3rd annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta of Sparks NV. Hispanic heritage celebration at no cost to the community. Local musicians, artists, folklorico dress/dancers, ethnic cuisine and horse show. Opportunity to the local business to show their support to the Hispanic community.
The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children Walk for Children and Family Fun Day at the Sparks Marina is on May 2nd. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk kicks off at at 9:00 a.m. There will be children's activities, information booths, and entertainment following the walk.
Sparks, NV- The City of Sparks will celebrate Arbor Day on April 24, 2015, with a tree planting at Sparks City Hall, 431 Prater Way. Students from Lincoln Park Elementary School will take part in the ceremony scheduled for 10:30 a.m., which honors the 143rd anniversary of this special tree-planting day observed throughout the nation.
Arbor Day was first held in Nebraska on April 10, 1872 in celebration of the planting of one million trees in the state. The annual observance was created to promote better communities worldwide by supporting efforts to protect trees and woodlands. Arbor Day serves to encourage citizens to plant trees for the well-being of this and future generations.
Special thanks to Reno Green for the donation of a tree in memory of Mikey Trevino.
For more information, call (775) 353-7857.
Shamrock Shuffle 5K
Victorian Square – March 14
A St. Patrick's Day festive run for the entire family. 5k run and kids fun run. Green attire preferred.
For more information: http://ktmb.org/events/ktmbs-great-community-cleanup
The holiday season is here and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful's Christmas Tree Recycling program is just around the corner. Help keep our community clean by recycling your Christmas Tree at Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks every day from Friday, December 26 through Sunday, January 11, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. A $3 donation is requested to cover the cost of the program, and every donation is matched dollar for dollar by the NV Energy Foundation Wreaths, fake and flocked trees are not accepted. Mulch is used for weed abatement and soil erosion projects at area parks so please make sure trees are clean. Volunteers are also needed to cover daily shifts throughout the duration of the program. To volunteer, visit ktmb.org/volunteer to register online or call Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful at 851-5185 for more information.
Crafts for Christmas
Friday, November 28 – Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 30 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
JA Nugget and Williams LLC presents: Crafts for Christmas
A wide variety of Christmas Craft & Gift Booths Christmas Food Demonstrations
Sparks Florist Holiday Arrangement Making Exhibitions
Holiday Performance by Local Youth Bands & Dance Groups Caroling by the Great Basin Carolers
The Polar Express Read by Teri Geer, Enzo and Piper
Gift wrapping with donation to Spanish Springs High School Band
Christmas Food & Cheer
And a free visit with Santa Claus from noon – 3:00 p.m.
Free admission – Free parking
For more information: 356-3300
Sparks Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration
The City of Sparks is well known for their events - “It’s Happening Here,” as the city’s motto suggests. From fundraising walks at the Marina to car shows downtown to 4th of July, we find ways to celebrate heritage, culture, food, sports, and the grand-daddy holiday of them all, Christmas. This year, the Sparks Hometowne Christmas parade is a celebration of all special events. This year’s theme is “It’s Happening Here All Year Round: A Celebration of Our Hometowne Events!” Parade goers can expect Santa on a jet ski, snowmen eating ribs, and elves driving a sweet ’65 Mustang.
Come downtown on Saturday, December 6, 2014 for a traditional Christmas parade along with entertainment, photos with Santa, and arts and crafts. The tree lighting ceremony will be the night of Friday, December 5, 2014 with the parade on Saturday at 1:00pm.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday December 5, 2014 6:30-7:00 pm
Gather ‘round the tree as Mayor Martini turns on the glorious lights on the tree. Event includes carolers and great entertainment. New surprises are afoot. Come and be a part of the fun.
Hometowne Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Come down early and get hot chocolate compliments of Living Stones Church. Check in on Santa at Santa’s Village at the Schoolhouse, the elves at the Boys and Girls Clubs keep the Santa in the “ho-ho-ho” mood. 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.
Our fee structure for applicants is as follows:
Early Registration 07/03/2014 – 09/08/2014 $35*
Regular Registration 09/09/2014 – 11/10/2014 $40*
Late Registration 11/11/2014 – 11/30/2014 $60 *
Week-of-Event 12/01/2014 – 12/02/2014 $100*
*Please, be aware that EventBrite also includes a small fee for online payments.
Interested craft vendors wanting more information about participating in the Hometowne Craft Faire can contact Shelly Jackson . Products must be hand crafted. No buy and sell or multilevel marketing.
We are not accepting any applications for food vendor booths.
The Scheels Turkey Trot at the Sparks Marina has become a Thanksgiving tradition in the Truckee Meadows. It's a great place to spend time with family and friends, and a healthy way to start a day usually filled with a whole lot of eating. The Thanksgiving Day event starts and finishes in the parking lot of Scheels at Legends at Sparks Marina. Participants can choose from a 10K (6.2 miles) run (timed) or a 2-mile walk or run (not timed). The courses are user-friendly for both runners and walkers. The 10K race begins at 8:30 a.m. and will utilize city streets and the local bike path. The 2-mile run/walk will start at Scheels and circle around the Sparks Marina Park. Register online at active.com or download the entry form here. Cost: $25 by November 20, $30 online only November 21 -23, or $40 November 24-26 at pre-packet pick up only (9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.). $60 registration on race day.
For more information e-mail email@example.com or call (775) 353-7898.