February 13 @ 7:00 am – February 16 @ 9:00 am
There’s no better place to spend Valentine’s Day than Lovelock—the “Heart of Nevada.”
People from all over flock to the small, agriculturally driven community of Lovelock each year to follow the ancient Chinese tradition of locking their love. At Lover’s Lock Plaza, in the heart of downtown Lovelock, visitors can purchase a heart-shaped lock and forever lock it to a chain with your soul mate, family member, friend, or anyone else that’s important in your life.
Near Valentine’s Day, each year’s festivities include a tribute to the search and rescue crews who worked for more than two days in sub-zero temperatures to find a missing Lovelock family whose Jeep had overturned while they were out exploring. The Lovers Aloft Hot Air Balloon Race is also part of the Inaugural Nevada State Balloon Championship Series.
Several Valentine’s Day-themed events are typically planned for this unique annual event, including a Murder-Mystery luncheon, Renewal of Marriage Vows, Locking Your Love in Lover’s Lock Plaza and, of course, the Lover’s Aloft Balloon Race and Rides.
Planning Your Lovelock Getaway
For more information on sponsoring a balloon or crewing for a pilot, please contact Pat Irwin at 775-461-6887 or the Pershing County Chamber of Commerce at 775-273-2400. To plan your visit to Lovelock, call the Lovelock Visitors Center at 775-273-7213 or click Visit Lovelock.