The newest sensation to the Reno River Festival returns bigger and more amped up than ever! This moving concert is a celebration of everything bicycle. The Island of Black and White will take you on a soulful, slow ride with a performance and a sound system that will turn heads. The lead singer will weave through the costumed crowd of cyclists as you take an unforgettable tour of the streets of Reno. 2018 features a brand new 7-mile course which begins underneath the newly re-designed Reno Arch and ends in the heart Reno River Festival . Grab your favorite bicycle, put on your craziest costume, and get ready for the most unique ride of your life! The Reno River Roll is the official kick-off to Bike Week in Northern Nevada. It is open to all ages and all types of bicycles. For more information, visit the Reno River Roll link above or just get in now. Space is limited. The thrill is not.

Upgrade your craft beer village adventure to the all new Craft Beer Experience!  The Craft Beer Village returns to the peninsula peak overlooking both Truckee River water channels with the perfect view of the Whitewater Slalom and Boatercross events. The full experience now includes a brand new Limited Release Tent set in the heart of the music festival and next door to the Summer Wine Village. The Craft Beer Village will feature a wide range of craft beer and a true outdoor bar setting with all of the elements of summer. The Limited Release Tent will host the rarest craft beer options that are only available in limited quantities and for a limited time. Choose to do the Craft Beer Village, The Limited Release Tent, or upgrade to both! Sample more than a couple dozen different craft beers. The challenge is to sample them all. Those who do will be entered into a grand prize drawing to be given away Saturday & Sunday on the main stage between 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Must be present to win. 

There is nothing quite like the light, refreshing taste of summer bottled into a crisp glass of wine. Relax under the summer-themed shaded wine village with a VIP view of the Reno River Festival’s music lineup. Choose your flights! The Summer Wine Village will feature a wide range of Reds, Whites, Roses, Champagnes, and Sangrias. The Reno River Festival has carefully selected specific Wines and Sangrias blends that are vast in origin and flavors that embody the refreshing taste of summer. Space and samples are limited. Tickets will go on sale later this month. Get yours soon as this will sell out.

These VIP, tropically-clad, private cabanas seat up to 25 of your closest friends, family, clients or whoever.  You will not find a better seat in the house with exceptional visibility of the main stage, kayak races and the Adventure Park.  Your well-decorated cabana includes couches, beach chairs, tables, a coffee table and beach side games inside a  20′ x 20′ three-sided festival tent. The VIP experience includes a privately catered lunch , snacks, plenty of beer, wine, soda, water, games, and your own server.

Reno Tahoe isn’t your basic vacation destination. It’s a collision of contrasts. This is where majestic mountains converge on high desert. Where wildlife meets urban grit. You can crowd surf all night and paddleboard all day. Support a start-up and down a craft brew. It’s where you can see, do and be near anything, as long as you’re fueled by ambition. So, what’s first? Go to VisitRenoTahoe.com.

If you’re looking for an awesome event to attend today, this weekend or in the coming months, look no further. The Reno Tahoe Events & Festivals brochure is packed with hundreds of unique, exciting and memorable experiences. Click on the image to browse the brochure.

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GENERAL RIVER FESTIVAL HOURS

9am – 6pm – Expo Hours

9am – 5pm – Bike Valet Hours

10am – 5pm – The    Adventure Park Hours

10am – 6pm – Private Cabana Hours

11am – 5pm – Craft Beer Village & Limited Release Tent Hours

11am – 8pm – The Wild Tonic Summer Wine Village Hours


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8am – 11am – Reno River Roll Check In

9am -10am –  Yoga in the Park (The Yoga Studio)

11:30am – Reno River Roll Begins on the under the Reno Arch featuring The Island of Black and White, Coors Light Girls Bike Team, Tour de Dez and a lot more

12:30pm – Smithfield Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstration (main stage)

2:45pm – Reno River Roll Costume Contest on Wingfield Park Amphitheater (main stage)


MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

The  Music Festival

The ultimate summer kick-off party will feature the ultimate free music experience. Presented by Custom Ink, this full-scale music festival within the Reno River Festival let’s you get up-close to some of the hottest rising stars in country music.
Saturday’s headliner, Jimmie Allen, is one of the most talked about artists in country music right now. He has earned the praises of critics and music lovers alike, earning a spot on nearly every must-know list, and his songs are currently skyrocketing to the top of playlists across the nation. The consensus by industry experts is that Allen is going to be big. Really big.

10:30am – 12:15pm – Opening Act: Fresh Makers

1:15pm – 2:45pm –  Act 2:  Jessie Leigh

3:30pm – 5:00pm – HEADLINER:  Jimmie Allen

5:15pm – 8:00pm – Act 4: Island of Black & White

WHITEWATER EVENT SCHEDULE

10am – Noon – Great Basin Orthopedic’s White Water Freestyle Prelims

12:30pm – 2pm – SUP Surf Competition

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Great Basin Orthopedic’s Freestyle Kayaking Semi-Finals

All Day – Slalom Warm-up

Freestyle Divisions:
Men’s
Women’s
OC1
C1
Junior Men (14-18)
Junior Women (14-18)

GENERAL RIVER FESTIVAL HOURS

9am – 6pm  –  Expo Hours (More than 100 shops perfect for Mother’s Day)

10am – 5pm – The    Adventure Park Hours

10am – 6pm – Private Cabana Hours

11am – 4pm – Craft Beer Village & Experience Hours

11am – 5pm – The Wild Tonic Summer Wine Village Hours


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9am -10am –  Yoga in the Park (The Yoga Studio)

Noon – Mother Daughter Look Alike Contest (main stage)

6pm – Whitewater Championship Awards


MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

The  Music Festival

Brewer’s Grade, is a multi-instrumental band featuring a recent Grammy winner who has collaborated with Paul Simon and Zac Brown Band. Brewer’s Grade, Allen, as well as River Festival performers Jessie Leigh and Nate Botsford have all toured with some of the megastars of country music including Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Randy Travis, and Martina McBride.

10:30am – 12:00pm – Opening Act: Nate Botsford

1:00pm – 2:30pm – Act 2: Hit Parade

3:00pm – 4:30pm – Headliner: Brewer’s Grade

4:45pm – 6:00pm – Act 4:  Keyser Soze


WHITEWATER EVENT SCHEDULE

10am – Noon – Slalom Kayak and SUP

1:00pm – 3:00pm  – BoaterCross and SUPcross

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Great Basin Orthopedic’s Freestyle Kayak Finals

6pm – Freestyle Awards Ceremony

Freestyle Divisions:
Men’s
Women’s
OC1
C1
Junior Men (14-18)
Junior Women (14-18)

Slalom Divisions:
Men’s
Women’s

Boatercross Divisions:
Cadets (Under 14)
Junior Men (14-18)
Junior Women (14-18)
Men’s
Women’s

SUP-Class Divisions:
Men’s
Women’s

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