The Sand's Regency's 17th Annual EuroFest brings together free live entertainment, a wide variety of European cuisine and craft beer, and a multitude of craft booths to provide northern Nevada with a fun-filled celebration of culture for all ages. EuroFest is open Friday, June 5 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is free to attend the event and funds raised benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Headlining again this year, The Young Dubliners will get the crowd moving and grooving with their brand of Irish-flavored rock. Also returning this year to rock downtown Reno is Brother, hailing from Los Angeles via Australia. Both bands perform Friday and Saturday nights.
The Gruber Family Band, who has played EuroFest for over a decade now, will perform several times throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Joining them, newcomer Polka Power California will also bring their high energy, Slovenian-style polka to audiences during several performances on Saturday and Sunday.
Attendees can enjoy a smorgasbord of food from Germany, Italy, Ireland and Spain. Offerings include a sausage plate with choice of grilled bratwurst or knockwurst, braised cabbage with apples, lasagna, corned beef, Basque chorizo sandwiches, Bee Sting cake and apple strudel and more. Mario's Portofino Ristorante Italiano will have booth again this year.
There is no shortage of beverages to enjoy as well. This year we will feature a full bar. Plus the selection of beers seems endless with offerings such as Young's Chocolate Stout, Lindemans Framboise, Pilsner Urquell, Weihenstephaner, Chimay Cinq Cents, Rodenbach, Ayinger Celebrator and Spaten Oktoberfest. Featured craft beers include Brasserie St. James Red Headed Stranger, Unibroue Ephemere Cherry, North Coast Pranqster and more.
This year EuroFest will be held under the Sands' 10,000 square foot tent located south of Third Street on Arlington Avenue. In addition to ample room for seating and dancing under the tent, it will house more than 40 craft fair vendors. Crafts include handmade jewelry, quilts, blown glass, candles, barbecue sauce and more.
EuroFest, as always, is free to the public due in large part to the participation of local businesses sponsoring the event.
"This is the 17th year of EuroFest in Reno," said Lisa Miolini, event coordinator. "We're excited for another great year of fantastic, family-friendly entertainment while raising money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children."