Street Vibrations Spring Rally is a shorter version of the much bigger motorcycle party held in the fall, yet still includes many of the attractions of the fall event – live entertainment, slow bike races, ride-in shows, poker runs, scavenger hunts, more than 80 vendors, VIP parties for participants and more.

Even if you aren’t particularly into the motorcycle scene, this event really is fun to attend. Street Vibrations Spring Rally runs from Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, 2017. The main venue is along Virginia Street in downtown Reno, with additional action up in Virginia City.

You can freely check out the long rows of shiny bikes and see what numerous vendors have to offer in the way of motorcycle clothing and accessories, food and drink, and lots of other stuff. There will be free musical entertainment on several stages.

During Reno’s big events season, downtown streets can get mighty congested with both cars and people. Efficiently finding a place to place to park your car is important to not only easing traffic, but also to afford you more time at the event you came to enjoy.

There are numerous parking options around the downtown area and within a few blocks of the city’s core. Knowing where these are helps you decide where to head rather than engaging in random wandering and hoping for the best. Parking garages will cost you and so will metered street parking (except on Sundays). There are some freebies if you know where they are. Get the parking information you need from “Where to Park in Downtown Reno.”

An alternate strategy is simply to leave the car at home and ride the bus to the 4th Street Station, which is within easy walking distance of just about everything in downtown Reno. If you plan to be at an event for several hours, riding the bus is likely to be cheaper than paying to drive and park, not to mention being less of a hassle. 4th Street Station is a hub for the RTC bus system, so routes from all over the Truckee Meadows will take you here.

Spring Fever Revival, an abbreviated version of Hot August Nights, brings classic cars, food and drink, a street fair and free entertainment to Virginia Street in downtown Reno on Friday and Saturday, May 19 – 20, 2017. If you like the full version in August, this event is a great warm-up.

Spring Fever Revival is open to all 1976 and older vehicles, with free entry for all Hot August Nights 2017 registered car participants. The entry fee for non-registered participants is $35. It’s free for the public to attend and enjoy the fun along Virginia Street.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. And since Spring Fever Revival will be in downtown Reno with its casinos, bars, and restaurants, there will be plenty of other fun things to do as well.

Reno can get crowded during events like Spring Fever Revival, making parking somewhat hard to come by. Learn about where to stash your wheels from “Where to Park in Downtown Reno.”