The calendar of Sparks and Reno events in November is jam-packed with activities like festivals, turkey trots, and train rides, so don’t let the colder temperatures deter you from having a good time.

Performances by the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra will be among the many events taking place at venues across Northern Nevada. If you’re interested in supporting the arts, you can also attend a cocktail party and private screening to benefit the Sierra Arts Foundation.

There are Sparks and Reno events in November like pre-Thanksgiving runs/walks, the Holiday Train O’ Lights steam locomotive, and classes at the Nevada Museum of Art to make one-of-a-kind, personalized stockings to get you in the holiday spirit. You can get a jump on your holiday shopping on Shop Small Saturday by stopping by The Village at Rancharrah, where Wyld Market Makers will be displaying and selling their wares.

The Best Sparks and Reno Events in November

Sparks and Reno Events in November Mountainfilm on TourMountainfilm On Tour

  • When: 7 p.m.- 9:30, Saturday, November 5, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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November is the perfect time to cozy up indoors and escape the cold weather by attending the Mountainfilm on tour at the Nevada Museum of Art. This exciting event features a selection of powerful short films from the annual Mountain film festival held in Telluride, Colorado. From stories on environmental, cultural, and political issues, these documentaries are sure to inspire.

Sparks and Reno Events in November Soweto Gospel ChoirArtown Presents Soweto Gospel Choir

  • When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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If you’re looking for things to do in November, why not attend this concert by the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir? You can experience South African freedom songs and renditions of music from the Civil Rights Movement, including works by artists Billie Holiday, James Brown, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, and Aretha Franklin.

Sparks and Reno Events in November Owls of Northern Nevada“Owls Of Northern Nevada” with Alan Gubanich at Lazy 5 Regional Park

  • When: 6 p.m.- 7:30, Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • Where: Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks
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Held at Lazy 5 Regional Park, this free event welcomes you to an informal talk about the many different types of birds in Northern Nevada. Join Alan Gubanich, former vice president of the Lahontan Audubon Society and noted local bird expert, to learn more about birdwatching, ornithology, and more. All ages are welcome, so come learn about our feathered friends and neighbors.

Things to do in November - Veterans DayReno Events in November: Veterans Day Parade

The City of Reno is proud to honor courageous and selfless military service to our nation and to express its sincere gratitude to those who have served or are serving today. On November 11 at 11:11 a.m., downtown Reno will play host to the City of Reno Veterans Day Parade. Veterans Day 2022 will have the theme “Honor.” Honor reflects the military’s commitment to duty and its values. Serving to defend our way of life and the American Constitution is an honor in and of itself.

Reno Phil's Classix SeriesReno Phil’s Classix Series

  • When: 7:30 p.m.-9:30, Saturday, November 12, 2022 & 4 p.m.-6, Sunday, November 13, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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November is a great time to catch the Reno Phil in action. For this event, Jim Albrecht, Reno Phil’s Principal Trombonist, will be featured as the soloist for Appermont’s “Colors for Trombone.” The program will conclude with the Reno Phil Orchestra and Reno Phil Youth Symphony Orchestra playing Saint-Saëns’ most popular symphony.

Things to do in November - Sip&Screen1Sierra Arts Foundation’s Sip and Screen: ‘The Menu’

  • When: 6 p.m.-8, Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Where: Sierra Arts Gallery, 17 S. Virginia St., Suite 120, Reno
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This fundraiser for Sierra Arts Foundation will offer complimentary cocktails and appetizers from Sierra Gold Seafood, prepared by Wild River Grille, prior to a private screening of “The Menu,” on opening night at Century Riverside. Cocktail party attire is encouraged, so break out your best dress or suit and get ready to have a great time.

ELCSewing- Christmas StockingSewing: Christmas Stockings

  • When: 1:30 p.m.-5:30, Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Searching for holiday gift options or want to replace your current stocking with a new one? The Nevada Museum of Art invites you to create unique and personalized stockings under the guidance of instructor Bree Kasper. A limited number of sewing machines and supplies will be available. Sewing experience is also required and participants must be 15 years or older.

4th Annual Scheels Turkey Trot24th Annual Scheels Turkey Trot

  • When: 8:30 a.m.-11, Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Where: Scheels at Legends, 1200 Scheels Drive, Sparks
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Fall is a great time to get outside before the colder winter months—what better way to do that than by participating in the Scheels Turkey Trot? This annual event offers participants the choice of a timed 10K run or a two-mile untimed walk or run around the Sparks Marina. No matter the distance, every runner and walker will receive a commemorative long-sleeve souvenir shirt and refreshments.

Things to do in November - Wobble Before Gobble2Reno’s Wobble Before You Gobble 10K/5K

  • When: 9 a.m., Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Where: Reno City Plaza, North Virginia and First Streets, Reno
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This wobble (run or walk) kicks off on Thanksgiving day at 9 a.m. on Virginia Street next to City Plaza, where participants will make their way through downtown Reno and the nearby parks before returning to the finish for a medal.  So whether you’re looking to burn off some calories before feasting, or you’re just searching for things to do in November, be sure to sign up for this race in Reno.

V&T Railroad Electric TrainElectric Holiday Train O’ Lights!

  • When: Friday, November 25, 2022–Sunday, December 18, 2022
  • Where: Virginia & Truckee Railroad Depot, 165 F St., Virginia City
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Get ready to put your festive hat and attire on for this one-of-a-kind event in Virginia City, where the Holiday Train O’ Lights steam train will take you on an exciting (and colorful) ride to Gold Hill. And not only will the historic locomotive be decorated with thousands of lights, but there will be some merry carols along the way. Pro tip: make reservations ahead of time and dress warmly—it can get chilly on the train.

Things to do in November - Shop Small Saturday2Reno Events in November: Shop Small Saturday

  • When: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Where: The Village at Rancharrah, 7100 Rancharrah Parkway, Reno
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The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. If you’re looking for something unique and handmade, check out The Village’s special collection of Wyld Market Makers. You’ll find everything from jewelry to pottery to hand-crafted furniture. And if you need a break from shopping, there will also be live music, a styled photo booth, crafting stations, and more.

At Dickson Realty, our team of local experts knows about the best activities and places to live, including the best Sparks and Reno Events in November. To learn more about how to enjoy the Northern Nevada region, contact one of our realtors today.