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When flying into Reno-Tahoe International Airport, you’ve landed in a region full of year-round activity. Not only does the region offer annual events, but there is thriving entertainment and nightlife that includes A-list musical artists, comedians and Broadway musicals. Reno-Tahoe also has several athletic events, festivals and farmers markets.

Special Events:

The Reno-Sparks region is host to numerous world-class events such as:

  • Reno Jazz Festival (April)
  • Reno River Festival (May)
  • Street Vibrations (June)
  • Reno Rodeo (June)
  • Artown (July)
  • Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (July-Aug)
  • American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament (July)
  • Hot August Nights
  • Barracuda Championship, PGA TOUR Golf Tournament (Aug)
  • Burning Man (Aug—Sept)
  • National Championship Air Races (Sept)
  • Balloon Races (Sept)
  • Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off (Sept)


With over 500,000 square feet of convention space and over 26,000 hotel rooms, the Reno-Tahoe Region attracts numerous large conventions.

  • United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Open Championship (March—July): 70,000 estimated attendees
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (March): 15,000 estimated attendees
  • Northern California Volleyball Association Spring Junior Volleyball Tournament (April): 15,000 estimated attendees
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US (July): 10,000 estimated attendees

For a full list of events and conventions, please go to