August and September in Reno is jam-packed with events and Legacy Vacation Club is just steps away from it all.

Reno-large-studioAugust and September are one of the most eventful months in Reno and Legacy Vacation Club Reno is in the heart of the action for your family vacation. With the effortless access to Reno’s vibrant nightlife and restaurants—not to mention the close proximity to nearby Lake Tahoe—set apart Legacy Vacation Resorts-Reno as an exhilarating Nevada family vacation escape. Our studio and one bedroom suites offer comfortable condo-style accommodations for up to 6 guests, and resort amenities include an indoor pool, sauna, fitness center, sun deck and putting green for if you want to stay in. Click here to book today.

Below are the events and activities to come in Reno during your stay at Legacy Vacation Club Reno.

1_han-under-the-arch-resized-small-optHot August Nights

Throughout Reno/Sparks

August 4, 2015 -August 9, 2015

During Hot August Nights, cars are “cherry” and cruisin’ is “cool”

It’s the largest classic car and nostalgic event in the country and encompasses the entire region! Restored hot rods and sexy muscle cars give enthusiasts a first-hand experience of popular decades done by. The festival will be packed with more than 5,000 classic vehicles to admire!   Show-n-Shines, drag races, controlled cruises, concerts, a swap meet, sock hop, prom and classic car auction are just a few of the “cool” activities.

Reno Street Food – Party in the Park every Friday til October 3

Reno Street Food features over 20 artisan and gourmet food trucks, food trailers and pop-up restaurants weekly on Friday night. It’s the only weekly gourmet food truck event in Reno.

Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show

Obexer’s Boat Company, Homewood August 7, 2015 -August 8, 2015

Celebrating its 43rd anniversary, Lake Tahoe Concours is considered to be the premier judged wooden boat shows in the nation.  Each year, more than 60 of the best antique, vintage and classic boats in North America compete in specialized classes for top honors and bragging rights.  The meticulously restored boats include historic lakers and launches, some dating back to 1915; pre and post-WWII racers and runabouts; utility boats and flashy Rivas.

Obexer’s Boat Company, home of the first wooden boat dealership on Lake Tahoe, will be the site of the annual event and is located on the West shore of Lake Tahoe.   Anyone who appreciates the beauty and art of restoration should attend.  You will be rewarded with the largest gathering of these powerful and pristine watercraft.

Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival

Multiple venues throughout Carson City August 7, 2015 -August 23, 2015

Most performances are free!

It’s an exciting summer of music as the Mile High Jazz Band Association presents the Jazz & Beyond – Carson City Music Festival.  The annual festival features more than 60 performances and over 100 performers, and most offer free admission. Beyond jazz, the festival included bluegrass, blues, Latin, and more.

Reno Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show

Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center August 14, 2015 -August 16, 2015

Friday, August 14:                           8am       2 AKC Obedience and 2 AKC Rally Trials back to back
Northern Nevada Shetland Sheepdog Club Specialty

Saturday, August 15:                       8am       1 AKC Obedience and 1 AKC Rally Trial
AKC All Breed Conformation

Sunday, August 16:                         8am       AKC All Breed Conformation

Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival

Kings Beach State Park August 14, 2015 -August 16, 2015

Paddle the Big Blue!

Experience racing over the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe, surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada. This paddle festival is fun for all ages and skill levels with an Elite Race with $10,000 in prize money.  The Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival includes a reception party, live concert, free paddle clinics and demos. This is the oldest and longest running stand up paddle race in the world.

Reno Gay Pride

Wingfield Park August 15, 2015

Reno Gay Pride celebrates its 19th annual festival with an additional sense of pride and enthusiasm!

Attendees, friends and family honor the diversity of the GLBT community.  The celebration features a great line-up of entertainers and performances on the Wingfield Park amphitheater stage.  Enjoy a wonderful day of shopping with our unique vendors… strolling through the beer garden… and sampling a variety of foods.   Harrah’s Reno and Rockstar Energy Drink, among others, are partnering with Reno Gay Pride – the largest annual gathering of GLBT people in Northern Nevada.

American Idol Live!

Silver Legacy Resort Casino August 21, 2015

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

AMERICAN IDOL®, the most successful music competition show in television history, returns this summer with an unprecedented 14th consecutive national tour, and for the first time ever, is making a stop in Reno at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Aug. 21.

Reno Tahoe Music Festival

Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch August 21, 2015 -August 22, 2015

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The 2nd annual festival offers two evenings of live music!

The intimate and beautiful setting of the Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch is the perfect setting to enjoy live music under the stars.  This year features tribute bands to beloved musician Elton John and popular band Journey.  Food trucks will be available for your dining pleasure.

