Reno is an optimal location for trade shows and conventions thanks to its beautiful scenery and nearby attractions. Located in Nevada, Reno has reasonable weather most of the year, and offers many different activities to enjoy in or around the city. Stellar weather and nearby Lake Tahoe make for some awesome adventures with activities for everyone to enjoy! Reno has been described as “the biggest little city in the world.” It’s known for big entertainment with a small-town feel. The Reno-Sparks Convention Center is perfectly placed near the downtown area, just minutes from the airport and right down the street from some of the best amenities that Reno has to offer. It’s a stunning facility with 600,000 square feet of space.
About Reno, Nevada
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not far from the convention center. This “little” city has a population of about 235,000 people. It’s near Lake Tahoe, which is perhaps one of the most stunning outdoor locations in the country. Around Lake Tahoe, you can enjoy fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, biking, and picnicking. You will find a little bit of everything, including mountain adventures, museums, scavenger hunts, and shows to attend. In the winter, the ski resorts open, and in the summer, you can go on a hot air balloon ride or hang glide over the mountains. There’s something for everyone in this gorgeous location. Reno has very nice weather most of the time, thanks to its location. The winters can get a bit chilly, but most of the year brings sunshine and moderate temperatures with very light winds or breezes. There are plenty of fantastic places to stay and tons of delicious restaurants, especially in the downtown area near the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. There are some additional venues as well, including Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Nugget Casino Resort, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, and Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. However, the Reno-Sparks location is the largest and has the best placement overall.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
The Reno-Sparks Convention Center boasts more than 600,000 square feet of space to host trade shows and conventions of all kinds. It’s a single-level location so there are no stairs or elevators to navigate, and the setup is very user-friendly. This state-of-the-art location has modern technology and amenities to suit just about any trade show need. It also has award-winning customer service. In the surrounding areas, there are more than 15,000 rooms to accommodate exhibitors and guests at any trade show scheduled here. You will get the perks of a big city convention center with tailored hospitality that makes you feel right at home. The capacity is phenomenal and the facilities are outstanding. When you pair this with the space, service, and amenities, it’s no wonder some of the biggest shows in the world choose Reno as their destination.
Top 10 Trade Shows to Be Held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in 2023
Summer through fall is the best time to host or attend a trade show in Reno as the winter ski season can get busy with tourists. There are some fantastic shows hosted here all year long. Check out these top 10 trade shows in 2023 and start planning your events today.
Tanner’s Marketplace Antiques, Crafts, and Retro Show
The Tanner’s Marketplace Show is hosted in Reno on May 20-21 and is extremely affordable for those who want to exhibit, as well as those who want to attend. It’s a fun show with tons of awesome things to see, and 2023 is their 49th year!
Just Between Friends Reno (JBF Reno)
Just Between Friends Reno is a pop-up children’s resale show with tons of affordable items to help stock up children’s wardrobes for the seasons ahead. These shows are offered a couple of times a year, but the biggest one of 2023 will be March 9-12th.
Reno RV Show
The Reno RV Show is scheduled for March 29-April 2, 2023. This event offers 5 days of RVs, outdoor recreational vehicles and sports equipment. This is the ultimate show for those looking to prepare for an outdoor adventure.
Reno Boat and Sports Show
The Reno Boat and Sports Show is an extension of the Lockett Shows that include the RV show and other outdoor sports and activities. The boat show also spans part of the event, scheduled for March 29-April 2, 2023. There are tons of boats and equipment for water sports and activities.
Reno Home and Garden Show
The Reno Home and Garden Show is also an extension of the Lockett Shows. These are some of the busiest and most popular shows of the year because they have so much to see and offer. The Home and Garden Show is scheduled for March 31-April 2nd and will provide tons of home and garden equipment.
Monster Jam is the king of monster truck events and one you’re not going to want to miss! They’re full of excitement and activity as you watch the most famous trucks compete for their titles. Monster Jam Reno is scheduled for April 21-23, 2023.
Quilt Show Reno
If you love sewing or quilting, this one’s for you. The Quilt Show Reno offers classes and brings together industry vendors, instructors, and entrepreneurs for a quilted good time. There is so much to see and plenty to learn from June 15-17, 2023.
NAEC’s Convention & Exposition
Scheduled for September 10-13, the NAEC Convention & Expo sports more than 200 industry exhibits in an event that is all about technology and networking. There will be product demonstrations, educational sessions, and tons of opportunities to make awesome connections.
Legion Sports Fest
The Legion Sports Fest is hosted by Center Podium in Reno on October 7-8, 2023. This multi-sport fitness expo is truly the survival of the fittest with entertainment, fitness, education, and a wide variety of sports competitions as well.
Magic of Santa Craft Faire
The Magic of Santa Craft Faire is hosted by Tanner’s on December 2-3, 2023. This annual Christmas event has tons of craft and Christmas-related vendors, as well as fun activities for the kids and a chance to see Santa in person.
How Blazer Exhibits & Events Can Help You Exhibit at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Blazer Exhibits has been serving the trade show and convention industry with custom-made exhibits for almost 40 years. Our commitment is to our customers and helping to ensure they meet their branding and exhibit needs without having to stress about the details. We will help you cover everything from designing and building your booth to shipping and setup as well. Choose from a custom trade show rental exhibit or purchase an exhibit all your own.
Contact us today to learn more and get started planning for your trade show.