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14 Awesome June Events In Reno You’ll Want To Go To

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 12:35pm.

Summer is here, and that means there are plenty of June events in Reno/Sparks to enjoy. There’s no shortage of things to do in Reno this June, from celebrating the Reno Rodeo’s 100th anniversary to Barbecue, Blues and Brews to the world rock crawling championship. Here are 14 events you won’t want to miss!


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Rhythm & Rawhide Presented by Dolan Auto Group

  • When: Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019
  • Where: Downtown Reno Ballroom, 401 N Center St., Reno
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This country western flavored event is the major fundraiser for the Reno Phil and the Reno Rodeo Foundation. The fun and exhilarating music that will surely knock your boots off! Wear your best western attire and bring your cowboy hat to have a boot-scootin’ good ole time with cocktails, dinner, and dancing.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: FamFest 2019

  • When: Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019
  • Where: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N Sierra St, Reno, Reno
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From Northern Nevada’s largest group of radio stations, this is one of Reno’s newest and free events for everything family. FamFest is a wonderful day in the park with your entire family including those furry ones—just make sure they are on a leash! The first 500 kids ages 2 to 12 receive a free kite. Other activities include giveaways, contests, bounce houses, face painting, food trucks, live performances and more.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Good Spirits

  • When: Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019
  • Where: The Elm Estate, 1401 W. 2nd St., Reno
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Don’t miss an elegant garden party featuring spring cocktails and bites at the region’s hottest venue. The event is proudly brought to you by Edible Reno-Tahoe and The Elm Estate.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Street Vibrations Spring Rally

  • When: Friday, Jun. 7–Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
  • Where: Downtown Reno
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After a long winter, it’s time to liberate your Harley from hibernation and enjoy a weekend of motorcycle fun and cruising down the highway. Free live entertainment on six outdoor stages, bike games, poker runs, more than 80 vendors selling motorcycle accessories, themed art, crafts, apparel new and previously owned rides. A variety of different food booths await you. The event is free and open to the public to enjoy live entertainment daily, shop at the vendor booths and visit exhibits. Motorcycle participants can purchase a VIP package that includes poker runs, participant parties, and other invitation-only activities.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Biggest Little Invitational

  • When: Saturday, Jun. 8, 2019
  • Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno
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This craft beer festival is dedicated to showcasing the best of the best in the brewery world. The list of participating breweries is impressive and provides beer-lovers a unique opportunity to sample uncommon brews. Everything goes better with beer, so compliment your cold one with music, food trucks and some good old fashion lawn games.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: The Art Of Jack Malotte

  • When: Saturday, Jun. 8–Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Jack Malotte makes artworks that celebrate the landscapes of the Great Basin, with a unique focus on contemporary political issues faced by Native people seeking to protect and preserve access to their lands. Malotte infuses wry humor into his work, even as he delves into subject matter that is sometimes serious and sobering. Malotte’s most recent work reconsiders historical narratives and myths of the American West, refers to Western Shoshone and Washoe traditions and legends, and highlights longtime political, environmental, and legal struggles of Native communities.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Supercrawl – Rock Crawling World Championship

  • When: Saturday, Jun. 8–Sunday, Jun. 9, 2019
  • Where: Wild West Motorsports Park, 12005 I-80, Sparks
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The top 70 teams from five countries will compete in five different classes for the World Championship. Top pro drivers will battle insane obstacles for the title of SuperCrawl champion. The action takes place on the natural terrain overlooking the race track at the Wild West Motorsports Park, just 10 minutes from downtown Reno.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews And Blues Festival

  • When: Friday, Jun. 14–Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019
  • Where: Downtown Reno
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Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer kick-off party in mid-June. The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival is part barbecue block party and part microbrew tasting event. Downtown Reno rocks with free live entertainment, fantastic food, and beer from more than 65 breweries from around the world. The free festival features two stages with rock and blues music, and the streets are lined with food choices available for purchase and lots of vendors! Festival-goers can purchase a wristband for unlimited tastings, or buy individual tokens to sample select beers.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Reno Rodeo

  • When: Thursday, Jun. 20–Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno
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The Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West is celebrating 100 years with 10 days and nights of the best rodeo competition in the country with over 750 professional athletes. Enjoy all of the fan favorites, including two world-class team roping events, professional bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bronc riding. The exciting Western action also features an authentic cattle drive, parade, Extreme Mustang Makeover, Double R Marketplace for Western shopping, food, carnival, and the wildly popular Mutton Bustin’. If you’re in the mood for libations, music, and dancing, the happening Jack Daniels tent is open nightly or enjoy a VIP experience in The Branding Room.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival

  • When: Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019
  • Where: Victorian Square, Victorian Avenue, Sparks
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In its third “scent-sational” year in downtown Sparks, this free festival celebrates the finest in local agriculture, local food, artisans and independent businesses. Savor the flavors of event-themed food and drink, listen to music at the Great Basin Brewing Company stage or meander over to the Busy Bee Kids Zone.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Summer Shabbat Dinner And “The Last Resort” Film Screening

  • When: Friday, Jun. 28, 2019
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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In collaboration with Blend Catering, Chez Louie will prepare a special Israeli-inspired Shabbat menu, served family style. Guests will dine in the Nightingale Sky Room, following a screening of the award-winning film “The Last Resort,” a celebration of some of Miami’s most significant visual artists and a stunning testament to its all but forgotten Jewish retirement community.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: The Last Resort

  • When: Friday, Jun. 28, 2019
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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In The Last Resort, viewers embark on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of yesterday thru the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. Long before Art Deco was a movement and before the arrival of the youth culture of MTV and Miami Vice, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Intrigued by the small apartments, low-cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came in the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast’s brutal winters.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Cowboy Crawl 2019

The 8th annual Cowboy Crawl, a western themed block party, returns to downtown Sparks. The event will start at the Night in the Country Corral Stop located at the Los Tres Hombres garden lot. The event will include an outdoor party area with country music and line dancing. Participating bars include Cantina Los Tres Hombres, Victorian Saloon, Paddy and Irenes, Mummers, Oskis, Great Basin Brewing Company, Nugget Casino and Engine 8 Urban Winery, all conveniently located along Victorian Avenue.


June Events in Reno/Sparks: Bass Camp In The Park

  • When: Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019
  • Where: Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., Reno
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The Dancetronauts Bass Station Stage rolls into Wingfield Park in downtown Reno to host an afternoon and evening of national DJ headliners, art cars, live art, exhibitions, a vendor village, and food trucks. All ages are invited to enjoy the vendor village, food trucks, live art, merchandise, and a ton of fun in the sun. Headliners include Chris Lake, Yolanda Be Cool, VNSSA and Dancetronauts. Other headliners will be announced closer to festival time.

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