Events & Festivals

E.g., Sep 25 2017
E.g., Sep 25 2017
September 27, 2017 to October 1, 2017

Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Street Vibrations offers tours, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt shows and more to more than 50,000 biking enthusiasts. This event is so big, it rocks at several locations throughout the region. Major event venues are planned at Reno, historic Virginia City and Chester's Reno Harley-Davidson Dealership. Rides to what Mark Twain called “the fairest picture the whole Earth affords”, Lake Tahoe - provide unparalleled natural beauty. Flirt with Lady Luck during poker runs and scavenger hunts. It’s HOG heaven! Don’t miss America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo to view the latest creations. Check out the Tattoo Expo for body art extraordinaire. Swell with pride in your country at the ceremonial flag raising. Wet your whistle and get some nourishment at the Hog Town Bar in the Eldorado Plaza. Listen to loads of local bands at locations throughout the venue. Spend some money with more than 250 vendors and more than 15 factory rigs selling everything motorcycle and more.

You can register as a Street Vibrations® participant online or at the Reno Ballroom at 4th and Center St. in downtown Reno. Registered VIP's get an official t-shirt, ride pin and hog tag, poker runs, scavenger hunts, VIP parties, ride-in show, slow bike races and secured VIP parking.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Association. The event is open to all motorcycles.

Spartan World Championship
September 30, 2017 to October 1, 2017

For the first time in Spartan history, the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship will take place at legendary Squaw Valley, just a short distance from Lake Tahoe and only 30 minutes from Reno, NV.  The most anticipated obstacle racing weekend of the year will feature three Spartan Race distances to choose from over two days of racing: The Spartan Beast, the Spartan Ultra Beast and the Spartan Sprint. 

September 30, 2017

Tahoe City Oktoberfest takes place on the shores of Lake Tahoe under an autumn canopy of trees adjacent to the Gatekeeper’s Museum at William B. Layton State Park. The event features live music throughout the day, as well as traditional Bavarian themed games and local artisans vendor booths.

Tahoe City Oktoberfest is a free community event.

September 30, 2017

when: 12-6pm

where: Gatekeeper's Museum in Tahoe City

Featuring local craft beers, live music, and delicious food in a festive fall celebration, Tahoe City’s Annual Oktoberfest returns to town Saturday, September 30, 2017!

Craft beers from some of the region’s best microbreweries will be available, with the purchase of the first beer including an Oktoberfest stein for $10. Participating breweries include Alibi Ale WorksLagunitas, Auburn Ale House, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Common Ciders; wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly; and food available for purchase from Men Wielding Fire, Crepe Hearts, Big Blue BBQ, Truckee Sourdough (pretzels), and The Buck Stops Here.

Truckee’s Coburn Station will be the musical act at the Oktoberfest. Named in honor of S.S. Coburn, who ran a stage station and public house for teamsters east of Donner Lake Camp and played music for his guests in the mid 1800s, Coburn Station brings a soulful blues and rock jam to keep the crowd rocking.

Bavarian themed games including the traditional stein holding contest, a weiner toss and keg rolling will take place, with Oktoberfest guests of all ages invited to join the fun and participate. Raffle tickets will also be available on-site and online here soon.

Come stroll the venue and shop for great local wares with our craft vendor village featuring Art Work by Ashley, Stoked Goods, Art Naturally Speaking and more.

Offering a stunning backdrop on the shore of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe City Oktoberfest takes place on the shores of North Lake Tahoe under an autumn canopy of trees adjacent to the Gatekeeper’s Museum at William B. Layton State Park.

 

Reno Celtic Celebration
October 7, 2017 to October 8, 2017

Celtic Celebration, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit cultural programming and heritage organization that produces the annual Reno Celtic Celebration. This year marked our 25th event. The Celtic Celebration was started 25 years ago by Fitzgerald’s Casino/Hotel. It began as a Celtic New Year celebration during Samhain (Halloween, the beginning of winter on the Celtic calendar).

For several years is was operated as a gated event at the Reno Livestock & Events Center. Then it became a free event in Wingfield Park in July , as a part of ARTOWN, for the next several years. 2007 marked a return to the fall and a new venue as well – beautiful Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

The Reno Celtic Celebration is presented as a community and family event that is suitable and safe for all ages and sensibilities

October 7, 2017 to October 8, 2017

Potty humor abounds at this Virginia City tradition dating back to the day when outdoor plumbing was outlawed and angry residents took their outhouses to the streets. These days, teams of three are pitted against each other in an all-out potty race to claim the latrine title. The races challenge teams of three costumed outhouse racers to zip down C Street, the town’s main drag, and hit the toilet paper finish line first. The Parade of Outhouses begins Saturday at noon with races immediately following.

October 7, 2017 to October 8, 2017

Oktoberfest at Lake Tahoe - the yearly celebration of all things German – is in its 23rd year at Camp Richardson Historic Resort and Marina October 7 & 8, 2017.

Oktoberfest Activities include German food and desserts, an owner and dog dress up contest, craft booths, face painting, pumpkin patch, balloon art, bouncy house, bungee platform, climbing wall, live music featuring the polka styling’s of the “Gruber Family Band,” and the event’s ever popular beer and wine garden. Other contests during the two-day festival range from beer stein holding to yodeling, with winners receiving gift certificates for food, activities and lodging at the resort. Food and beer can be purchased with Camp Richardson’s Oktoberfest tickets that are on sale behind the hotel at the event. Entry and parking are free.

October 7, 2017

Since 2003, the Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop has been regarded as one of Truckee's leading annual events, held this year on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from noon to 4:00 p.m.

This annual event brings nearly 1,000 local and visiting participants to sip wine and sample local food tastings while enjoying shopping in historic downtown Truckee.

Over the past 14 years we have donated more than $26,000 to local non-profit organizations. Some of our past partners include: Tahoe Food Hub, Tahoe Safe Alliance, Girls on the Run, The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe and Sierra Senior Services. This year our partner is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe.

Join us for this iconic fall event in beautiful downtown Truckee. Attendees will receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues as well as five food tickets and a map to all participating venues. Get ready to wine, walk and shop!