There are so many events happening in Nevada, it was hard to make a choice on which to include. I finally decided by using the compass method: choose one for north, south, east, and west, that way you’ll always pick the best. Hopefully all of you get to attend at least one of these special fall events.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas
That is, unless you are attending the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
Location: Las Vegas Cashman Center, 850 North Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dates: September 10 -12, 2010 (see website for map)
Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday 10 – 5
Tickets (check out this good deal! Your ticket is good ALL 3 DAYS!):
Seniors (62+) $7
Youth 13 -17 $4
12 & under free when accompanied by an adult
This extremely kid-friendly event offers fun, food, entertainment, and one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts. Bring money for the food to fuel your body as you search and find many gifts to complete your yearly shopping for any occasion. There will be a story circle and crafts table in the Kidszone. Planned entertainment includes a band, a strolling mime, and John Park, the funny waiter. When you go to the website, select the entertainment tab, click on John Park and read about this hilarious routine. Children and adults alike will be laughing!
Click on the 2010 Show Listings tab to download an entry form for a Grab Bag. The form must be downloaded, printed and brought to the event.
Although parking should not be a problem, you may have to walk a distance. Las Vegas has a very good public transportation system. You can check the website for the Share Green & Save Green! Carpooling effort.
Please use the website to find out how to get a further discount with a donation to Safe Nest, a temporary shelter to domestic abuse victims, and for updated information on events.
Honey, the streets are shaking. Is it an earthquake?
No, it’s Street Vibrations, September 22 – 26, being presented in the cities of Carson City, Reno, Sparks, and Virginia City. This is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in Northern Nevada. Most of the entertainment will be for over-21 only, so this is probably a leave-the-children-at home event. Planned events include live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt shows, parades, and more.
Street Vibrations is open to all motorcycles, so you will see a great variety, including some awesome classic bikes. A portion of the proceeds from participation benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Quite a few parking lots are converted to “bikes only” parking, but there are other lots, parking garages, and valet parking for your car. Reno and Sparks do have a public transportation system. As with any larger city in Nevada, there is always a cab waiting for business.
Groups in concert during this event include the Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zepparella, performing at Harrah’s Plaza September 22 from 8 -10. If you have seen Zepparella perform, I don’t have to say anything. If you haven’t, then this is a great opportunity. They are better than good. Oh, did I mention this is part of the Summer Concert Series and the price is free. Please visit Harrah’s Reno website for updated information.
For more information on Street Vibrations, visit the roadshows.com website, or call 775-329-7469.
Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a
Hot air balloon rising above Elko, Nevada for the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival, September 24 – 26, 2010
Ruby Mountain Hot Air, Inc., a non-profit, local organization, sponsors this annual event. Their purpose is to educate and share the sport of Hot Air Ballooning. The Balloon Festival will host a variety of vendors selling unique balloon items and festival attire. This is a wonderful family event.
September 24, 25, & 26, 2010 at 6 a.m.: Mass balloon ascension (approximate time, as natural events can delay the process)
September 25, 2010 at 5 pm: Balloon Glow at Elko, Mountain View Park Soccer Field
September 25, 2010, all day: Dutch Oven cook-off, Spring Inn at Spring Creek.
For more information, please visit their website. I have emailed a general question asking about parking, food, and cost. Information will be updated as it is received.
Why does Carson City look so Halloween-like? Guess it’s time for the
18th Annual Fall Ghost Walk “Festival of the Spirits”
Saturday, October 23, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Departs from 3rd and Curry Streets, Carson City, Nevada
Ages 6 – 12 $10
5 and under free
Past events have included a chili feed, battle of the bands, and guided tours. This year’s events are still being determined. Carson City, with its historical flavor, brings certain “oomph” when homes, businesses, and establishments decorate for fall and Halloween. Please visit the website for updates.
Plan on attending; you’ll have a hauntingly good time.