Here is your official guide to some of the best events happening in and around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region. The “WW” is published each month for my family, friends and real estate clients. Please reach out to me if you want to subscribe or have ideas for future publications. And thank you for your support!
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SUNDAY, AUG 28 – MONDAY, SEPT 5, 2022 BLACK ROCK CITY – BLACK ROCK DESERTBurning Man, one of the world’s most sensational events and destinations, is ongoing at Black Rock Desert, with an estimated population of about 80,000 artistic desert-dwellers. The circular Black Rock City is temporarily erected by its Burners the last week of August and beginning of September, and is a colaipdascope of the most brilliant displays of art imaginable. The experience of living on The Playa in complete spiritual and artistic immersion is described as a soulful transformation. So where does Reno come into play with Burning Man? We are most definitely considered the gateway to The Playa. And upon re-entry to Reno-Sparks, be prepared for a slew of Burners returning at the end of the event, bringing with them a trail of dust from the playa. For all the amazing details about Burning Man, please visit BurningMan.org.
“BEST IN THE WEST” RIB COOK OFF
AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 5, 2022 VICTORIAN SQUARE – SPARKS, NEVADASparks’ gigantic six-block festival returns to Victorian Square with some of the best rib recipes West of the Mississippi for you to indulge in! Bring your bib, your napkins and your appetite when you partake in the savory, mouth-watering samples offered at the “Best in the West” Rib Cook Off this year. This is considered one of the most prestigious cook-offs of its kind, where 20+ of the best rib cookers in the country are invited to compete for a cash pool of nearly $20,000. Live music, crafts, beverages and more round out the event. For more information and for shuttle and parking details, please visit NuggetRibCookOff.com.
BEYOND VAN GOGH: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
THROUGH OCT 3, 2022
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTERTake your appreciation of Van Gogh to a completely different level when you immerse yourself in this world-renown artist’s world. Through the use of cutting-edge projection technology and an original score, Beyond Van Gogh breathes new life into over 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks. Occupying over 30,000 square feet of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, this is the largest immersive experience in the country, offering guests ample room to safely enjoy the entire exhibit. The high resolution portrayal of Van Gogh’s works is comprised of over 4 trillion content pixels, giving visitors the opportunity to become one with his paintings. Don’t miss this amazing experience! Learn more and purchase your tickets online at VanGoghReno.com.
RENO ACES BASEBALL vs. Las Vegas Aviators (Through Sept 4, 2022)
vs. Sacramento River Cats (Sept 13-18)
vs. Tacoma Rainers (Sept 26-28) GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 Evans Ave, Downtown RenoThe summer marches on, and so too does the baseball season! Grab your friends and family and make your way to Greater Nevada Field for the final innings of a Reno Aces season! As of the beginning of September, the Aces are #1 in the standings for the Pacific Coast West League, so playoffs are on the horizon! Support our local AAA team as they take on the Las Vegas Aviators, the Sacramento River Cats and the Tacoma Rainers in September 2022. As always, enticing promotions add excitement and fun to the experiences… food and beverage specials, intriguing swag giveaways, discounts for military and seniors, doggy days, entertainment, fireworks and more. For a full schedule of the promotions for Aces’ home games, visit milb.com/reno/tickets/promotions. Purchase tickets and check out the entire schedule at MILB.Com.
Art Piece Above is of the Doré Gallery, Reno, NV
RENO TAHOE INTERNATIONAL ART AHOW
SEPTEMBER 8-11, 2022
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER Are you a lover of all things Art? The Reno Tahoe International Art Show treats us to a 4-day celebration of multiple art media! The Reno-Sparks Convention Center hosts the event that features Fine Art, Design, Sculpture, Film and Music all under one cool roof. Highlights of the event include a stunning Burning Man sculpture walk and market with the works of 19 massively talented creators and several Cordillera International Film Festival shorts. For more information and ticket sales to the art show, visit RTIAShow.com.
