City Of Sparks

Special Events

May 15 2015 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

One, two or 3 wheels, all bikes are welcome! Bike rides on the river path and fun activities for the whole family. Decorate your bike, get a bite to eat. Have a swell time down by the river.


Cottonwood Park
May 2 2015 - May 3 2015

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.


INCA/Vic Plaza
May 2 2015

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 Marina
Apr 24 2015 - 10:30am - 11:00am

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. 

City Hall, 431 Prater Way
Mar 14 2015 - 1:00pm

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.

Victorian Square
May 2 2015 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup for 2015 is scheduled for May 2nd from 8am – noon. Each year hundreds of volunteers venture out into Northern Nevada to remove illegally dumped trash and pull invasive weeds, making our open spaces safer and more beautiful for everyone who lives in, and visits, Washoe County. 
Here are the links to volunteer: or

For more information:

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful - various park sites
Jul 19 2015

Mark your calendars now for the Sparks Fire Department 6th Annual Project SAFE Golf Fundraiser on July 19 at the beautiful Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf Resort. The fundraiser is held to obtain funds for the purchase of life-saving smoke alarms and fire safety paraphernalia for eligible older homes in the city of Sparks.  This program started in 2007 as an educational program focusing on the importance of working smoke alarms in the home.


Through the funding of a Federal Grant and previous year’s Golf Fundraisers, Sparks Fire has been able to purchase and install nearly 3,000 smoke alarms in over 1,000 eligible homes since 2010.  Sparks Fire Marshal Bob King said "Our goal is to reach the 1,300 home mark in 2015.  We are making every effort to continue this program until we have installed new smoke alarms in all city of Sparks homes over 10 years old."


Sparks Fire is looking for players, sponsors and raffle and silent auction donations. More information and registrations forms are available on line at  Project SAFE Golf Fundraiser or by contacting Fire Marshal Bob King at (775)  353-2261 or (775) 353-2396.

Red Hawk Golf Resort - The Lakes Course
Dec 26 2014 - 9:00am - Jan 11 2015 - 9:00am

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 to register online or call Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful at 851-5185 for more information.  

Shadow Mountain Sports Complex, 3300 Sparks Blvd.
Nov 28 2014 - Nov 30 2014

Crafts for Christmas

Thanksgiving Weekend

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 Nugget
Dec 5 2014 - Dec 6 2014

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.

Parade Applications

If you are interested in submitting a parade entry, please, fill out our online application form at Hometowne Christmas Parade Application 2014. View the 2014 Parade Rules.

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.

Victorian Square

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