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MAY 7 - 8, 2016

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INTRODUCING THE

RENO RIVER ROLL

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Introducing the newest sensation to the Reno River Festival!  We are celebrating all things bicycle.  This casual 5-mile costumed slow ride will start on the brand new Virginia Street bridge and finish in the heart of the Reno River Festival.  Tour the streets of Reno on your best ride while trailing a live mobile band that will lead an experience unlike any bike ride you’ve been on before.  Open to all ages.  For more information click on the Reno River Roll link above or just get in now.  Space is limited, the thrill is not.

Enjoy a true outdoor bar setting with all of the elements of summer. There is music, tables, chairs and shade. Oh, let’s not forget the fantastic view, on the peninsula peak, overlooking both of the Truckee River whitewater channels.  Sample more than a couple dozen different craft beers. The challenge is to sample them all. Those who do will be entered into a grand prize drawing to be given away Saturday night on the main stage between 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Must be present to win. There will also be a drawing on Sunday as well.

These VIP, tropically-clad, private cabanas seat up to 25 of your closest friends, family, clients or whoever.  You will not find a better seat in the house with exceptional visibility of the main stage, kayak races and the Adventure Park.  Your well-decorated cabana includes couches, beach chairs, tables, a coffee table and beach side games inside a  20′ x 20′ three-sided festival tent. The VIP experience includes a privately catered lunch , snacks, plenty of beer, wine, soda, water, games, and your own server.

2015 marked the first time in the 12-year history that the whitewater events were canceled due to low water. However, it looks like winter is back with a vengeance! We can’t wait to bring back the world’s greatest whitewater athletes to compete on the Truckee River Whitewater Park: one of the top courses in the world.  This year’s festival will feature freestyle, stand-up paddleboard races, kayak races and boatercross.   Athletes, click the link below to register.

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THE RENO RIVER FESTIVAL IS AWARDED
THE 2016 U.S. FREESTYLE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

USA Freestyle Kayaking has awarded the Reno River Festival the 2016 U.S. National Whitewater Freestyle Championships. This event will bring the best kayakers in the country to the Truckee River Whitewater Park for the nation’s biggest competition of the year. This will be the first time Northern Nevada has hosted the nationals. It is the can’t miss competitive kayaking event of the year.

Last year, for the first time in the 12-year history of the Reno River Festival, the whitewater events were canceled because there was not enough water. Liquid Blue Events co-owner and founder Jess Horning is thrilled to announce that, with the return of winter this year, the festival will come back with a vengeance.

Horning says, “To transition from canceling the whitewater events in 2015 to bringing in the largest kayaking event in the country in 2016 will re-establish downtown Reno as one of the top whitewater parks in the world. We are excited for the opportunity and even more excited for our community.”

The whitewater competitions are only part of what makes the Reno River Festival, well a festival. Last year, Liquid Blue Events purchased the Reno River Festival with a goal to not only enhance the event, but to bring at least one major addition to Northern Nevada’s signature event each year. Liquid Blue Event’s vision is to create a river park event that engages the festival goer on everything that is an outdoor summer experience. In the first year, Liquid Blue Events separated the event into villages, built private VIP cabanas and added an extremely popular Craft Beer Village. In it’s inaugural year, the Craft Beer Village featured more than three dozen craft beers and hosted more than 1,500 guests over the two day event.  Tickets for the 2016 Craft Beer Village are currently on sale featuring early bird prizes and incentives.

2016’s new addition will become a Reno River Festival signature event. The Reno River Roll will celebrate everything that is bicycle!  This casual 5-mile costumed slow ride will start at the on the brand new Virginia Street Bridge and finish in the heart of the Reno River Festival.  Tour the streets of Reno on your best ride while trailing a live mobile band that will lead an experience unlike any bike ride you’ve been on before.  The Reno River Roll is open to all ages.  For more information, click on the Reno River Roll link above or just get in now.  Space is limited, the thrill is not.  Bring not only your bike, but if you donate a bike to kids in need at our donation booth, you will receive a free inaugural Reno River Roll t-shirt, water bottle and nap sack.

Summer is synonymous with music and so is the Reno River Festival. The music festival portion will soon become one of the event’s most anticipated announcements. In recent years, the lineup has featured more up and coming and established national recording artists. The festival was headlined by RCA’s Old Dominion in 2014 and BMG’s Clare Dunn in 2015. Both artists have multiple top 10 country music hits. The Reno River Festival is currently working on a 2016 lineup that will be the biggest and best yet.  Details to come soon.

 

 

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SAT MAY 7  Final Schedule TBD. Subject to Change

9-6
Reno River Festival Expo

Whitewater Event Schedule TBD


9-10
Yoga in the Park

by The Yoga Studio

8-11
Reno River Roll Check-In
and New Registration

 

10-5
Adventure Park Hours

presented by

10-6
Private Cabanas
presented by Dolan Automotive

 

11am
Reno River Roll Costume Contest

on the Main Stage

11-4
Craft Beer Village Hours

presented by New West Distributing

 

noon
Reno River Roll Kickoff
presented by

 

1pm
Kayak and Fishing Clinics

inside the Cabelas Camping Village


noon-130
Music Festival in the Park

Band #1: TBA

2-330
Music Festival in the Park
Band #2: TBA


4-530
Music Festival in the Park

HEADLINER: TBA

 

SUN MAY 8  MOTHER’S DAY  *Final Schedule TBD. Subject to Change

9-6
Reno River Festival Expo

Whitewater Event Schedule TBD


9-10
Yoga in the Park

by The Yoga Studio

10-5
Adventure Park Hours

and New Registration


10-6
Private Cabana Hours

presented by Dolan Automotive

11-4
Craft Beer Village Hours

presented by New West Distributing


11am
Kayak and Fishing Clinics

inside the Cabala’s Camping Village

11-1230
Music Festival in the Park

Band #1: TBA


1-3pm
Music Festival in the Park
Band #2: TBA

4-530
Music Festival in the Park

HEADLINER: TBA