City Of Sparks

Special Events

Aug 25 2016 - 7:00pm

Discover Your Parks Summer Evening Walks

With the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

 

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, in cooperation with their parks partners, is leading weekly interpretive hikes in a park near you. Each Thursday evening during the summer, you can explore a new location and learn about the unique and varied ecology and history of parks in our area. Plan on spending a little more than one hour on each walk. Distances range from .5 miles to 2 miles. Explorations begin Thursday, June 2, and will continue every Thursday through the end of August. The walks are free and open to everyone. All walks begin at 7:00 pm. Following are the walks scheduled for parks located in Sparks:

Cottonwood Park - August 25, 2016

On this flat, 1.25 mile walk, we'll follow the setting sun toward McCarran Bridge. Along the way we'll explore the Truckee River and see if we can't kick up a skunk or two. We should arrive at the bridge right around dusk, and if we're lucky we'll get a chance to observe the Brazilian free-tailed bats emerge for their nightly feeding.

Directions: (777 Spice Islands Drive, Sparks) Heading east on I-80, take exit 19 and turn south on McCarran Blvd. about 3/4 of a mile and turn left onto Greg St. Take your first right onto Spice Island Dr. and follow that about 1/2 of a mile to Cottonwood Park on your right.

For a complete listing of Discover Your Parks walks, go online to www.tmparksfoundation.org, email info@tmparksfoundation.org, or call (775) 453-0698. 

Location: 
Cottonwood Park 777 Spice Islands Dr. Sparks
Jul 21 2016 - 7:00pm

Discover Your Parks Summer Evening Walks

With the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

 

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, in cooperation with their parks partners, is leading weekly interpretive hikes in a park near you. Each Thursday evening during the summer, you can explore a new location and learn about the unique and varied ecology and history of parks in our area. Plan on spending a little more than one hour on each walk. Distances range from .5 miles to 2 miles. Explorations begin Thursday, June 2, and will continue every Thursday through the end of August. The walks are free and open to everyone. All walks begin at 7:00 pm. Following are the walks scheduled for parks located in Sparks:

 

Sparks Marina Park - July 21, 2016

We'll stroll the entire two-mile path encircling Helms Lake and discuss the interesting history of the marina. The marina is a perfect place for a summer evening stroll with great views, open water and a diversity of water birds to check out.

Directions: From I-80 eastbound, exit 19 for McCarran Blvd. Turn left (north) onto McCarran Blvd. and then turn right on Nichols Blvd. Take the roundabout north onto Howard Drive and turn into the large parking lot (300 Howard Drive). Turn left once in the lot. We'll meet at the north end of the parking lot.

For a complete listing of Discover Your Parks walks, go online to www.tmparksfoundation.org, email info@tmparksfoundation.org, or call (775) 453-0698. 

Location: 
Sparks Marina - 300 Howard Dr Sparks
Jun 30 2016 - 7:00pm

Discover Your Parks Summer Evening Walks

With the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation

 

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, in cooperation with their parks partners, is leading weekly interpretive hikes in a park near you. Each Thursday evening during the summer, you can explore a new location and learn about the unique and varied ecology and history of parks in our area. Plan on spending a little more than one hour on each walk. Distances range from .5 miles to 2 miles. Explorations begin Thursday, June 2, and will continue every Thursday through the end of August. The walks are free and open to everyone. All walks begin at 7:00 pm. Following are the walks scheduled for parks located in Sparks:

Rock Park - June 30, 2016

Join us for a 1.2 mile stroll down the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway along the Truckee River. We'll explore the Whitewater Park and see what plants and animals we can discover near dusk (skunks included!). Come check out this success story of urban revitalization and river corridor beautification.

Directions: (1405 S Rock Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431) From I-80, take the Rock Blvd exit south about 1 mile. The park is on your right. We'll meet in the first parking area you come to.

For a complete listing of Discover Your Parks walks, go online to www.tmparksfoundation.org, email info@tmparksfoundation.org, or call (775) 453-0698. 

Location: 
Rock Park 1515 S. Rock Blvd. Sparks
Dec 3 2016 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Hometowne Christmas Parade

Kick off the holiday season wih a tree lighting ceremony Friday evening followed by a traditional Christmas parade on Saturday along with entertainment and photos with Santa.

