June 2019 Events and Activities in the Reno Region
Big events during June, 2019 include...
Summer Camps for Kids - Summer camps are starting. For the best choice and pricing, now is the time to get your kids signed up for the camps and activities they will enjoy during summer vacation.
Reno Pride Crawl 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. We're teaming up with Northern Nevada Pride to pre-party with a giant bar crawl to support the 2019 Reno Pride Parade and Festival in downtown Reno. Visit the website for all the details. Check out "Beer Crawls in Reno" for information about more events like this, including the famous Reno Santa Crawl in December.
FamFest 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event will be at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. FamFest is a great day in the park with your entire family, including those furry ones… just make sure they are on a leash. There will be lots to do, including free kites for the first 500 kids ages 2 to 12, giveaways and contests, face painting and other activities, food trucks, and live entertainment including dog shows. Free admission and free parking.
2019 Summer Reading Program - June 1 through July 31, 2019. Sign up online or go to one of your Washoe County Library branches to sign up. Everyone in the family can earn points and collect badges for doing all kinds of stuff over the summer, like reading, playing games, going to library programs and experiencing things in your community. This year's theme is "A Universe of Stories." For other fun free stuff going on at the libraries, refer to "Free Events and Programs at Washoe County Libraries."
Reno-Tahoe Odyssey - Friday and Saturday, May 31 to June 1, 2019. This is a 178 mile running relay race that starts and finishes in Reno. Teams of up to 12 runners complete a big circle that includes climbing up to Lake Tahoe. Two sub-sections of the whole race will be run simultaneously on June 1 - the Capital Odyssey Relay from Carson City and the Comstock Odyssey Relay from Virginia City. To sign up and get all the details, visit the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey website.
Guided Walking Tours from HRPS - Saturday, June 1, 2019. The first guided walking tour in June from the Historic Reno Preservation Society will be "Parsons / Mills Architecture." Several more walks are scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays in June, plus a Sunday bike tour. Join in to learn about many aspects of Reno's colorful history.
Reno Big Dig - Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This once in a lifetime event offers children of all ages the chance to get on a big rig and drive heavy equipment. Participants can drive and ride dozers, graders, backhoes, loaders, excavators, dump trucks and more. The event also allows children to explore static exhibits from the Sheriff’s Department, REMSA, US Forest Service and more. All proceeds from the event are donated to the American Cancer Society for local patient services and cancer research. Admission to the event is $100 for one adult and one child. Tickets include lunch and a youth t-shirt. The event is at Rilite Aggregate, 9208 Western Skies Drive in Reno.
Reno 1868 FC Soccer - Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:15 p.m. Reno's pro soccer team plays the Las Vegas Lights FC at Greater Nevada Field. The next home game is on June 15 vs. the LA Galaxy II. Two more games are on June 18 vs. Phoenix Rising FC and on June 29 vs. Sacramento Republic FC.
Washoe County Library Book Sale - June 1 - 9, 2019. Sales are in the book store next door to the Sierra View Library in the Reno Town Mall. This is your chance to get big bargains on books and other media while supporting your Washoe County Library System. Sale hours are every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preview day for Friends members is on the Friday before each sale period, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you aren't a member, you can join Friends at the door.
Reno Aces Baseball - Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The Reno Aces' first home game in June at Aces Ballpark will be vs. the Nashville Sounds, followed by 11 more home games during the month. Other opponents will include the Memphis Redbirds and Albuquerque Isotopes. Two games are on Fridays, which will feature fireworks after the game.
Nevada State Fair - Thursday through Sunday, June 6 - 9, 2019. The Nevada State Fair will be held at Mills Park in the Nevada state capital of Carson City. Family friendly as always, the event will have all the fun things to do fair goers have come to expect, from a midway carnival and rides to livestock and lots of entertainment. Fairgrounds entry and parking are free.
Street Vibrations Spring Rally - Friday through Sunday, June 7 - 9, 2019. The annual event will feature live entertainment, bike games, competition ride-in shows, poker run, more than 80 vendor booths, and participant parties for registrants. The event is open and free to the public and will be centered in downtown Reno. Virginia City will host a poker walk, live entertainment, VIP bike parking and more. Reno Harley-Davidson and Battleborn Harley-Davidson will host open houses and special promotions.
Public Swimming Pools and Water Play Places - Check out all of the water fun available in Reno, Sparks, and other places in Washoe County. When the heat's on, head for the water.
