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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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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
Available now through December 31.
For information on the adventure awaiting you in Reno Tahoe USA, please visit our activities page.
NYE has some friendly competition. Before the family dysfunction and food-induced coma, burn off that extra helping stuffing and gravy by dancing the night away at BuBinga Lounge. Feast on $3 drink specials – like pumpkin pie shots, Wild Turkey and Coors Lights.
7. Hotel deals!
Plan and experience all that Reno Tahoe USA has to offer. From event listings to coupons, snow reports to golf information, this application has everything you will need to make the best out of your trip. If you are already in town, simply turn on the location service and only see things that are within walking distance.
Here is what you can do with the Reno Tahoe USA application:
- Search and view all of the amazing events happening now and in the future
- Browse our complete hotel database and find the perfect place to stay
- Find a restaurant that matches your mood
- Explore all of the shopping available in Reno and Lake Tahoe
- View coupons from many of our great partners – For you golfers, the app displays everything you need to pick a course, including yardage, par, cost and much more
- And for the skiers, boarders and snow lovers, the app has everything you need to pick the perfect resort including pricing, lift status and more
“There are so many choices for entertainment, special events, outdoor adventure and relaxation in Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe that it can be difficult for visitors to narrow down their options before they get here,” said RSCVA President and CEO Christopher Baum. “More and more visitors are relying on mobile technology to point them in the right direction for information on their passions at any given moment, and the new Reno Tahoe USA app provides visitors with more information, and more control, of their overall travel experience.”
The Reno Tahoe USA app provides potential visitors with information on which hotels may be best suited to their needs; what concerts, events and entertainment will be offered during their visit; where they can get outdoors to enjoy the fresh air, ski resorts and golf courses; as well as where they might find a great restaurant, a world-class spa or unique shopping throughout the destination. Once visitors are here, the app uses their location to help them find activities of interest within walking distance. The app also provides easy access to a variety of coupons, deals and discounts offered by dozens of local businesses.
In support of the popular “buy local” campaigns being launched in destinations across the country, the RSCVA worked with Reno-based KPS3 Marketing to develop the Reno Tahoe USA app, which it designed to maximize, and to simplify, the number of options presented to visitors.
“Travelers have come to depend on their phone for guidance in new destinations,” said KPS3 Vice President of Creative and Technical Services Rob Gaedtke. “This application puts visitors in control of that experience and allows the RSCVA to share the myriad offerings found in the Reno Tahoe area.”
The RSCVA and its partners are also making the new Reno Tahoe USA app more than just a source of information. One new user of the Reno Tahoe USA app will be given a three-day, two-night stay, at their choice of the Eldorado Hotel Casino or Silver Legacy Resort Casino, each month through October 2013.
The Reno Tahoe USA app can be downloaded at the iPhone Mobile App Store, the Android Google Play Store or at www.VisitRenoTahoe.com/mobile.
We love Nevada, and we have a feeling we are not alone. The jubilant mood spreading amongst Nevadans as we near October 31 is not only because we get a holiday at work and school (conveniently near/on Halloween) to honor the place we live – although it’s certainly a perk – but we have some serious pride in our state. Below is a listing of events where you can join us in celebration of our favorite holiday, Nevada Day!
Sparks Historic Walking Tour
October 26, in Sparks
Celebrate Nevada Day and learn about the history of downtown Sparks. This one hour walking tour includes 18 buildings and spots that have played an important role in the history and development of Sparks and Nevada.
Your guide, Scott Carey, grew up in Sparks and since working on the Sparks Centennial Commission has been actively working on projects to preserve and enhance the history of this great community.
Tours are every hour on the hour. All Proceeds benefit the Sparks Museum.
Nevada Day Parade
October 27, in Carson City
Celebrate the Silver State’s 148th birthday with the largest formal statehood celebration in the nation! Enjoy the parade, arts show, carnival, pancake breakfast, run/walk, music, World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest, Beard Contest and a slate of other activities.
Visit NevadaDay.com for a complete listing of Nevada Day events throughout the Silver State.
Street Vibrations Fall Rally, September 19-23, is a five-day party with live entertainment, death defying motorcycle stunt shows, America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo, factory trucks, Tattoo Expo, great food, motorcycle vendors, bike games, Miss Street Vibrations Bikini Contest, arm wrestling competitions, and ride-in shows in downtown Reno, Sparks, Virginia City and Lake Tahoe.
