Down at the park

Celebrate Reno’s 100th birthday by attending the Reno Days Festival this weekend. The Biggest Little City’s roots actually date back to 1859, but Reno didn’t become a full-fledged city until 1903. The official party starts May 30 at Wingfield Park. The Jason King Band and Guitar Woody hit the stage at 5:30 p.m. The festivities resume May 31 with a riverfront clean-up at 9 a.m. and a historic fire truck parade through downtown Reno at 10 a.m. The festival will also pay homage to Major Gen. Jesse Lee Reno, after whom our city is named. The Nevada Civil War Volunteers will honor the Civil War figure and conduct historic reenactments at Wingfield Park. Jakki Ford, Blue Haven, Keyser Soze and other bands will perform at the park May 31 and June 1. The Ford Brothers Blues Band (pictured) will hit the stage both nights at 5:30 p.m. In addition to entertainment, arts and crafts vendors will be selling their wares during the festival. The events are free and take place at the park, located at First Street and Arlington Avenue.