Reno-Sparks Events

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No matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something going on at Nugget Casino Resort in Reno Sparks. From live concerts to sporting events, holiday celebrations, food expos and air show events in Reno, there’s an activity for just about everybody who visits Reno-Sparks!

Some events held annually in Reno-Sparks include Hot August Nights, the Nugget’s Best in the West Rib Cookoff, Street Vibrations, the Reno Rodeo, the Great Reno Balloon Races and more. The Nugget Resort Casino is the perfect home base for checking out all of these events.

To learn about Reno area events taking place during your stay, please visit

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Nugget Ballroom

Accommodating nearly 2,000 with floor and riser seating, the Nugget Grand Ballroom is the premiere venue to catch big name stars like Michael Bolton, Cake, Wayne Newton, John Fogerty, Social Distortion and many others. Our high ceilings and a window wall make it the perfect venue for live music all year round.

Many of our shows include Dinner & Show Steppin' Out packages. For information, please call (800) 648-1177.

View the Nugget Grand Ballroom seating chart

Please view  our upcoming schedule of events:

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Billy Gardell at the Nugget
July 9

Billy Gardell

Billy Gardell

Billy Gardell at the Nugget

18 & Over Due to Possible Adult Content.

Show Time: 8:00 p.m.


Floor Seat Tickets: $39

Riser Tickets: $35


Billy Gardell stars in the CBS hit TV series Mike & Molly as Officer Mike Biggs. Set to premiere this March, Billy is also the host of a new game show, Monopoly Millionaire’s Club, based on the hit board game and produced by the team behind Deal or No Deal. 

As a standup comic, his comedy specials, “Billy Gardell: Halftime,” premiered on Comedy Central and “Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs” premiered on Showtime.  In addition, he makes regular appearances on NFL Today on CBS Sports.


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Nugget Star Spangled Sparks
July 3

Nugget Star Spangled Sparks

Nugget Star Spangled Sparks

Nugget Star Spangled Sparks

Victorian Square - Sunday, July 3


The Nugget Casino Resort is proud to host the 17th annual Nugget Star Spangled Sparks fireworks show in Sparks, Nevada!

This show will be the biggest fireworks show in the northern Nevada area that weekend, and we invite everyone to come down on Sunday, July 3rd to celebrate our nation's independence.

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Woman Carrying Milkshakes
Aug. 2 - 7

Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights

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Join us at the Nugget for Hot August Nights

Official Hot August Nights Classic Car Drag Races & Burnouts
Ultimate Car Competition and Cruise Down Victorian Avenue
Free Concerts and more

The Nugget brings you even more music in the Celebrity Showroom.

Orbison and The Everly Brothers Reimagined.

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Nugget Rib Cook-Off
Aug. 31 - Sept. 5

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off

Nugget Rib Cook-Off

If you love ribs and BBQ, then be sure to come to the country’s best rib competition.
August 31st - September 5th, 2016

Entering its 28th year, the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, hosted by the Nugget, will once again transform the Labor Day holiday on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.

Come out and enjoy the best ribs from across the nation!

CLICK HERE to visit the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off website.

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