Race the Rails       

Ely, Sept. 8, 8 a.m – 10:30 a.m.

At the sound of the train whistle, mountain bikers and road bikers race onto their individual courses to see who can get back to the depot before the train. It is not a race against time or your fellow riders, rather a race against one of history’s most powerful inventions!  Entry Fee $75.


Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival

Henderson, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 9 at 4 p.m.

The Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club presents its 24th Annual Prince Kuhio Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival. Two stages of entertainment courtesy of the Events Plaza Amphitheater and Convention Center lawn in Henderson. Website:…/ho’olaule’a-festival


The Great Reno Balloon Race

Reno, Sept. 7-9, 1595 N. Sierra St, Reno

The largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world with up to 100 balloons participating, a beloved community event.



Big Blues Bender

Las Vegas, Sept. 6-9 at the Plaza Hotel and Casino

The fifth annual event that has quickly become a festival favorite among Blues fans and Artists alike. A bucket-list event for all, featuring the most talented and sought after Blues artists touring today, performing on multiple stages, and all under one roof. Website:


Virginia City

59th International Camel & Ostrich Races 

Virginia City, Sept. 7-9, 10 a.m. – noon

Camels, ostriches and zebras make a fine spectacle to watch as they race around the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds with jockeys precariously perched on their backs. A most unique and hilarious family event, a true staple in northern Nevada. Website: