Food Truck Friday in Reno
June 10 - August 26
The food truck movement in Reno-Tahoe is thriving! More than 80 roam the region. Each week in the summertime, you’ll find 35 to 45 Reno food trucks at our area’s premier food truck event, Food Truck Fridays Reno. It’s one of the top 10 largest food truck events in the nation, according to the Travel Channel. Reno Food Truck Fridays is held 4 – 9 p.m. each Friday from early June to late August in beautiful Idlewild Park in Reno. Attendees select from a wide range of food choices, from over-the-top tacos, decadent Southern fare, juicy sliders, fiery chicken wings, and fresh-made pasta to slow-roasted barbecue, gourmet hot dogs, Asian bites, as well as colorful and thirst-quenching shaved ice and many other cooling desserts. Come hungry because you will surely leave full. Do you like a bit of charity with your meal? Stop by the BJ’s Barbecue truck where local culinary students from the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology and Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno serve you Kick Ass Fries (a huge mound of fresh fries topped with shredded pork and sauce) or Whoop Ass Fries (a giant container of fries topped with savory brisket and sauce). Net proceeds support college scholarships and other needs for local culinary students. Wash down all the tasty food with a local craft brew, tall mixed drink, glass of wine, or tart and sweet lemonade. Besides the Reno food trucks, this free, family-friendly event features live music, a large playground with train rides for the kids, and more. It’s a party in the park surrounded by Reno food trucks so bring your lawn chairs and blankets to kick back in the grass shaded by mature trees with your family and friends. Relax and let the food truckers cook for you at Food Truck Friday Reno!