Camel Races highlight weekend events |

Camel Races highlight weekend events

BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal

48th annual Virginia City International Camel Races

When: 1-6 p.m. today through Sunday

Where: Camel Race Arena, F Street

A Grand Parade will take place noon Saturday on C Street

The Camel Hump Ball with live music and a silent auction will take place 7 p.m.-midnight tonight at the new Long Branch Saloon.

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Great Reno Balloon Race

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, north of downtown Reno


5 a.m. ” Glow show (all ballooners inflate their craft)

5:30 a.m. ” Dawn patrol

2-5 p.m. ” Balloons, Jazz & Wine Walk


5 a.m. ” Glow show

5:30 a.m. ” Dawn patrol

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Boys & Girls Club 14th annual Kids Auction and world’s greatest barbecue

2:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Collin Raye performs from 7-8 p.m.

Pony Express Pavilion in Mills Park

All-you-can-eat barbecue, hosted bar, hundreds of silent and live auction packages and a concert by country singer Collin Raye.

The Tin Cup Tea

Fundraiser for the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno

When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St.

Cost: $50 per person.

Tickets: Call Holly Austin of the Nevada State Museum at 687-4810 ext. 222.

23rd annual Carson Valley Street Celebration

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Minden.

There will be more than 100 arts and crafts booths set up on Esmeralda Street. Kick back and enjoy the country sounds of Crimson Collar while sipping a cold libation and enjoying a variety of foods from Mexican to barbecue.

For more area events, see Saturday’s Appeal or check back online.