1_reno-greek-festival-resizedReno Greek Festival

St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church August 21, 2015 -August 23, 2015

Be Greek for the day.  Authentic Greek cuisine crafted by the members of the St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church infuses the neighborhood with scents of oregano, olive oil and lemon. Traditional Greek dance, music, desserts, and imports create a Mediterranean atmosphere and a family friendly environment. Sharing the Greek culture with the community for nearly 40 years,

Enjoy exhibition dancing in our indoor Εστιατοριο (restaurant), and even join in during our public dances. More Greek food is waiting for you at our outdoor πλατεία (plaza). Our Αγορά (town market) features unique Greek imports including jewelery, CDs, specialty food items, and clothing.


Peppermill Resort Spa Casino August 29, 2015

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

It’s the original, international canned beer festival!

A unique tasting festival dedicated to craft beers poured exclusively from cans.  Enjoy more than 40 breweries from around the world, representing 100-120 different beers.  Sanctioned by the Beer Judged Certification Program, the event features live music, entertainment, food, vendors and loads of fun!

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Sparks Victorian Square September 2, 2015 -September 7, 2015

Calling All Rib Lovers!

If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to attend America’s BEST rib competition. The 27th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, hosted by the Nugget Casino Resort, transforms the Labor Day holiday into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.  Come out to Victorian Square in Sparks, and enjoy ribs from up to 24 of the best cookers from across the world!   As always, parking, admission and live entertainment are free.

Incubus in Concert

Reno Events Center September 4, 2015

8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Californian rockers, Incubus gained themselves an enormous following on the alternative metal scene in the early 2000’s. Their chilled style mixed with heavy rock hinted influences from the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Roots.

Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow

Hungry Valley September 4, 2015 -September 6, 2015

A nationally acclaimed Pow Wow featuring Native American dancers, singers, drummers, art and food!

This FREE, family-friendly annual event is held over Labor Day weekend and features some of the best Native American dancers, singers and drummers in the country. Besides the memorable pow wow entertainment, over 25 vendors sell traditional native foods and stunning handcrafted silverwork, beadwork, baskets and other American Indian art.

USA BMX BlackJack Nationals

Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center September 4, 2015 -September 6, 2015

The prestigious USA BMX National Series is part of a 35-city series that spans across the United States and Canada.  Competitors from 25 states and Canada typically attend and range in age from 2 years to 68 years old.  Tons of race action and it is FREE for spectators to watch!

International Camel & Ostrich Races

Downtown Virginia City September 11, 2015 -September 13, 2015

Celebrating 56 years in historic Virginia City!

This hilarious annual affair dates back to the late 1950s when the Territorial Enterprise, the Virginia City newspaper where Mark Twain once worked, published a farce about racing camels in Virginia City. When the San Francisco Chronicle appeared with camels ready to take on the challenge, the tradition was born. Each year, jockeys maneuver camels, ostriches and zebras as they race around the track in historic Virginia City. All the while, thousands of spectators are cheering them on and laughing the whole time. After the races each day, join the Camel Hump to C Street where thirsty camels have been known to duck into a bar or two.

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Northstar California September 11, 2015 -September 13, 2015

It’s a fall tradition at Lake Tahoe and the perfect excuse to gather with family and friends!

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lake Tahoe’s most prestigious food, wine, spirit and brew festival in the outdoor splendor of Northstar California Resort.  Celebrity check’s hands-on cooking demonstrations, Farm to Tahoe dinner, winemaker luncheons and dinners, food and wine seminars, mixology . . . . all topped off with the Sunday Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting.

1_grbr-photo-3-resizedThe Great Reno Balloon Race

Rancho San Rafael Park September 11, 2015 -September 13, 2015

5:00 AM – 10:00 AM

It’s the World’s Largest FREE hot-air ballooning event and worth the wake!


The 34th annual Great Reno Balloon Race attracts nearly 100 balloons and 16 special shapes and is one of Reno’s most colorful and spectacular events.  Sure, it might be a bit earlier than you’re used to waking up, but you won’t regret it for moment!

Activities include a Glow Show and Dawn Patrol which are an amazing pre-dawn spectacle as balloons twinkle against the dark sky.  In the incredible mass ascension, the skies fill with colorful balloons.  Special-shaped balloons are always a spectator favorite and some will be making their first appearance at the festival this year.  On Friday, is the SUPER-GLOW show featuring glowing balloons choreographed to music.  Balloon Boulevard will feature a variety of food, crafts, art and souvenirs and is expected to double in size of vendors!

The Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including ‘Best Special Event in Reno’ and ‘Best Special Event in Northern Nevada.’ 

Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue

Stateline, Lake Tahoe September 13, 2015

Unparalled scenery!

The 13th annual ride provides an opportunity to cycle around 72 miles of Lake Tahoe’s shoreline, including an 800-foot climb overlooking scenic Emerald Bay and a 1,000-foot climb to Spooner Junction.  The scenery is spectacular and the event offers great food and participant support stations.

The 72 mile ride is recommended for conditioned recreational bicyclists, not for beginners. Participants must be at least 14 years of age (no children, please) and must be experienced in riding roadways.

For the recreational bicyclist who would like to mix sightseeing and bicycling, the Boat Cruise & 35-mile Lake Tahoe Half Ride Fun Tour is offered.

