The wild west family fun and pageantry of the annual Reno Rodeo kicks up dust at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 24, 2017.

The Reno Rodeo is a nationally recognized PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) event. In addition to nightly rodeo performances, families and kids will enjoy numerous other activities associated with the Reno Rodeo, including special shows in the outdoor arena, a shopping area for food, drink, and western goods, a big carnival on the midway, kids’ rodeo, and the Reno Rodeo Parade in downtown Reno on Saturday, June 17.

The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is located at 1350 N. Wells Avenue in Reno. Daily parking on the grounds is $6. Reno Rodeo tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the rodeo grounds, online, or by calling 800-325-7328. Tickets on the day of the event are $3 more than if you buy them in advance and you don’t get any of the available discounts.

The annual Tour de Nez bicycle races will be staged on the streets of downtown Reno on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This colorful, family-friendly event brings a gathering of top pro bike racers to compete in criterium and handcycle racing and offers several other events in which us regular riders can participate.

The start/finish line is on California Street. The race course follows several streets in the vicinity, making a loop of about a mile. There are great spots to get close to the action all along the route, but be careful and heed the course marshals – the pro riders are really flying. Spectating is free and open to the public.

After bike races in the morning, the afternoon will feature kids races and the Vintage Bike Lap for bicycles at least 25 years old. These events are open to everyone and there is no entry fee. A bit later, the pros return to the course for their racing finals. Check out “Tour de Nez Bicycle Racing in Reno” for the schedule and other event details.

The 2017 Nevada State Fair will be at Mills Park in Carson City from Thursday through Sunday, June 8 to 11. Starting with last year’s Nevada State Fair, the venue has moved from its historic location in Reno.

This is a new, updated version of the Nevada State Fair. After running continuously since 1874, the Great Recession and financial woes brought the event to an end after its 2010 run. A new non-profit company with the purpose of carrying on the tradition was formed in 2013 so we can again enjoy the down-home fun of the Nevada State Fair.

The whole array of family-friendly activities and events fairgoers like will be at the Nevada State Fair, including the midway and carnival rides, lots of entertainment, contests, and more. There is no entry fee and parking is free at Carson High School. However, tickets are required for the midway carnival rides, games, and food.

  • Midway of fun and carnival rides
  • Big variety of contests
  • Main Stage entertainment
  • Car Show
  • Wild West Wine Run steam train ride on the V&T Railroad
  • Rendezvous – Wild West theme
  • Agriculture and livestock
  • County Exhibit Pavilion featuring each of Nevada’s 17 counties

Get additional details from “2017 Nevada State Fair,” then head on down to Carson City to take in the new Nevada State Fair.