Reno based Street Vibrations®, now in its 18th year, is the 4th largest motorcycle event in the nation. Roadshows Inc., producer of Street Vibrations®, anticipates 1,000 registered VIP participants this year with more than 29,000 additional motorcycle enthusiasts in town to enjoy the event.
Street Vibrations® Fall Rally is FREE to the public.
Enjoy a variety of bands performing a wide spectrum of music throughout the event. There will be blues, funk and soul music, alternative rock, hard rock and classic rock on stages at numerous venues in multiple cities.
Saturday night, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. Crosby, Stills & Nash will perform at Reno Events Center in downtown Reno.
Special Event Locations
Street Vibrations® Fall Rally event activities will take place in venues at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, downtown Reno’s Eldorado Special Events Plaza, the Silver Legacy’s Silver Baron Room and Rum Bullions, Harrah’s Outdoor Plaza, the Reno Ballroom, the Reno Events Center, the Sands Regency and in Virginia City. Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson is an official Street Vibrations® Fall Rally Venue and the Market Street dealership will be hopping throughout the weekend with live entertainment and great deals.
Eldorado: Guests can stop by the Eldorado’s Hog Town bar on Virginia Street in front of the Eldorado to add some libations to their vibrations. The bar will be open on Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Silver Legacy: Watch Silver Legacy’s Fireworks Extravaganza two nights, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and enjoy George Thorogood and The Destroyers who are “Bad to the Bone” on Friday, September 21 at 8 p.m. in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall.
Stunt Shows in Two Locations
John Stotts exhibits unbelievable speed and controlled balance in his Globe of Death. Catch his shows in downtown Reno starting Thurs., Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. and on Fri., Sept 21 and Sat. Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Movie stuntman and motorcycle dare devil Monte Perlin will have his Globe-O-Cross in Chrome Alley’s Vendor Village at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks. Watch his stunt show Thurs., Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. Catch his break-neck speeds inside a giant steel ball on Fri., Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. and on Sat., Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Endless Shopping for All Things Motorcycle
Roadshows is anticipating more than 250 vendors to participate in special motorcycle malls scattered throughout downtown Reno, in the Eldorado Special Events Plaza, in Sparks at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson and in Virginia City during the event.
New this year, Street Vibrations® will offer free shuttles between the Reno and Sparks venues.
Because a majority of those attending Street Vibrations® are staying in either Reno or Sparks, a free shuttle service will operate between the two major venues in each city.
To see a complete Street Vibrations® Fall Rally schedule and a detailed program visit www.roadshowsreno.com.
The inaugural Expedition Man Endurance Festival, August 25, is an ultra-long relay and Aqua Bike triathlon, simultaneously. The USA Triathlon-sanctioned event will traverse 140.6 miles through the communities of Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Washoe Valley, Reno and Sparks, and highlight the breathtaking and iconic Northern Nevada scenery.
The unique course starts swimmers at Zephyr Cove Resort in the beautiful southern part of South Lake Tahoe, NV (2.4 miles or 1.2 miles). The 112 mile bike ride will utilize a variety of Northern Nevada’s scenery including a 1,400 ft elevation drop into Carson City (56 mile option). The bike portion of the route includes a three mile climb to Spooner Lake (7,100ft elevation), followed by a thrilling downhill ride that includes a 1,400ft elevation drop into Carson. The course then goes through the pristine calmness of Washoe Valley and continues into Reno, ending at the Legends at Sparks Marina. The day ends with a long run along the Truckee River Trail finishing at the Legends at Sparks Marina (26.2 miles or 13.1 miles).
June 30-July 1
The Sparks Marina Park, is the location of the EVP Volleyball Tour and the UWP Watercross Tour, the first time these combined events will be visiting the west coast!
Both tours are the largest of their kind in the country with hundreds of All-American male and female athletes expected to compete.
Watch great beach pro volleyball action on the shore, and handle bar-to-handle bar race action on the lake.
Spectator admission is FREE to all events.
EVP Pro Beach Volleyball
Two-person teams compete for a $5,000 purse starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30.
- A clinic with EVP pros starts at 11 a.m.
- Semi-final games start at 3:30 p.m.
- The finals start at 5 p.m.
