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FREE Fishing Day

Go Fishing… Get Hooked! Saturday, June 8, 2013, is Nevada’s Free Fishing Day!

2532233942_3cf5d2a6fd_bFree 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.*

Events

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.

*All limits and other regulations apply.

Sparks Farmers’ Market Sweetens Summer

Lemons, tomatoes and pears… o my! The 2013 Sparks Farmers’ Market is back, every Thursday, on Victorian Avenue, directly in front of John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

Each week of the Farmer’s Market offers new themes, community group involvement, exciting stage music and street performers. The event takes place every Thursday evening, June 6 – August 22, 2013 (except July 7 and August 8) from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.

Shoppers will be able to buy fresh fruits and vegetables directly from local and regional farmers, along with items from various vendors, and try out food from some of our local food trucks.

There will also be a Kids’ Area, complete with fun and educational activities for children, on the plaza near the movie theater. The Sparks Farmers’ Market is a family-friendly event.

Whole Foods Hometowne Farmer’s Market

Sparks Revs Up for Street Vibrations Spring Rally

Get ready for the rumble – Street Vibrations Spring Rally is rolling into Sparks, June 7-9!

Fun for the Entire Family

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Street Vibrations® Spring Rally is free to the public.  Motorcycle participants pay a fee to ride in poker runs and walks, be involved in bike games, attend VIP parties, receive an official rally shirt and ride pin and enjoy premium secured bike parking.

Crowd pleasing live entertainment; including, arm wrestling competitions,  slow races and thrilling motorcycle stunt shows are planned throughout the three-day event.

Globe of Death

John Stotts exhibits unbelievable speed and controlled balance in his Globe of Death.

Live Entertainment

Enjoy a variety of bands performing a wide spectrum of music throughout the event. You’ll find contemporary rock from Adrenalin, southern rock from Rockin’ Down the Highway, non-stop blues from Jason King and the Rick Hammond Blues Band and biker rock ‘n roll from Nevada Hazzurd. John Ascuaga’s Nugget Celebrity Showroom will host the Alan Parsons Live Project, Sat., June 8 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $39. This British rock band known for “Eye in the Sky” and “Games People Play” puts on a great show.

Examine Rolling Rembrandts

The Saturday Ride-in Show during Street Vibrations® Spring Rally from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. allows participants to showcase their bikes.  The show also provides motorcycle enthusiasts with a chance to check out the amazing artwork, chrome and customization on some of the finest bikes in the West.

Special Event Locations

Most Street Vibrations® Spring Rally event activity will start, end or take place entirely on the West Events Plaza at the Nugget, but the Rally has expanded to include some additional locations.

Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson is an official Street Vibrations® Spring Rally Venue and the Market Street dealership will be hopping throughout the weekend with live entertainment and great deals.

Virginia City will provide VIP parking, host live entertainment and sponsor a poker walk for Street Vibrations® Spring Rally participants.

Street Vibrations Spring Rally Schedule of Events at John Ascuaga’s Nugget:

Friday, June 7:
2:00 p.m. – Vendors open for business
2:00 p.m. –Music by the Cindy Graf Duo
4:00 p.m. – Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
4:15 p.m. – Live Entertainment from Adrenaline Band
5:00 p.m. – Flag Raising Ceremony by Spanish Springs High’s JROTC
5:15 p.m. – Slow Bike Races
6:00 p.m. – Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
8:00 p.m. – Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
8:00 p.m. – The Vegas Road Show in the Nugget’s Casino Cabaret

