Today’s hydrologic outlook from NOAA: …SPRING SNOWMELT TO CAUSE EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA RIVERS AND STREAMS TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY THROUGH FRIDAY…
That’s good news for the 8th annual Reno River Festival, May 6–8, which kicks off in a big way on Friday. Reno River Fest is one of our favorite events of the year since it ushers in a whole new season of outdoor fun for us. This year, we’re joining forces with Keen and Outdoor Research at our booth so be sure to stop by.
If you’ve never been to Reno River Festival, then this is your year to come. Temps are forecasted to be in the 70s with sunny skies and there’s loads of fun and new events on tap.
The highlight of the festival is, of course, the Truckee River, where open freestyle, boatercross and stand-up paddleboarding competitions will take place. Plus, there are free whitewater clinics, a kick-off party with ‘80s 2-tone ska band English Beat in the park on Friday night at 8pm, food and beer gardens, the Run Amuck fun run with a 60-foot mud pit in the course, the Humans in Motion short video contest, a Home Brew competition, yoga in the park each morning and live music all weekend long. View the full Reno River Fest schedule online. Some 40,000 people come to the festival during the long weekend, so it’s definitely the place to be!
We’ll be selling Keen water shoes/sandals along with Outdoor Research hats and dry bags at our tent. Don’t miss out on our Reno River Fest promotions, including a FREE Pair of Socks with every pair of Keens purchased, a raffle in which you can win FREE Keen sandals, and more giveaways just for stopping by. See you at the river!
I’m a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow’s good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe’s beaches in summer.