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Reno Hosts 150th Birthday Next Week at Greater Nevada Field

By ThisIsReno

The City of Reno is inviting citizens to celebrate the city’s 150th year in existence. Events on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, start at 4 p.m. and include the Wolf Pack marching band, a Reno Rodeo chuck wagon, a Burning Man art car, and the unveiling of a new HOME sculpture at Greater Nevada Field.

“Our year-long Reno 150 campaign will culminate with this special community gathering in downtown,” said City Councilmember David Bobzien. “This is a milestone moment for our great city, and a chance for us to come together and appreciate how far we’ve come since our founding in 1868.”

Schedule of events

  • 4:00 p.m. – Reno 150 celebration begins outside Greater Nevada Field.
Activities include performances by Young Chautauqua and the Wolf Pack Marching Band; interactive displays of Reno Police and Fire Vehicles, a Reno Rodeo Chuck Wagon, Burning Man Art Car the Fjorgyn, antique vehicles, and a Reno Air Races Plane; historic booths to commemorate Reno’s colorful past; vendors selling local art, Reno swag, and an official Reno 150 t-shirt; a TapSnap photo booth with multiple background options for game day pics; and a large display of Reno 150 birthday cupcakes.
  • 5 p.m. – Unveiling of HOME art sculpture and gates open for Reno Aces game (must pickup tickets from one of our sponsor locations).
  • 6:00 p.m. – Fan welcome, speeches, ceremonial first pitch.
  • 6:35 p.m. – Game starts.
  • After the game – Fireworks show


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