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Nevada 150 events held throughout June


Photo by: Fred Cornelius, via www.renorodeo.com.

The Silver State has many events scheduled throughout the month of June. The events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th anniversary of statehood.

Special Events June 16- June 28:

Historic Truckee River Walking Tour

Tuesday, June 17 | 6pm

A stroll along the Truckee River from McKinley Arts and Cultural Center to the Lear Theater.

For more information or to register please visit www.historicreno.org or call (775)-747-4478.

Lovelock Compression Art & Fire Festival

Friday, June 20 | 6-10 pm

Controlled Burn Fire Performance Troupe and Nevada Burners help create a community arts festival in Lovelock. Regional artists and organizations collaborate in displays and performances, including fire dance, tribal arts, local crafts, gun powder painting, art cars, and flame effect sculptures.

For more information visit www.compression.controlledburnreno.com or call 775-686-9608.

79th Annual NSFA Training Conference

Wednesday, June 18- Saturday June 21

In Lovelock there will be a reunion dinner on Wednesday, June 18. Training will be on Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20. The morning of Saturday, June 21 there will be a memorial dedicated to fallen firefighters. That evening will include traditional fire games and an awards dinner.

For more information visit www.nsfa.org or call 775-442-0577.

Snake Valley Festival

Friday, June 20- Sunday June 22

The festival in Baker, Nev., celebrates the area’s heritage and raises funds in support of community preservation, with events like ice cream social, Great Basin Beer Tasting, Small Town Parade, BBQ, 5/10 K run/ walk, and more.

For more information visit www.protectsnakevalley.org/festival or call 775-234-7357.

23rd Nevada Humanities Chautauqua Festival

Thursday, June 19- Friday June 27

Celebrate with Reno, Nevada’s sesquicentennial with evening performances that explore the theme,” Battle Born Making Nevada,” and feature performances of characters that’ve greatly influenced growth and development of the Silver State.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.nevadahumanities.org or call 775-784-6587.

95th Annual Reno Rodeo

Thursday, June 19- Saturday, June 28

At the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” will feature ten nights of the best rodeo competition.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.renorodeo.com or call 775-329-3877.

Upper Ralston/ Northern Little Italy

Saturday, June 21 | 10 am

Join the Historic Reno Preservation Society for a walk in a residential neighborhood with a mix of architectural styles.

For more information or to register visit visit www.historicreno.org or call (775)-747-4478.

Fallon Celebrates Nevada’s 150 Birthday Festival

Saturday, June 21

A celebration of Nevada’s birthday featuring Hometown Sports Heroes Run, and Fun Day, Los Texmaniacs, free outdoor concert, and Relay for life.

For more information visit www.VisitFallonNevada.com or call (775)-423-4556.

Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews, and Blues Festival

Friday, June 20 | 2-8pm

In downtown Reno, at the Eldorado Casino, Reno’s premiere summer kickoff party event will include a three part festival with a BBQ block party, micro-brew, tasting, and music.

For more information visit www.eldoradoreno.com or call (775)-786-5700.

UNR University Neighborhood Walking Tour

Tuesday, June 24 | 6pm

Walk through a historic and endangered neighborhood at the foot of the campus.

For more information visit www.historicreno.org or call (775)-747-4478.

Bacon, Bourbon, and Brews

Friday, June 27 | 4-9 pm

General Admission $35

At the door $45

VIP $50

At Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno, there will be an opportunity for guests to enjoy a meal built around bacon by local food trucks, also to savor the best local brews from the Great Basin Brewing Co. Proceeds from the event will go to supporting ongoing medical resource programs available for qualified uninsured and underinsured Nevada Families through C*A*R*E* Chest of Sierra Nevada.

For more information call (775)-829-2273.

Fernley Compression Art & Fire Festival

Saturday, June 28

Controlled Burn Fire Performance Troupe and Nevada Burners help create a community arts festival in Fernley.

For more information visit www.compression.controlledburnreno.com or call (775)-686-9608.

Monroe Street Walking Tour

Saturday, June 28 | 10 am

Stroll along in Reno at Monroe and Joaquin Miller streets savoring the history and architecture.

For more information or to register visit www.historicreno.org or call (775)-747-4478.

To view all the upcoming events for the Nevada 150 celebration, please visit www.nevada150.org.

Samantha Wang
Samantha Wang
Samantha Wang was born in Las Vegas. She is a senior at the University of Nevada Reno, majoring in Journalism, and minoring in Photography. In the future Samantha aspires to be in the fashion industry as a fashion editor. Her hobbies include exercising, reading, shopping, and taking photographs.




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