Reno has Halloween fun: Parties, costume contests, more
Here's a roundup of Halloween events happening downtown Reno and at various casino properties around Reno/Sparks.
ATLANTIS: The $60,000 Trick or Treat Slot Tournament runs Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Compete for a chance to win $60,000 in cash and prizes. First place is $5,000 in cash each day. Plus, treat yourself to a share of $10,000 in hot seat prizes if your machine is randomly chosen. Double your hot seat prize if you are dressed in your best Halloween costume.
A Halloween Costume Contest & Paradise Party Reels Slot Tournament runs from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Dress up for a chance to win up to $500 in Free Play. All Club Paradise members in costume will receive a bonus entry into our Paradise Party Reels Slot Tournament. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. at the Cabaret Stage. Prizes will be awarded for best overall costume, casino-themed costume, funniest costume and scariest costume.
The eighth annual free Trick or Treat Street takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29. Trick-or-treating children can move from booth to booth collecting treats provided by the casino.
The band Freedom Revival provides music starting at 5 p.m. on the Midway Stage featuring student musicians from JamPro Music Factory.
Food barrels will be present to accept nonperishable donations for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
A $450 costume contest takes place at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. The contest will be judged by Zomboo and Miss Transylvania. Sign up by 6:30 p.m. The top prize is $300, and all entrants get an entree and a drink in the Diner.
An Industry Halloween party takes place Oct. 27 in The Brew Brothers. DJ Chris English provides music, and sexiest and best group costume contests award $1,000.
Student Bloody Thursday takes place Oct. 29 in The Brew Brothers. Most original, best group and sexiest costume categories award $1,200.
Bloody Beats with sounds by Romance and Denver Miller take place at the All Hallows Eve party Oct. 30 in NoVi. Scariest, sexiest, most original and group categories award $1,300. There is a $5 cover charge but no cover for guests in costume.
The Blood Brothers party takes place Oct. 31 in The Brew Brothers. Sexiest, best group and scariest costumes share $1,500. The cover is $10 and $5 for guests wearing a costume.
A Sexy and Sinister party takes place Oct. 31 in NoVi. Costume contests award $2,000, and music will be provided by DJ Luera and Romance. The cover is $10 and $5 for guests wearing costumes.
A special $5 wristband gets guests wearing costumes ($10 for guests not wearing costumes) into both The Brew Brothers and NoVi parties taking place Halloween night.
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Battlefield Z takes place from 6 p.m. to closing Fridays and Saturdays in October in FunQuest. The competition in the laser tag arena is to get as many zombies in five minutes before they get you. The cost is $10 for two rounds, and guests must be 10 or older.
The Flirt With Evil version of Flirt Thursday in LEX takes place Oct. 29. The sexiest costumes share $500, and admission is free.
Nightmare Before LEX takes place Oct. 30 with $1,000 in prizes. Admission starts at $20.
Mad LEX takes place Oct. 31. Costume contests award $5,000, and the top prize for sexiest and most creative costumes is $1,200. Admission is $25.
HARD ROCK LAKE TAHOE
A Rocking Dead Halloween Bash and Costume Contest starts at 10 p.m. Oct. 31 in Vinyl. The live band is Cover Me Badd. Entry is free for guests in costumes and $10 for those not wearing costumes.
The midnight costume contest offers $250 for first place and free play prizes for second and third places.
Costumes cannot include masks, real or fake weapons or makeup that makes the guest unidentifiable.
Carolyn Dolan sings jazz and blues from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30-31 in the Sapphire Lounge.
NUGGET CASINO RESORT
The Brews and Boos Beer Festival takes place Oct. 30 in the Nugget Ballroom. Doors open at 8 p.m. for general admission and at 7 p.m. for VIP ticket holders.
Craft and seasonal beers will be provided by local brewers and vendors. The brewers will be in costume, and guests wearing costumes can compete for prizes.
The band Snake Oil Sinners will cover performers such as Def Leppard, Queen, Aerosmith, Ozzie, Led Zeppelin and Guns and Roses. The band will be wearing appropriate costumes, makeup and wigs.
Tickets cost $50 for general admission and $65 for VIP admission. Tickets increase by $10 the day of the event. VIP tickets allow guests early admission for tasting and a chance to talk with the brewers.
The casino offers room deals starting at $59. Visit www.nuggetcasinoresort.com for tickets and room rates.
A Game Lab Halloween Extravaganza takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Game Lab arcade. The trick-or-treat event for kids in costumes and their families includes a $25 game card for $10, a photo opportunity and kid-friendly movies in the party room. All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
The Dirty Bourbon River Show takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 29 and from 8 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30-31 in Terrace. The show includes hard driving blues, Lisztian piano, New Orleans brass and a circus atmosphere.
A $10,000 Halloween contest takes place two nights in EDGE. The Slasher party takes place Oct. 30. The scariest, sexiest and most creative costumes each win $1,000.
The Skin ‘n’ Scare Monster Ball takes place Oct. 31. DJ Made Monster will provide the music. Sexiest, scariest and most creative costumes each win $2,000.
The cover for each party is $20. Doors open at 10 p.m. Visit www.peppermillreno.com/calendar for details.
The 15th annual Wild Erotic Ball takes place from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Oct. 30. The party is hosted by Wild 102.9 FM. Admission is $20 in advance and $30 at the door.
A Joker Party takes place starting at 9 p.m. in Aura Ultra Lounge. Music is by Villain DJ Teddy P and features Super Villain GoGo Dancers. Candy Corn and Joker drink specials cost $7, and Frankenstein Jell-O shots cost $5. Costume contests take place at midnight with a $200 prize for sexiest costume.
A Rum-Gilligan’s party takes place starting at 9 p.m. Oct. 31 in Rum Bullions Island Bar. Costume contests for the sexiest Mary Ann or Ginger, best Captain or Gilligan and best Professor take place at 11 p.m. and award up to $200. Special drinks include the Mary Ann and the S.S. Minnow for $7 and The Professor Jell-O shot for $5.
Admission to the Aura and the Rum Bullions party is $10 each or $15 for both. Admission is free for guests in costume.