THE GREAT RENO BALLOON RACE
SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2022
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARKCalling all early birds! One of Reno’s most visually stimulating annual events takes the skies over northwest Reno! The Great Reno Balloon Race returns with all of our high-flying favorites taking flight September 9-11. It’s the world’s largest FREE hot air balloon event, having multiplied over the years, from just 20 balloons in the event’s humble beginnings 40 years ago, to now decorating the sky with over 100 pops of color sprinkled about. Grab a coffee and some doughnuts and head over to Rancho San Rafael Park to witness the breathtaking “Super Glow Show” at 5 am, “Dawn Patrol” at 5:30 am and the mass ascension at 7 am. For all the awesome details including the option to join the Cloud 9 VIP Club, parking/transportation and more, visit RenoBalloon.com.
Pick a concert… any concert! Buy your tickets through the links below and GO! Here is the lineup of the artist who will be making their way through Reno and Sparks this month!
Big & Rich: Fri, Sept 2 (8 pm) – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Umphrey’s McGee: Sun, Sept 4 (7 pm) – Grand Sierra Resort Chris Janson: Sat, Sept 17 (8 pm) – Grand Sierra Resort Killer Queen: Wed, Sept 21 (8 pm) – Grand Sierra Resort Lynyrd Skynyrd: Fri, Sept 23 (8 pm) – Nugget Event Center Outdoor Amphitheater Demi Lovato: Fri, Sept 23 (8 pm) – Grand Sierra Resort Foreigner: Sat, Sept 24 (8 pm) – Grand Sierra Resort Joe Satriani: Sun, Sept 25 (8 pm) – Grand Sierra Resort Pitbull: Fri, Sept 30 (8 pm) – Nugget Event Center Outdoor Amphitheater
INTERNATIONAL CAMEL & OSTRICH RACES
SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2022
HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY, NV
The International Camel & Ostrich Races started as a prank between two newspaper editors more than 60 years ago and is now one of the most beloved and hilarious family events in the west. The International Camel & Ostrich Races evoke laughs for the whole family as jockeys, both professional and amateur, racers and their camels, ostriches and zebras around the track to the roars of the crowd. This entertaining spectacle leaves the entire family laughing. Rounding out the event is a fair-like midway with vendors and treats for the entire family. Gather more details at VisitvVrginiaCityNV.com.
RENO GREEK FESTIVAL 2022
SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2022
ST. ANTHONY CHURCH – 4795 Lakeside Drive, RenoExperience Greek culture this weekend at the 2017 Greek Festival. Take in the mouthwatering aroma of oregano, olive oil, and lemon and dine on authentic Greek cuisine traditionally prepared by the members of St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church. While you eat yourself into a blissful Greek-food coma, enjoy the entertainment of local music and dancers. This family-friendly event has been a signature celebration for over 45 years and is a perfect way to enjoy a Mediterranean atmosphere for part or all of your weekend. For limited advance tickets and more information, visit RenoGreekFest.com. Opa!!!
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSPrepare to laugh until you cry while four of the world’s most masterful improv artists take you on the high wire act of comedic acrobatics. The rapid-fire wit and non-stop jokes will have your sides splitting and begging for mercy while also begging for more at “Whose Live Anyway?” New to improv comedy? Then you are in for a show unlike anything you have ever seen before. Learn more about this hilarious live show at PioneerCenter.com.
RENO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AIR RACES
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14-18, 2022
RENO-STEAD AIRPORTBring on the speed, the adrenaline, the unadulterated excitement that comes with the pace and intensity of the Reno National Championship Air Races! All the action is yours to enjoy at the Reno Stead Airport. In addition to the heart-racing action of multiple racing classes, you’ll marvel at the military flight demonstrations, fancy acrobatic shows, the awesome skill of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and much more! Pit Passes are also available for an up-close look at the planes and a chat with their owners and pilots. Learn more at AirRace.org.
