City Of Sparks

Special Events

Jun 16 2013 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Cancer Awareness of Nevada will hold the 2nd Annual Dash for Dads on Father’s Day for Prostate Cancer. This 5K/2Mile Walk/Kids Fun Run will support those in treatment and provide for PSA Testing for those in need. Event begins at 11 a.m. Online registration will begin by March 1, 2013. Details:

Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drice
Aug 24 2013 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

Stop the Traffick is an awareness walk to shed light on the implications of sex trafficking in the Reno/Sparks area. Details: Event Flyer

Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive
Jun 7 2013 - Jun 9 2013

Street Vibrations Spring Rally condenses the excitement of Street Vibrations into one weekend in Sparks, NV at Victorian Square. It’s the fifth annual event and will include live entertainment, bike games, competition ride-in shows, poker runs and walks, more than 80 vendors, VIP parties for participants and more. Details:

Victorian Square
May 18 2013 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Walk for Animals is a community-wide fundraising walk and festival hosted by Nevada Humane Society. The goal is to raise $100,000 to help homeless pets. Details:

Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drice
May 11 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Northern Nevada! We will have fire trucks, garbage trucks, Street sweepers, police cars, and SO MANY MORE!! Come meet the home town heroes that drive these cool rigs and create wonderful memories with your family.Details:!/pages/Touchin-Trucks-Reno-NV/194546540578337?fref=ts

Victorian Square Plaza in downtown Sparks
Apr 20 2013 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Details: (775) 682-5939

Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drice
Mar 31 2013 - 7:30am - 10:30am

Whether you're a serious runner looking for a professional timed event or a family looking for a fun, healthy outing, the Sparks Rotary's Rabbit Run is perfect for you! The 10K run follows the same path as the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot and the 2 mile walk around the Sparks Marina is the same too.

The first annual Sparks Rotary's Rabbit Run is a fun way to celebrate Spring just as the Turkey Trot celebrates Thanksgiving. And just like the Fall event, we hope you'll get in the spirit of the season by wearing your favorite bunny ears, tail or whole costume! There will be prizes for the top three male and female runners, raffle prizes for several lucky bunnies and giveaways for all participants! Hop on down for a fun time with your friends and neighbors while supporting a local service club that gives back to your community.

About Sparks Rotary:

Sparks Rotary was established nearly 63 years ago and has given back to the community ever since. The club raises funds that benefit community projects such as the annual Kids Free Fishing Day, giving a dictionary to every third grader in Washoe County, leadership programs for both middle school and high school students, high school speech and music contests and scholarships, and the Regional Rotary Track Meet held at Reed High School every Spring. To learn more about Sparks Rotary, visit



Scheels, 1310 Scheels Drive
Mar 17 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

On March 17, 2013, St. Patrick's Day, Athlete in You welcomes you to downtown Sparks on Victorian Avenue to show your Irish spirit by running in the Sparks Shamrock Shuffle.  The Sparks Shamrock Shuffle will be a 5k fun run for runners of all levels and with a start and finish near Great Basin Brewery.

Wear your best Leprechaun outfit, paint yourself green, or just show off the "Irish" in you on a festive run through downtown Sparks and side streets that will be closed to traffic. 

The Sparks Shamrock Shuffle will be held at 1pm, which will give everyone plenty of time to stay downtown and enjoy a beer or root beer for kids. Showing your St. Patrick's Day spirit is highly encouraged!

Course will be professionally timed for the competitive runner, or for those looking to guage their current running fitness.  However, runners and fitness enthusiasts of all levels are encourged to show up and have a good time.  No pet's on the run course!

Victorian Square/Great Basin Brewery
Mar 4 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm


Sparks City Council Chambers, 745 4th Street
Mar 9 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm


Whether your dream vacation involves strolling the streets of Paris or hiking Machu Picchu, or involves going just across the border to Canada or Mexico, you’re going to need a passport to get there.

On Saturday, March 9, the City of Sparks will be hosting Passport Day for all those folks who may be planning a trip to another country.

“We have noticed an increase in passport requests and wanted to give people the opportunity to get a passport at a time that is more convenient for them,” said Chris Syverson, Sparks Employee and Customer Relations Manager.  “For example, if a family has children who need passports, both parents have to be present, and they would have to rush over after school hours.”

Typically, passport hours at the Sparks Customer Service Department are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Passport Day is the only Saturday of the year when people can come in for passports. The hours for Passport Day are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“This is national Passport Day across the country,” Syverson said, “and it’s the first time the City of Sparks will be hosting a Passport Day.”

To prepare for Passport Day, complete an original passport application in black ink only. You can get an application at the City of Sparks Customer Service Department or online at

You also need to bring a certified U.S. birth certificate or original naturalization certificate, as well as a valid U.S. diver’s license, state-issued ID card or current U.S. passport. For minors seeking a passport, both parents must be present with valid picture IDs.

A check or money order for each individual passport also is required.

“We are only doing passports, so if you need a passport, this is your day,” Syverson said. “The whole process takes anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes per person.”

Folks who take advantage of Passport Day can expect to receive their passports within four to six weeks.

For an additional fee, you can receive your passport in two to three weeks instead.


For more information on Passport Day, including the fees associated with obtaining a passport, contact the City of Sparks Customer Service Department at 775-353-5555. 

Sparks City Hall, 431 Prater Way

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