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9 Spring Festivals in Nevada 

From tulip-filled, family-friendly festivals to barbecues and live music for days and days, gas the car and head to these spring festivals in Nevada.

Andelin Family Farm Spring Festival 

April 3 to May 4: Andelin Family Farm Spring Festival 


Nothing says spring festival in Nevada like cute baby animals and vibrant colorful tulips. Enjoy both at the Andelin Family Farm Spring Festival in Sparks. Tickets include time on the farm, a petting zoo, barnyard games and activities, including mini zips and access to the U-pick tulip field. Make sure your phone is fully charged for all the IG stories of the baby lambs, kids, chicks, calves and piglets. 
Cost: Starting at $12.
For more information: andelinfamilyfarm.com/spring-events.

April 26 to April 28: Genoa Western Heritage Days


Three days packed with music, history, art, food and fun await at Genoa Western Heritage Days. Genoa, located in the northwestern part of the state, is Nevada’s oldest permanent settlement. All weekend long, enjoy live Western music, cowboy poetry and face painting. Don’t miss the horse parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday, a celebrated highlight of this spring festival in Nevada.
Cost: Free.
For more information: www.genoanevada.org.

May 4 to May 5: Boulder City Spring Jamboree

Boulder City

Held since 1977, Boulder City Spring Jamboree is a must-attend spring festival in Nevada. The fun-filled, family-friendly event is held throughout four beautiful public parks located in the historic downtown district. Enjoy a classic hot-rod car show, artisan crafts, tasty treats and entertainment. 
Cost: Free.
For more information: www.springjamboree.com.

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Hot August Nights

May 17 to May 18: Hot August Nights Spring Fever Revival


Get your engines ready for Hot August Nights Spring Fever Revival, a mini version of the organization’s epic 5,000-plus car event held each August. The Spring Fever Revival’s 400 cars will still have you humming “you’ve got that James Dean daydream” all night long. Expect to capture your new IG photo next to picturesque vehicles that are 1979 and older. 
Cost: Free.
For more information: hotaugustnights.net/spring-fever-revival.

May 17 to May 19: EDC Las Vegas 2024

Las Vegas

Attention, daisy lovers; get ready to smell, feel, hear and experience the springtime flowers like never before. From the stages and sound to the pyrotechnics and performers, the Electric Daisy Carnival is a high-fives and good-vibes time at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Enjoy carnival rides, art and the fusion of technology and nature to inspire the imagination. Headliners include Steve Aoki, David Guetta, Alesso and more.
Cost: From $599.
For more information: lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com.

May 24 to May 25: Best Dam Barbecue Challenge 

Boulder City

Nothing like the hot sizzling sensations from meat on the grill to celebrate the season. Add a little competition, and you have the perfect springtime thrill. The Best Dam Barbecue Challenge in Boulder City is free to attend and held during Memorial Day Weekend. Over 40 teams compete to serve up the tastiest ribs, pork, brisket and chicken to trained judges at Bicentennial Park. Whether you are craving a pulled pork sandwich, fresh kettle corn, icy beverages or chicken with all the fixins’, they have it all. Enjoy a marketplace with vendors, a car show, musical entertainment and even a KidsQue grilling lesson and competition for kids ages 6 to 17.
Cost: Free.
For more information: www.bouldercityrotary.org.

Schellraiser Music Festival 

May 30 to June 1: Schellraiser Music Festival 


For a far-flung and far-out time, look no further than the Shellraiser Music Festival. Venture to the remote area in wild Nevada for independent underground music, from country to cumbia, punk to pop and soul to psychedelic. Headliners include Ladytron, We Are Scientists and Mercury Rev. For the ultimate experience, book adventure camping or an A-frame tiny home cabin at the private campground. 
Cost: $120 for a one-day pass; $220 for a three-day pass.
Tickets: www.schellraiser.com.

May 31 to June 2: BackCountry Music Festival 


Get ready to hoot and holler for three days of beer, barbecue and country music. From May 31 to June 2, the family-friendly BackCountry Music Festival takes place on a cattle ranch and farm, bringing music, finger-licking-good barbecue and frothy bevvys from local breweries. This year’s lineup includes performances from Justin Moore, Brent Cobb, Kat Hasty, The Good Luck Thrift Store Outlet and Zandi Holup. 
Cost: $59 to $399.
Tickets: www.backcountryfest.com.

June 7 to June 9: Reno River Festival 


Reno River Festival is an outdoor, pet-friendly, weekend-long celebration filled with 24 music acts on two stages, more than 100 vendor shops, the Reno Tahoe Adventure Park, dozens of food and drink options, and so much more. Headliners include The Ataris, Canaan Smith and Decades, set to perform on the festival grounds in Downtown Reno at the Truckee River.
Cost: $10; free admission for kids 17 and under.
Tickets: renoriverfestival.com.

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