Music, Events & Festivals Guide| 2023 Fall Edition

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Cool Car Cruizen Fridays

Fridays through Oct. | Shops at Heavenly | South Lake Tahoe

All cool vehicles welcome. Open to all cars, trucks, and motorcycles from 5 to 8 p.m. |

V&T Historic Railway train rides

Through Oct. 22 | Eastgate Depot | Carson City, Nev.

Nevada’s rich history in mining and mills comes alive on the Carson City-Virginia City route through tunnels, canyons and mining towns aboard a restored Pullman coach led by a Baldwin steam locomotive. |

STIHL National Championship Air Races

Sept. 13-17 | Reno Stead Airport | Reno, Nev.

Held every September north of Reno, the air races have become an institution for northern Nevada and aviation enthusiasts from around the world. For one week, the high desert north becomes home to hundreds of aircraft, their pilots and crews. The event features seven racing classes, a large display of static aircraft with military and civil flight demonstrations. |

Snaffle Bit Futurity

Sept. 13-17 | Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center | Reno, Nev.

This is a showcase for the Spanish vaquero’s horse-training methods dating back to the early American West. The competition is a family-friendly sports event for all horse enthusiasts. Shoppers will enjoy a Western trade show and horse sales. |

Mexican Independence Party

Sept. 15 | Shops at Heavenly | South Lake Tahoe

Celebrate Mexican Independence with a performance by Ballet Folclorico de South Lake Tahoe and a live mariachi from 4 to 7 p.m. |

Sierra City Big City Rod Run

Sept. 15 | Sierra City

This family-friendly event in downtown Sierra City offers a show, food, music, awards and raffle prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. |

Night at the Museum

Sept. 15 | The Virgil | Reno, Nev.

Enjoy a night of cocktails, food, fun and hands-on exhibits in this fundraiser for the ROC Foundation. |

Cool September Car Days

Sept. 15-17 | Shops at Heavenly | South Lake Tahoe

Car, truck and M/C show with cash and prizes awarded, 25 trophies and poker walk. Open to all cars, trucks and motorcycles. |

Mexican Heritage Festival

Sept. 16 | Truckee River Regional Park | Truckee

Fox Cultural Hall (formerly Arts for the Schools) presents the third annual Mexican Heritage Festival with a celebration of LatinX culture, live music, dance, art, food and drinks. |

Sassabration | Carson City Pride

Sept. 16 | Carson City venues

Support equality, diversity and community Sassabration, for local organizations that support the LGBTQ community. This family-friendly event features music, performance artists, food and vendors. |

Mayhem at the Ranch Murder Mystery

Sept. 16 | Danberg Home Ranch | Minden, Nev.

At this fun 1920s murder mystery, witness the crime and solve the who-dun-it. Enjoy a light meal from Coco “N” Moe’s Catering, plus no-host beer and wine and a prize raffle. Dress in period clothing for a 1920s party. |

Virginia City Hill Climb

Sept. 16-17 | Virginia City. Nev.

This annual event sponsored and hosted by the Ferrari Club of America is open to any high-performance car. Spectators might catch a glimpse of Tigers, Vipers, BMWs, Corvettes, Camaros and Ferraris. |

Family Farm Festival

Sept. 17 | KidZone Museum | Truckee

KidZone Museum hosts the Family Farm Festival with face painting, art and crafts, a petting zoo, bulb planting, bilingual singalongs and play in the museum. Truckee Donner Railroad Society will have activities, as well. |

Street Vibrations Fall Rally

Sept. 21-24 | Downtown | Reno, Nev.

This event is the conclusion of the motorcycle rally season and features live music, more than 100 vendors, food and beverages, a poker run and more. There are additional venues in Virginia City and Carson City. |

Washo Cultural Gathering

Sept. 23-24 | Grover Hot Springs | Markleeville

Enjoy pinon pine planting, traditional dancing, arts and crafts booths, food and drink, and educational demonstrations. On Sept. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. the Washo will join Alpine Watershed Group for Markleeville Creek Day. | Alpine County CA on Facebook

Tahoe Donner Fall Festival TAHOE DONNER FALL FESTIVAL | OCT. 14

Lake Tahoe Comic Con

Sept. 23-24 | Tahoe Blue Event Center | Stateline, Nev.

The inaugural Lake Tahoe Comic will have celebrity guests on hand both days. There will also be an amateur cosplay contest with cash prizes and vendors. |

Wild & Free

Sept. 26 | Valhalla Tahoe | South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care’s annual fundraiser features a meal catered by The Cork & More and custom cocktails. Proceeds from the event and a live auction go directly to feeding, delivering medical care and providing support to the hundreds of wild animals and birds that pass through its doors each year. |

Water Lantern Festival

Sept. 30 | Sparks Marina Park | Sparks, Nev.

