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.

Now that the Washoe County Library has reopened and is (mostly) back to normal, the popular booksales have resumed.

The upcoming book sale will be from September 11 through 19, 2021. The booksales are a fundraising function of Friends of Washoe County Library. This is a great place for bargains on books and other media while also supporting our Washoe County Library System. Doors are open to everyone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on each day of the sale. Sales are cash and check only – credit cards are not accepted.

The booksale is located in the Reno Town Mall, next door to the Sierra View branch of the Washoe County Library. The door is to the left, just before the main entrance to the library branch. There will be signs when a sale is in progress. The Reno Town Mall is at the southwest corner of South Virginia Street and Peckham Lane, across from the Reno – Sparks Convention Center. There is plenty of free parking.

There are numerous free activities and programs for all ages at various branches of the library. Be sure to check them out to see what might be of interest.