Saturday, June 8:
10:00 a.m. – Vendors open for business
10:00 a.m. – Ride-in Show in the VIP Parking Area
10:00 a.m. – Poker Run to Virginia City
11:00 a.m. – Live Entertainment, Rockin’ Down the Highway Band
12:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment, Suspect Zero
12:45 p.m. – Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show
2:00 p.m. – Slow Bike Races
3:00 p.m. – Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
3:15 p.m. – Live Entertainment – Jason King Band
4:00 p.m. – Flag Raising Ceremony by Spanish Springs High’s JROTC
5:00 p.m. – Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
7:00 p.m. – Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
7:15 p.m. – Arm Wrestling Competition at the Main Stage
8:00 p.m. – The Vegas Road Show in the Nugget’s Casino Cabaret
9:00 p.m. – The Alan Parsons Project Live in the Nugget’s Celebrity Showroom (Tickets: $39)

Sunday, June 9:
10:00 a.m. – Vendors open for business
10:00 a.m. – Live Entertainment, Rick Hammond Blues Band
11:45 a.m. – Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show
1:00 p.m. – Slow Bike Races
1:45 p.m. – Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show
2:15 p.m. – Live Entertainment – Nevada Hazzurd
4:00 p.m. – Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show
7:00 p.m. – The Vegas Road Show in the Nugget’s Casino Cabaret

Contact Information

To see a complete Street Vibrations® Spring Rally schedule and a detailed program visit www.roadshowsreno.com.  Apps are now available for iPhones and iPads on the Web Site.  For more event information call 775-329-7469

Redneck Rodeo Truck Show Kicks Off Country Crossroads Weekend

WHEN: Friday, May 24, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Roof Garden Parking Lot (Victorian Ave. & Victorian Plaza Cir.)
COST: Free to Attend and Free to Register your Redneck Truck

RedneckRodeoTruckShow2The 2nd Annual Redneck Rodeo Truck show will kick off Country Crossroads Memorial Day Weekend at its new location at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort. Whether you’re the proud owner of one of the area’s best redneck trucks, or you just want to check out some of the dirtiest, most redneck trucks Northern Nevada has to offer, the Redneck Rodeo Truck Show will have it all!

Stop by from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24 for lots of redneck fun! John Ascuaga’s Nugget is turning the truck show into a redneck tailgate party, selling delicious BBQ and beer for you to enjoy as you walk around and help judge the show!

Redneck truck owners – there are still spots left to register your truck for the show! You could win a $250 Summit Racing gift certificate, tickets to the Reno Rodeo, or dinner for two at The Rotisserie Buffet at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. To register, visit: tinyurl.com/rednecktruck. Thanks to sponsors Reno Dodge, Coors and Dynagraphics Printing, it is now FREE to register your truck!

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

People’s Choice – Best Redneck Truck

  • Most Truckable
  • Dirtiest
  • Best Dodge – Sponsored by Reno Dodge
  • Best Granddaddy Rig – Classic Truck
  • Best Nevadatude
  • Most Patriotic
  • Best Hick Chick Truck

For photos of last year’s event, visit: http://bit.ly/14inSQr, or see the Redneck Rodeo Truck Show photo album on Reno Rodeo’s Facebook Page.

The Redneck Rodeo Truck Show kicks off Country Crossroads at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, featuring country artists Gloriana on May 24, Jerrod Niemann on May 25, and Dwight Yoakam on May 26. To buy tickets to these shows, please visit www.janugget.com.

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

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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.

Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s New Gateway – Now Open

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s impressive makeover continues…

First the ticketing area, then the baggage claim, and now the Reno-Tahoe International Airport will unveil its new security checkpoint and shopping/dining area. The $27 million in improvements embraces the natural look and feel of the Sierra Mountains.

Passengers will experience a new way to fly with the opening of the Security Checkpoint on the first floor, additional queuing and screening lanes, and new state-of-the-art technology.  Once through security, passengers will be able to flow from one concourse to another and enjoy a whole new safer and secure passenger experience.

The new Food Court will be built in a dramatic new airport venue on the second floor, just past the escalators.  The post-security, 21,000 square foot addition will feature 18-foot ceilings and windows looking out over the tarmac.  Passengers will dine with a panoramic view of arriving and departing aircraft against a desert mountain backdrop.

From outdoor clothing, to high tech electronic items, customers will find a wider selection of stores and products.

