June Family-Friendly Activities in Reno

June Family-Friendly Activities in Reno, Sparks, and Beyond

We are sharing June Family-Friendly Activities in Reno, Sparks, and Beyond. If you’re a mom, dad, or caregiver and you’re looking for the ultimate guide to Nevada, Nevada Moms is the spot.

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ONGOING ACTIVITIES IN OUR AREA

Northern Nevada has something to offer year-round!  You can check out any of these family-friendly activities on the days you aren’t looking for a specific event to attend:

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THE BEST LIST OF CARSON CITY, SPARKS, AND RENO FAMILY EVENTS

Keep scrolling if you’d like to read details on events, however, we do also offer the best list of Carson City, Sparks, and Reno events in town!

Our calendar is updated as soon as new events are shared and businesses can even submit their own events if they are family-friendly. Click the link above or here to access the FULL calendar as below is just a preview.

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June Family-Friendly Activities in Reno

VIVA LE CIRQUE

Date: May 26 – June 12

Location: Grand Sierra Resort

Viva Le Cirque! is a large-scale spectacular show starring today’s most amazing cirque artists. Featuring an international cast including former Cirque du Soleil acrobats, Viva Le Cirque! is a homage to the great world of cirque. Gymnasts, aerialists, contortionists, hand balancers, jugglers, and daredevils take us through a supernatural voyage into the mind of a lost traveler who crash-lands, of all places, inside the theater at the Grand Sierra Resort

FEED THE CAMEL

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 it’s 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.

RENO ACES BASEBALL 

Date: June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 28, 29, 30

Location: Greater Nevada Field

Take the family out to the Reno Aces baseball game!  Enjoy the game, good food, and the fireworks after every Friday home game!

FOOD TRUCK SUMMER FEST

Date: June 2, 16, 30 from 5pm-9pm

Location: Reno Experience District

Open to the public enjoy foods trucks and a movie on the big screen. Bring a picnic blanket to enjoy.

DISNEY IN CONCERT: MAGICAL MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES

Date: June 5th, 2022

Location:  Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

The Reno Phil is proud to present Disney’s Magical Music from the Movies, featuring four Broadway caliber vocalists, 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.

MIDTOWN RENO FIRST THURSDAY

Date: June 2nd, 2022

Location: Midtown Reno, NV.

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

LADYBUG RELEASE

Date: June 5, 2022 12pm

Location: Moana Nursery (all 3 locations)

Join Moana Nursery for a Ladybug Release! This free, all-ages event happening at all 3 stores (Moana Lane, Pyramid Way, and South Virginia) will teach you about the life cycle of these beloved beetles while also showing you how to properly release them into your garden. Free ladybug t-shirts while supplies last

FAMILY DAY AT BUNDOX BOCCE

Date: Every Sunday from 12pm-4pm

Location: Bundox Bocce

Bring the family for FREE bocce play every Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check their website for date exclusions and closures.

RIVERSIDE FARMERS MARKET

Date: June 9, 16, 23, 30

Location: McKinley Arts Center

Enjoy Reno’s year-round farmers market! Fresh local food, vendors, and more!

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY

Date: Every Friday starting June 10 – August 26, 2022, 4pm-9pm

Location: 1800 Idlewild Dr, Idlewild Park Reno, NV 89509

Bring the family down for Food Truck Friday at Idlewild Park, Reno.  Over 45 food, dessert, craft beer, wine, and spirits vendors. Live Music.  Bring a picnic blanket or chairs to enjoy on the grass.

BLAST OFF ON SCIENCE 

Date: June 11th, Second Saturday of Every Month. 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: The National Automobile Museum

With exclusive activities from the Nevada Space Center, home of the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada.

HANDS ON! SECOND SATURDAY

Date: June 11th  (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.

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RENO RODEO

Date: June 16 – 25

Location: LiveStock Event Center

Have fun at the Reno Rodeo! Reno Rodeo is a 10-day event.

RENO RODEO PARADE

Date: Jun 18, 2022@ 10am

Location: Downtown Reno

Join us for the 2022 Reno Rodeo Parade. Saturday, June 18, 2022 starting at 10:00 AM.

The 2022 Reno Rodeo Parade brings the flavor of Reno’s community and western heritage to life. Be a part of the sights and sounds of local, regional and national entries as you make your way along Virginia Street from 9th Street, Downtown, through the Arch and over the Truckee River. New this year, the 2022 Reno Rodeo Parade is extending a special invitation to all Front-line Warriors.

MARKET AT SANDS

Date: June 18 & 25

Location: Sands Regency, Reno

The Reno Outdoor Marketplace presents “Market at Sands”. Enjoy vendors, food trucks, and more!

RENO RODEO KIDS DAY

Date: June 19, 2022, 9am-1pm

Location: Reno Livestock Events Center Indoor Arena

Reno Rodeo Kids’ Day is a free event hosting local businesses and non-profits to aid in educating kids on the tradition of rodeo, agriculture and the western lifestyle.  Please join us for a fun-filled day dedicated to the kids in our community.

SPARKS

MARK WELLMAN’S ADVENTURE DAY & ABILITIES EXPO

Date: June 5th 10am-2pm

Location: Sparks Marina

The FREE event is open to all people with disabilities, their families and friends. It’s a great day to try new things! Kayaks, adapted rock climbing equipment and adaptive bikes will be available for participants to try. The Abilities Expo provides access to information and resources from a variety of community organizations including opportunities to dance and exercise with the Note-Ables Music Therapy dance troop and do an art project with Arts for All Nevada.

3RD THURSDAYS

Date: June 16th 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!

CARSON CITY

NEVADA STATE FAIR

Date: June 2 – 5th 11am-10pm

Location: Mills Park in Carson City

Come out and enjoy our great June weather celebrating the great state of Nevada.

Admittance is free. Four fun-filled days featuring thrilling state-of-the-art amusement rides, games, food, vendors, pageant and so much more. We’re happy again to have our classic food items including Indian Tacos & Funnel Cakes!

STAR PARTY & TELESCOPE VIEWING

Date: June 4, from 8:30pm-10:30pm

Location: Washoe Lake State Park. 4855 Eastlake Blvd., Washoe Valley, NV 89704

The Northern Nevada Astronomy Group will set up telescopes to view stars, planets, and other night sky wonders. 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.

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 mnethomas@sbcglobal.net or Dr. Tom Herring at Thomas.Herring@wnc.edu.

NEVADA OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

Date: June 18, 9am-1pm

Location: 3590 Arrowhead Drive in Carson City, NV

FREE event is to excite and inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Over twenty outdoor organizations are coming together, each adding their unique perspective on the outdoors to the event.  Events include: archery, wildlife conservation, duck calling, leave no trace ethics, trap and skeet, nature crafts, gold panning, metal detecting, rock climbing wall, and so much more. Simply show up the day of the event and register on-site. For more information, contact Rbrock@wildsheepfoundation.org

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN

What June family-friendly activities in Reno are you looking forward to attending with your family this month?

Have travel plans to the Las Vegas area? Check out upcoming events in Southern Nevada for the month of June.

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Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

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 board for Northern Nevada Health Systems, and Northern Nevada Sports and Recreation, and she 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, exploring the outdoors, working out, local coffee shops, and dessert!