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 Pack is back – Nevada Wolf Pack football that is. After opening the season against the Cal Bears in Berkeley, CA, the team will play a home game against the Idaho State University Bengals at Mackay Stadium on Saturday September 11, 2021. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. The Wolf Pack won the Cal Bears game 22 – 17.

Following Idaho, there are two more road games, then two in a row at home (New Mexico on October 9 and Hawai’i on October 16). Get times and places for all Wolf Pack games from “2021 Nevada Wolf Pack Football Games Schedule.”

The biggest and most important game of every season is the intrastate Battle for the Fremont Cannon against the UNLV Rebels. This year, the game will be in Reno on Friday, October 29, 2021. The Pack won in Las Vegas last year (37 – 19) and will be seeking to retain the trophy. No matter how each team is doing overall, this game is almost always exciting due to the rivalry.

2021 Great Reno Balloon Race

September 5, 2021

It’s back after being canceled in 2020. The free Great Reno Balloon Race is a spectacular and fun event for all. This will be the 40th year of the annual event held at Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

The 2021 Great Reno Balloon Race will be from Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12. You have to be there well before sunrise to enjoy some of the best sights of the Great Reno Balloon Race. Three events – the Super Glow Show, the regular Glow Show, and Dawn Patrol – all occur while it’s still dark. For the mass ascension, around 100 hot air balloons begin rising from the field as the night sky gives way to early morning light. By the time daylight arrives, the sky is filled with an amazing variety of colorful balloons.

Great Reno Balloon Race in Reno, Nevada

Photo © Stan White

The schedule of events is in my “Enjoy the 2021 Great Reno Balloon Race” article. Be sure to read up on details about attending and enjoying the Great Reno Balloon Race. You will have more fun and stay safe by being familiar with parking procedures and rules for participating and watching the event.

Hot air ballooning is dependent on the weather. Adverse conditions can alter the schedule or even ground some events. It’s always a good idea to check the weather forecast before heading out to the Great Reno Balloon Race.