Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Reno, Nevada, NV
The Eldorado Great Italian Festival is a fun, family friendly affair. The 2018 Eldorado Great Italian Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. The party is on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, centered at the Eldorado Resort Casino near the Reno Arch. A big part of the Festival is music, which will be available for free on two stages.

Just strolling Virginia Street during the festival is entertaining, with street performers, free music from several venues, and good food and drink readily available. People really get into the Italian spirit for this festival, giving it a boisterous yet friendly atmosphere. You can even participate by trying your feet at grape stomping and voting in the Italian sauce competition. Of course, you must taste the sauces in order to vote. Come on down and enjoy one of Reno’s most popular and fun events.


Fall break 2018 at the Washoe County School District is Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5. When you add in a weekend on each end, that’s a long time for the kids to be out of school and needing something to do .

There are a lot of activities lined up with fall break in mind. For example, Galena Creek Visitor Center is holding a fall camp, as is the Discovery Museum and KIDS University at UNR. The recreation departments of both Reno and Sparks have vacation time activities for a variety of age groups. There are cool movies and science at the Fleischmann Planetarium and the Washoe County Library always has free activities for both children and adults.

The Fall Fish Festival at Lake Tahoe and the Eldorado Great Italian Festival both fall on the weekend of October 6 – 7. There are tons of things to do for kids and adults alike during these events.

Get many more ideas and details from the article “Fall Break Camps and Activities in Reno and Sparks.”

Get down at the 2018 Street Vibrations Fall Rally in downtown Reno and other nearby venues for the best in noisy, colorful street parties. This event really is fun to attend, even if you aren’t particularly into the motorcycle scene. Street Vibrations Fall Rally 2018 runs from Wednesday, September 26 through Sunday, September 30.

The main Street Vibrations venue is along Virginia Street in downtown Reno. 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 entertainment, along with other attractions like the Tattoo Expo and Denver’s Choppers Bike Show. There will also be Street Vibrations action at Reno Harley-Davidson, Battle Born Harley-Davidson in Carson City and up in Virginia City.

Those not familiar with parking in the area should check out “Where to Park in Downtown Reno” for places to leave your ride while attending Street Vibrations.

Street Vibrations Fall Rally in Reno, Nevada

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