Older American's Month will be held May 1-31, 2015. See details here.
It’s how we kick off our holiday season. Come downtown for a traditional Christmas parade along with entertainment, photos with Santa, arts and crafts and a tree lighting ceremony. Tree lighting ceremony on Friday night and the parade on Saturday at 1pm. Enjoy great Christmas shopping (and get out of the cold) at the Hometowne Craft Faire in the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, Victorian and Pyramid Highway. Register as early as July 6.
Family Fun on Thanksgiving Day
Join us for the largest run in Northern Nevada benefitting the students of Washoe County! After the race, stay for the Fitness Fair!
Celebrate the harvest season and Germanic cultural heritage! Live music, crafts and activities for family fun, as well as Beer Games competition!
The Rett Strollathon is a fund raising event bringing Rett families and the community together to raise funds to advance research and strengthen the local Rett community.
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Sierra Nevada Donor Awareness Walk raises awareness for the tremendous need for organ and tissue donation while honoring donors and donor families.
If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to come to the country’s best rib competition. Entering its 27th year, the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, hosted by Nugget Casino Resort, will once again transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair. Come out and enjoy the best ribs from across the nation!