The fourth annual Reno Days Festival kicks off tonight with a concert at Wingfield Park. The celebration also coincides with the end of the city centennial celebration honoring Reno's 100-year birthday.
I went out today to Wingfield Park for a preview of the festivities and it was a beautiful for tonight's concert.
At 5:30, the Jason King band will be at the park amphitheater to get the celebration underway.
This is two parties in one as the city celebrates its 100-year birthday as we mentioned. It started in March with our own John Tyson hosting the fun.
This weekend, expect to see more of Reno's history in the festivities.
It starts tomorrow morning with a downtown cleanup. Volunteers are meeting at 9 a.m. at Arlington Street bridge. At 10:30 a parade of fire equipment from the old days starts at the main Reno Fire Station at Evans and Second Street.
And one of the highlights of the weekend happens Saturday night. The city is sponsoring a Centennial Ball - free of charge - at the West St. Plaza. It goes from 7-10pm, with music by the Tony Savage Band.
Feel free to wear vintage costumes to the program.
Throughout the weekend the Nevada Civil War Volunteers will perform, musicians will play and there will be an arts and craft fair too . . . all at Wingfield Park.
The Out West Fest is also taking place this weekend in Downtown Reno.
There are some road closures you're going to want to take note of.
North Virginia Street between Second Street and Fifth Street will be closed in both directions. And All cross traffic between Sierra and Center Streets will be closed.(##########)
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