Halloween falls on a Thursday in 2019, making the weekend before busy with many Halloween activities. To learn about what is happening and when, go to my “Halloween Events, Activities, Free Trick-or-Treating in the Reno Area” article.

There are free and safe trick-or-treating events, haunted houses, pumpkin patches and corn mazes. There will be numerous adults-only Halloween parties for ghoulish grown-ups.

Halloween events, activities, trick or treating, Reno, Sparks, Nevada, NV

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Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Reno, Nevada, NV
The Eldorado Great Italian Festival is a fun, family friendly affair. The 2019 Eldorado Great Italian Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13. The party is on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, centered at the Eldorado Resort Casino near the Reno Arch. A big part of the Festival is music, which will be available for free on two stages.

Just strolling Virginia Street during the festival is entertaining, with street performers, free music from two stages, and good food and drink readily available. People really get into the Italian spirit for this festival, giving it a boisterous yet friendly atmosphere. You can even participate by trying your feet at grape stomping and voting in the Italian sauce competition. Of course, you must taste the sauces in order to vote. Come on down and enjoy one of Reno’s most popular and fun events.

Downtown Reno

October 8, 2019

Aerial view, downtown Reno, Nevada, NV

Downtown Reno, Nevada – view from a Ford Trimotor flight over the Reno area. Photo © Stan White