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!
~~ Denise Hallerbach, Broker/Owner Intero, Real Estate Reno
LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – MAMMA MIA! – SHOWCASE SERIES EVENTS
THROUGH AUGUST 22, 2022 SAND HARBOR AMPHITHEATERThe extraordinary ambiance of one of the world’s most gorgeous outdoor theaters continues to deliver at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe! This magical stage comes to life with the majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe as its backdrop, featuring Shakespeare’s sublime battle of wits and wills, Much Ado About Nothing. More than just Shakespeare… the festival also offers an exhilarating production of the beloved musical, Mamma Miasprinkled into the schedule. Showcase Series Events take the stage Monday evenings, with the following must-see performances remaining during the 2022 season:
Reno Jazz Orchestra: Hotter Than July – The Music of Stevie Wonder & Tina Turner
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra: John Denver’s Greatest Hits
Queen Nation: A Tribute to the Music of Queen
Reno Jazz Orchestra: Diane Schuur & Ernie Watts
Enhance your festival experience by bringing your own noshes and beverages, or partake in a dinner with one of the gourmet vendors at the event. Either way, the pre-show picnic with your friends is definitely the way to go! Learn more and purchase tickets at LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS
THROUGH AUGUST 6, 2022
A DOZEN VENUES AROUND RENO-SPARKSOne of Reno-Sparks’ most beloved annual events returns in all its glory! Roll back to a time when makes and models of cars actually looked different from one another. Hot August Nights, one of the largest classic car events in the country, is back with every bit of nostalgia you would expect from this treasured revival. Take your time to stroll the venues and check out every bit of pride in ownership each classic beauty oozes. Free nightly entertainment from big names like Blood Sweat & Tears, Blue Oyster Cult,Starship with Mickey Thomas and KC & the Sunshine Band grace the Grand Sierra Resort’s outdoor stage. Get all the exciting details at HotAugustNights.net.
Is it bands you’re itching to see? Reno-Sparks has you covered throughout the month of August! Here is the lineup, just in case you want to catch them at their local performances!
RENO ACES BASEBALL vs. Salt Lake Bees (Aug 16-23, 2022)
vs. Las Vegas Aviators (Aug 30-Sept 4, 2022) GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 Evans Ave, Downtown RenoGreater Nevada Field calls your name, along with all your besties and buddies, for a good old fashioned Reno Aces baseball game! Support our local AAA team as they take on the Salt Lake Bees, and the Las Vegas Aviators in August 2022. Enticing promotions add excitement and fun to the experiences such as food and beverage specials, intriguing swag giveaways, discounts for military and seniors, doggy days, 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.
THROUGH AUGUST 12, 2022
WILBUR D. MAY ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL @ GARDEN (RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK)Immerse yourself in the splendor of Dragon Lights this summer through August 12, as 42 larger-than-life lantern sculptures made of fabric, steel and thousands of LED lights artistically grace Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden. I visited this delightful exhibit in July and I’m going back again this week because I MUST share its magic event with more friends! With all new interactive displays that visitors can activate with touch, play with, and even sit on, your lantern experience will be like none that you have ever had from past dragon light events. Also new this year is the Lantern Food Court located inside the arboretum, offering a wide selection of food and drinks from both local and traveling food vendors. For more information and advanced ticket sales, visit DragonLightsReno.org.
RENO STREET FOOD: “FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY”
EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH AUGUST 26, 2022 (4-9 pm) IDLEWILD PARKThe summer rolls on, and so do the amazing gourmet food trucks that make their way into Idlewild Park to tempt our tastebuds every Friday evening. Reno Street Food, AKA Food Truck Friday (FTF) rocks week-after-week, with pleasant evenings at comfortable Idlewild Park, located on the Truckee River, make dining outdoors a delight. Here, 45 culinary, craft beer, wine and spirits vendors gather with a new and improved layout (compared to past years) to serve up amazingly scrumptious culinary creations of all varieties. And don’t forget to bring your Tommy Bahama or other lightweight chairs &/or beach blanket to claim your spot on the grass. Throw in your favorite blankies to keep you cozy when the temperature drops. For a list of all the trucks at the event weekly, visit the Reno Street Food Facebook Page.
Enjoy the fresh, pine-scented Sierras and gather at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena to take in the talent of some of the best entertainers in the music industry! Only 3 August performances remain in the 2022 Harvey’s Summer Concert Series! Get your tickets soon, because they do sell out quickly! Visit TicketMaster.com for all artists you want to see!
Train: Friday, August 5 (7:30 pm) – Rock – Click for Video Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Saturday, August 20 (7:30 pm) – Mixed Genres – Click for Video Eric Church: Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28 (7 pm) – Country – Click for Video
CLASSICAL TAHOE VARIOUS DATES THROUGH AUGUST 18, 2022
SIERRA NEVADA UNIVERSITY & The RON & MAUREEN ASHLEY OASISEach summer, Classical Tahoe brings together America’s leading classical musicians from the MET Orchestra, LA Phil, Cleveland Orchestra, and symphonies of San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, NY City Ballet, SF Ballet, SF Opera and more. Catch the last bit of Classical Tahoe’s 16-concert series that spans 5 weeks and has been delighting audiences with its superb musicians, intimate al fresco pavilions, educational programs, and the enchanting Lake Tahoe settings. For more information about the performances and the annual gala that rounds out the event, please visit ClassicalTahoe.org.
BEYOND VAN GOGH: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE
AUG 18 – 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. This 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.
