Elko Correspondence – July 2018


Summer greetings from Elko. There is plenty to see and do in Elko this month, including 4th of July Festivities. Let this Independence Day be a day to celebrate our freedom and honor our current service members and veterans here at home and abroad. To keep striving for the ideals that inspired the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.

Our Independence Day Pick

The Khoury’s Family and many other sponsors present the Spring Creek 4th of July Freedom Festival on Wednesday, July 4th 2018 at the Spring Creek Marina. There are so many meaningful and fun events for the whole family celebrate our independence. Most importantly, the day begins with a flag raising ceremony by Prisoners of War and Missing In Action at the Marina, followed by a 5K Fun Run/Walk. The run/walk will provide ample time to take in the land we all enjoy. Then you can see the Freedom Festival Parade and so much more! The day ends with the spectacular Lake of Fire Firework Show that starts at 9:00pm. FMI: https://www.evensi.us/spring-creek-freedom-festival-nevada-89815/260769543

There is a lot more going on in July, and here are our Event Picks for July

Bring the whole family to the Silverstate Stampede for old west excitement. It is the oldest rodeo in Nevada and is held at the Elko County Fairgrounds every year. The rodeo is a tradition that started in 1913 when GS Garcia, the world-famous bit, spur and saddle maker, decided that northern Nevada cowboys needed a rodeo, and the town needed the added entertainment and income.  Today’s Stampede has grown into a multi-faceted event. So let’s rodeo Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14, gates open at 4 PM and the action starts at 6 PM. On Sunday, July 15, gates open at 12 PM and the action starts at 1 PM. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/SilverStateStampede/

The Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival is July 27th – 29th in Elko and Spring Creek. The Ruby Mountain Balloon

Festival has been a local attraction for the community since 2002. Organized by Ruby Mountain Hot Air Inc., a non-profit, local organization. Their mission is to educate about and share the sport of Hot Air Ballooning. On Friday, July 27th from 7-10pm in the Elko City Park experience the Balloon Glow. The pilots will light up the sky! Bring a blanket, purchase dinner from Las Brisas or Williams & Co BBQ and dance around to the sounds of Chip Stone! Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th Ascension begins at 6am in Spring Creek. There will be crafts, food and music. A fundraising breakfast will be served by the Civil Air Patrol. Chris Casey will be back again flying her balloon, Sierra Drifter, as she pictured here FMI: https://www.facebook.com/rubymountainballoonfestival/

Art in the Park runs July 14 and 15 in the Elko City Park. Created by the Elko County Art Club as an annual Elko event, all proceeds support their community outreach programs and classes, scholarships and the Art Gallery. The event is free and welcome to everyone. Expect original works of art from artists across the west along with handmade crafts, food vendors, live music and artist’s demos! FMI – https://www.facebook.com/ElkoCountyArtClub/

>Downtown Saturday Nights happens downtown on Saturday July 28th. Grab your lawn chairs & blankets and join us in downtown Elko, on the Silver Street Lot (located between 4th & 5th Streets and Silver & Commercial Streets,) for the NEW “Downtown Saturday Nights” a FREE and FUN FAMILY event! We will have live music, food trucks, bouncy houses, local crafts, beer, and a Candlestick GLOW, and Much more. FMI – https://www.facebook.com/ElkoDowntown/

— Doug Clarke & Amber Adeline