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Enjoy Artown events throughout the month! including children’s art workshops, concert series, movies in the park, historic and cultural tours, and art exhibits. For a full list of events and more check out the schedule here.
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 Friday, June 24 – August 5, 2022 at 8:30 P.M
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.
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 its eighth year!! Happening EVERY Wednesday in the summer, Feed The Camel presents the best food trucks throughout the Truckee Meadows. Grab the kids, and 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
This “scent-sational” event features all things lavender and honey along with arts and crafts, food, demonstrations, music, entertainment and more. It’s a festival for all ages, so invite your friends and family to enjoy a beautiful day.
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
FOOD TRUCK SPRING FEST
Date: July 7th and July 21st, 5pm-9pm
Location: Reno Experience District
Open to the public enjoy foods trucks and a movie on the big screen
Date: July 9th, 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.
Date: July 22nd, 2022, @ Eldorado Casino and Resort in Carson City and July 25th, @ Sand Harbor/Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Location: Eldorado Resort Casino at THE ROW & Sand Harbor
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.
Cooks compete for your tasting pleasure at the Biggest Little City Wing Fest in downtown Reno. More than 20,000 pounds of chicken wings will be slathered in sauce, smoked, fired and grilled to perfection. There will also be live entertainment to pair with your tasty wings and a craft fair, all located on Virginia Street.
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!
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 get in touch with Mike Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Tom Herring at Thomas.Herring@wnc.edu.
Hot August Nights Kick-off & Cruise brings together old cars and an old town. Step back in time and revel in the sights and sounds of yesteryear with the region’s most prominent classic car event. The town comes alive with rumbling engines and nostalgic tunes to kick-off the event along with a classic parade of classics. Walk around the historic streets to see an array of cars and enjoy free entertainment. As the host venue for the official kick-off for the weeklong festival, it’s a party with free live music, a poker run, cruises and a celebrity Show-n-Shine.
What July family-friendly activities in Reno are you looking forward to attending with your family this month?
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!