City Of Sparks

Special Events

Dec 12 2015 - 9:00am - 10:00pm

A new holiday event will take place in downtown Sparks on December 11-12, hosted by 39 North Downtown and the Nugget Casino Resort. The 39 North Pole Village will be a family-friendly, winter wonderland-themed event. The street will be decorated with thousands of lights, and shopping booths and food trucks will also be on site. A variety of activities will be available. For more information:  www.39northdowntown.com/39-north-pole/   

Schedule of events:

Friday, December 11 

·         5:00 PM – Display lighting and booths open

·         5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Santa Visits (Donations accepted) (Photos for a fee working on what price point)

·         9:00 PM – Event Closes

Saturday, December 12

·         9:00 AM – Noon – Hot Chocolate Holiday Train

·         Noon – 6:00 PM – Letter to Santa in North Pole and Ugly Sweater making

·         2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Food Trucks

·         4:30 PM – Polar Express Movie Night in the Amphitheater

·         4:30 PM – Display Lights turn on

·         5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Santa Visits

·         7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Progressive Holiday Dinner on Victorian Square

·         10:00 PM – Display lights turn off for the night.

Location: 
Victorian Square, Downtown Sparks
Dec 11 2015 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

A new holiday event will take place in downtown Sparks on December 11-12, hosted by 39 North Downtown and the Nugget Casino Resort. The 39 North Pole Village will be a family-friendly, winter wonderland-themed event. The street will be decorated with thousands of lights, and shopping booths and food trucks will also be on site. A variety of activities will be available. For more information:  www.39northdowntown.com/39-north-pole/   

Schedule of events:

Friday, December 11 

·         5:00 PM – Display lighting and booths open

·         5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Santa Visits (Donations accepted) (Photos for a fee working on what price point)

·         9:00 PM – Event Closes

Saturday, December 12

·         9:00 AM – Noon – Hot Chocolate Holiday Train

·         Noon – 6:00 PM – Letter to Santa in North Pole and Ugly Sweater making

·         2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Food Trucks

·         4:30 PM – Polar Express Movie Night in the Amphitheater

·         4:30 PM – Display Lights turn on

·         5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Santa Visits

·         7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Progressive Holiday Dinner on Victorian Square

·         10:00 PM – Display lights turn off for the night.

Location: 
Victorian Square, Downtown Sparks
Dec 5 2015 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sparks Annual Hometowne Christmas Celebration

Come downtown on Saturday, December 5, 2015 for a traditional Christmas parade along with entertainment, photos with Santa, and arts and crafts. This year’s theme is “All Aboard The Hometowne Express!”  Parade goers can expect whistle stops, box cars, train engineers, and Santa bringing up the caboose. 

Hometowne Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Come down early and get hot chocolate compliments of Living Stones Church. Check in on Santa at Santa’s Village at the Schoolhouse, while the elves at the Boys and Girls Club keep Santa in the “ho-ho-ho” mood.

Parade Registrant Information

The parade is SOLD OUT. We are not accepting applications.

If you are participating in the parade:
List of Parade Entries with Staging Information (This is where you need to line up for the parade)
Map of Staging Area
Map of Event, Unloading Area and Shuttle Bus
Parade Rules and Frequently Asked Questions

Parking

If you are coming to the parade, please note that with the construction of some surface lots and less access to lots around the old Silver Club, there are less places to park. Please plan ahead to arrive early to find a spot. The area around the construction, along with the street parking on C Street from 15th to Pyramid and the staging area are not available for street parking. Please use the parking garage by the theater and the garage on C Street. 

Toy Drive, Sponsored by Nugget Casino Resort

Every kid deserves a little joy, so share the joy with a gift for Toys for Tots. Bring a new un-wrapped gift to the parade to be distributed to kids in need in our city. Along with our friends at the Nugget Casino Resort and Swire Coca Cola, we are hosting the Toys for Tots Toy Drive as part of the Christmas Parade! If you miss bringing a gift at that time, bring your toy to any of the following locations and know that your generosity is bringing joy to a child this Christmas.

Toy Drop-Off Locations:

·         Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks

·         City Hall, 431 Prater Way, Sparks

·         Alf Sorenson Community Center: 1400 Baring Blvd. Sparks

·         Scheels at Legends

For more locations: www.toysfortots.org

Photos with Santa NOW AT THE TRAIN DEPOT BUILDING (Victorian Ave. and Pyramid)

Check in on Santa. He’s waiting on your list. You can get your picture with the jolly old guy compliments of the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Cash and canned food are accepted for Eveyln Mount’s Food Pantry. Saturday, Dec. 5, 10am-12:30pm and 3-4:00 pm

Community Faire

Discover how you and your family can help this Christmas season and beyond. Representatives will be on hand from our local charities to talk about volunteering, food drives, and giving back. Find them downtown Saturday, Dec. 5, 10am-1:00 pm.

Ugly Sweater Run

Scheels is kicking off the parade day with an Ugly Sweater Run, 2 miles around the marina for fun and giggles. The “Ugly Sweater Run” will be held at Scheels on Saturday, December 5 at 10:00am. Registration is available at Scheels Customer Service Desk. The fee is $20 or New Toy Donation - 100% of the proceeds will benefit Toys for Tots.

Art Exhibit at Sparks Heritage Museum

Hometowne Sparks Artists, a group exhibition of 10 local watercolor painters, have a free exhibit is on display in the Gallery upstairs. They are open at 10am on parade day. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31. A special reception with hot chocolate and cookies will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. after the parade.

