Summer Activities $10 and Under

$10 and Under Summer Activities In Northern Nevada

Summer is in full swing and we hope you are enjoying the time with your family. We have put together a list of local activities and events that are budget-friendly.  These summer activities are $10 or under!

Summer Activities $10 and Under In Northern Nevada

SIERRA NEVADA LAVENDER & HONEY FESTIVAL

Date: July 10, 2022 from 10 am – 6 pm

Location: Idlewild Park

This “scent-sational” event features lavender and honey, 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.

RENO CHALK ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE ATLANTIS  

More than 70 artists gather to create incredible artwork with chalk. Friday – Sunday, July 8 – 10, 2022 in the Atlantis West Parking Lot.

Location: Atlantis West Parking Lot

Dates/Times: July 8-10th

Cost: Free

Attend on the final day for the best photos / to see the completed projects.

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.

ROLLER KINGDOM SCHOOLS OUT SUMMER SESSIONS 

Date: Monday – Friday, June 8 – Aug 12, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm

Location: Roller Kingdom

Cost: $7 (includes skates)

Head to our local roller ring and enjoy a skate session!  So much fun for the entire family

RENO ACES BASEBALL 

Date: July 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Location: Greater Nevada Field

Cost: Select games $10 for Grass Berm Seating (which is a great spot for families!)

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

SPLASH PADS

Visit a local splash pad and cool off!  Pack your towels, lunch and some shade!  Enjoy from a few local options.  Check out our complete list of splash pads here. Prices range from Free – $3.00!

BEACH DAY 

Head to the beach!  Pack a picnic, floaties, towels, sunscreen, some shade, and your set!  We love spending a day at the beach.  Check out our list of family-friendly beaches, certain beaches like Kings Beach or Sand Harbor offer parking for just $10 per car.

SUMMER MOVIE DEALS 

Enjoy a theater experience for a fraction of the price.  This Summer our local movie theaters are offering special showings starting ranging from $1.50-$2.00!  See theaters and movies here. 

GALENA CAMPFIRE PROGRAM SERIES

Location: Galena Creek Regional Park, North Entrance, 18250 Mt. Rose Hwy., Reno

Date: Every Friday through AUgust 5th, 2022 @ 8pm

Cost: FREE

The Galena Campfire Program Series is all about sharing that experience with the family. A different presenter is featured each week, including a variety of cultural music experiences, plus fun educational programs and marshmallow roasting. Blankets, low-back chairs, bug spray and flashlights are recommended. The programs are free, though donations are welcomed to support the program.

THE DISCOVERY ROOM

Date: Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 10am-1pm

Location: The Discovery Room @ Rancho San Rafael Park

Come have fun with arts, crafts, coloring and storytelling.  The suggested ages are 3-10.

LAZY 5 SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

Located in Spanish Springs, the Lazy 5 concerts series kicks off June 15th through August 17. Look forward to concerts featuring local artists to entertain families, friends, and neighbors in the Spanish Springs/Sparks area.

Food trucks and mobile pub present at every show. Arrive early and bring a blanket/chairs.

Location: 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89436

Dates/Times: June 15-August 17, 2022, Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm

Cost: Free

EVENINGS ON THE RANCH: KANTU INKA

Every Wednesday in July for a special evening of family entertainment at 6pm! The historic ranch buildings will be open for guided tours at 6pm, followed by the program at 7pm. Bring a blanket, a lawn chairs, and a snack!

Location: Bartley Ranch Western Heritage Interpretive Center, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno

Dates/Times: 6:30pm

Cost: FREE

HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOPS

Head to home depot on the first Saturday of every month for a fun hands-on workshop! The kids will love creating something!

Location: Your local home depot

Dates/Times: First Saturday of every month / 9am-12pm

Cost: FREE

FARMERS MARKETS 

Support local growers while shopping for fresh fruits and veggies. There are a number of markets to choose from in the Reno-Sparks area.

For the best selection and fewer crowds, get to the market early. Find our list of local Farmers’ Markets here.

Get the kids involved by having them ask the local vendors about the veggies or product they grow / make! My kids love to ask how to tell which fruits are ripe or about their growing practices.

EL RANCHO DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER

Location: 555 El Rancho Dr.

Dates/Times: Hours vary.

Cost: $5.75-$8.25 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 5 to 11, Ages 4 and under free

There’s always something exciting going on at West Wind Drive-In. Sparks’ retro drive-in movie theater. Save some cash and bring your own snacks! Showtimes and ticket info here.

FAMILY FUN

Making memories this Summer doesn’t have to break the bank.  We hope these ideas are helpful.  What other activities are you planning this Summer?

Co-Founder

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!