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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Hot August Nights
Hot August Nights

(775) 356-1956

1425 E Greg St
Sparks, NV 89431   Directions Website

If you love cars, then make plans to be in Reno for Hot August Nights, a festival that features hundreds and hundreds of custom hot rods and restored muscle cars. It happens the first week in August every year and entire parking lots across the city turn into car shows. So get revved up and don't forget your camera and a big tube of sun screen to survive the heat.

Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Nugget Rib Cook-Off

(775) 356-3300

1100 Nugget Ave
Reno, NV 89431   Directions Website

Who's got the best ribs in the west? Find out at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off held every Labor Day weekend. For 23 years, the holiday weekend comes alive in Victorian Square in downtown Sparks and with plenty of food, live music, crafts and family-oriented fun to end the summer on a positively spicy note.

Pacific Fine Arts Festivals
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals

(209) 267-4394

Reno, CA

Downtown Reno celebrates its past and looks ahead to the future during the Pacific Fine Arts Festivals. The event is usually held in the latter part of July, and it features, among other attractions, more than 45 award-winning artists and crafts people showcasing a wide variety of their works including photography, oil paintings, ceramic artwork, jewelry, and lots more.

Reno Jazz Festival
Reno Jazz Festival

(775) 784-4278

1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557   Directions Website

The Reno Jazz Festival is sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno and is scheduled every spring, usually in early April. The event prides itself in presenting the absolute best in jazz in the way of concerts, competitions and clinics. Aspiring musicians can learn about this incredibly complex and satisfying musical genre while seeing and hearing it performed by some of the most masterful players in the country.

Reno River Festival
Reno River Festival

(775) 851-4444

Reno, NV

Every May, the Reno River Festival signals the beginning of summer, as it has come to be recognized as the first big event of the warmer months. Events that have become synonymous with the Reno River Festival include a whitewater kayaking competition, a 2.5-mile two person relay called Run Amuck, and the very popular Biggest Little Homebrew Challenge where festival goers are encouraged to enter their home-brewed beer in a hotly competitive showcase.

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