For more information:775.353.7856 www.cityofsparks.us/christmasparade

Location: 
Victorian Square, Sparks
Dec 2 2016 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Hometowne Christmas - Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season wih a tree lighting ceremony Friday evening followed by a traditional Christmas parade on Saturday along with entertainment and photos with Santa.

For more information:775.353.7856 www.cityofsparks.us/christmasparade

Location: 
Victorian Square, Sparks
Oct 23 2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Pumkpinpalooza

Celebrte all things pumpkin. Punpkin carving contests, costume contests,carnival games,and liver music! Benefits Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living

For more information: 775.353.3599 www.pumpkinpalooza.org

Location: 
Victorian Square, Sparks
Sep 4 2016 - 11:00am - 9:00pm

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

If you love ribs and BBQ, don't miss the country's best rib competition hosted by the Nugget Casino Resort. The 27th annual event will once again transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square into a must-attend culinary, music, craft and family end-of-summer affair.

Sunday, September 4 – Eddie Money:

After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money's sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise." Money followed the success of his debut with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era's most creative videos for songs like "Think I'm in Love" and "Shakin." In 1986, Money released Can't Hold Back, which featured the classic Grammy-nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, "Take Me Home Tonight." The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit "I Wanna Go Back."

For more infomation contact the Nugget Casino Reort at: 800.648.1177 www.nuggetcasinoresort.com

Location: 
Victorian Square, Sparks
Sep 3 2016 - 11:00am - 9:00pm

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

If you love ribs and BBQ, don't miss the country's best rib competition hosted by the Nugget Casino Resort. The 27th annual event will once again transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square into a must-attend culinary, music, craft and family end-of-summer affair.

Saturday, September 3 – Jessie James Decker:

In 2009, Jessie released her debut album featuring the hit single "Wanted." The same year, Jessie traveled to the Middle East with Kid Rock to perform for troops stationed overseas. In 2013, Jessie married NFL wide receiver Eric Decker. Their life as a couple was chronicled on the hit E! reality show Eric and Jessie: Game On. The show exposed an entirely new audience to Jessie's unfiltered personality, flirty style and relatable music. Her Comin Home EP hit number one on iTunes upon its release in April 2014 and debuted in the top 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

For more infomation contact the Nugget Casino Reort at: 800.648.1177 www.nuggetcasinoresort.com

Location: 
Victorian Square, Sparks
Sep 2 2016 - 11:00am - 9:00pm

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

If you love ribs and BBQ, don't miss the country's best rib competition hosted by the Nugget Casino Resort. The 27th annual event will once again transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square into a must-attend culinary, music, craft and family end-of-summer affair.

Friday, September 2 – Vertical Horizon:

Founded in the early 1990s as a duo, Vertical Horizon released three albums independently and toured extensively. In 1999, Vertical Horizon signed with RCA and experienced meteoric success with “Everything You Want,” selling over two million copies. The title song captured the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and went on the become the most played single of 2000. Having carved out a page in the annals of music history, the band also garnered further radio attention with "You're a God" (#4 on Billboard's Adult Chart) and "Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)" which became a 2005 top 20 country hit for country star, Gary Allan.

For more infomation contact the Nugget Casino Reort at: 800.648.1177 www.nuggetcasinoresort.com

Location: 
Victorian Square, Sparks
Sep 1 2016 - 11:00am - 9:00pm

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

If you love ribs and BBQ, don't miss the country's best rib competition hosted by the Nugget Casino Resort. The 27th annual event will once again transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square into a must-attend culinary, music, craft and family end-of-summer affair.

Thursday, September 1 – The Garage Boys:

Only a few miles from the Las Vegas strip in June of 2007, four guys that had never met rehearsed for the first time in a beat up old studio. Little did they know that seven years later, they would be hailed as one of the most exciting and sought after rock bands in Nevada. The Garage Boys are a high energy, 100 percent organic rock band.  Their unique sound reflects their influences, which include The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer, Bob Marley, Sublime, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Radiohead, Bon Jovi and Steely Dan.

For more infomation contact the Nugget Casino Reort at: 800.648.1177 www.nuggetcasinoresort.com

Location: 
Victorian Square, Sparks

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