Discover Your Parks Walks - through September 26, 2019. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is leading free walks in different parks located in Washoe County. These walks start at 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings and vary in distance from half a mile to 2 miles. Each week, you can explore a new location and learn about the unique and varied ecology and history of parks in our area. Walks are open to all. Call (775) 453-0698 for more information.
Food Truck Events - May through September, 2019. Come enjoy fun family evenings and get great food at the same time. The main food truck gatherings in Reno are "Feed the Camel" on Wednesdays at McKinley Arts and Culture Center and "Reno Street Food - Food Truck Friday" at Idlewild Park on Fridays.
Science Saturdays at the National Automobile Museum - Saturday, June 8, 2019. Join in on an adventure into the future. Admission is $12 per person for children and adults, which also includes admission to the Museum and free refreshments. For participants age 8 and up. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required approximately two days before the event. Call the Museum at (775) 333-9300 for more information.
Kids Free Fishing Day - Saturday, June 8, 2019. Kids Free Fishing Day at Sparks Marina Park gives them the opportunity to catch their first fish. Free fishing poles and t-shirts for all kids who register. Fishing will be from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. Sponsored by Rotary Club of Sparks. During Nevada's annual Free Fishing Day, anglers may fish in any public fishing water in the state without needing a fishing license or trout stamp. All limits and other regulations apply.
Hands ON! Second Saturdays - Saturday, June 8, 2019. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art for a day of fun family activities and free admission for all. The theme varies for each Second Saturday, but there are always arts and crafts for kids and other special activities. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Discover Nevada State Parks Day - Saturday, June 8, 2019. Free day-use admission and free fishing at all Nevada State Parks. This statewide event encourages Nevadans to discover the many exciting and affordable recreation opportunities right in their own backyards. Discover Nevada State Parks Day is also an opportunity for visitors to take the passport challenge and add a stamp to their passport booklet or to pick one up while visiting any state park.
Mark Wellman's Adventure Day at Sparks Marina - Sunday, June 9, 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of adaptive sports will be featured at the free annual Mark Wellman's Adventure Day event at the Sparks Marina Park. People with disabilities and their friends and families are invited to try out hand-cycling, kayaking and rock climbing through the use of a broad range of adaptive equipment.
Summer Music Series at Lazy 5 Regional Park - Wednesday, June 12, 2019. New Wave Crave concert is the first of the series. Other concerts with a variety of entertainers will follow on Wednesday evenings through August 14. Concerts are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy the show. No pets, smoking or glass containers allowed. Lazy 5 Regional Park is at 7100 Pyramid Way out in Spanish Springs.
Walk with Washoe - Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Washoe County staff leads these outings at various locations around the county. This one is a Special Moonlight Walk and will be at Galena Creek Regional Park, Jones Creek Interpretive Trail.
Storytime in the Gardens at Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden - Thursdays, June 13 - July 25, 2019, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This event is family friendly, and has a focus on developing early literary skills. Sessions will include stories, movement, music, and hands-on activities. This free program is designed for families with children ages 6 and younger. The event will be held in Honey's Garden. Enter from the south Arboretum entrance. No registration required. In partnership with the Washoe County Library System.
Flag Day at the Courthouse - Friday, June 14, 2019, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Second Judicial District Court (SJDC), in partnership with the U.S. District Court, will be hosting the 3rd annual Flag Day at the Courthouse. This year the District Court will incorporate a naturalization ceremony into the program. Local, state and federal officials will lead a traditional celebration to welcome 50 new U.S. citizens. The SJDC is pleased to announce U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto as the Keynote Speaker, including other guest speakers District Court Chief Judge Scott Freeman, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Cobb and District Court Judge Barry Breslow. The Courthouse is at 1 South Sierra Street in downtown Reno. (775) 325-6623.
Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival - Friday and Saturday, June 14 - 15, 2019. The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival is equal parts barbecue block party, microbrew tasting event with more than 50 microbrews from around the world and music festival with two stages featuring nonstop rock and blues. It's free to attend and enjoy the sights, sounds, and music in downtown Reno, but you'll have to bring money for the brews and BBQ.