Experience the magic at the Water Lantern Festival and enjoy food trucks, music and the sight of thousands of floating lanterns that reflect messages of love, hope and happiness. |

Community Health Fair

Sept. 30 | Community Recreation Center | Truckee

Truckee Lions hosts a free health fair with child safety seat inspections and installation; free dental checks and fluoride treatments; free health and vision screenings, free flu shots; free glasses and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | truckee

Bonanza Kennel Club AKC Dog Shows

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 | Fuji Park | Carson City, Nev.

Come out and enjoy the annual AKC Dog Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials held at Fuji Park and Hall. |

Fire Fest

Sept. 30 | Hard Rock Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

This Lake Tahoe Basin interagency extravaganza will be held in the Hard Rock Lake Tahoe parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is hosted by local fire agencies. |

Fire Ball

Oct. 4 | Olympic Valley Event Center | Olympic Valley

This fundraiser for the Olympic Valley Fire Department will include live music, a DJ and fire performers, as well as a silent auction, small plate dinner and cash bar Attire is black and white with a splash of red to honor firefighters. |

Liar’s Cruise

Oct. 7 | Lake Tahoe

Celebrate autumn with a cruise on Lake Tahoe. Enjoy stories, a feast of never-ending hors d’oeuvres and bottomless bubbly while traveling along Tahoe’s West Shore on the “Tahoe Gal.” Proceeds benefit Sierra State Parks Foundation. |

All Together Now-A Magical Evening

Oct. 7 | Carson Valley Inn | Minden, Nev.

The Friends of the Douglas County Library present this gala fundraising from 5 to 9 p.m. The evening will include a no-host cocktail hour, dinner, magic show with magician Robert Hall and live and silent auctions. |

World Championship Outhouse Races

Oct. 7-8 | Virginia City

The races pit teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides and the remaining team members push, pull or drag the decorated outhouses down the racetrack. |

Fastest Gun Alive World Championship

Oct. 12-15 | Churchill County Fairgrounds | Fallon, Nev.

More than 250 gunslingers will be vying for the title at this 18th year of competition. Relive the spirit of the Wild West with a craft fair, car show, comfort food and more. |

Classic Car Show & Old Car Giveaway

Oct. 13-15 | Heavenly Village | South Lake Tahoe

South Shore-based nonprofit Good Sam Safe Ride presents this event, free for both participants and attendees. True to its name, the event is an appreciation of old, classic automobiles. |


Tahoe Donner Fall Festival

Oct. 14 | Northwoods Clubhouse | Truckee

Now in its 12th year, this family-friendly harvest celebration for all ages features a full day of seasonal-themed events and activities. |

Fall Bulb Festival

Oct. 14 | Wilbur D. May Arboretum | Reno, Nev.

More than 100 varieties of Dutch-grown bulbs are for sale. Garden professionals will answer questions and offer planting demos. |

Envision Tahoe Venture Summit

Oct. 20 | Tahoe Blue Event Center | Stateline, Nev.

Envision Tahoe Venture Summit is an opportunity to catalyze change and take action to benefit the regional economy and community. This year’s focus is on organizing and accelerating Tahoe’s innovation ecosystem. |

Big Truck Day

Oct. 21 | Town Corporation Yard | Truckee

Kids of any age will enjoy a hands-on, up-close day with heavy equipment. Meet Smokey Bear and visit Humane Society/Town of Truckee Animal Shelter. Big Trucks will be on display along with the CHP helicopter. |

Wrangler/Professional’s Choice National Finals

Oct. 21-28 | Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center | Sparks, Nev.

American Cowboys Team Roping Association attracts competitors from across the country. Young and old, men and women compete in the hopes of capturing the national title. |

Fall Wedding Show

Oct. 22 | Lake Tahoe Golf Course | South Lake Tahoe Mingle with some of Tahoe’s best wedding and event vendors. Free swag bags for the first 50 couples. |

Reno Bridal & Beauty Expo/Greater Reno Women’s Expo

Oct. 22 | Grand Sierra Resort | Reno, Nev.

If you’re a bride-to- be, you might want to attend Reno’s largest, most diverse and elegant wedding events for couples planning their special day. |

Go Local Business Expo

Oct. 26 | Tahoe Blue Event Center | Stateline, Nev.

Meet more than 80 local businesses and explore the diversity of offerings that are available on the South Shore. Connect to all that the community has to offer while enjoying bites and beverages. |

Nevada Day Weekend

Oct. 27-28 | area venues | Carson City, Nev.

Nevada Day commemorates the 36th state’s entry into the Union on Oct. 31, 1864. Entries include floats, marching bands, horses, entertainers and more. Events include the parade, the World Championship Single Jack Rock Drill Competition, the Beard Contest and the Balloon Launch. |


Fly Fishing Film Tour

Sept. 23 | Battle Born Brewing | Reno, Nev.