Coming Soon

Children’s play area (opening end of March), and art gallery featuring northern Nevada’s wild horses (opening end of April)!

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Easter is on Its Way to Reno Tahoe

Spend Easter weekend in Reno Tahoe with family and friends. Enjoy eggstravagant dining specials, egg hunts and springtime in the Sierra.  We’ve already hunted down a few activities to entice you to  hippity hop that cottontail to town.

BYOB – bring your own basket – is encouraged!

Underwater Egg Hunt at The Incline Village Rec Center

Saturday, March 23rd from 12:00pm – 1:30pm for some

Some eggs will be weighted and some will float. Every child gets a prize. Children can participate in a series of hunts. The Big Bunny will also make an early appearance! To volunteer or donate to this event or for more information, please call (775) 832-1310. Recreation Center members are free; non-members $4. Click here for the flyer.

Spring Eggstravaganza Community Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Incline Beach

easter-egg-hunt-reno-300x197It’s a FREE event! Ages infant – 11-year-olds are invited to hunt. Come at 10:30am to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and to check out the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District Engine. Click here for the flyer.

Easter Egg Hunt and Festivities at Northstar

March 31

Celebrate the Easter holiday on the slopes with festive activities for all ages. There will be an egg hunt across the Village at Northstar starting at 10:30 a.m. The Easter Bunny himself will be posing for photo opportunities around the rink in the Village and skiing on the mountain!

Golden Eggs will be spread between the mountain and in the village. These eggs will be filled with a ticket that you will need to take to season pass to redeem for prize. A variety of prizes from Maui Jim, Petra, Mikuni, Rubicon Pizza, Villager Candle, California Jean Bar, Apex Adventure, and many more will be up for grabs!

Scheels Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

March 30

Answer the Easter Egg Clues to make your way around the store and get candy! Please meet under the Scheels Awning. Ferris Wheel rides will be FREE during the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt.

This event is for ages 4 – 12 and limited to the first 1,000 children to participate.

2013 Special Events Brochure

It’s here! Jot down the dates to all of your favorite events, and find new ones, for 2013!

New Year’s Eve in Reno Tahoe USA

Ring in the New Year with Reno Tahoe USA! The hottest parties of the year will be spinning beats bumping with invigorating energy. Complimentary champagne toasts, party favors and extensive firework shows are also noteworthy.

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ELDORADO RENO

BuBinga Lounge will host a special New Year’s Eve Midnight Masquerade featuring Roni Romance and DJ Dragon spinning well into the New Year. General admission is $35 in advance or guests can upgrade to a $100 all access pass that includes an open premium bar from 8 p.m. to midnight and no waiting access to BuBinga, The Brew Brothers, Cin Cin and Roxy plus party favors, countdown and midnight toast.

The Brew Brothers New Year’s Eve features The Crashers playing today’s hits and DJ D.Rek rockin’ the beats well into 2013. One $15 cover includes entry to The Brew Brothers and Roxy’s Bar and Lounge and includes party favors plus a countdown and midnight shot.

Roxy’s Bar and Lounge mixes it up this New Year’s Eve! Gil, Stam and Bobby play at the piano bar starting at 4:30 p.m. with DJ Freeze stepping in to turn it up into the “oui” hours of the morning! $15 cover gets everyone party favors and midnight toast plus entry into The Brew Brothers.

Those looking for a more laid back place to ring in 2013 can head to Cin Cin Bar and Lounge.  Enjoy an artisan cocktail – or two – and relax with friends in the stylish and comfortable lounge, no cover charge.

DOWNTOWN FIREWORKS

Back by popular demand, downtown Reno will be aglow as tens of thousands revelers pack downtown Reno for the non-stop, 15-minute fireworks show. Hundreds of sparkling pyrotechnics will be shot off from four different roof levels ensuring there will be spectacular viewing from every angle.

PEPPERMILL RENO

Party at EDGE nightspot! Doors Open 8 pm, tickets are $55 in advance, $60 at the door.

