Halloween Events in Reno - Haunted Houses, Pumpkin Patches, and More

Spooky Halloween Fun Around Reno / Tahoe

Halloween, Reno, Nevada, NV
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Halloween activities for just about everyone can be found in the Reno / Tahoe region. Families with children will find less scary fare such as pumpkin patches, safe trick-or-treating, and Halloween fun at the Washoe County Library. Adults can indulge in some serious Halloween partying if they so choose. For those brave enough, there are several haunted houses promising to deliver frightful experiences.

(Note: Some Halloween events are not announced and/or updated until just before Halloween. These will be added here as the information becomes available.)

Halloween Activities Around Reno and Tahoe

These Halloween events and activities don't fit well into specific categories, but something here may be just what you are looking for to make your Halloween a fun time. Check out what's going on in nearby areas like Virginia City, Carson City, and the Carson Valley.

hands/ON! on 2nd Saturdays - Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 12 - Presented by the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty Street in downtown Reno. Free hands/ON! activities being offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Everyone in the family will enjoy this free, fun program featuring hands-on art projects and gallery activities for all ages. Admission to the Museum is free for everyone on 2nd Saturdays.

Harvest Festivals at Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary

Saturdays, October 5 and 19 - Bring the family to watch Animal Ark residents receive pumpkins filled with special treats. It's part of the behavioral enrichment program and everyone can enjoy this special time with the animals. Bring your camera for some great photos. The Harvest Festival is from 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $13.50 for children (3 to 12) and seniors (62+). Kids 2 and under are free. Animal Ark is north of Reno, reached by taking Red Rock Road (Exit 78) from US 395 to 1265 Deerlodge Road. The information phone number is (775) 970-3111.

Great May Center Pumpkin Walk

Saturday, October 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Wilbur D. May Center in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is the place to be this Halloween. Come take an evening stroll along a set path glowing with a grand display of hundreds of lighted, carved pumpkins and festive Halloween decorations. Along the way, visitors will meet dozens of costumed characters passing out candy. This event is stroller friendly, not too spooky, and appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $3 per person. The Wilbur D. May Center is located at 1595 N. Sierra Street in Reno. Call (775) 785-5961 for more information.

Reno 5000 Trick-or-Treat 5K Run/Walk and Jr. 1/2 Mile Run

Sunday, October 27 - Come join us at the Reno 5000 for a trick - or - treat 5K run. The haunted half mile (for kids ages 4 to 12) starts at 6 p.m. and the 5K starts at 6:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. The event will be at Reno's Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. 2nd Street. There will be an expo and fee food for all participants. Post-race fun includes trick - or - treating at the vendor booths and a costume contest for race participants. You can sign up online and get more information from the entry website.


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