Dragon Lights Reno will once again illuminate the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Rancho San Rafael Park with all new lantern displays.
Forty-two larger-than-life lantern sculptures, made of steel, fabric and thousands of LED lights, will transform the arboretum into an illuminous wonderland during mid-summer nights. This immersive walk-through experience will entertain and thrill people of all ages.
Make sure to get your tickets ahead of time. General Admission (Age 12+): $20, Child (Age 3-11): $15, Infant (Under 3): FREE, Family 4 Pack: $55 (2 General Admission & 2 Child tickets), Season Pass: $55 (unlimited entry for 1 person during the festival season).
Date: Every Wednesday June 1 – September 14, 5pm-8:30pm
Location: Mckinley Arts Center
Reno’s “best-kept secret” food truck event is taking over the McKinley Arts and Culture Center for the eighth year!! Happening EVERY Wednesday in the summer, Feed The Camel presents the best food trucks throughout the Truckee Meadows. Grab the kids, a blanket, and meet us “under the Keystone bridge” for your favorite food truck eats, local beer, and a chill evening.
Enjoy Reno’s year-round farmers market! Fresh local food, vendors, and more!
alists, clips from iconic Disney movies including Frozen, Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King and more, and some of the best known film music in cinematic history. We invite you to be enchanted with this full-length concert and enjoy your favorite Disney songs in a whole new way
Join in the MidTown Holiday Festivities every 1st Thursday of the month!
Be sure to treat yourself to a day at your favorite MidTown retailers, services, bars, and restaurants. Our local businesses plan exciting in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, live music, and more.
Each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing for individual hours and details at
Location: Galena Creek Regional Park, 18250 Mt. Rose Highway
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!
The campfire will be lit each week at 8:00 P.M. for marshmallows and s’mores, generously provided by the Library Tap House! 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 us fund the program.
Location: Washoe Lake State Park. 4855 Eastlake Blvd., Washoe Valley, NV 89704.
The Northern Nevada Astronomy Group will set up telescopes for viewing stars, planets, and other wonders of the night sky. They will begin with a short presentation as it gets dark. Participants should bring a light jacket and a lawn chair. Please bring a red flashlight if possible, as red light does not negatively affect night vision.
All are welcome to these free, family-friendly events to enjoy music, popcorn, cookies, lemonade, face painting and a bounce house each Wednesday from July 6 – August 10 from 6-8 p.m. Just don’t forget your picnic!
Join us at the new location of the annual WCSD Back to School Expo.
At this free event, families can learn more about transportation, school meals, school services, and other topics to get ready for the new school year. Families can also complete the online registration. There will be school supply giveaways and job recruitment.
Date: August 13th, 2022 (Second Saturday of each month), 10am – 4pm
Location: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty, Reno, Nevada 89501
This monthly event is free for the community and is fun for the entire family. Enjoy hands-on art activities, a tour of the museum, live performances, and more. Head to nevadaart.org To find a full schedule and upcoming themes for Hands ON! Second Saturday.
The National Automobile Museum invites you to watch Back to the Future under the stars on our new riverside patio! The event is free. Registration is required. Bring blankets and folding chairs to get comfortable as you watch this family-favorite on our outdoor screen. Gates open at 7:30 pm. Movie starts at 8:30 pm.
Reno Aloha Festival August 20th, 2022 10am-7pm. Watch Beautiful Performances all day, Eat Ono Grindz (FOOD) Featuring Island & Local arts & Crafts Vendors, Cultural Workshops, Hawaiian Shave Ice and MORE. Alcohol and Drug-Free Family Friendly Event. FREE ADMISSION ALWAYS!
The Sunflower Festival Admission ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower field, visiting and seeing the farm animals, the kitten barn, barrel train ride, hamster wheel, straw bale maze, mini zips, big slide, duck race activity, and other barnyard activities and access to the sunflower field.
The Sunflower field is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays too but admission is offered to only the sunflower field.
Date: July 23rd from 4-9pm (third Thursday of every month)
Location: Victorian Square
This includes good food, cold drinks, live entertainment, crafts, chef demos, movies on the big screen, and all the art you can handle! Downtown Sparks is the place to be this and every 3rd Thursday of the month, all year round!
This full-length dramatic love story with roots in reality as well as fantasy tests the character of the hero, Prince Sigfried, as he matures into manhood. An avid hunter, Sigfried encounters Odette, the Princess turned into a Swan by evil sorcery, and his life is altered forever. The ballet traces the struggle of Sigfried through a series of exciting encounters ending dramatically in a fierce battle.
A timeless story filled with drama, sorcery, seduction, bravery and devotion with a strong message, Swan Lake is one of the earliest ballets and highlights the human struggle between the pure love of the soul and the seductive attraction of worldly life.
SATURDAY NIGHT STAR PARTIES
Date: 2nd and 4th Saturday
Location: Jack C Davis Observatory
The Jack C Davis Observatory hosts free star parties on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month year-round, starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mike Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Tom Herring at Thomas.Herring@wnc.edu.
ART ON THE COMSTOCK
Date: August 6 & 7
Location: Virginia City
Art Walk on the Comstock is back for its 3rd year in historic Virginia City. The once boom town bustles once again and there’s still plenty of treasure to be found on the Comstock.
In the parking lot of the Silverland Inn & Suites, hundreds of works of art can be seen.
Live music will be playing during all show hours, fresh food served on site.
Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.
She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.
Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!