Come to the 2021 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 2021 runs from Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, September 26.

The main Street Vibrations venue is along Virginia Street in downtown Reno. You can 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 the Burning Ninja fire 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.

The annual Stihl National Championship Air Races and Air Show will be flying over Reno Stead Field from Wednesday, September 15, through Sunday, September 19, 2021.

The air show part of the event consists of performances by multiple aeronautical aces. There is always a headliner, which will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at the 2021 Reno Air Races. Past performers have included the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Other special features will be the F-35 Heritage Flight Team and the Tucker’s Air Patrol. Air show performances occur during times between races.

Down on the tarmac, there will be displays of military aircraft currently in service (some open for tours) and lots of beautifully restored historic flying machines. Vendors and exhibitors throughout the grounds will offer a wide variety of food, drink, and merchandise.

Be sure to read through my “2021 Reno Air Races” article for information about the show and races, getting to Reno Stead Airport, parking, and other useful information for enjoying the event as a spectator. To save a few bucks, try going during the first couple of days of the event – ticket prices increase daily, topping out on Saturday and Sunday.

You are “Never too old for Gold” at the Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games. The Games feature a series of competitions loosely organized in Olympics fashion, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three finishers in each event. The Summer Games will run from August 16 through September 1, 2021. Participants compete by age group and must be 50+. The finale is closing ceremonies at the California Building in Reno’s Idlewild Park.

Registration is now open for both individuals and teams. The basic fee is $30, plus an additional fee for each event. Get more details about registering from “2021 Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games.” Here are the events…

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Skills
  • Beanbag Baseball
  • Billiards – 8-ball
  • Blackjack
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bowling
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cribbage (Card Game)
  • Croquet
  • Fitness/Weightlifting
  • Fly Casting
  • Go Karts
  • Golf Tournament
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Minnesota
  • Obstacle Course
  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Walk Race

The goal of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games is to promote fitness programs and activities for Reno area seniors. Sponsors are the City of Reno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, the City of Reno Senior Advisory Committee, other public agencies and private businesses.