JOHN MULANEY: FROM SCRATCH 2022 TOUR
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 (8 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTERTwo-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor, and comedian, John Mulaney has traveled US with sold out tours, hosted Saturday Night Live five times, appeared on Broadway, and now makes his way to the Biggest Little City. His current tour, From Scratch, has sold out massive venues around North America, including Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl. Click here for a hilarious video of Mulaney doing a bit of standup. Don’t miss him live at the Reno Events Center for a night of comedic fun and purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com.TIM ALLEN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 (8 pm)
American actor and comedian best known for his role as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on Home Improvement, takes the Reno Ballroom stage for one night of great comedy! Tim Allen is super likable, and just makes you feel like you’ve known him forever when he delivers his standup. Click here to see Allen sharing how “Men Waste their Time Doing Chores.” Get your tickets to see him live at Ticketmaster.com.
SWAN LAKE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (8 pm) & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 (2 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTSA.V.A. Ballet Theatre, the Pioneer Center’s resident ballet company, and The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra present the classic Swan Lake. Re-staged and re-choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Swan Lake is the story of Odette who was turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. She tells the handsome Prince Siegfried that the only way the spell can be broken is if a man, pure in heart, pledges his love to her. Von Rothbart tries to keep the two apart but in the end they ascend to the heavens above Swan Lake. Professional dancers from throughout the country will star in the lead roles and the large cast includes many talented dancers from four different ballet studios in the Reno area. For ticket sales online, visit PioneerCenter.com.
LEGENDS OF BEER FESTIVAL SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (12-5 pm)
OUTLETS AT LEGENDS – SPARKS, NVCHUG-A-LUG, Beer Lovers! This is the event for you! Actually, it’s more than just brewski. Over 35 different brands will grace the Legends of Beer Festival that takes place in Sparks at the Legend Outlets. Wet your palate with a variety of tasty beverages like mead, cider, kombucha, and creative cocktails. Of course, non-alcoholic drinks are part of the offerings too! The event kicks off with a “beer-mile” relay competition that pits 4-person teams against each other to complete the beer mile (drink 1 mystery beer, run 1/4 mile, and make the handoff). Good times! General admission beer consumption begins at 1 pm with unlimited tastings until 5 pm. Food trucks are on-site to absorb the booze. Don’t miss the fun and get your tickets at Events.Humantix.com in advance.
RENO-SPARKS LANTERN FESTIVAL SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 (4:30 – 8:30 pm)
SPARKS MARINA – 300 Howard Dr., Sparks, NVCollect your most cherished wishes, prayers, intentions, and memories, and set them adrift atop the waters of Sparks Marina at this year’s Reno-Sparks Lantern Festival on Sept 17. This very special event allows you to illuminate the water in a way you’ll never forget. Now you can experience the magic of thousands of lanterns as the soft lights reflect upon the marina. The evening begins with a family-friendly gathering of music, food and fun. Each guest is invited to decorate his/her own lantern, then launch it onto the water’s surface, and enjoy the magic and beauty as it joins hundreds of others in a peaceful glow. Learn more about this memorable event at WaterLanternFestival.com.
RENO COMIC-CRAWL (FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE SUPERHERO CRAWL) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 (8 pm – 2 am)
17 DOWNTOWN BARSUp! Up and Away!! It’s time to dust off your cape and mask and call on your inner superhero to bust out of your house and onto the streets of Downtown Reno. The Biggest Little City in the World needs YOU to join forces with your other benevolent fictional character buddies and save our public from boredom at this year’s Comic Crawl, formerly known as “The Superhero Crawl.” This year, you don’t need to limit your wardrobe to just superheroes. Your options have been expanded and might include apparel from your favorite movie, video game, Disney movie, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy and beyond! Sky’s the limit on this one folks! Soooo, you know the drill. Visit CrawlReno.com for details and to purchase your cup, choose your character, assemble your costume, gather your gear, then get out there and CRAWL, baby!!
