8 reasons to visit Reno before Labor Day
Downtown Reno Farmers' Market — Through August 27 — 4-9 p.m. — Free
The Downtown Reno Farmers' Market will be wrapping up its season at the Sands Regency on Thursday, August 27, so don't miss your last few opportunities to support local farmers and take home some great produce, meat, and other goodies. There's also live music, food trucks, and activities for the kids.
Reno Street Food — Through October 2 — 5-9 p.m. — Costs Vary
Reno Street Food has your Friday night dinner covered with their Party in the Park. From now until October 2, more than 20 different food trucks take over Idlewild Park, serving up delicious, fresh local food. There's live music, too, and a rock climbing tower courtesy of RockSport Gym.
Reno Gay Pride — August 15 — 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. — $5
With Decision Day behind us and marriage equality for all, there's no reason not to honor gay pride in Reno. The 19th annual event will be held at Wingfield Park this year, featuring an impressive lineup of musicians and other performances. There will also be vendors throughout the park selling their wares. Visit Reno Gay Pride for more information.
Reno Ten Miler — August 16 — 7 a.m. — Costs vary
Lace up your running shoes for the third annual Reno Ten Miler (slightly longer than a 5K (6.2), but not quite as long as a half marathon (13.1). With a starting point in downtown Reno, the carefully planned course will take you past some of Reno's most iconic landmarks and through the University of Nevada, Reno campus. For more information and to register, visit Reno Ten Miler.
Reno Tahoe Music Festival — August 21-22 — Times Vary — Costs Vary
The Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association proudly presents the Second Annual Reno Tahoe Music Festival, featuring two nights of music. Held in the Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch, this year's lineup includes Craig Fletcher Band, Elton John — The Early Years Starring Kenny Metcalf, The Novelists, and Journey Revisited. Tickets range from $20-$45. Food trucks will be available for dinner. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association.
Reno Greek Festival — August 21-23 — Times Vary — Costs Vary
Opa! Get your Greek on with the nearly forty year tradition of the Reno Greek Festival, held at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church. There will be plenty of food options to choose from in the restaurant, public dancing, and a town market. This signature hometown celebration is hosted with pride each year — the creators love to share their Greek heritage and culture with Reno natives and visitors alike. Visit Reno Greek Festival for more information.
Reno Reunion Xtreme Barrel Racing — August 26-30 — Times Vary — Free
The first annual Xtreme Barrel Racing event will be the conclusion to Burns Events Barrel Racing Series. Contestants from more then ten states will compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. There will be opportunities to watch the races, meet the athletes, attend horsemanship clinics, and potentially find a new horse to bring home. More information on the event can be found on the Burns 1876 website.
CANFEST — August 29 — 6-10 p.m. — $25-$60
Got a thirst for beer? Head over to CANFEST at the Peppermill for the only craft beer festival made up strictly from beers poured from cans. With over 100 brews from around the world to sample, there's bound to be something that will quench your late summer thirst for good beer. There will be live music, a silent disco, vendors, and a raffle. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit CANFEST.
Burning Man — August 30-September 7 — Times Vary — Costs Vary
It's almost that time when the Black Rock Desert transforms into a playa full of art, music, and love. This free-thinking exchange of art and ideas is a can't miss annual event. This year's theme is Carnival of Mirrors and asks three essential questions of Burners: within our media-saturated world, where products and people, consumption, and communion morph into an endlessly diverting spectacle, who is the trickster, who is being tricked, and how might we discover who we really are? Dive deep into the culture at Burning Man.