Each month, the Washoe County Library and Nevada Museum of Art have a huge variety of events and activities suitable for the whole family. Many are free.
- Sunday, June 2
Reno Turkish Festival
The Reno Turkish Festival will be downtown in Wingfield Park from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The event celebrates the history, food, and music of Turkey by Ferhat Atli. The Turkish Folk Dance group will be performing during the event, along with craftsmen demonstrating various ancient art forms. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Sierra Foundation.
- Thursday, June 6
Sparks Whole Foods Hometowne Farmer's Market Opens for 2013
The Sparks Whole Foods Hometowne Farmer's Market is holding its 21st season in 2013. The Market will be in the Victorian Square Plaza (in front of the fountain/theatre) on summer Thursdays, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The market is open every Thursday through August 22 (except July 7 and August 8). You'll find lots of other farmer's markets around the area as well.
- Friday, June 7
Food Truck Friday
Come to CitiCenter in downtown Reno and enjoy great food from a fleet of the finest gourmet food trucks in town. Food Truck Friday is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every first Friday of the month through October.
- Saturday, June 8
Free Fishing Day in Nevada
On annual Free Fishing Day, anglers can fish in any public fishing water in Nevada without needing a fishing license or trout stamp. All limits and other regulations apply.
Sparks Rotary and Sparks Parks & Recreation will again be sponsoring a kids' day of free fishing at the Sparks Marina Park starting at 7 a.m. as part of the State of Nevada's official free fishing day. For more information, call (775) 353-2385. Reno Host Lions Club is sponsoring a free fishing day event at Idlewild Park, also starting at 7 a.m. Besides these two, there are several other places to fish in the Reno area.
hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays at the Nevada Museum of Art
Admission to the Museum is free for all visitors on the second Saturday of the month, during regular hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families and other visitors who wish to do so may participate in the free hands/ON! activities being offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Each hands/ON! on 2nd Saturday program will feature a different theme and set of activities, such as art projects, docent-led gallery activities, storytelling, and performances in the theater.
- Sunday, June 16
Father's Day 2013 is Sunday, June 16. Around the Reno / Tahoe region, there are lots of fun things you can do with and for the father in your life.
- Friday, June 21 - Summer Solstice
It's the first day of summer and the day of the year with the most hours of daylight.
- Thursday through Saturday, June 20 - 29
The Reno Rodeo really is wild and rich, and lots of fun too. It's a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned event with the fourth biggest purse for competitors on the PRCA circuit.
- Friday and Saturday, June 21 - 22
18th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival
This event on Virginia Street in downtown Reno is equal parts barbeque block party, micro-brew tasting event, and music festival, with two stages featuring non-stop rock and blues. Bands scheduled to perform include Blood Sweat & Tears, Greg Kihn Band and Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, along with several others.
- Saturday, June 22
Truckee River Gran-Fun-Do
The Truckee River Gran-Fun-Do is not a race, but a leisurely bicycle ride around the Reno / Sparks area. It is open to all bike riders. Proceeds go to support Tour de Nez outreach projects and the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway. Riders have three options for participating - get details and online registration info from the Truckee River Gran-Fun-Do website.