Enjoy complimentary Champagne from 8 to 10 pm, Midnight champagne toast and balloon drop. World-renowned DJ Risk One, spins the party. Party favors for all guests include masquerade masks, mustache on a stick and more! Cocktail attire encouraged.

Party, sip and boogie at our Fourth Floor Capri Ballroom Bash from 9:30pm – 2:30am! Too Smooth will set the musical mood for an evening of dancing, mingling, cocktails and party favors. Tickets are $60 per person and include three drink tickets, party favors and a champagne toast. Purchase ticket online at www.peppermillreno.com

If you’re looking for non-stop excitement, party from 8:30pm to 12:30am on the casino floor! Enjoy complimentary champagne and party favors while you celebrate all night long!

CAL NEVA RESORT

The 6th annual Black & White Super Ball at Cal Neva Resort features headliners Tipper, The Pimps of Joytime, Love and Light and more in North Lake Tahoe’s biggest New Year’s Eve Party! See live acts in the Frank Sinatra Showroom, and electronic acts in the lobby and Indian room.

GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Frozen in Time: the celebration of all time – literally! Dress in costume from your favorite era – 50s sock hop, 20s flapper girl, 90s parachute pants… you get it. Prizes will be given away for the best dressed at WET Ultra Lounge and Bar.

Toast to the New Year with a casino-wide countdown, special New Year’s dining menus, and great cocktails!

JOHN ASCUAGA’S NUGGET

Ring in the New Year with a casino-wide celebration. The Celebrity Showroom turns into a big dance party with live entertainment:

  • Laugh Out the Year with Billy Gardell - Saturday 12/29
  • Celebrate New Year’s with The FIXX on New Year’s Eve at 10pm 

Enjoy two complimentary champagne toasts, and countdown to midnight, complete with party favors!

SILVER LEGACY

Silver Legacy is Rockin’ the Dome again this New Year’s Eve with DJ Kentot, dance parties and a spectacular midnight countdown and fireworks show on Monday, December 31! Start the festivities off on Sunday, December 30 with country singer Gary Allan in the Grande Exposition Hall at 8pm. Event includes one drink, party favors and champagne toast at midnight.

LAKE TAHOE BILTMORE

The Tahoe Biltmore will be hosting a free champagne toast at midnight, live entertainment, dining specials, and cash giveaways this NYE!

ATLANTIS

Ring in the New Year in style at Atlantis with an exciting evening complete with free cabaret entertainment, party favors and a midnight champagne toast on the casino floor.

A Mega Deal from Megabus.com

These days, what can a dollar get you? A few sticks of gum. Some candy out of the office vending machine. Maybe a couple of items from the dollar store. How about a trip to Reno Tahoe USA!

Beginning December 12, Megabus.com will offer express travel between Sparks/Reno, Sacramento and San Francisco with fare starting as low as $1. So, if you’re traveling from the Bay Area, you can enjoy some of the best skiing in the world, 24-hour nightlife and extraordinary specials events for an unprecedented $2.50 round trip! And to celebrate the new service, all tickets booked for the first week of travel, December 12-19, will be $1!

The sleek, green-certified double-decker buses are equipped with everything you need to travel in comfort and convenience, including free Wi-Fi and power outlets for those who need to get some work done before playing.

Be sure to plan ahead and book your trip in advance as fares start as low as $1 and gradually increase as the traveling date nears.

A Warm Bed for a Great Price

If you need a place stay once you get into Sparks, take advantage of the Strike It Rich package at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, starting at $38.39 per night. Enjoy:

  • FREE room upgrade to the Premier East Tower
  • Daily breakfast for two – American Breakfast in Rosie’s Café
  • 30% off purchases in Chonne’s Salon
  • 30% off purchases in the Nugget Gift Shop

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Available now through December 31.

For information on the adventure awaiting you in Reno Tahoe USA, please visit our activities page.