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Top 5 Reno Summer Food Events

Reno Summer Events

With the 2023 summer solstice behind us, summer vibes in the “Biggest Little City in the World,” are in full force. From farm-to-table restaurants and vibrant farmers’ markets to food trucks, craft breweries, and wineries, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking gourmet delights or laid-back culinary adventures, Reno’s summer food scene is sure to satisfy every craving. In this article, we have compiled a list of the Top 5 Reno Summer Food Events that you simply cannot miss. 

1) Food Truck Fridays at Idlewild Park

Food Truck Friday

 Come hungry and leave full with up to 35 rotating gourmet food, craft desserts, beer, wine  and  mixed drink vendors to serve you weekly. The event takes place every Friday 4-9 pm from June 2 – August 25 at Idlewild Park. A free to attend  event  with live music, lots of grass to sit on with friends and family, plenty of parking and a large playground with train rides for the kids, it’s a great family event for locals. Relax in the park, bring your lawn chairs and a blanket and let the food trucks cook for you! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno put on by locals for locals.

  • Location: Idlewild Park • 1800 Idlewild Dr.
  • Date: Every Friday June 2 – August 25 , 2023
  • Time: 4p-9p

2) Sierra Nevada Lavender and Honey Fest

Lavender & Honey Fest

This “scent-sational” event features all things lavender and honey along with arts and crafts, food, demonstrations, music, entertainment and more. It’s a festival for all ages, so invite your friends and family to enjoy a beautiful day.

  • Location: Idlewild Park • 1000 Cowan Dr. Reno, NV
  • Date: July 9
  • Time: 10p-6p

3) 9th Annual Biggest Little City Wing FestBiggest Little City Wing Fest

For the 9th year, THE ROW brings the Biggest Little City Wing Fest back to the heart of Reno. Bibs are optional where we serve over 20,000 pounds of cluck-a-licious wings. Award-winning cooks from all over win cash prizes for being the best of the best. Mark your calendars today. 

    • Location: Virginia Street from 2nd to 6th Street Reno, NV
    • Date: July 28 & 29
    • Time: 28th 1p-10p
                   29th 12p-10p

4) Reno Garlic Fest

Reno Garlic Festival

Join the annual Garlic Fest, a fantastic gathering presented by Reno Food Systems, where the community celebrates the bountiful harvest of local garlic growers. This free event brings people together to indulge in delicious garlicky foods and support local farmers by purchasing fresh garlic from them directly. With live music, delectable food and drinks, and exciting activities, this family-friendly festival promises fun for all ages!

  • Location: Dick Taylor’s Park Reno, NV
  • Date: Saturday July 29, 2023 
  • Time: 3:30p-8p

5) Fuego Latin Cultural Fest
Fuego Latin Cultural Fest

This is the first edition of the Fuego Latin Cultural Fest in Reno. Complete with Food trucks, vendors, live dance classes, and live musical performances this event is sure to bring some much needed latin flare to your summer.

  • Location: Glow Plaza Festival Grounds • 670 W 4th St. Reno, NV
  • Date: Saturday August 19, 2023
  • Time: 12p – 10p 
  • Price: Kids under 5yo Free
                GA: $30
                VIP: $50


Written By Cheri Salas • June 25, 2023