Nevada Humanities presents the 23rd annual Nevada Humanities Chautauqua festival, June 19-27, in the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno.

Founded by Nevada Humanities in Reno in 1992, the Nevada Humanities Chautauqua has inspired many Chautauqua events around the globe and is one of the longest-running Chautauqua festivals in the nation.

The week-long Chautauqua celebration features workshops, roundtable discussions, and other events hosted by community partners throughout Northern Nevada, as well as evening theatrical performances. In celebration of Nevada’s sesquicentennial, the performances explore the theme “Battle Born: Making Nevada,” and feature performances of characters that have greatly influenced the growth and development of the Silver State, including Alice Smith, Howard Hughes, and Dan DeQuille.

Renowned Chautauqua scholar Clay Jenkinson is returning to Reno to perform as John Wesley Powell the evening of June 24.

Seat tickets for evening shows are $25 per night, and lawn tickets are $10 per night. Tickets can be purchased at, and will also be available at the gate the evening of the performance if the event is not sold out in advance. Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic or enjoy barbecue provided by Men Wielding Fire, which will be available for purchase each evening at the entrance to the amphitheater., 775-784-6587