Oct. 13 | Sidellis Lake Tahoe Brewery | South Lake Tahoe

The 17th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour presents a selection of films featuring locations from Cuba to Patagonia, Mexico to Australia and beyond. |

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Sept. 28-Oct. 1 | UNR Crowley Student Union | Reno, Nev.

The festival is screening in more than 400 countries across six continents. Movie-goers become the judges and vote for their favorite film. |

“Legend Has It”

Sept. 29 | Community Art Center | Truckee

Sept. 30 | KT Base Bar | Olympic Valley

Oct. 5 | Greater Nevada Field | Reno, Nev.

Teton Gravity Research Ski lore is riddled with stories, sometimes of unknown origin, describing plausible but extraordinary past events. Often shared on chairlifts, the skintrack or over a beer, these legendary tales all contribute and shape our present experience. |

“Flying High Again”

Oct. 12 | Cargo Concert hall | Reno, Nev.

Teton Gravity Research’s newest snowboard movie defies all odds to bring together a crew of riders for a full-length, feature film and the annual snowboard film to remind the core snowboard community of this lost art form. |

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Oct. 21 | The Virgil | Reno, Nev.

Cultivated from South Yuba River Citizen League’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, this year’s lineup features award-winning short films that combine filmmaking, cinematography and storytelling to inspire solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and communities. |

“The Land of Giants”

Oct. 26 | Olympic Village Events Center | Olympic Valley

Matchstick Productions presents its newest film that explores the most iconic mountains on Earth. Meet amazing athletes and snag gear from film partners. Two show times: 7 and 9:30 p.m. |

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR | SEPT. 23 & OCT. 13 Fly fishing Film Tour


Farmers’ Markets

Through Oct. | Area venues

A number of local farmers markets are still open for the season, with a few oper ating through mid-October including markets in Tahoe City, Meyers, Markleeville, Truckee and the Lost Sierra. Find a list of Fall Farmers Markets in this edition and at

Downtown Wine Walk

1st Saturday | Carson City, Nev.

Downtown Wine Walk is held the first Saturday of every month. Participants re ceive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to stroll through downtown sipping and tasting the afternoon away. |

Third Thursday Wine Walk

3rd Thursday | Main Street | Gardnerville, Nev.

From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., experience all Gardnerville has to offer through October. This year beer vendors have been added to the walk. |

Wine Walk

3rd Saturday | Riverwalk District | Reno, Nev.

The Wine Walk along the Truckee River is from 2 to 5 p.m. on every third Satur day of the month. |

Tahoe Club Crawl

Every Saturday | Hard Rock Lake Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

The crawl schedule is based on the best events each season to the best nightclubs in Northern Nevada. Get a welcome shot at each of the venues visited. |

Ale Fest and Wing Competition

Sept. 16 | Heavenly Village | South Lake Tahoe

Sample beers, spirits, kombucha and sodas from all over the area. Also, purchase sampler plates of a chicken wing cook-off between the top Heavenly Village restau rants, competing for the trophy. |

Legends of Beer Festival

Sept. 23 | The Outlets at Legends | Sparks, Nev.

The third annual Legends of Beer Festival follows the beer-mile relay and features more than 30 craft breweries. Additional craft beverages, including canned cock tails, mead, cider and seltzer and non-alcoholic beverage. | @legendsofbeerfestival

Incline Wine + Food’s Autumn Tasting

Sept. 23 | Aspen Grove Community Center | Incline Village, Nev.

Spend an afternoon under the aspen trees tasting Napa Valley wines. Attire is Tahoe casual chic with comfortable walking shoes. Auction benefits Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe and Incline Middle School. |

Tahoe City Oktoberfest

Sept. 23 | Gatekeeper’s Museum | Tahoe City

Revelers can enjoy craft beers from some of the region’s best microbreweries, live music and food with traditional Bavarian-themed games and a craft vendor village. The crowd will select the winner of the Best German-themed costume contest. |


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Thir ty shops in historic downtown Truckee will pair with wineries and restaurants to ser ve shoppers wine tastings and food

17th Annual

North Tahoe’s Most Flavorful Fundraiser

Thursday, November 2 | 6-9pm

North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach

Enjoy a delicious and fun evening of unlimited, responsible tastings to excite the palate — featuring tastings from 30 restaurants, caterers, wineries & breweries. PLUS an extensive and valuable silent auction and raffle!

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Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire

Sept. 23-24 | Genoa, Nev.

This event, which boasts more than 300 arts and crafts booths, activity and food vendors, draws thousands of people to Genoa. The original fundraiser in 1919, held by the town’s ladies, was to pay for the purchase of street lights. |

Wine Walk

Sept. 29 | Main Street | Genoa, Nev.

