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Memorial Day Weekend in Reno Tahoe

Cowboys, comedians, crawls, concerts and even a few clunkers will be coming to Reno Tahoe for Memorial Day Weekend – and you should too! Check out the star-studded lineup!

Nugget Country Crossroads

May 24-26

A three-day celebration of music featuring well-known country acts, country music DJs, free line dancing lessons, country karaoke contests and more.

Headliners:

May 24 -  Gloriana

May 25 – Jerrod Niemann

May 26 – Dwight Yoakam

Owen_K Girls Jumping Sand Harbor 049 lr“Opening Day” at Lake Tahoe

May 27, Memorial Day, is “Opening Day” at the Lake! Looking for some guidance and possibly some free swag? Download a printer friendly passport which includes a complete calendar of events.

Reno Street Food

May 24

Reno Street Food celebrates the street food culture produces artisan and gourmet food truck, food trailer and pop-up restaurant events weekly for people that love good food.

Redneck Rodeo Truck Show

May 24

The Redneck Rodeo Truck show is what it says – a competition just for trucks . . . .  old, new, funky or just plain cool.

Amy Schumer

May 25

Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, not to mention the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy,” her Comedy Central television show.

Carson City Ghost Walking Tour

May 25

Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours led by Madame Curry. The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse past.

Memorial Day Parade

May 25

Celebrate our nation’s military heroes, past, present and future with a beautiful parade down the streets of Virginia City.

Reno Beer Crawl

May 25

For just $5, you get a wrist band, map & glass to use for $1 refills of 6 ounce samples (that’s half a beer folks!) at multiple downtown Reno locations.

And that’s not all, folks. Check out our complete Events Calendar.

Memorial Day Fun in Reno Tahoe

Memorial Day weekend marks the official kick off to summer in Reno Tahoe, and with it comes three days packed with outdoors adventures, great shopping, big laughs and for the first time, crawling cowboys!

Fun in the Sun

2565692898_db030506ca_zThe temperature is forecast to reach the 80’s by Memorial Day so take full advantage of the warm weather and dive into the many adventures awaiting you in Reno Tahoe. Lace up your hiking boots and discover the countless miles of beautiful trails that surround our area. Cast your line at Pyramid Lake and see if you can hook a world-renown Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Or, make a big splash with the whole family at the Wild Island Waterpark where everyone will enjoy daring slides, the Bahama Mama River, Montego Bay Wave Pool and much more.

Adventures at Lake Tahoe

Celebrate the 6th annual Opening Day at the Lake with a bike ride on North Lake Tahoe’s paved bike trails, which have been clear of snow and re-opened for summer. Also, enjoy special shopping and dining deals around North Lake Tahoe from Thursday, May 24 through Thursday, May 31.

The fun continues at the Lake where the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort Spa and Casino recently opened the Pier 111 Bar, offering creative cocktails, light meals and breath taking views – all on 275 foot floating pier!

Music, Crawls and Laughs

Reno Tahoe is overflowing with events this Memorial Day weekend. From fresh dubstep beats to a comedic great, there is something for everyone. Here’s what’s going down:

Country Crossroads: May 25-27 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Get ready for a three day celebration of country music; featuring, free line dancing lessons, western karaoke contest and a star studded lineup of country legends, including:

1_cowboy-crawl-logo-resizedCowboy Crawl: May 26 at Victorian Square in Sparks and John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Cowboy up and mosey on down for a night of saloon hopping with drink specials, live music and boot scootn’ fun in downtown Sparks.

Also this weekend:

Boregore: May 24 at the Knitting Factory

Kix Brooks: May 24 at CommRow

George Lopez: May 25 at Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Slick Rick: May 25 at CommRow

Black Rock City Allstars: May 27 at Edge inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

For a full list of Memorial Day activities in Reno Tahoe, check out our events calendar.

Your Next Getaway: Memorial Day Weekend

FlagMemorial Day is a day to remember and honor those who have died in our nation’s service. Traditionally, Americans pay tribute to the brave men and women with patriotic parades and, of course, the usual barbecue and family camping trip.

As you’ve likely discovered, spring in Northern Nevada can mean working on your tan or running for cover from the snow flurries. Luckily, the weather is turning around just in time for your holiday weekend in Reno Tahoe USA.

If you haven’t gotten around to planning your weekend, we here at Reno Tahoe USA are making it easy for you.

You’re welcome.

Honor Our Country’s Heroes

Head back in time to Virginia City for a Memorial Day parade at noon on Saturday, May 29 down C St., Virginia City’s main drag. The parade celebrates the heroism and sacrifice of those Americans who have died defending our nation. 

The Carson City Memorial Day Service at Lone Mountain Cemetery is on Monday, May 31 at 1 p.m. The cemetery is located at 1044 Beverly Dr., Carson City, Nevada 89706. Call (775) 887-2111 or click here for more information.

Take your family to the Sparks Memorial Park at C Street and Pyramid way that features a bronze statue in remembrance of fallen firefighters and a memorial honoring Sparks residents who died defending our country.

Powning Veterans Memorial Park, in downtown Reno at 150 S. Virginia Street, has a memorial to Nevada service men and women who have died serving our country in the wars in Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The park also features a statue of General Jesse Reno, who died in Civil War action and for whom Reno was named.

The Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery is in Fernley, about 45 miles east of Reno on Interstate 80. To reach the cemetery from Reno, take I-80 east to exit 48. Turn right and follow the signs to the cemetery.

Outdoor Recreation

Pyramid Lake FamilyIf you’re heading to Pyramid Lake, the Paiute Tribe says you definitely won’t be alone. Only 35 miles northeast of Reno, Pyramid Lake is the perfect daytrip or quick, weekend getaway for the entire family. The Tribe is expecting a large crowd and wants to remind you that day use, camping and other permits are required for all nontribal members’ access to the lake. Pyramid Lake is also widely regarded as a world class fishery and one of finest places to catch a Lohanton Cutthroat Trout. (Can’t you just hear the grill sizzling?)

For more information about fishing and Tribal regulations please click here.

For additional information or questions about permits for Pyramid Lake, please click here or call the Ranger Station at 775-476-1155.

For a complete list of parks, beaches and camping sites click here.

Black Rock Rendezvous

If you choose to detour from the traditional Memorial Day celebration, take part in the First Annual Great Basin Brewing Company’s Sulphur to Black Rock Bicycle Race on May 30th. Spend your weekend camping in the beautiful Black Rock Desert with music, kids’ camps, guided and self-guided tours and more.

To learn more click  here.