Events & Shows

Events & Shows

If you’re looking for tips on what to see when you visit Nevada, we’ve got your back.

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Nevada has never been a stranger to a good time. And for every world-famous event anchoring Nevada’s come-as-you-are, cut-loose culture, there are dozens more that are sure to steal your heart and fill up your camera roll. From big-ticket bashes in our two big metros to community-wide celebrations in every small town in between, find out where and when to whoop it up around the Silver State.

Nevada’s Gotta-See Gatherings

Whatever you’re into, just say the word. Chances are, we’ve got an event in Nevada that fits the bill. Chili cookoffs, “oyster” fries, and the Best Dam BBQ out there? Of course. Hot rods, Street Vibrations, and raucous river runs? Definitely here. Basque festivals, powwows, and good ol’ country fairs? Got ‘em all, baby. From cross-state off-road rallies and bicycles racing steam trains to town-wide music festivals and star parties, ghost walks and ballooning above glacially carved canyons to guided art and mural walks and cruising the “highway” of eagles and raptors, all corners of Nevada host gotta-see gatherings that locals and visitors alike keep comin’ back for all year, every year.

calf roping at the reno rodeo
The Reno Rodeo
people dancing at elko national basque festival
Elko National Basque Festival

If we’re placing bets, we’d put it all on you knowing some iconic shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. Maybe a few Cirque du Soleil mainstays, that damn iconic Blue Man Group, top-tier comedy and magic shows… it’s all here. And up north in Reno? Cowboy and outdoor adventure lifestyles both run true in those parts, so perhaps the whitewater-loving Reno River Festival or even the iconic Reno Rodeo—an event that recently celebrated its hundredth birthday—make your list. But believe us when we tell you that those are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Silver State Celebrations

No matter when you plan to visit, your trip’s bound to coincide with something fun. Not sure where to start? Here’s a roundup of some of our biggest, weirdest, wildest, and straight-up most Nevadan celebrations.

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See-it-to-believe-it shows. Only-in-Nevada festivals and races. Games where you can root, root, root for the home teams. Consider these special events to be the icing on your slice of Silver State cake, and don’t forget to tag #TravelNevada so we can show off just how much fun you’re having here.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for cantaloupe ice cream! Don't miss the once a year opportunity to indulge in one of Fallon's amazing, delicious, and refreshing signature dishes. Did we mention that it is delicious? #yum #cantaloupefest #cantaloupeicecream #cantaloupeshenanigans 
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The most lavish stage production lives here. Dare to be part of the battle that is #KA. #WelcomeToTheShow
Just 1 0 0 more days 'till the best summer nights are back ✨🏇 #AreYouReady?
(📷:@rainyjanay)
September skies and epic fly-bys. 🛩️💫 (📷: Rob Miller)
Did you know that Pahrump is home to the Western Shoshone and Paiute tribes? You won't want to miss the 21st Annual Social Powwow held on Nov. 22 - 24, where everyone will gather and celebrate the Native American culture. Link in bio for more details.
Brief Intermission: This week it's all about our extraordinary setting! Swipe to take a virtual vacation to our lakeside location, the theater we all love. More photos at our link in bio. 📸 Photo one by Jen Schmidt, following photos by @joystrotz.
Basque Basket Dance
Looking forward to the annual Basque Festival held the first week in July, Elko, Nevada #nevadahumanities  #nevadaart #nevadaphotographer  #nevadamagazine  #travelnevada #nevada  #basquecountry
Who do you hope to see in the CommUNITY Pride Parade in downtown Reno, NV on July 24th at 10am?
We hope you all had this much fun at the Virginia City Rodeo and Fiesta del Charro this past weekend! [📸 @fuentesg90]
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