Grand Prix of Watercross
More than 200 watercraft teams from across the country vie for $10,000 in prizes from
10:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday June 30
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 1
- Pro Roundabout races are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday
- Autograph sessions with the pros on Saturday and Sunday at 11:20 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:50 p.m. and 1:20 p.m.
- Pro freestyle finals are at 12 p.m. Sunday
Food, beverages, entertainment
- Food and beverages from several local vendors will be available
Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts have already registered for Street Vibrations® Spring Rally and hundreds of others will join them for the official kickoff to the riding season. It’s a three day party with live entertainment, death defying motorcycle stunt shows, great food, motorcycle vendors and more, in Sparks Victorian Square, June 1 – 3.
Fun for the Entire Family
Street Vibrations® Spring Rally is free to the public. Motorcycle participants pay a fee.
There will be live entertainment, arm wrestling competitions, bike games and competitions, slow races and crowd pleasing motorcycle stunt shows throughout the three day event.
Globe of Death
John Stotts exhibits unbelievable speed and controlled balance in his Globe of Death. Catch his show Friday afternoon, June 1 at 2:45, 4:45 and 6:45. On Saturday afternoon June 2nd see him at 12:45, 3:45 and 6:30. Sunday he’ll perform at 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Aerial Stunts & Jumps
Jaw-dropping aerial stunt shows featuring LivFast team members are incredibly popular. These dare devils jump motorcycles 50 feet through the air 30 feet off the ground ramp-to-ramp and land on what appears to be a postage stamp.
LivFast will perform throughout the day Saturday, June 2 at 11:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Enjoy a variety of bands performing a wide spectrum of music throughout the event.
You’ll find non-stop blues, funk and soul music from Big Band; alternative rock from Rigorous Proof, hard rock and classic rock from Scarlet Presence; and rockabilly from Hellbound Glory.
Cheap Lick, a Cheap Trick Tribute Band, will serve up humor and rock while the High Octane Dance Band performs songs from the 80’s to today. Crush serves Beatles tunes and more with crunchy electro-rock productions.
Catch the Unauthorized Rolling Stones in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget at 9 p.m. Fri., June 1. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Examine Rolling Rembrandts
Ride in Shows allow participants to showcase their bikes. They also provide motorcycle enthusiasts with a chance to check out the artwork, chrome and customization on some of the finest bikes in the West.
Ceremonial Flag Raising
“This year we’re having our traditional ceremonial flag raising by the Spanish Springs High School Junior ROTC on the entertainment stage across from John Ascuaga’s Nugget at 4:45 p.m. on Sat. June 2nd. The National Anthem will be sung by Nevada showroom entertainer Tamara Evans,” Burke said. “We have a lot of veterans who participate in our events and it gives us an opportunity to thank them for their service to our country.”
Special Event Locations
Most Street Vibrations® Spring Rally event activity will start, end or take place entirely on Victorian Square in Sparks but the Rally has expanded to include some additional locations.
Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson is an official Street Vibrations® Spring Rally Vendor and the Market Street dealership will be hopping throughout the weekend with live entertainment and great deals. Catch Alias Smith’s hard and relentless classic to contemporary rock at Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson on Saturday.
Specialized Events for Motorcycle Participants
While Vendor Village will provide non-stop entertainment with bands and groups throughout Victorian Square in Sparks, registered motorcycle participants will take part in “poker runs” showcasing scenic rides in and around Reno, Virginia City, and Carson Valley.
At each poker run stop, participants draw a card and try to compile the best poker hand to claim prizes.
For their $40 registration fee, participants get an event T-shirt, a ride pin, they participate in poker runs and ride in shows, enjoy special parking and VIP parties with entertainment.
Fun Continues Sunday
Live entertainment continues on Sunday on Victorian Square and trophies and medals will be awarded in the Open Bike Competition which is open to all motorcycles.
Street Vibrations® Spring Rally is sponsored by: The City of Sparks, John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort, Chester’s Reno Harley-Davidson, Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, Tamarack Junction Casino, Coors Beer, Coca-Cola and the Virginia City Merchants Association.
To see a complete 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.