Sip and walk Main Street while connecting with local businesses, artists, makers and vendors; $20 will get you a 2023 Genoa Wine Walk Glass and a wristband. |


Sept. 30 | Tahoe Backyard | Kings Beach

Tahoe Backyard hosts Beartoberfest and Kings Beach Block Party featuring brews from Bear Belly Brewing, live music and food throughout the day. | tahoebackyard. com

Wine in the Woods

Sept. 30 | Sorraco’s | Sierra City

This fundraiser for Sierra City Volunteer Fire Department offers wine, appetizers and music by Oso Blue. Ages 21+ only. |


Sept. 30 | Village at Palisades Tahoe | Olympic Valley

This annual event transforms the Village at Palisades Tahoe into the largest Bavarian playground in North Lake Tahoe, complete with German beer and Bavarian music and dance, plus the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games for plenty of family fun. |

Brisket & Brews Sukkot Fall Festival

Oct. 1 | North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation | Tahoe Vista

Indulge in brisket and sip on brews while enjoying the festive atmosphere. There will be live music, kid activities and a farmer’s market. Learn about Sukkot and meet the members of the congregation. |

Oktoberfest Beer Festival

Oct. 1 | South of North Brewing | South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy different Oktoberfest-style beers (and additional styles) presented by several craft breweries and a complimentary tasting glass from noon to 4 p.m., along with live music and food specials. Proceeds benefit Bread & Broth 4 Kids of Lake Tahoe. |

Foam Fest

Oct. 1-31 | area venues

Join Achieve Tahoe for its 34th annual Foam Fest fundraiser throughout the month of October. Buy a ticket and visit local partner breweries to support Achieve Tahoe’s outdoor recreation programs for people with disabilities. |

Big Crush Harvest Wine Festival

Oct. 6-8 | Amador County venues

The Amador Vintners Association presents its annul Big Crush Harvest Wine Festival with wine tastings, harvest activities, live music and food at more than 45 member wineries. |

Truckee Wine Walk & Shop

Oct. 7 | Downtown Truckee

Truckee Wine Walk & Shop is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. in historic downtown. Attendees receive a commemorative wine glass to sample wine at 30+ venues. Also, enjoy bite-sized snacks at a variety of downtown restaurants and merchants, plus a map to all participating venues. |


Oct. 7 | downtown | Sierra City

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy Sierra City’s 22nd annual Oktoberfest at numerous downtown venues. See the colors change to fall, meet new people, visit friends and enjoy food and entertainment. |


Oct. 7-8 | Casino Fandango | Carson City, Nev.

There’s no admission fee to this event with German food and a Bavarian beer garden along with live music from the Oompah Band, a craft fair, games, prizes and more. |

The Row’s Great Italian Festival

Oct. 7-8 | Eldorado Resort Casino | Reno, Nev.

The Row’s Great Italian Festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a grape stomp, wine walk, an Italian farmers’ market, food booths and free, live entertainment all weekend long. |


Oct. 12 | Pet Network Humane Society | Incline Village, Nev.

This fundraising event for the nonprofit will feature live music by Jacked Up, food and games and beer tastings. Kids can enter free. | Pet Network on Facebook

Zombie Crawl

Oct. 21 | The Reno Arch | Reno, Nev.

Crawl Reno’s popular Zombie Crawl is what USA Today called the best costumed Halloween party in the nation. |

Wild & Free

Oct. 26 | Valhalla Tahoe | South Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Wild Care, Inc.’s annual fundraiser features a meal catered by The Cork & More and custom cocktails along with a live auction. Proceeds go to food, medical care and ongoing support to wild animals and birds that pass through its doors each year. |

Passport to Dining

Nov. 2 | North Tahoe Event Center | Kings Beach

North Tahoe Business Association brings together 30 restaurants, caterers, breweries and wineries for a night of unlimited tastings to excite the palate, along with a raffle and silent auction. |

Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival

Nov. 3 | Hyatt Regency | Incline Village, Nev.

The theme for the 33rd annual Tahoe Chocolate & Wine Festival is Glitter and Gold. Enjoy wine and chocolate tastings with heavy appetizers and live music. Proceeds benefit Sierra Community House. |

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Tahoe Cup Lake Crossing

Sept. 15-17 | Lakeview Commons, South Lake Tahoe to Waterman’s Landing, Carnelian Bay

The Lake Crossing sits apart from other paddle races by its length (22 miles) and the majestic paddle across Lake Tahoe nicknamed the Alpine Caribbean. |

100-Mile Endurance Horse Race

Sept. 16 | C Street | Virginia City, Nev.

The race consists of three loops, each returning to base camp in Virginia City over hardpack and rocky terrain on historical wagon roads with some sandy singletrack footing and several mountain climbs. |

Sierra Charger

Sept. 16 | Donner Ski Ranch | Norden

The inaugural Sierra Charger offers Ebike racing, featuring a Moto Hare Scramble and Hard Enduro Race. |

Story Songs for the Carson Valley

Sept. 16 | River Fork Ranch Preserve | Minden, Nev.