DOG DAYS of SUMMER DANCE FESTIVAL FRIDAY, AUG 19-SUNDAY, AUG 21, 2022 (Plaza Opens at 6 pm, Performances Begins at 7:30 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTSCelebrate the art of dance, and perhaps adopt a pup in the same day, at Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. This new, three-night, free community event, in partnership with the SPCA of Northern Nevada, offers six northern Nevada-based dance/movement companies that have been commissioned to perform on the Pioneer’s outdoor plaza stage. With the iconic Pioneer Center gold dome and Nevada summer sky as their backdrop, each evening of the festival will showcase two companies performing a wide range of dance creations. During intermission, SPCA-NN will show off adoptable and adopted dogs from their organization. Learn more about Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival and the groups that are performing at PioneerCenter.com.
RENO ALOHA FESTIVAL SATURDAY, AUG 20, 2022 (10 am – 7 pm)
WINGFIELD PARK – DOWNTOWN RENO (2 S. Arlington Ave)Who needs to buy expensive plane tickets and hotel rooms to enjoy Hawaiian culture?!? The spirit of the Hawaiian Islands is coming straight to Wingfield Park, in Downtown Reno for us to enjoy! The Reno Aloha Festival offers family-friendly entertainment, workshops, special speakers, arts and crafts, merchandise and food vendors! The 2022 entertainment line-up includes, contemporary Hawaiian musician Faith Ako, Sparks-based dance group Ka Pā Hula O Kawaiolanoelaniokāne, guitar trio Ho’omana, Pomaika’i Duo and Poly Nui of Reno, Halau Hula ‘O Leilani of Sparks and singers Ka Nalu from Hayward, CA. This is a free event and all ages are welcome! For more about Reno Aloha Festival, please visit RenoAlohaFestival.com.
NORTHERN NEVADA INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, AUG 20, 2022
SPARKS MARINA PARK – 300 HOWARD DR, SPARKS, NVTradition, Chinese culture and competition converge at the Northern Nevada International Dragon Boat Festival on August 20, 2022. The annual event returns to Sparks Marina, the perfect setting to host the event, bringing paddlers from near and far to compete for their entry in Orlando, Florida in October where 70 of the best crews will race in final races. Spectators and participants at our local event will enjoy the vendors and exhibitors in the Health and Wellness Village, refreshing drinks and yummy bites from Food Truck Bazaar and fun for all ages, all part of the day’s excitement. Race action begins at 8:30 am. For more details, please visit GWNDragonBoat.com.
JOHN FOGERTY w/ Special Guest HEARTY HAR
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 (Doors open @ 6 pm, Hearty Har @ 7 pm, Fogerty @ 8 pm) NUGGET EVENT CENTER, OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATERGrammy Award winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and overall living legend, John Fogerty, treats his fans to a special night of iconic hits at the Nugget Event Center Outdoor Amphitheater. We’re sure to soak up all the greatest iconic Creedence Clearwater Revival hits that have endured generations, like “Proud Mary,” “Susie Q,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” among a sample of Fogerty’s solo hits. Opening for Fogerty is Hearty Har, a psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2012 led by brothers Shane Fogerty (guitar/vocals) and Tyler Fogerty (guitar/vocals), Hearty Har has come to be known for their exciting and raucous live shows, which blend modern psychedelia with classic garage rock and roll. For more info and the link to ticket sales, visit NuggetCasinoResort.com.
SUNDAY, AUG 28 – MONDAY, SEPT 5, 2022 BLACK ROCK CITY – BLACK ROCK DESERTBurning Man, one of the world’s most sensational events and destinations, hits Black Rock Desert this year after taking a 2-year-pandemic-hiatus, with an expected 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. Be prepared for Burners to peacefully invade our local grocery stores and Costco in search of water and other supplies. Any if you need these items now, get out and buy them soon while supplies last. For all the amazing details about Burning Man, please visit BurningMan.org.
RECENTLY LISTED!! Offered for $900k, 9985 Moccasin Ct is located in the gated Double Diamond community of Eureka Diamond Country Village. This spacious home brings 3,007 SF of interior elbow room, 4 beds/3 full baths/3 car garage, a bonus room that can be converted to another bedroom, and so much more! Recently updated master bathroom and gourmet kitchen, and gleaming hardwood floors shine amongst other homes currently on the market in this price range. Visit the walkthrough video tour and Bit.ly/9985MoccasinRealScout for more photos and property information. Email, text or call me at 775-233-0682 if you have questions about listing your property in today’s ever changing market! 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. 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).
Get away from it all and enjoy serenity and some elbow room in peaceful Rancho Haven. now offered for $595k, with SELLER OFFERING CREDIT TOWARD BUYER’S CLOSING COSTS. 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).
This elegant, brick home in Old Southwest Reno, located just a couple of blocks from the Truckee River, just SOLD on July 27, 2022 for $754,000! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2-car garage, with 1,961 square feet of living space. Check out the walkthrough tour video and visit Bit.ly/795Keelefor more photos and property information. Email, text or call me at 775-233-0682 if you have questions about listing your property in today’s ever changing market! Denise Hallerbach, Broker/Owner, Intero Reno (B.1001182.CORP).
The real estate market is shifting! With fluctuating mortgage rates and an increase of inventory over the last few months, being “in-the-know” is more important than ever. I have the pulse on what is happening NOW and I’m here to share my knowledge and experience with you first-hand. My “In-th-know” blogs help you stay current with the market trends. Whether you are buying or selling real estate, or doing both — you are making informed and smart decisions. Visit DeniseHallerbach.com “In-The-Know Blogs” for the topics you see above and more!
COMING SOON… THE “AUGUST 2022 RENO-SPARKS MARKET REPORT”
Want the latest statistics on the shifting real estate market you’ve been hearing about? The July 2022 stats are currently rolling in, so my August 2022 Reno-Sparks Market Report will be released the week of August 8. Check back mid-August and visit DeniseHallerbach.com to access the latest market report.