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In 1913, the Lincoln Highway became America’s first coast-to-coast road, paralleling many sections of the 1860 Pony Express mail route. Today’s Lincoln Highway, if you will, in Nevada is U.S. Highway 50 running through the heart of the state and known around the world as “The Loneliest Road in America.”
Some ride for exercise, some for competition, and some for hope. In Las Vegas, you can ride for all three. On April 20, the Riders for Candlelighters Kids will pedal for an extraordinary cause. 2013 marks the Riders for Candlelighters cycling team’s fourth year.
CasaBlanca Resort & Casino hosts the two-day Mesquite Balloon Festival—weather permitting—on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27. Both mornings, a dazzling array of spectacular hot-air balloons will launch from the CasaBlanca driving range.
Glittering Lights, the holiday drive-through spectacular, brightens Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the world’s largest light tunnel and more than 450 animated light displays along a 2.5-mile racetrack.
Nevada’s boundless skies practically beg to be filled with barrel-rolling planes, crisscrossing contrails, and the roar of jet engines. From fly-ins and air races to open houses and air shows, Nevada is home to some of the country’s most unique and popular aviation events.
The 2012 dates for the Goldfield Days Celebration and Land Auction, an annual glorification of the western culture and lifestyle, are August 17-19. Festivities include bed races, food, beer, and vendors, as well as the inaugural Independent Performer’s Showcase.
Changes for downtown Reno’s annual whitewater kayaking event are in store for 2012 as the Reno River Festival announces the addition of former freestyle kayak world champion Ruth Gordon-Ebens as director. The ninth annual festival also makes a move to June 15-17, aiming for consistently warmer temperatures.
More than 20 annual rodeos in the Silver State draw cowboys and cowgirls from across the country, and the big ones such as June’s Reno Rodeo and Las Vegas’ National Finals Rodeo in December are just the loop in the lasso. From north to south, east to west, high school to professional, Nevada is rodeo.
It’s eternal—love that is—and even more so when it’s locked at Lovers Lock Plaza in Lovelock, home to the nation’s only “eternal” chain. This Valentine’s Day, February 14, lovers are invited to travel to Lovelock for a wedding and vow-renewal ceremony.
Nevada’s version of the Twin Cities offers myriad events to appease all types of residents and tourists. Use this story to plan a couple—perhaps 12—trips to Reno and Sparks.
From Pahrump to Panaca, Nevada Silver Trails offers myriad events to appease all Nevada walks of life. Use this story to plan a couple—perhaps 12—trips to south-central Nevada.
Powwows offer a sanctuary for people of all cultures. Also known as fandangos, these beautiful and inspiring ceremonies bridge past to present and connect generations, keeping culture, language, and legends alive.
From the Black Rock Desert to Spring Creek, Cowboy Country offers myriad events to appease all Nevada walks of life. Use this story to plan a couple—perhaps 12—trips to Northern Nevada.
It’s a new year, which for many means a new start. To us, it means a clean slate of central Nevada events. Use this story to plan a couple—perhaps 12—trips to central Nevada in 2011.
It’s a new year, which for many means a new start. To us, it means a clean slate of Southern Nevada events. Use this story to plan a couple—perhaps 12—trips to Southern Nevada in 2011.
To pay homage to movie horses, and horses in general, the “Honoring the Horse” exhibit will be featured in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center through March 2011.
Nevada is home to nearly a dozen marathons that offer something for every runner. Take the Lake Tahoe Marathon, September 26, perhaps the most strikingly beautiful race in the country.
When I think about Burning Man the first memory that comes to mind is surprisingly short and not even my own. Last year one of my friends went a little overboard and wound up passing out in the middle of the playa one night. He awoke the following morning to find that someone had covered him with a blanket.
Spring in Nevada offers several events to please kids and kids at heart. Following is a handful of event suggestions for you and the family.
If you aren’t up for the adventure of a real cattle drive, you might opt for an alternative that’s just as authentic, but a little lower key, by attending the first Genoa Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival.