Profiles a seasonal event or events around the state linked together by a common theme, such as Nevada air shows, “only in Nevada,” and ethnic holiday celebrations.
ETHEL M HOLIDAY CACTUS GARDEN
Ethel M Chocolates lights up the night with the 21st annual Holiday Cactus Lighting event on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5-8 p.m. Recognized as the ultimate community holiday kickoff event in southern Nevada, the Holiday Cactus Lighting is widely supported by local entertainers and personalities. One of Las Vegas’ favorite radio hosts, Mercedes of MIX 94.1, is set to emcee the event with a holiday performance by famed acapella entertainers MO5AIC and a special guest appearance from former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry
Virginia City celebrates its nuttiest festival—the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry—on March 15. This zany tradition summons more than 20 cooks dishing up an abundance of livestock testicles during one of Northern Nevada’s most popular tasting contests. The Nevada 150 official event coincides with the Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Home Means Nevada
To celebrate the state’s 150th anniversary this year, the Reno Philharmonic has embarked on a special project to give musicians and educators across the state new materials to teach and perform “Home Means Nevada,” the official state song.
September 28-29 marks the 93rd year the Town of Genoa will host its annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Faire. This year’s theme, Bonanza Extravaganza, celebrates Nevada’s upcoming sesquicentennial.