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2nd Annual Halloween Hallows - in partnership with the Riverwalk Merchant Association 

Halloween Hallow 


Join the City of Reno and the Riverwalk Merchant Association and celebrate Halloween in Reno's most spooky park - Idlewild Park on Thursday, October 31 from 4-8p.m.

 This FREE event includes:

  • Ride the Idlewild spooky train by donating 2 cans for the Food Bank or paying $2
  • Haunted House for kids and adults!
  • Play games and get candy at the Midway sponsored by local businesses 
  • Costume contest for humans and their pets!

Event lineup:

4-6p.m. - spooky music, dancing and midway games (also throughout the event from 4-8p.m.)

6p.m. - coloring contest winner announced!

6:30p.m. - doggie costume contest

7p.m. - young adults and kids costume contest 

Sign up to be a FREE midway game sponsor!

Volunteer at the event!

Veterans Day Parade 2019

The City of Reno will host the annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2018 at 11:11a.m. in downtown Reno. 
Application Information
Overview of application process:
Groups submit an application

All applications are reviewed by the Parade Committee on October 18, 2019.

Accepted groups are emailed confirmation materials, final assembly information and other details starting Monday, October 21.

IMPORTANT! Due to the increased size of the parade and security/safety requirements, all groups must submit an application, regardless of past participation.  Please apply as soon as possible.

Parade Information:
PURPOSE: The sole purpose of the City of Reno Veterans Day Parade is to honor the service of our Veterans and to salute our currently serving military.  It is a non-partisan, non-political event, and may not be used as a platform for any other purpose or political agenda.  If you have questions on this policy please contact our office.

THEME: 2019 marks the commemorates the centennial of Veterans Day (formally Armistice Day, 1919-2019).


Doris Howard 
John “Ioannis” Lougaris 


Noreen Leary 
Billy “Sarge” Miller
Andrew R. LePeilbet 

Recognized and reputable U.S. military veterans groups, non-profit organizations serving veterans, and JROTC units are invited to apply for the parade. There is no fee for participation.
Military units and ROTC units are warmly invited; please contact our office to coordinate your participation with the appropriate higher command. There is no fee for participation.
All other applicants (veterans of allied nations, youth/civic groups, businesses, etc.) will be evaluated based on their service to our veterans community, their record of past participation and other factors. There is no fee for participation.
Individual veterans may apply independently; they may request to join specific groups, or they may be placed in the Line of March based on their era of service or service branch. Please contact our office for more information.  There is no fee for participation.
All accepted groups (and independent participants) must sign the required waivers. In some cases, groups may be asked to provide additional proof of insurance (e.g. groups with oversize vehicles or animals).

DATE/TIME:  The parade will take place Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day!), rain or shine.  It will start at approximately 11:30 AM (at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony) and end between 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

ROUTE: The parade goes north on Virginia Street from Liberty Street to 5th Street.

OPENING CEREMONY:  The parade is preceded by our traditional opening ceremony at the Virginia Street Bridge, south of 1st Street and Virginia Street.  The ceremony begins at 11:11 AM (The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month) with a fly by and concludes with Proclamation. 

ASSEMBLY:  On the morning of the parade, groups will assemble at the Washoe County Parking Lot (located on Virginia between Liberty and Court Streets). Exact locations/times will be sent to accepted and confirmed groups.

VIEWING THE PARADE: Spectators (especially family & friends of participants) are encouraged to gather to show their support along the parade route (see above).

ELDERLY & DISABLED PARTICIPANTS:  We encourage our elder and disabled veterans to join us!  Please contact our office for information on parking and accommodations.

VEHICLES:  Our vehicle policy is intended to ensure the safety, security and smooth running of the Parade.  All vehicles must be able to provide proof of registration and insurance upon request, and all drivers must be legally licensed for the class of vehicle they will be driving.All vehicles must be able to arrive at and depart the Parade area without assistance, and must be able complete the parade route (including waiting times) safely and cleanly.  All vehicles should be clean and of historic/decorative value (or should be appropriately decorated). Photos may be requested.Groups with vintage or decorative vehicles (military or civilian) may be asked to transport elderly or disabled veterans up the parade route.  All other details regarding exact assembly areas & times, parking, drop-off/pick-up, will be sent to accepted and confirmed groups prior to the parade.  Apply today to secure your place!

Food Trucks on the City Plaza

Food Trucks

The City of Reno is hosting food trucks on the City Plaza for lunch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Food trucks scheduled are:

  • September 23, 2019 CodFather 
  • September 24, 2019 Nomnivore
  • September 25, 2019 Big Blue Q
  • September 26, 2019 ESPINOZA'S
  • September 27, 2019 Rockin’ Diner Rollin 
  • September 30, 2019 Rub Shack
  • October 1, 2019 Big Blue Q 
  • October 2, 2019 Rubshack
  • October 3, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 4, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 7, 2019 Tarzan's Tacos
  • October 8, 2019 Codfather 
  • October 9, 2019 Big Blue Q
  • October 10, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 11, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 14, 2019 Tarzan's Tacos
  • October 15, 2019 Nomnivore
  • October 16, 2019 Rubshack
  • October 17, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 18, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 21, 2019 Tarzan's Tacos
  • October 22, 2019 Rubshack
  • October 23, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 24, 2019 CodFather 
  • October 25, 2019 Hungry devils
  • October 28, 2019 Tarzan's Tacos
  • October 29, 2019 Still Rollin 
  • October 30, 2019 No food truck scheduled right now!
  • October 31, 2019 Calle Tacos