Olympians, Pets And Water Sports Take Center Stage This Weekend

Cat Convention/Poster courtesy Nevada Humane Society
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RENO, NV - As temperatures increase around northern Nevada there is plenty to do to keep yourself cool and busy this weekend.

The 4th annual Olympic Day Family Festival will happen Saturday, June 28th at Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada campus. Plenty of winter and summer sports will take place and Olympians and Paralympians will be on hand as well.

The event is free to the public and runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Who doesn't love cats? Well, there are some people but Saturday at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa will be a chance for cats to get all the attention. Over 100 cats will be up for adoption and the Cat Marketplace will have plenty of gifts for your felines.

The Cat Convention will take place on Saturday, June 28th from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Admission is Free.

The SPCA of Northern Nevada and Washoe County Regional Animal Services will co-host a free clinic Saturday, June 28th at Miguel Ribera Park, 3925 Neil Road. The clinic offers Washoe County pet owners free rabies vaccination and microchip services for their pets.

The clinic runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Safe Embrace will hold a "Meet-and-Greet" from 2p-5p on Saturday, June 28th. Sparks Mayor Geno Martini will attend to share his thoughts on how Sparks strives to become a domestic violence-free community. There will be music, food, face painting, a raffle, door prizes and other distinguished speakers.

Pro Watercross racing returns to the Sparks Marina Park this weekend with the ninth annual US Open of Watercross.

This internationally recognized competition will be one of the highest paid events in the country. Event hours are 10 am to 3 pm each day with pro racing from 11 am to 2 pm.

An attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive back flips will take place at 7 pm on Saturday.