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The Great Reno Balloon Race

Event

Title:
The Great Reno Balloon Race
When:
09/06/2024 - 09/08/2024
Where:
Rancho San Rafeal Park - Reno, NV
Categories:
Education, Balloon Festivals, Youth, Competition Event
Contact Name:
Melissa Ung
Contact Email:
melissa@renoballoon.com
Event Website:
https://renoballoon.com

Description

 

The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world’s largest free hot-air ballooning event. During three days in early September, you can look up into the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight with up to 100 balloons each year.


Venue

Location:
Rancho San Rafeal Park
Street:
1595 N. Sierra St.
ZIP:
89503
City:
Reno
State:
NV
Country:
United States
Contact Name:
Melissa Ung
Contact Email:
melissa@renoballoon.com
Venue Custom Field 3:
https://renoballoon.com

Description

At 580 acres, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is Washoe County's largest and most dynamic park. In addition to the variety of amenities and facilities within the heart of the park, the acreage also extends past the north side of McCarran Blvd. The diverse landscape includes everything from manicured lawn to native pasture grasses, and wetland habitat to dusty sagebrush.

Rancho San Rafael Park is probably most well known for hosting the Great Reno Balloon Race, but it is also home to dozens of other special events throughout the year. The Wilbur D. May Museum and Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden can also be found here, as well as a visitor center, the historic Ranch House, the Nevada Farms and Families Area (formally known as Great Basin Adventure), Herman's Pond, five large reservable picnic pavilions and dozens of individual sites, the Basque Sheepherder Monument, miles of trail, a disc golf course, and so much more. We invite you to come explore!