Discover all the fun in Reno.
With nearly 252 days of sunshine per year, there is always something to do in Reno.
Are you looking for a relaxing getaway? An adventure stay? Or just a quick fun-filled weekend vacation? Whatever it may be, stay with us at Atlantis and you will be close to all of the activities and amenities that northern Nevada has to offer. With world-class skiing, shopping, outdoor activities, events, concerts, family fun, golfing, camping and arts and culture, there is sure to be something to please everyone. Stay and play with us today.
Local Sporting Events
The UNR Wolf Pack is a hometown favorite. UNR home games are in the modern Mackay Stadium which seats 29,993. The 2010 season saw Nevada at its best, stunning Boise State 34-31 and costing the Broncos a possible shot at the BCS title. Learn More
Reno Aces Baseball
The Reno Aces are northern Nevada's first-ever Triple-A baseball team and have a hometown following. The Aces home field is in a new, $40 million outdoor stadium in the heart of downtown Reno. Nestled adjacent to the Aces Ballpark in downtown Reno, the Freight House District is a year-round entertainment complex featuring concerts, festivals, bars and restaurants. Learn More
Reno Bighorns Basketball
In 2008, the downtown Reno Events Center became home to the Reno Bighorns, an NBA Development League team associated with the Sacramento Kings and the New York Knicks. The team began play in November 2008, with 24 home games through April 2009 and featured 31 NBA players, including former University of Nevada, Reno stars Nick Fazekas and Ramon Sessions. Learn More
Popular Reno Events
Artown, noted by the National Endowment for the Arts, is one of the most comprehensive festivals in the country, and brings the arts to Reno all-month long in July. Artown captures the imagination and brings with it a celebration of distinguished artists from around the world, across the country, and those that live in our community – all for the sake of cultural diversity and artistic innovation. To experience the best and the latest in visual and performing arts, Artown features more than 400 events from over 100 presenters, and 350,000 festival attendees. For more information, please visit renoisartown.com
El Dorado Great Italian Festival
It's a festival frenzy of Italian food, music and fun at The Eldorado Great Italian Festival, occurs every October on Virginia Street in front of the Eldorado Hotel Casino in downtown Reno.
Festival highlights include free live Italian entertainment on three stages, a spaghetti sauce cook-off, traditional Italian fare, the famous grape stomping contest, bocce ball tournament, kids' gelato eating contest and a gourmet Italian buffet inside the Eldorado. For more information, please click here.
Great Reno Balloon Race
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot air ballooning event in the Nation. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight with more than 100 balloons each year. Taking place just a few miles north of downtown Reno, the event enchants both young and old with its vibrant colors and inspiring music. The Balloon Race has won many awards over the years including Best Special Event in Reno and Best Special Event in Northern Nevada. With an average of 140,000 spectators attending the event each year, the number of lives touched by the beautiful spectacle continues to rise just like the balloons themselves. For more information, please visit renoballoon.com
Hot August Nights
During Hot August Nights, cars are "cherry" and cruisin' is "too cool." More than 800,000 people flock to where cars are the stars and rock 'n roll rules through dozens of concerts, controlled cruises, show-n-shines, a sock hop and much more. Plenty of shopping can be found at the Silver Car Auction, Big Boy Toy Store, Hot August Nights Swap Meet. Atlantis is proud to be an active partner in Hot August Nights with fun-filled activities throughout the week. For more information, please visit cruiseofchampions.com or hotaugustnights.com
John Ascuaga's Nugget Rib Cook-off
Each year, the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off transforms the Labor Day holiday in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family affair to close out the summer season.
Free live entertainment on multiple stages, kid-specific activities, a world-championship rib-eating contest and multiple city blocks of craft vendors combine with the rib cookers to create a unique event for the whole family. Each year, dozens of chefs from across the USA come to Sparks to vie for a huge cash purse and the title of “Best of the West.”
More than 100 tons of ribs are served during the long weekend event that has drawn more than 500,000 visitors during the long holiday weekend. For more information, please visit nuggetribcookoff.com
National Championship Air Races
The Air Races have been run since 1964 near Reno, Nev., and are currently held at Reno Stead Field, about eight miles north of Reno.
Race aircraft in the Unlimited Class reach speeds of over 500 mph - by far the fastest-moving machines in motor sports. For more information, please visit airrace.org
The "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," the Reno Rodeo is a 10-day event. The Reno Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned sporting event. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up over 350 volunteers. The Reno Rodeo has been nationally televised on CBS Sports, Fox Sports Net, Versus, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Classic. For more information, please visit renorodeo.com
Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Street Vibrations offers tours, live entertainment, parades, ride-in shows, stunt shows and more. This event is so big, it rocks at several locations throughout the region. Major event venues are planned at Harley-Davidson Dealerships in Carson City and Reno and in historic Virginia City. Rides to Lake Tahoe provide great entertainment. Flirt with Lady Luck during poker walks and runs and during slot tournaments. It's HOG heaven! For more information, please click here.
The Legends Reno-Tahoe Open
Recognized as favorite stop on the PGA Tour by its members, the Reno-Tahoe Open strives to create a first-class tournament for our spectators, local and national corporate business partners, PGA Tour players and our volunteers. The Reno-Tahoe Open has a significant economic impact for our region and highlights our region as a world-class golf destination through national and international media coverage. For more information, please visit legendsrenotahoeopen.com
- Host Venue: Montrêux Golf and Country Club
- Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus Signature Course
- Course Stats: Par 72, Yardage 7,472 (3rd Longest Course on the PGA TOUR)
- Live Television Coverage: The GOLF CHANNEL
- Tournament Purse: $3,000,000
- Tournament Format: 72 Hole Stroke Play
- Tournament Field: 132 PGA TOUR Members
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert (also known as "the playa") to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.
Even considering going to Burning Man for the first time can be daunting. And while it's true that Burning Man is not for the faint of heart, with some research, preparation and planning, an experience -- and opportunity -- beyond your wildest dreams awaits you. In Black Rock City, you're guaranteed not to be the weirdest kid in the classroom. And you'll become a part of the growing community of Burners who are active year-round, around the world ensuring that the fire of Burning Man culture never goes out. For more information, please visit burningman.com
BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival
Kick off summer in downtown Reno by sampling some of the best food and drink in the city. Food booths will line Virginia Street serving savory dishes, including everything from American favorites hot off the grill to tacos and Korean Barbecue. You can wash it all down with a wide variety of microbrews from around the country, such as stands from Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau, Alaska, the organic Eel River Brewing Company in Fortuna, California and Leinenkugel’s Brewing Company in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
Live entertainment on two full stages packed with rich blues acts helps you relax and enjoy the afternoons. For more information, please click here.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Experience the timeless literature of Shakespeare under the stars and moonlight on the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe. This year, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary season with an exhilerating performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Atlantis celebrates the magic of Shakespeare with exclusive room and show packages to complete an unforgettable occasion. For more information about the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, please visit laketahoeshakespeare.com.