National Championship Air Races

Reno Stead Airport September 16, 2015 -September 20, 2015

Named one of the 10 best Air Shows in the WORLD by USA Today!

The 52nd annual event is the only closed course pylon racing event in the world, and is the world’s longest running air race. Six different race plane classes battle just 60 feet from the ground, with the Unlimited and Jet classes reaching speeds over 500 mph! Besides the on-your-feet action of the races, spectators have close-up access to racing aircraft, pilots and crews in the “pits.” There’s a world-class air show, military display and demonstrations, aircraft display and great concessions. Experience the action of the “World’s Fastest Motorsport!”

CrossReno Cyclocross

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park September 19, 2015

9:00 AM – 6:15 PM

The inaugural CrossReno is a USA Cycling sanctioned cyclocross event that is expected to attract more than 400 nationally and internationally ranked professional cyclists and elite amateur cyclists. But it’s not just a race offering national ranking, it’s also a festival featuring live music, food trucks, a beer garden, a retail expo, and a free kids skills and riding clinic, hosted by the Reno-Tahoe Junior Cycling.

The event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, which will also be hosting family-friendly activities throughout the day.

1_pirate-crawl-2015-resizedReno Pirate Crawl

Downtown Reno September 19, 2015

8:00 PM – 6:00 AM

Biggest & Best Pirate Crawl is Back!

Join thousands of scallywags, wenches, cutthroats & buccaneers in downtown Reno.   For only $5, revelers can purchase a commemorative cup and a map that lists the participating bars you can go to on the crawl!  We will have pirate-themed entertainment, a scavenger hunt, and more!


How to Crawl

  • Dress Up (you don’t absolutely have to but come on, loosen up!)
  • Get a cup (they will be available at our start location on crawl night and for pre-sale at select retail shops)
  • Party! 

Edible Pedal 100

Bowers Mansion Regional Park September 20, 2015

The Edible Pedal 100™ is a recreational yet challenging charitable bike ride that showcases Nevada.

The three beautiful ride routes feature outstanding locally sourced food.  Local farmers, ranchers, vintners, brewers, bakers, and other food artisans will be featured at the ride stops and post ride barbecue.

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe

Kings Beach State Recreation Area and Squaw Valley September 20, 2015

Watch athletes from all over the globe compete in the iconic IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. The series is known as the largest participation sports platform in the world, and those world’s strongest and best athletics will converge on the incomparable setting of Lake Tahoe.   This is adrenalin charged event you’ll want to see in person.

The Lake Tahoe event is a tough course.  With over 8,000 feet of climbing on the bike course, added to the challenges of a 2.4-mile swim and marathon, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is arguably the world’s toughest course. Do all of that at 6,000 feet of altitude, and you’ll join a select group of IRONMAN finishers.

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center September 21, 2015 -October 3, 2015

Attend the Snaffle Bit Futurity once, and you’ll be a fan for life!

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity is a modern showcase for the time-honored vaquero horse training methods of the American West.  This grueling triathlon for young reined cow horse tests the skills of 3-year-old equine athletes in herd work, rein work and fence work. Horses and riders chase their share of more than $1.1 million total purse.

The event also includes an enormous “Best of the West” trade show (a great opportunity for some early holiday shopping), the popular Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse sales, and the annual NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet.

1_street-vibs-fall-logoStreet Vibrations Fall Rally

Downtown Reno September 23, 2015 -September 27, 2015

Enjoy motorcycle heaven at this celebration of music, metal and motorcycles!

Everyone knows that the “Biggest Little City in the World” offers unparalleled entertainment, but this event takes it to a new level with celebrity appearances by Paul Teutul, Sr., star of History Channel’s “American Chopper” and Danny Koker, star of History Channel’s “Counting Cars”, live entertainment on six outdoor stages, ride-in shows, poker runs, scavenger hunts and much more. Don’t miss America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo and the Tattoo Expo for body art extraordinaire. Open to all motorcycles.  There will be 250 vendors and more than 15 factory rigs selling everything motorcycle and more.  Open to all makes and models of motorcycles and is free to the public.  Families are welcome and some of the bikes are incredible works of art.

Rascal Flatts in Concert

Reno Events Center September 24, 2015

8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Tractors & Truffles

Fallon September 26, 2015

A farm-to-plate gourmet dinner and arts event prepared by renowned chefs with the freshest, locally grown ingredients, followed by a performance in the beautiful Barkley Theater.  The day also includes farm tours and cooking demonstrations.

Genoa Candy Dance

Genoa September 26, 2015 -September 27, 2015

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire has earned a reputation for quality artists and crafters.  Over 300 vendors are selected for their quality product and unique wares.  There’s not only great craft shopping, but delicious homemade candy and food as well.  The Candy Dance tradition started in 1919 when the community’s women sold homemade candy and served midnight supper during a dance at the Town Hall, raising funds for the purchase and maintenance of Genoa’s streetlights.  Ninety-four years later and it’s still going strong!