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Virginia City celebrates its nuttiest festival—the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry—on March 15. This zany tradition summons more than 20 cooks dishing up an abundance of livestock testicles during one of Northern Nevada’s most popular tasting contests. The Nevada 150 official event coincides with the Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
To celebrate the state’s 150th anniversary this year, the Reno Philharmonic has embarked on a special project to give musicians and educators across the state new materials to teach and perform “Home Means Nevada,” the official state song.
From November 8-11, the American Veterans Traveling Tribute is displaying the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Laughlin.
September 28-29 marks the 93rd year the Town of Genoa will host its annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire. This year’s theme, Bonanza Extravaganza, celebrates Nevada’s upcoming sesquicentennial.
For three days every July, the Northern Nevada town of Wells puts the pedal to the metal during the Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise. The festival revs up with Friday drag races at the Wells Municipal Airport. The remainder of the first day is celebrated eating “road-kill BBQ” at the 4 Way Cafe and Casino.
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.