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September 2020 Events and Activities in the Reno Region

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Snow Play Areas

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Dinosaurs & Mammals at the May Museum

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Free Nevada Gardening Classes

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September is National Preparedness Month. Make sure you and your family are ready for any of the natural disasters that can occur in the Reno region, including wildfire, earthquakes, and flooding. Get more information from "Be Prepared for Natural Disaster." September is also Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15, 2020).

Big events during September, 2020 include...

Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert - Canceled.

Virtual Burning Man - through Sunday, September 6, 2020 and beyond. All is not lost. You can enjoy a Virtual Burning Man experience through these sources:

  • City of Dust: The Evolution of Burning Man is a documentary film about the evolution of Burning Man from its beginning on Baker Beach in San Francisco to the event we have today in the Black Rock Desert north of Reno. It was produced in 2017 in conjunction with a Burning Man exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art.
  • From Burning Man itself, you can have a virtual Burning Man Multiverse experience. From now through Sunday, September 6, 2020, you are invited to participate in numerous activities, including building and burning your own Mini Man (in a safe and legal manner, of course). Check this out for other online Burning Man activities.

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off - Canceled.

Labor Day Weekend - Friday through Monday, September 4 - 7, 2020. This weekend is the last big holiday weekend of the summer. There are plenty of things to do for your last summer fling, including steam train rides, hiking, picnicking, swimming and water play, visiting museums, the Nugget Rib Cook-Off, and more.

33rd Annual Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow - Thursday through Sunday, September 3 - 6, 2020. This free, family-friendly annual event is held over Labor Day weekend and features some of the best Native American dancers, singers and drummers in the country. Besides the memorable pow wow entertainment, over 25 vendors sell traditional native foods and handcrafted silver work, bead work, baskets and other American Indian art. The event is at Hungry Valley, 266 Loop Road in Sparks. Hungry Valley is 19 miles north of downtown Reno in scenic Eagle Canyon.

Senior Fest 2020 - Canceled.

Great Reno Balloon Race - Canceled.

61st Annual International Camel & Ostrich Races - Canceled.

Reno Greek Festival - Friday through Sunday, September 11 - 13, 2020. Canceled.

Reno Running Fest - Canceled.

Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue - Canceled

National Championship Air Races and Air Show - Canceled.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays - Saturday, September 12, 2020. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art for a day of fun family activities and free admission for all. The theme is different each Second Saturday and is sometimes related to one of the current exhibits. Enjoy free admission and activities at the Museum. Participate in hands-on art projects and storytelling. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Science Saturdays at the National Automobile Museum - Saturday, September 12, 2020. Join in on adventures that are out of this world. Admission is $12 per person for children and adults, which also includes admission to the National Automobile Museum. For participants age 8 and up. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required approximately two days before the event. Call the Museum at (775) 333-9300 for more information.

Our Lady of Snows Women's Auxiliary Yard Sale - Saturday, September 12, 2020, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come find your treasure at this community yard sale while feeling protected and safe - COVID protocols will be in place. At the Our Lady of Snows Parish Center, 1200 S. Arlington in Reno.

Edible Pedal 100 - Canceled.

Sierra Nevada Yarn Crawl - Friday through Sunday, September 11 - 13, 2020. It's a free event designed to celebrate friends, community and all things fiber. This has now been turned into a virtual crawl. Visit the website for more details.

Galena Creek Hike with Great Basin Outdoor School - Saturday, September 19, 2020, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come join this guided hike for families and individuals alike. We will be helping teach science to kids with fun children's activities on the hike. This will be a safe and socially distanced event - masks required. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person to support outdoor education. You can register online for the hike. Meet at the south entrance to Galena Creek Regional park at the picnic table by the creek. 18350 Mt. Rose Highway in south Reno.

Pool Pawty 2020 - Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bring your canine friends and have fun in the water at Idlewild Pool. Friendly dogs are welcome to swim, play Frisbee and catch. $15 per dog (limit 2 dogs per handler). Tickets are limited and available online. Due to COVID-19, you must pre-register. Physical proof of rabies vaccination REQUIRED at the event.

Discover Science Lecture Series - Thursday, September 24, 2020. Geothermal energy is the heat of the earth, and this vast resource has been harnessed for electricity generation, heating and bathing for >100 years. The Great Basin region of the western USA is a world-class geothermal province, with substantial untapped resource potential. Presented by Bridget Ayling, who is an associate professor at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and is the director of UNR's Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy. Lectures are free and open to the public. Lecture will be virtual instead of live. Check the "Discover Science" website for details.

Holi Festival of Colors - Canceled.

Reno Wine Walk - Canceled.

Very Potter Crawl - Postponed until ?

Wolf Pack Football - Canceled.

The Pioneer Center - All shows and concerts canceled.

DogFest Reno 2020 - Saturday, September 26, 2020, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Furry friends and families are invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, inspiring speakers, and more. Registration is free. The event is to be a drive-thru at Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center / Dick Taylor Park, 1301 Valley Road in Reno, and a virtual event on Facebook Live from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a benefit for Canine Companions for Independence.

Banned Books Week - Sunday through Saturday, September 27 - October 3, 2020. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship and the benefits of unrestricted reading. Celebrated by the Washoe County Library System.

Street Vibrations Fall Rally - Canceled.

National Public Lands Day - Saturday, September 26, 2020. Enjoy an entrance fee free day at hundreds of units of our National Parks system and other public lands administered by agencies like the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. You can also volunteer and help with public lands projects across the country. Locally, Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Black Rock-High Rock will be hosting service projects, virus permitting.

Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire - Canceled.

Monthly Reno Beer Crawl - Canceled.

Truckee River Cleanup Day - Saturday, September 26, 2020. Cleanup and beautification projects span from Verdi to McCarran Ranch. Projects include storm-drain stenciling, litter pickup, graffiti removal, weed pulling and park beautification projects. The main sponsor is Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB). To register, visit the KTMB volunteer signup page.

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