Along with storytelling and a walk on the River Fork Ranch property, Mark Vollmer and Jim Eaglesmith will discuss how the wetlands influence life and how geology made the diverse region it is today. | Nature Nevada on Facebook

Adventure Van Expo

Sept. 16-17 | Palisades Tahoe | Olympic Valley

This family-friendly weekend celebrates the van life community and offers the opportunity to view an array of van vendors and overland products. In addition to all of the great van builds the event will feature live music, food and local brews. |

Livewire Classic

Sept. 17 | Northstar California | Truckee

This is the final in the Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series. The top three racers in each division will receive awards for each race as well as the entire series, based on cumulative points. An after party and awards ceremony will follow. |

XTERRA Lake Tahoe 5K and 10K

Sept. 17 | Village Green | Incline Village, Nev.

The course heads north and onto the trail system featuring tall pines, aspens and creek crossings. Run one lap for the 5K or two for the 10K. |

Balls in the Ruff

Sept. 18 | Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club | Truckee

Schaffer’s Mill Golf & Lake Club will host a scramble-style tournament with the return of the awards dinner, multiple hole-in-one holes with prizes, contest holes, refreshments and an all-around good time. Proceeds benefit Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. |

Talks at Tahoe

Sept. 21 | UNR at Lake Tahoe | Incline Village, Nev.

Dr. Carlos Ramirez-Reyes will discuss the legacy of James E. Church’s snow science research. He figured out and perfected a way to measure snow moisture content along various snow course locations found across the Sierra Nevada. |

Great Sierra River Cleanup

Sept. 23 | area venues | Lake Tahoe region

This event is a Sierra-wide watershed cleanup coordinated by Sierra Nevada Alliance in collaboration with California’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteer to help remove litter and plastic pollution from the Sierra Nevada watershed. |

Lederhosen 5K

Sept. 23 | Fanny Bridge | Tahoe City

This course starts and finishes near Fanny Bridge along the Truckee River. Registration includes beer tickets and commemorative Oktoberfest beer glass. Don’t forget to wear Lederhosen or Drindl to snag the best costume award for the run and for the day. |

Markleeville Creek Day

Sept. 23 | Turtle Rock Park | Markleeville

Markleeville Creek Day is a community-wide, volunteer-based watershed restoration event coordinated by Alpine Watershed Group. This event includes installing willow stakes, removing trash, pulling invasive weeds, addressing erosion issues, wrapping aspens and other eco-friendly projects. |

Music & Mulligans

Sept. 25 | Somersett Golf & Country Club | Reno, Nev.

Enjoy a beautiful day with live music and unexpected surprises on the course. The scramble begins with a shotgun start; golfers can breakfast, lunch, libations and an afternoon reception. Proceeds support the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. | renophil. org

Great Trail Race

Sept. 30 | Area venues

The Great Trail Race is an epic point to point route between Truckee and Tahoe City that you can either mountain bike or trail run. Choose one of two course options, Elite or Classic. |


Sept. 30-Oct. 1 | Northstar California | Truckee

Enjoy full vendor alley, whip off on Livewire, long jump on Last Jump Daytona Berms, awards for best Lederhosen costume, beer garden and huge giveaway. |

Truckee River Day, | Cathy Howard

Rock Reno Half Marathon, 10k, 5k

Oct. 1 | Greater Nevada Field | Reno, Nev.

The courses take runners and walkers through the streets of downtown and along the Truckee River. Once participants finish they can celebrate with music and food and drinks. Participants receive a finisher medal, Rock Reno race shirt and a postrace rock celebration. |

Ford Bronco Super Celebration

Oct. 4-7 | Mills Park | Carson City, Nev.

Great drives to gold mining towns, ghost towns, Lake Tahoe and more. Explore the off road and rugged adventures of Prison Hill OHV and Recreation Center. Come have action-packed days with a Ford Bronco of any generation. |

Swinging for the Schools

Oct. 7 | Plumas Pines Golf Resort | Graeagle

This annual golf tournament fundraiser is for the Sierra Schools Foundation. It begins with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. A dinner and silent auction follow. |

Rebelle Rally

Oct. 12-21 | Area venues | California & Nevada

The Rebelle Rally covers approximately 2,000 km of California and Nevada desert driving via dirt roads, double tracks, trails and sand dunes. |

Tahoe Trifecta/Lake Tahoe Marathon

Oct. 13-15 | area venues

Run three half marathons in three days in two states, California and Nevada and you will have done the Tahoe Trifecta. Or run two races or one, such as the downhill Emerald Bay Half Marathon, or pick from shorter races. | laketahoemarathon. com

Corral Night Ride

Oct. 14 | Corral Loop | South Lake Tahoe

The Corral Night Ride is a fabled gathering of hearty souls that stage a night ride with Halloween revelry each year. All ages welcome. |

Truckee River Day & Fair

Oct. 15 | Truckee River venues

Truckee River Watershed Council’s 28th annual Truckee River Day is a community day of river, meadow and wetland restoration. Community fair follows the event. |

High Fives Charity Golf Tournament

Oct. 16 | Gray’s Crossing | Truckee

Enjoy 18 holes of golf at Gray’s Crossing Golf Course, Vice Golf Balls and other great gifts. |


Oct. 21 | Rancho San Rafael Park | Reno, Nev.

