With summer on its way out, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. The Reno/Tahoe area is jam packed with fun and exciting events that make the season transition a breeze. Whether its festivals you like, the glowing of hot air balloons at dawn, airplanes looping through the sky, motorcycles revving their engines or watching the man set a blaze, we’ve got all the information you need to keep the fun going.
Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City know as Burning Man Aug. 26 to Sept. 2. This popular festival is dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance all ending in the burning of the man and leaving no trace.
Reno is home to the world’s largest FREE hot air ballooning event with the Great Reno Balloon Race. From Sept. 6-8 you can see an array of vibrant balloons take over the sky. Whether you want to get up at dawn for the famous dawn patrol or grab a coffee and see all the balloons lift off and fill the sky in the morning, this is a definite must see! Our own Pilar A., Director of Players Club Services, is the President of the Great Reno Balloon Race so be sure to stop by and say hi.
Have you ever seen a camel race? Yes, you read correctly, a camel race! Back for its 54th year, Virginia City hosts their annual International Camel Races Sept. 6-8. The unique event brings in jockeys from around the world to compete for trophies and provides knee slapping laughs and family fun for everyone.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the National Championship Air Races! From Sept. 11-15 the Reno sky becomes home to hundreds of aircraft, pilots and crews. With seven classes of aircraft racing around the unique course, anywhere from 50 to 500 feet above the ground flying wing-tip to wing-tip at speeds exceeding 500 miles per hour, it is truly an event not to be missed. There are also a lot of ground events and exhibits so grab your friends and family and come see what it’s all about.
Vroom…Vroom! From Sept. 25-29, Street Vibrations takes the streets of Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Virginia City with motorcycles of all kinds. This celebration of music, metal and motorcycles showcases tours, live entertainment, vendors and biking enthusiasts from all over the country. Whether you have a motorcycle to showcase or just like the sight and sound of them, this festival will definitely fill up your tank!
Runners and athletes, take your mark! The Lake Tahoe Marathon takes over Lake Tahoe Sept. 27-29 offering 30+ events for all sports and outdoor adventurists. Whether you like to run, walk, swim, paddle, or pedal, there’s an event for athletes of all types. With Lake Tahoe as its course, there’s no better way to get your workout on while taking in some of natures gorgeous sights.
The only thing that’s missing is a great place to stay! When planning your trip to any of these events, be sure take advantage of our great room rates this month starting at $25. For all the latest and greatest information, deals and promotions at the Sands, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and see us on Instagram so you don’t miss a beat!