Memorial Weekend Events in Reno-Tahoe

Memorial Weekend Events in Reno-Tahoe

Kick Off the Summer with These 2022 Memorial Weekend Activities in Reno-Tahoe Territory

The unofficial start to summer is almost here! Kick off the summer with these Memorial Weekend events in the Reno-Tahoe Territory.

As your appetizer for the Memorial Weekend of events in the Reno-Tahoe Territory, head to Carson Valley for the B29 Doc Flight Experience, May 24-25. Take a ride or tour the cockpit aboard the B29 Doc, a rare World War II bomber. Shhh, it’s also an appetizer for the Oct. 1-2 Aviation Roundup and the star performers, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Take it easy in Carson Valley could be your mantra, especially at the kickoff for the free Bently Nevada Family Summer Concert Series featuring Garrat Wilkin & The Parrotheads May 27 at Minden Park. Monthly concerts are held through August. But wait there’s more. Head to TJ’s Corral for the Summer Concert Series with the cool county sounds of Riley Green mixing country, bluegrass and southern gospel May 27.

South Lake Tahoe is bringing the blues and brews Memorial Weekend with the inaugural Big Blue Music & Brews Festival, May 27-29, with 41 bands performing at 15 venues. This free, yes FREE, 3-day music festival will have you rocking and rolling all weekend long. Start making your plans and picking out your lineup by listening to the curated Spotify playlist.

Casino Fandango’s Rockin’ Rib-Fest takes place May 27-30 in Carson City, Nevada. There’ll be plenty of lip-smacking food, craft booths, music and the makings of a whole lotta fun for the entire family.

With lots of tour options, you’ll be sure to find a museum that piques your interest. One you’ll want to check out is the Nevada State Prison Tours running now through October. The guided tours take visitors on a 90-minute walk around the prison, a location dating back 150 years. Read about this history from the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society and then book a tour.

The V&T Railway offers a glimpse of the high desert landscape surrounding Carson City with a route that takes travelers through the area’s rich history and mining past. The route meanders along a route used in the late 1800s through tunnels and canyons arriving at Virginia City, Nevada for a 3.5-hour stopover before coming back to the Eastgate Depot. Book tickets in advance online with the V&T Railway.

Speaking of trains, the V&T Railroad, based out of Virginia City, Nevada, starts its annual season Memorial Weekend, May 28 and 29. The 35-minute route travels along the route from Virginia City to Gold Hill with seven daily departures through the end of September. Tip: take a seat in the open-air car for a great visual journey back in time. For tickets, visit online.

Virginia City is known for its parade and when it comes to honoring our military, this is the place to be. The annual Memorial Day Celebration of Heroes Parade starts at noon on May 28.

In Reno, it’s all about entertainment. Smokey Robinson performs at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa May 27 highlighting some of his best from his 50-year musical career. The Limp Bizkit Still Sucks Tour is May 29 at the Reno Events Center for a night of hits, chocolate starfish and endless opportunities for fun. More stage entertainment features Viva Le Cirque at the Grand Sierra Resort and Maguique, May 28, at The Theatre.

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