The first MammothMarch in the Silver State features parts of the largest U.S. National Forest outside of Alaska and will be one challenging 20-mile hike — scenic views and gorgeous overlooks included. |

UNR Ski Swap

Oct. 27-29 | Reno Sparks Convention Center

There’s a huge selection of new and used equipment. Everything from boards to boots, skis to snow shoes, clothing, helmets, gloves and more. Free parking and admission. |

Dirty Wookie Run

Oct. 28 & 29 | Wingfield Park | Reno, Nev.

The Dirty Wookie is a Halloween weekend running event. The 5K run/walk is on Oct. 28, with the 10K on Oct. 29. The 10K runners can either take the shuttle (purchase required), get a ride or jog to the start line. |




Sept. 16-17 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

The fall season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet “Coppélia,” the story of a doll created by Doctor Coppelius to be his companion. He dreams of discovering a way of bringing her to life. |

Living History

Sept. 20, Oct. 12 | Tallac Historic Site | South Lake Tahoe

These Chautauqua performances by historian David Woodruff include one of the wealthiest men from the 1930s, George Whittell on Sept. 17; and designer and despot of the Los Angeles aqueduct, William Mulholland, On Oct. 12. | valhallatahoe. com

“A Facility for Living”

Sept. 22-Oct. 15 | Reno Little Theater | Reno, Nev.

Joe Taylor, a retired actor, moves into a prison-turned-elder-care facility shortly after the end of Medicare and the election of Dick Cheney to President. He discovers a community of loveable, irascible inmates hell-bent on bucking the system in which they have landed. |

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical

Sept. 26-Oct. 1 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA: The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. |


Sept. 30 | Valhalla Tahoe | South Lake Tahoe

WordWave is the culmination of an annual one-act play writing competition. The best three submissions are selected from more than 100 entries and presented as full productions at the event. |

Magique, the Show of Shows

Oct. 3-28 | The Theatre | Reno, Nev.

Magique features a cast of 10 with more than 20 grand illusions, 100+ elaborate handmade costumes, an epic soundtrack and special effects. |

“The House on Haunted Hill”

Oct. 5-14 | 2307 James Ave. | South Lake Tahoe

“The House on Haunted Hill” tells the tale of millionaire Frederick Lauren, his fourth wife Annabelle and five guests who will each receive $50,000 if they stay in a haunted house until sunrise. |

“Lone Star” and “Laundry & Bourbon”

Oct. 6-15 | Community Arts Center | Truckee

Two plays and one unforgettable experience. “Lone Star” takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. In “Laundry & Bourbon” three smalltown wives discuss marriages that have turned out to be less than what was hoped for. |

“The Reflections of Tarantula Jones”

Oct. 6-29| Brüka Theatre | Reno, Nev.

This spellbinding and immersive theater experience was created by Mary Bennett with various directors. |






Sept. 13-26, 2023 | MUSIC, EVENTS & FESTIVALS 11
join us for this inaugural fundraiser in support of our Olympic Valley Fire Department October 4th, 6–10pm Olympic Valley Events Center • Dinner
Attire: Black and White with a splash of red to honor our Firefighters
Silent Auction
Cash Bar
$150 per person in advance, $175 at the door (limited to 300 tickets).
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“Dracula, the Ballet”

Oct. 7 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

Fans of horror and tango alike will enjoy this classic story set to the music of Astor Piazzolla. Domingo Rubio stars as the charismatic count with a taste for death. |

Dancing With the Tahoe Stars

Oct. 14 | Bally’s Tahoe | Stateline, Nev.

The lineup for this fall’s 10th annual Dancing With the Tahoe Stars has been released and it is once again full of high-energy locals ready to raise funds for Tahoe Arts Project. |

“Of Good Stock”

Oct. 26-Nov. 5 | Valhalla Tahoe | South Lake Tahoe

When novelist Mick Stockton died, he left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books and a lot of issues. A raw, poignant, and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of family. |

Jackpot of Gems Show

Sept. 16-17 | Reno Sparks Convention Center | Reno, Nev.

Reno Gem & Mineral Society displays cases of rocks, gems and minerals along with demonstrations and raffles.|

Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl

Sept. 21-24 | Tahoe & Reno venues

Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl is a favorite fiber event. Participants are welcomed into the shops, homes, ranches, warehouses and more of local fiber artists. |

Quilt Show

Sep. 22-23 | Reno Sparks Convention Center | Reno, Nev.

