Reno Nevada Events & Concerts

Reno, Nevada is host to many exciting concert events. With performers ranging from legends such as REO Speedwagon and the Steve Miller Band to modern superstars like Kelly Clarkson, Reno has a concert coming to please everyone. Venues range from the glitzy Grand Sierra Resort and Casino to the Lawlor Events Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Reno-Sparks Convention Center or Event Center. When you find the stirring concert event in Nevada that you just have to attend, be sure to book your room at the Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport Hotel for easy access and a luxurious stay.

Hot August Nights

This is a celebration of all that we love about cars and rock & roll held in Reno each year. It provides a glimpse into the ’50s and 60s where those who lived it can revisit the good old days and those who didn’t can glimpse them for a few exciting days. Most of the concerts and activities during this Reno, Nevada event are free for children and adults. Cruises, Show-n-shines and even a Prom Night are held, along with a Swap Meet and exciting auction.

Hot August Nights Reno NV
Hot August Nights, Reno NV

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

After 20 years this celebration of the joy of ribs has grown to feature musical performances presented on five separate stages, children’s activities, cash and prizes, the World Rib Eating Championship, and the Best Ribs in the West. Held at Victorian Square in Sparks, this summer Reno area event is only four miles from your hotel room at the Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport.

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, Reno NV

National Championship Air Races & Air Show

Held at Reno-Stead Airfield, the Reno National Championship Air Races has been an institution for 45 years. For five days you can watch serious air racing as six classes of aircraft compete at speeds reaching over 500 miles per hour. Starting in 1964, this event has been held annually near Reno, Nevada in celebration of the joy of flight. You can not only view the races up close, but you can also visit the pits to watch the individual race teams at work on various aircraft. Vendors are on hand offering aviation-related and other types of merchandise as well as a broad array of food and beverages. Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites Airport, the same hotel that historical aviator Chuck Yeager chooses to stay on some of his visits to area. For more information, visit

The Great Reno Balloon Race

This celebration of flight proceeds at a much slower pace that the Championship Air Races. As the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the country, the Great Reno Balloon Race has brought its free-floating spectacle to hundreds of thousands of spectators. For three days early in September, the Reno skies are filled with a rainbow array of hot air balloons. In 1982 the event began with a mere 20 balloons and has grown to include over 100 balloons. Enjoy lively colors and stirring music as the balloons rise aloft and soar into the sky.

Burning Man Event in Nevada

Those who have experienced Burning Man agree that it is difficult, perhaps impossible, to explain the Burning Man event to someone who has not experienced it. Centered around a theme each year, the event is about art, creativity, expression – and survival. The experience itself is the event, and those who participate say that afterward they are changed forever, and for the better. If you aren’t quite ready to jump in to the Burning Man event in Nevada, you can find out more about it first at

Reno Convention Center

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center is conveniently located just 2.5 miles from the Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport Hotel. The convention center is host to many exciting local, national, and international conventions and events. You can enjoy entertainment ranging from headline comics to pop stars to boxing held at the center. Visit for more information on exciting events such as the following.

Safari Club International

The Safari Club International’s Annual Hunters’ Convention is held each year in Reno. SCI has been holding its convention in Reno since 1989 and at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center since 1999. The show features up to 1,100 exhibits, auctions, and seminars covering the 501,000 square feet of the convention center. Visit for more information.

Big Boy’s Toy Store

This fun event in Nevada involves more than 300 booths set up in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center catering to everything a car and truck-loving guy (or girl!) could want. The latest accessories for trucks, hot rods and streetcars are showcased and sold during the event. Admission is free and you can discover the latest technology available for your favorite toy.

Reno Street Vibrations

This event hosting the Bike Builders and Tattoo Expos is open to the public with no admission fee. As the 6th largest motorcycle event in the country, Street Vibrations is sure to appeal to the adventurous. The event includes a motorcycle giveaway, championship boxing, all-female roller derby, live entertainment, and great food. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

More Fun Events in Reno

Reno is also host to many exciting sporting events. The Jam On It Basketball Academy holds its Hot August Jam / Summer Jam in Reno with teams competing for the top prize of AAU medals and trophies. NCVAGirls’ volleyball games are held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center regularly, and the annual Volleyball Festival, the nation’s largest girls’ volleyball tournament, is a much-anticipated event. The Professional Bowlers Association and United States Bowling Congress regularly hold championship events in Reno as well.

Hotel near Reno-Tahoe Summer Concerts & Events

The Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport Hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations in an ideal location mere minutes from Reno-Tahoe Airport and Downtown Reno. Offering free area shuttle service, including roundtrip to the airport, the hotel provides many upscale amenities at a mid-level price. They also offer exciting packages and specials. With its central location, friendly staff, and superior services, the Comfort Inn & Suites Reno Airport is the perfect place to stay when attending Reno area events.


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