Friday June 1
|9:00a – 6:00p||Chester’s Reno Harley open for business|
|10:00a||Registration / Secured Parking|
|11:00a – 2:00p||Chester’s Reno Harley – Food truck in parking lot ~ tentative|
|2:00p||Vendors open for business. Merchants selling all things motorcycle and more! Leather, helmets, jewelry, women’s clothing, audio equipment, handbags, sunglasses, ear plugs, LED lighting systems. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pork, tri tip, corn dogs, fried pickles, teriyaki, lemonade Coors beer and Coke.|
|2:00 – 8:00p||Hot rods and pin striping expo at the Millers Chop Shop booth. Striper Josh is the featured artist.|
|2:00p||Go-go bar open|
|2:45p||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|2:00 – 2:45p||Live Entertainment – The Big Bad|
|3:00 – 5:00p||Poker walk along Victorian Ave. Participants only. High hands win prizes.|
|3:00 – 3:45p||Live Entertainment – Rigorous Proof|
|4:00 – 4:45p||Live Entertainment – Scarlet Presence|
|4:45p||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|5:00 – 6:00p||Slow Drag & Iron Horse Rodeo|
|5:30 – 7:00p||VIP party|
|6:00 – 8:00p||Live Entertainment – Hellbound Glory|
|6:45p||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|Saturday, June 2|
|9:00a – 6:00p||Chester’s Reno Harley open for business|
|9:00a – 4:00p||Chester’s Reno Harley – Dish Café food service in lot|
|10:00a||Vendors open for business. Merchants selling all things motorcycle and more! Leather, helmets, jewelry, women’s clothing, audio equipment, handbags, sunglasses, ear plugs, LED lighting systems. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pork, tri tip, corn dogs, fried pickles, teriyaki, lemonade, Coors beer and Coke|
|10:00a||Registration / secured parking|
|10:00a||Ride-in show on Victorian Avenue. Examine these rolling Rembrandts up close and check out their personalized chrome and amazing designs|
|10:00a||Go-go bar open|
|10:00 – 8:00p||Hot rods and pin striping expo at the Millers Chop Shop booth. Striper Josh is the featured artist.|
|10:00a||Poker Run to Carson City and Virginia City|
|11:00 – 11:45a||Live Entertainment – Scarlet Presence|
|11:45a||LivFast aerial stunt show|
|12:00 – 1:45p||Live Entertainment – Cheap Lick|
|12:45||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|3:00 – 5:00p||Poker walk along “C” Street in Virginia City. Participants only. Enjoy the boardwalks in Virginia City and gather a poker hand. High hands win prizes.|
|1:00 – 4:00p||Live music: Alias Smith at Chester’s Reno Harley|
|1:00 – 5:00p||Bike competition|
|2:00 – 3:00p||Slow Drag & Iron Horse Rodeo|
|2:30p||LivFast aerial stunt show|
|3:00 – 5:00p||Poker Walk through Nugget|
|3:00 – 5:45p||Live Entertainment – Adrenaline|
|3:00p||Arm Wrestling Competition|
|3:45p||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|4:45p||Flag Raising Ceremony by Spanish Springs High School JROTC color guard|
|5:45p||LivFast aerial stunt show|
|6:00 – 7:00p||VIP Party at the Nugget.|
|6:30p||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|6:45 – 8:00p||Live Entertainment – Jason King Band|
|Sunday, June 3|
|9:00 – 10:00a||Christian Motorcycle Association of Reno (CMA) church service on the main stage|
|10:00a – 5:00p||Vendors open for business. Merchants selling all things motorcycle and more! Leather, helmets, jewelry, women’s clothing, audio equipment, handbags, sunglasses, ear plugs, LED lighting systems. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pork, tri tip, corn dogs, fried pickles, teriyaki, lemonade, Coors beer and Coke|
|10:00a – 5:00p||Chester’s Reno Harley open for business|
|10:00a||Go-go bar open|
|10:00a – 8:00p||Hot rods and pin striping expo at the Millers Chop Shop booth. Striper Josh is the featured artist.|
|11:00 – 11:45p||Live Entertainment – Crush|
|11:00a – 1:30p||Bike competition|
|11:45a||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|12:00 – 1:30p||Live Entertainment – Eric Andersen Band|
|1:30 – 2:30p||Bike Competition awards|
|1:30 – 2:30p||Slow Drag & Iron Horse Rodeo|
|1:45p||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|
|2:30 – 5:00p||Live entertainment – Jelly Bread|
|4:15p||Globe of Death motorcycle stunt show|