The wild west family fun and pageantry of the annual Reno Rodeo comes to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center from Thursday, June 17 through Saturday, June 26, 2021. This year marks 102 years 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 more. The popular Reno Rodeo Parade has been postponed until next year.

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 Grand Sierra Resort.

The Burning Man theme for 2021 is The Great Unknown, but it won’t be happening at Black Rock City. For the second year in a row, the Burning Man event out in the Black Rock Desert has been canceled.

This year, you can participate in Burning Man by going to the “Virtual Burn 2021.” The event will feature six Virtual Burning Man Experiences for the Burning Man community (and the Burn-curious) during Virtual Burn Week, August 22 – September 7, 2021. Anybody with an internet connection is invited to participate in the creativity and community, whether you’re dropping in with a VR headset, a desktop computer or a mobile device. This is open to world-wide participation.

You can host your performances, talks, workshops, dance experience, events, or whatever you’d like in the Virtual Burning Man Experiences. There are also opportunities to volunteer. Visit the “Virtual Burn 2021” website to sign up.

Mother’s Day 2021 is on Sunday, May 9. I hope all of you Moms out there are able to enjoy a fun and relaxing Mother’s Day with family and friends. For some fun things to do, check out “Mother’s Day Activities and Events in Reno and Sparks”. After pretty much everything being canceled last year, at least some activities are back for 2021.

“Mother’s Day Brunch and Dining in Reno and Sparks” is also back. Quite a few of the venues that were closed last year are back and offering special treats for Mother’s Day dining.