Duck Race and Festival, Nevada Humane Society, Reno
If you haven’t already done so, adopt a rubber duck (or several) now for the 2018 Nevada Humane Society Duck Race and Festival. On Sunday, August 19 in Wingfield Park, around 20,000 bright yellow rubber ducks will race to the finish line in the Truckee River, raising money and awareness for the homeless pets in our community. All entries have a chance of winning a 2018 Toyota Corolla donated by Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota Scion.

The free festival in Wingfield Park, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have family-friendly things to enjoy including live music and entertainment, a carnival, clowns, face painting, a photo booth, food trucks, pet adoptions and more. The exciting Duck Race launches at 4 p.m.

Ducks can be adopted for $5 each at Nevada Humane Society (NHS), 2825 Longley Lane, Reno and online from NHS. There are adoption tables at a variety of community events, farmers’ markets, shopping centers and businesses until the day of the event. For more information, call Nevada Humane Society at (775) 856-2000.

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Update: The Reno Sculpture Fest has been canceled for 2018.

The Reno Sculpture Fest is a free Artown event featuring larger-than-life sculptures, vendors, food, and the opportunity to interact with the artists and enjoy the magic of art. The event will be held at City Plaza in downtown Reno, next to the Truckee River and across from City Hall.

The Reno Sculpture Fest is on July 13, 14, and 15, 2018. Hours are 4 p.m. to to 10 p.m. on Friday the 13th, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the 14th and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 15th.

The Reno Sculpture Fest is only one of hundreds of Artown events and activities. Go to “Artown 2018 in Reno” for more about this unique Reno event.

“Hands ON! on Second Saturday” is the monthly free family event at the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) in Reno. On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the theme will be “Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Culture Gathering.”

This is a free Artown event. The public is invited to meet several established and emerging Native American visual artists from across the region, who will be selling their traditional and contemporary creations, and sharing their knowledge. Numerous performing artists will demonstrate a variety of traditional dances, including Grindstone Patwin Dancers, traditional Bird Singers from Pala Band of Mission Indians, Owens Valley Paiute War Dancers, the RSIC Pow Wow Club, Eagle Wing Pageant Dancers and more. Bring the whole family to learn, listen, shop, participate, and celebrate during this very special community day.

Even if you don’t participate in Hands ON!, admission to the NMA on this day is free for all visitors. Learn more about the current exhibits, activities, and classes by following the links from my “Enjoy the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno” article. For more information, call the NMA at (775) 329-3333.

There are lots of other activities and events during July around the Reno area. Learn about many of these from “July 2018 Events and Activities in the Reno Region.”

Source: Nevada Museum of Art