The train display and historic Glendale schoolhouse will be open and free to the public for tours beginning at 10am until the parade begins. 

Media Partners:

Cumulus Communications

Entravision

Shamrock Communications

Lotus Radio

Thank you to the 2015 Hometowne Christmas sponsors:

Special help from

Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows

Hot August Nights

Livings Stones Church

Location: 
Victorian Square
Nov 21 2015 - 8:00am - 10:00am

The Lou Mendive PTA would like to invite you to support Mendive Middle School by racing in our 1st Annual Turkey Trot 1.5K Fun Run or 5K Race. Register online at runsignup.com/Race/NV/Sparks/MendivePTATurkeyTrot. For more information and registration forms, please contact The Mendive PTA at mendive.pta@gmail.com.

Location: 
Mendive Middle School
Oct 3 2015 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Sparks Fire Department 26th Annual Pancake Breakfast/Open House & 1st Alarm 5K Walk/Run

  • Please join the Sparks Fire Department for a delicious pancake breakfast and fun-filled open house as we kick off National Fire Prevention Week, Saturday October 3.  Drop by the main fire station between 08:00 am and 12:00 noon for pancakes, ham, eggs, juice, milk, and coffee served by our own city leaders and firefighters, for the low cost of only $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors.
  • An array of events will include a Live Kitchen Fire Demonstration, "Jaws of Life" Vehicle Extrication, Kids Fire Safety Puppet Show, Tours of the Fire Station, Raffle, and Static Displays.
  • Parking for the event will be located at the west Nugget parking lot off of Victorian Plaza Circle.  Free shuttle service will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Nevada - Look for their suttle bus.

For running advocates, please join our 2nd Annual 1st Alarm 5K Walk/Run prior to the Pancake Breakfast.  Registration begins at 6:30 am in the west Nugget parking lot and the Walk/Run promptly begins at 7:30am.  The cost is $35, which includes the walk/run and a ticket to the Pancake Breakfast.  The 2015 1st Alarm Walk/Run is in memory of Michael Hallenbeck.  You can also pre-register at http://www.active.com/sparks-nv/running/distance-running-races/2nd-annual-first-alarm-5k-run-walk-2015

Location: 
Sparks Fire Department
Oct 13 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the RTC and share your ideas on transportation and help enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Truckee Meadows at one of the two meetings being held. The RTC is creating a Complete Streets Master Plan for the Reno/Sparks area that will help improve safety and mobility for all types of transportation including transit, walking, biking and driving. The Reno-Sparks Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan, will be updated too!
 
When (first meeting): September 29th at RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks 5 – 7 pm (Parking is located across the street, North of RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA)
 
When (second meeting): October 13th at The Discovery Museum 490 South Center Street, Reno 5 – 7 pm
 
Your input on the development of these plans is needed. Together, we can create a safer, more vibrant community and neighborhoods in which to live, work and recreate.
 
Your RTC. Our Community. rtcwashoe.com.
Location: 
The Discovery Museum 490 South Center Street, Reno
Sep 29 2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join the RTC and share your ideas on transportation and help enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Truckee Meadows at one of the two meetings being held. The RTC is creating a Complete Streets Master Plan for the Reno/Sparks area that will help improve safety and mobility for all types of transportation including transit, walking, biking and driving. The Reno-Sparks Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan, will be updated too!
 
When (first meeting): September 29th at RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA 1421 Victorian Avenue, Sparks 5 – 7 pm (Parking is located across the street, North of RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA)
 
When (second meeting): October 13th at The Discovery Museum 490 South Center Street, Reno 5 – 7 pm
 
Your input on the development of these plans is needed. Together, we can create a safer, more vibrant community and neighborhoods in which to live, work and recreate.
 
Your RTC. Our Community. rtcwashoe.com.
Location: 
RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA 1421 Victorian Avenue
Oct 23 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Swing your club for a good cause at the Sparks Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament, happening October 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Resort at Red Hawk on The Lakes Course. The entry fee is $100 per player. Hole sponsorships with signage are also available for $100 each.

Now in its 13th year, the Mayor's Cup features a four-person scramble format and plenty of fun with hole-in-one prizes and contests for closest to the hole and longest drive. Lunch and awards will follow play. Proceeds from this annual event benefit at-risk youth in the community who have limited access to recreational programs due to financial hardships.

Registration for the Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament ends October 19. You can download the entry form here

For more information, call (775) 353-7857 or email recinfo@cityofsparks.us. The Resort at Red Hawk is located at 6600 N. Wingfield Parkway in Sparks.

Location: 
Red Hawk Golf & Resorts - the Lakes Course
Nov 7 2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Best Buddies Nevada Friendship Walk was designed to create awareness, inclusion and friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in our Northern Nevada community. Details: www.bestbuddiesnevada.org or (775) 829-2268.

Location: 
Sparks Marina
Jul 20 2015 - Jul 25 2015

This year marks the 19th annual youth fastpitch Triple Crown World Series. In 2014, 211 teams participated in the 16U/18U World Series-San Diego, CA. We anticipate 140 teams in the 2015 World Series- Sparks & Reno, NV. Teams participating in the World Series come form almost every state West of Colorado.

Location: 
Sports Complex at Golden Eagle Regional Park

Back To Top