June in Reno: River Festival, BBQ, Brews & Blues, and More!

Posted by Jackie Latragna on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 9:28pm

June in Reno is set to sizzle with an exciting lineup of events that promise unforgettable experiences for all. From the heart-pounding outdoor adventures of the Reno River Festival to the mouthwatering delights of the BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival, this month is packed with activities that celebrate the vibrant culture and community spirit of Northern Nevada. As summer kicks into high gear, Reno becomes a hub of festivities, offering everything from high-energy sports and music festivals to classic theatrical performances and traditional rodeos. Get ready to immerse yourself in the best of what Reno has to offer, and mark your calendars for a month filled with fun, flavor, and unforgettable memories. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, there's something for everyone to enjoy this June in Reno.


Reno River Festival 

June 7 - 9

The Reno River Festival heats up in 2024 with three days of outdoor adventure in the heart of downtown Reno, June 7-9! Reno River Festival features the Reno Tahoe Adventure Park, Great Reno River Rally, Reno River Roll, RRF Cornhole Championships, Hops & Happiness Tour, Street Eats, Vendor Village, MusicFest, and Art on the Rocks, a new feature for 2024.


BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival 

June 14 - 15

Sample the tastiest BBQ around at the 27th Annual BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival outside on Virginia Street in Reno on June 14 & 15, 2024. Sample a variety of brews and beverages from more than 100 breweries and 50 microbreweries. Free live entertainment will take place all day, including headliners The Australian Bee Gees on June 14, and The Commodores on June 15.


To Kill a Mockingbird

June 18 - 23

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history” (60 Minutes). Rolling Stone gives it 5 stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) – has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR).


Reno Rodeo 

June 20 - 29

The 105th annual Reno Rodeo promises to be the biggest and best yet with more rip-roarin’, boot-stompin’, jaw-droppin’ PRCA action.


Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 

June 28 - August 5

Experience the magic of Shakespeare under the stars at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival! Nestled along the shores of one of the world’s most breathtaking alpine lakes, this annual event brings the Bard’s timeless tales to life against a backdrop of majestic mountains and shimmering waters. With world-class performances, stunning scenery, and an atmosphere of pure enchantment, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is an unforgettable cultural experience for all.



June 28 - 20

RAGECON is the best three days of tabletop gaming in Northern Nevada! We have a packed schedule for you to play your favorite board games, card games, dice games, miniatures games, and role playing games. You can learn a new game from our massive gaming library or our play-to-win section. Win a game or other prize in our RAGEBUCK raffles, or visit our exhibitor room to add to your game collection. RAGECON is a family friendly event so bring the whole family and enjoy three days of gaming fun and prizes.

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