STREET VIBRATIONS FALL RALLY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
RENO, LAKE TAHOE, CARSON CITY, VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADAStreet Vibrations® is BACK! Fall Rally is on like Donkey Kong September 22-25 in various spots around Northern Nevada. The leather and lace, the rumbling of the streets, the elaborately drawn tattoos… The biker culture converges in Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City for the rally drawing about 35,000 participants throughout the 4-day celebration. You may or may not be an avid motorcycle enthusiast, but you most certainly can enjoy the 15 local and regional bands performing on 2 outdoor stages throughout the rally, including Hell’s Belles (World Famous All-Female AC/DC Tribute Band), Skynnyn Lynnyrd (a salute to Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (Ultimate ZZ Top tribute from the Bay Area), all taking the main stage in Reno’s Neon Line. Learn more about Street Vibrations® Fall Rally at RoadShowReno.com.
GENOA CANDY DANCE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
GENOA, NEVADAOne of Nevada’s oldest and longest running parties is still going strong in Genoa! What started out 99 years ago as an effort to raise money to purchase street lights for Nevada’s first settlement town, the Genoa Candy Dance continued as a means to keep the lights on. Today, it’s a reminder of that first event when participants were encouraged to attend the dance by giving them candy as an incentive to show up. The annual dance and dinner evolved into a 2-day arts & crafts faire in the 1970’s, and today it is a booming event with over 300 craft and food vendors, live entertainment, and the beloved dinner-dance on Saturday night. For more info and parking details, please visit GenoaNevada.org.
WED, SEPT 27 THROUGH SUN, OCT 2, 2022
GENOA, NEVADAYou Can’t Stop the Beat! Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams, and even bigger hair, change the world? This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” Hairspray is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). Purchase tickets online to this treat in store for Reno at PioneerCenter.com.
Since peaches are in season now and mouth-watering delicious, I’m pulling one of my favorite dessert recipes from my archives and sharing it with you again. Perhaps for a dinner party this weekend or a BBQ you’re headed to, this will be the perfect treat to finish off your meal! To learn how to make Southern Peach Cobbler, visit my Favorite Recipes Blog at DeniseHallerbach.com.
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Get away from it all and enjoy serenity and some elbow room in peaceful Rancho Haven, offered for $595k, with SELLER OFFERING CREDIT TOWARD BUYER’S CLOSING COSTS or INTEREST RATE BUY-DOWN. This charming ranch style home, 655 Gymkhana Lnfeatures tasteful updates… 8 interior barn-style doors, reclaimed barn-wood-inspired walls in remodeled bathrooms, 1 year old black/stainless high-end appliances, newer lighting fixtures, custom made window blind in guest bedroom, custom primary bedroom closet built-ins w/ “shoe wall,” newer ceiling fan in primary bedroom, updated mantel over the cozy wood fireplace & brand new front door. Check out the walkthrough tour video and visit Bit.ly/655Gymkhana for more photos and property information. Email, text or call me at 775-233-0682 if you have questions, and schedule your live appointment today! Denise Hallerbach, Broker/Owner, Intero Reno (B.1001182.CORP).
SELLER OFFERS 2% of Buyer’s Loan Amount for Buy-Down on Mortgage Rate or More Future Upgrades. This darling NW Reno home is perfectly priced and loaded with new features and NO HOA!! Now offered for $549,000, 5465 Tappan Dr is a 3/bed/2 bath/2-car garage home that is single-story living, 1,440 SF, perched on a corner lot with city views and stunningly gorgeous, lush, mature trees. Click HERE for the Virtual Video Walkthrough of the home and visit Bit.ly/5465Tappan for more photos and property information.
Jaw-dropping, fully remodeled Lakeside Villa condo, 2100 Chicory Way is 100% dialed in and absolutely gorgeous! No expense was spared on the remodel of this single-story, 3 bed/2 bath/2 garage home that is in one of Reno’s most central & convenient locations. Kitchen wall has been opened up to a great room & includes beautiful quartz counters, soft-close drawers, high quality stainless appliances, touchless faucet & wine refrigerator. Stylish ceramic tile floor that looks like wood graces the entire condo. Click HERE for the Virtual Video Walkthrough of the home and visit Bit.ly/2100Chicory for more photos and property information.
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