Truckee Meadow Quilters annual show features 200+ quilts on display, vendors, a raffle table, demonstrations, an opportunity quilt, the country store and more. The theme is “Quilting Techniques Through the Years” and will span antique, traditional, modern and art quilts. |

Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail

Sept. 23 | Sierra Valley

Visitors will travel the Sierra Valley trail at their own pace, enjoying Sierra Valley Barn Quilts and opportunities to visit market farms, working ranches and other historic buildings, hosting local artists of every medium. |

Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire

Sep. 23-24 | downtown Genoa, Nev.

The Genoa Candy Dance originated in 1919 as an effort to raise money to purchase street lights for Nevada’s first settlement. Enjoy a dinner and dance, as well as an arts faire from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. |

Carson City Music & Murals Festival

Sept. 28-30 | area venues | Carson City, Nev.

The festival brings local, national and international artists to Carson City to paint murals throughout the city. There will be concerts at the Brewery Arts Center and other locations. Other activities include mural tours, artist lectures, children’s art activities, and interactive mural painting with the community. |

Witches Night Out

Sept. 29 | The Hangar | South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy a mystical gathering of artisans with a night market, dance party, costume contest, group howl and more from 5 to 9 p.m. |

Sierra Nevada Invitational Art Show & Sale


Maker’s Market

Third Thursdays | South of North Brewing | South Lake Tahoe

Enjoy local vendors and artisans, along with live music from 5 to 9 p.m. All ages welcome. |

Poetry at The Backyard

Sept. 13 | Tahoe Backyard | Kings Beach

Tahoe Poetry Collective chooses poets on a submission-based process. Poets and writers of all ages and languages are welcome. | @tahoebackyard

Reno Tahoe International Art Show

Sept. 14-17 | Reno-Sparks Convention Center | Reno, Nev.

This event will showcase more than 200 curated regional artists and bespoke furniture designers as part of a central “Heart of Reno” feature, presenting more than 1,000 pieces of original fine artworks. Tahoe Weekly is a sponsor. |

City of Sparks Art Walk

Sept. 15 | Victorian Square | Sparks, Nev.

Take a walk through the Sparks Heritage Museum from 4 to 8 p.m. or join a guided interactive tour featuring historic places and spaces including the museum, the landmark Glendale School House, the Chinese in Nevada Monument and Rail Car Display. |

Antiques, Crafts and Retro Show

Sept. 16-17 | Reno Sparks Convention Center | Reno, Nev.

Tanner’s Marketplace will have vendors from Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington with jewelry, midcentury modern, stamps, shabby chic, art deco, architectural salvage, vintage clothes and more. |

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 | Carson Valley Museum | Gardnerville, Nev.

Representational art by nine of the West’s western, wildlife and landscape artists. An artists’ on Sept.30 from 10 a.m-1 p.m. |

Made in Tahoe

Oct. 7-8 | Village at Palisades Tahoe | Olympic Valley

Made in Tahoe will host a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas featuring local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations and entertainers. |

Sierra Speaker Series

Oct. 14 | Donner State Memorial Park | Truckee

The monthly series connects folks to the rich history of the area. Dr. Sue Fawn Chung will present “A Brief Look at the Chinese in Truckee.” |

Carson Valley Art Studio Tour

Oct. 14-15 | area venues | Carson Valley, Nev.

The third annual Carson Valley Art Studio Tour features open studios, demonstrations and lively discussions about art in and around the Carson Valley. |

JL Crafters Fall Arts & Crafts Tour

Oct. 14-15 | area venues | Carson Valley, Nev.

This event features handmade items from local crafters such as quilts, jewelry, home décor and wearable items, photography, woodworking, metal arts, fine art, edible goodies and more. | JL Crafters Tour on Facebook



“Remembrance,” 9/11 Memorial

Sept. 15 | St. Francis Church | Incline Village, Nev.

This concert is dedicated to all firemen and first responders that helped save South Lake Tahoe in the Caldor Fire. All concert performances will be conducted by Maestro James Rawie. |


Sept. 16 | South of North Brewing Co. | South Lake Tahoe

This fundraiser for the opening of the ABCD Music School will feature local favorites The Tahoe Residents, Hodgie, Sugarpines and more. It’s free to attend from 2 to 10 p.m. |

Soirée Musicale Fundraiser

Sept. 16 | private residence | Genoa, Nev.

Violinist Sarah Coyl will perform selections on violin, with pianist Donna Axton. Additional TOCCATA soloists will also perform opera arias and Broadway favorites. |

Awestruck Music & Art Festival

Sept. 16-17 | Glow Plaza Festival Grounds | Reno, Nev.

