The wild west family fun and pageantry of the annual Reno Rodeo comes to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 29, 2019. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the event.

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 22.

The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is located at 1350 N. Wells Avenue in Reno. Daily parking on the grounds is $10. Reno Rodeo tickets can be purchased the day of the event at the rodeo grounds, online, or by calling 800-325-7328. Free parking with a shuttle is available at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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The 2019 Nevada State Fair will be at Mills Park in Carson City from Thursday through Sunday, June 6 to 9. Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.

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 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 Carnival
  • Home & Garden Show
  • Main Stage entertainment
  • Nevada Made shopping experience

Get additional details from “2019 Nevada State Fair,” then head on down to Carson City to take in the fun at the Nevada State Fair.

The 2019 Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration* will be on Saturday, May 18. This annual celebration of all things Celtic will be at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. The Celtic Celebration features Scottish and Irish dancing, music, pipe band competition, highland athletic games competition, plenty of Celtic-style food and drink, and a display of critters with a Celtic origin (but please leave your own pets at home). This is a fun and family-friendly affair with things for everyone to enjoy.

Bartley Ranch Regional Park has a great venue for performances with the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater. Admission to the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration at the gate is $15 or $20 if you want to park on-site. Kids 12 and under free with a paid admission.

(*Formerly known as the Reno Celtic Celebration.)