 30, Carson City, 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate with a state so proud of its heritage we take a day off from work to party! The Nevada Day Celebration October 29-31 is commemorating 146 years of statehood in Carson City. The highlight of the celebration is the Nevada Day Parade on Saturday, honoring “100 Years of Aviation in Nevada”. You know the guy who piloted the Voyager for the first ever non-stop flight around the world? He’ll be there. The festivities will include a flyover of F-18 Hornets, F-16 Falcon and C-130 Hercules from the Nevada Air Guard. Yes, we’re kind of a big deal. People know us.

Nevada vs Utah State Football:October 30, Mackay Stadium, 1:00 p.m.

Take your family and join the spirited supports of the Pack as they take on Utah State on Saturday October 30 at 1:00 p.m. inside Mackay Stadium. After the game, head to downtown Reno for a special trick-or-treating extravaganza!

Halloween Hallow in downtown Reno – FREE family fun! October 30, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.             Trick-or-Treating locations will be detailed in a free “treasure map” to sweet treats available at many participating Riverwalk District merchant shops on Saturday, October 30. Tricks, Treats & Treasurers will kick off entertainment at the West Street Plaza with an opening proclamation and a dance, provided by Good Luck Macbeth at 5 p.m. A presentation by Kidscape productions will take the stage then the ghosts
of Joaqin Miller, Lillie Langreee, Ol’ Virginny and Julia Bullette will be “called up” to share some spooky historical Nevada tales. A spirited western shootout follows the ghostly tales then Edger Allen Poe will read his poem “The Raven.” Controlled Burn fire dancers and stilt walkers will wrap up the evening’s entertainment.

zombie crawlReno Zombie Beer Crawl: October 30, Downtown Reno

If you’re like us, when you think of zombies you inevitably picture them in a choreographed dance in the middle of the street. The King of Pop’s famous “Thriller” will come to life in the streets of downtown Reno on Saturday, October 30for the annual Reno Zombie Crawl. At 10:00 p.m. that night, after hundreds of zombies have been working tirelessly for hours to quench their thirst, there will be a massive Thriller dance off! Ridiculous costumes aren’t required but strongly recommended. Dress up as a Zombie, or a zombie victim, or a member of a zombie protection squad, or anyone who just got bit by a zombie… get the picture? The crawl starts at 8:00 p.m. and for just $5 you get a map and a bracelet that will gain you entry into the crawl bars, sign you up for contests, and entitle you to $3 (and sometimes cheaper!) drink specials everywhere! All the bars are downtown, so everything’s in walking, er, shuffling distance (zombies don’t walk like the rest of us). This is the only city in America where “Mmm, fresh brains” and “Mmm, fresh beer” can mean the same thing.

Skillet Papa RoachMonsters of Annihilation Tour: October 30, Grand Sierra Resort

The Grand Sierra Resort rocks into Halloween with an unforgettable night of four bands 8 p.m. Saturday, October 30. Making a stop on their Monsters of Annihilation Tour, Papa Roach and Skillet will headline an evening of music and mayhem inside the Grand Theatre with rockers Trapt and My Darkest Days opening the show. Tickets are $29.50, on sale now. Fans can get up close and person with the triple-platinum group Papa Roach whose tour supports the band’s latest album With Time for Annihilation. On the record and on the road, Papa Roach brings together what it does best by delivering a highly energetic entertainment package for new and old fans alike.

trick or treat autoTrick or Treat in the Street of the Auto Museum: October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Museum is offering a special $2 per person admission on Halloween. The event will feature a “shoppe of oddities” and games for kids. Small prizes will be offered as game give-aways so the evening will not be focused entirely on candy.A special sweet treat of a different kind will be offered to the first 1,000 children who attend the National Automobile Museum’s Trick or Treat in the Streets. Those youngsters will be able to participate in a Book Walk then select a brand new children’s book.