Reno, Sparks and Northern Nevada have a number of world-famous events. For sheer visual spectacle, it's hard to beat the Great Reno Balloon Race. If speed is your thing, the National Championship Air Races will get you pumped. Into water? Try the Reno River Festival. But don't stop there - check out the numerous other events that help make Reno/Sparks a great place to live and play.
For exact dates, places, and times, visit the Web sites.
Great Reno Balloon Race
Rancho San Rafael Park.
330 E. Liberty St. #200, Reno, NV 89501
P.O. Box 12695, Reno, NV 89510
Web site: http://www.renoballoon.com/
National Championship Air Races September
Reno Stead Field.
Reno Air Racing Association
P.O. Box 1429, Reno, NV 89505
Web site: http://www.airrace.org/indexJS.php
Best in the West Rib Cook-Off September
The biggest and most prestigious rib cook-off competition in the United States.
John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV 89431
Web site: http://www.nuggetribcookoff.com/