There are a quite a few 2018 summer camps for kids available in the Reno / Sparks area. Choices range from outdoor adventures with Great Basin Naturalists to art-centered camps at Arts for All Nevada and the Nevada Museum of Art. Many camps fill fast, so now is the time to register for the best selection.

There are plenty of other options as well. UNR offers a diverse selection of summer fun for kids of all ages with Wolf Pack sports camps, KIDS University and Lake Tahoe Music Camp. More possibilities include Girl Scout camps, backcountry camps, acting and theater camps, rockclimbing camps, camps for disabled kids and adults, city recreation department camps and lots more.

Learn about available summer camp opportunities from “Summer Camps and Recreation for Reno / Tahoe Kids.” Some summer camps offer sessions on a daily basis, so if you miss the initial registration, you still have chances to get your kids into some great summer camp experiences.

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The first big three-day weekend of the year presents Reno area residents and visitors with a wide selection of Memorial Day activities. Memorial Day weekend is May 26 – 28, 2018.

If the weather is cooperative, visiting any of our public parks is a good bet. If you choose Idlewild Park, a fun family activity is riding the Idlewild Park Train. Those wanting to go for a stroll have numerous hiking trails around the area from which to choose.

Both The Discovery Museum in Reno and Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks will be open, providing entertainment for the whole family. Like real train rides? Head up to Virginia City for a trip on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad or to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City for steam train excursions.

A variety of services will be held at memorial parks throughout the area for those wanting to honor our military men and women.

Cinco de Mayo is on May 5, which is on a Saturday in 2018.

The biggest Cinco de Mayo festival in northern Nevada takes place outside at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno on May 5 and 6, 2018. The two days of fun will feature several Latino bands, amateur boxing, Mexican dancing horse performances, lots of vendors with food, arts and crafts, carnival rides and more. This is a family-friendly fiesta that runs from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on both days. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids under 12.

Check out “Cinco de Mayo in Reno and Sparks” for more information.