Kid's Triathlon in Sparks - Saturday, June, 15, 2019. The event is the perfect introduction to the world of triathlon races for children ages 4 to 14. The Sparks event will feature a swim-bike-run format. The swimming portion will take place in the Alf Sorensen Community Center pool, 1400 Baring Blvd., followed by the bike and run courses just outside of the center. Multiple distances will be offered based on the age group of the triathlon participants. Races are not timed as the focus is to provide a triathlon experience in a fun atmosphere. Visit the website for all the details.
30th Annual Juneteenth Celebration - Saturday, June 15, 2019, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Juneteenth is the day African-Americans celebrate their independence. The Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society (NNBCAS) invites the entire community to join this celebration with a festival of music, arts, ethnic food, crafts, and entertainment. The event will be in Wingfield Park in downtown Reno.
Reno Wine Walk - Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Riverwalk Merchants present this fun event every third Saturday of the month. Visit any of the participating merchants with $20 and receive your wine glass and hand stamp (with photo ID), then make the rounds sampling wines at numerous businesses in the area. This is a 21+ event. Pets and strollers are not advised. For more information, call 775-825-WALK(9255).
Toby Keith at the Nugget Event Center - Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7 p.m. Toby Keith is the first show at the new Nugget Event Center at Victorian Square in Sparks. Special guest with Toby will be Morgan Evans. Tickets are available online.
Father's Day - Sunday, June 16, 2019. There are lots of fun things you can do to treat your Dad on his special day.
Walk with Washoe - Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 7 p.m. Washoe County staff leads these outings at various locations around the county. This one will be at Sun Valley Regional Park.
3rd Thursday in downtown Sparks - Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come to Victorian Square every third Thursday of the month for food trucks, local artists, cooking demo, and a free movie in the Sparks Amphitheater. Tour the museum, train and schoolhouse for free.
Reno Rodeo - Thursday through Saturday, June 20 - 29, 2019. The Reno Rodeo is a huge event with lots of activities and things to do for the whole family in addition to the rodeo itself. You don't need to be a buckaroo to enjoy the fun and action at the "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West." This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Reno Rodeo.
Quilt Show Reno - Thursday through Saturday, June 20 - 22, 2019. Quilt Show Reno includes a large vendor mall, workshops, lectures, make-it-take-it projects, free stage venues, demonstrations and presentations. At the Grand Sierra Resort, Silver State Pavilion, 2500 E. Second Street in Reno. Hours 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
First Day of Summer - Friday, June 21, 2019.
2019 Galena Campfire Program Series - every Friday June 21 to August 2, 2019, 8:30 p.m. Join Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space for a fun family program around the campfire. Each week will feature a different presenter for kids of all ages to enjoy. Bring the family out early for a picnic. Eagle Meadow is located inside the north entrance to Galena Creek Regional Park at 18250 Mt. Rose Highway (Galena Creek Visitor Center entrance). The programs are free, but a $4/person donation is requested to help fund the program.
Great American Craft Fair - Saturday and Sunday, June 22 - 23, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All of our booths feature quality , handmade crafts and fine art by the exhibitors. Nothing is imported. While at the fair, you can relax to the sounds of live music, and enjoy an assortment of food and beverages at the specialty booths. Free admission. At Wingfield Park in downtown Reno.
Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival - Saturday and Sunday, June 22 - 23, 2019, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This "scent-sational" event features all things lavender and honey along with arts and crafts, food, demonstrations, music, entertainment and more. At Victorian Square in Sparks.
Monthly Reno Beer Crawl - Saturday, June 22, 2019. This event is in downtown Reno where all of the participating bars, pubs, and restaurants are within walking (or crawling) distance. It costs $5 to participate and you can just show up at one of the start bars - advance tickets not required. Crawling is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Levitt AMP Carson City Music Series at the Brewery Arts Center - Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7 p.m. Featuring Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours with opener Kingwhistler. These are all free shows. The public is invited to bring their own picnics, blankets and lawn chairs to the concerts, which will have an open setting. There will be food trucks, drink vendors and kid's activities at every concert. The Levitt AMP concert series is located at 449 West King Street at the corner of King and Minnesota Streets. The next show is on June 29, featuring Jordan T with opener Stone Wood.
Bass Camp in the Park - Saturday, June 29, 2019, doors at 4 p.m. 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. The event welcomes all ages (including kids) to enjoy the vendor village, food trucks, live art, and merchandise. Headliners include Chris Lake, Yolanda Be Cool, VNSSA and Dancetronauts. Tickets are available online.
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