The festival will feature two stages, a hand-selected group of artisans and local food trucks. Bands include Matt Axton, Martin/Jeff Duo, Sierra Sirens and more. |

Snarky Puppy

Sept. 19 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

Snarky Puppy is a collective of 20 members in regular rotation. The band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from Japan, Argentina, Canada and the United Kingdom. |

Mr. Smith’s Bowl of Notes

Sept. 23 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

This free family concert surveys the music of the past 400 years. Mr. Smith, an onthe-run composer, interrupts a concert and explains the differences and similarities between Baroque, classic, romantic and modern periods of music. |

Believe in Reno 3

Sept. 23 | City Plaza | Reno, Nev.

Bass Camp is putting on a party by the Believe sign. This all-ages event features Troyboi, Mr. Carmack, Jawns and more. |

WWE Supershow

Oct. 1 | Tahoe Blue Event Center | Stateline, Nev.

WWE comes to Tahoe for the first time. Scheduled to make an appearance are Cody Rhodes, the World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins, the Women’s World Championship, Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and many more. |

Offbeat Music Festival

Oct. 5-7 | Downtown | Reno, Nev.

The eighth annual Offbeat Music Festival crawl showcases performances of the best homegrown musicians, regional bands and nationally recognized artists. |

Carson Valley Arts Concert Series

Oct. 6, Nov. 10 | CIVC Hall | Minden, Nev.

The Carson Valley Arts Council offers an exciting 2023-2024 season, starting on Oct. 6 with performer and songwriter Mumblefinger and The Bow Ties on Nov. 10. The season runs until May 10, 2024. |

Disney’s “Encanto,” The Sing-along Film Concert

Oct. 7 | Grand Sierra | Reno, Nev.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning film comes to life in a one-of-a-kind concert event, featuring the film and an on-stage band celebrating the hit songs from the soundtrack. |

Battle, Axe & Tracks

Oct. 7-8 | Rancho San Rafael Park | Reno, Nev.

This multi-day music festival features two stages, emerging and established rock and blues musicians, activities and more. |

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Oct. 7-8 | Nightingale Concert Hall | Reno, Nev.

Reno Chamber Orchestra celebrates Hispanic Heritage month with music by Venezuelan pianist, Teresa Carreño, Spanish Basque composer Juan Crisótomo Arriaga and a concerto by the founding father of 20th century Mexican music, Manuel Poncé, featuring Grammy-nominated guitarist Mak Grgić. |

Legion Sports Fest

Oct. 7-8 | Reno Sparks Convention Center | Reno, Nev.

The Largest Fitness Festival on the West Coast featuring nine sports and more than 2,500 athletes along with 200 vendors. |

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Oct. 14-15 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

Reno Philharmonic celebrates its 55th anniversary season with a blazing crescendo, featuring Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony under the direction of Laura Jackson. |

Peppa Pig Sing-along Party

Oct. 17 | Reno Events Center | Reno, Nev.

In this new show, join in the fun as Peppa and friends teach their favorite songs. Blow up balloons and get the disco ball ready to party along with Peppa in this 60-minute interactive musical adventure. |

Apex Concerts: “Fandango”

Oct. 18 | Hall Recital Hall | Reno, Nev.

“Fandango” is a collaboration between the Escher String Quartet and the Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux. The evening culminates with “100 Greatest Dance Hits” by Aaron Jay Kernis and works by Joseph Haydn. |

Reno Ukulele Festival

Oct. 18-21 | The Nugget | Sparks, Nev.

The 15th annual Reno Ukulele Festival is a family-friendly event featuring daily sessions of workshops, evening concerts, open mics, community performances, raffle and an abundance of shopping. |

Sugar Pine Music Festival

Oct. 19-22 | Nevada County Fairgrounds | Grass Valley

The inaugural Sugar Pine Music Festival (formerly Hangtown Music Festival) includes Lettuce, Karl Denison’s Tiny Universe, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs and more. |

Carson Chamber Singers Fall Concert

Oct. 20 | Carson City Community Center | Carson City, Nev.

The concert program features classical and contemporary music. The first half is Haydn’s “Kleine Orgelmesse.” The second half is six songs recorded by James Taylor. |

Benise Fiesta!

Oct. 21 | Pioneer Center | Reno, Nev.

Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise will take the audience on an adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban salsa, Brazilian samba, Parisian waltz, exotic drumming, and more. |

Carson City Symphony Concert

Oct. 22 | Carson City Community Center | Carson City, Nev.

Carson City Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will open with a concert by guest bassoonist Eric Fassbender. The program includes Mozart’s Bassoon concerto in B-flat, a new overture by Michael Kibbe and more. |

Carson Valley POPS Autumn Concert

Oct. 23 | CVIC Hall | Minden, Nev.

Carson Valley Pops Orchestra will delight young and old with a lineup of musical selections. The concert starts at 7 p.m. |


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Layton Park | G atekeeper's Museum

130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

$20 in advance / $25 day of event

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