Sparks: Food, Dining and Events in Reno’s Entertainment City
Get access to Reno’s entertainment scene and delectable dining and entertainment scene by flying in to the Fallon Municipal Airport or the Reno Tahoe International Airport to reach Sparks, NV. The city had many names attached to it - East Reno, Glendale and Harriman before it became Sparks in 1905. It was named after the Nevada Governor John Sparks who later threw a barbeque partly for all the Alamo Ranch people south of Reno. Also known as the “City of Promise”, the city is also home to the Reno Rodeo. Considered as the wildest and fanciest Rodeo in the West, you can experience this even annually every month of June.
Best Time to Visit
Be in time for the local events and festivals in Sparks, Nevada by visiting the city during the months of June through August. September would also be an ideal time of the year to explore the city with the crowd thinning and hotel rates more affordable.
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Closest airports to Sparks, Nevada
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- Carson City, NV, United States (CSN)
- Fallon, NV, United States (FLX-Fallon Municipal)
- Lake Tahoe, CA, United States (TVL)
- Minden, NV, United States (MEV-Minden-Tahoe)
- Reno, NV, United States (RNO-Reno-Tahoe Intl.)
- Truckee, CA, United States (TKF-Truckee Tahoe)
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