Heritage Park Gardens Spring Forum & Expo

Held in March. Join the Heritage Park Gardens (HPG) Committee at the Gardnerville Station to discuss Spring Gardening opportunities and best practices.
We have wonderful guest speakers, Master Gardners, and experts in gardening to answer questions, give presentations, and discuss best practices for your gardening success.
This is a great opportunity to learn when the best time to plant, what is ideal for our climate, and many more common gardening issues.
There will also be Garden Goodies and gift basket drawings.
Invite your friends and family!

Heritage Park Gardens Plant Faire

(May) Mother Nature always keeps us on our toes, alternating back and forth between Spring and Winter. But statistics show that gardeners should be good to go by May at the latest. To celebrate the end of winter, come to the Open House and Plant Faire at Heritage Park Gardens. Kids are invited to join in on the activities in the Children’s Garden, did we mention that there will be a Scavenger Hunt?! Or you can walk the labyrinth, play chess or checkers or choose some plants for your home gardens. A variety of other plants will be available along with some “Garden Goodies” to enhance your garden décor.

Discover Downtown & Mingles

Join us for our Main Street Mingles and an opportunity to network with other community businesses. Learn about their upcoming events, sales, and projects, and share your own. A great way to meet and share ideas with your neighboring businesses. Feel free to bring any promotional materials you would like to share with other attendees.

Sweep The Town

(April or May) Our Sweep the Town community cleanup brings volunteers together to clean, repair, and improve public spaces or other areas (such as vacant lots or abandoned properties) that have been neglected, vandalized, or misused. Cleanup projects can involve all kinds of public spaces—parks, empty lots, schools, trails, sidewalks, and even parking lots, to name just a few. Occasionally we have special painting and planting projects too.

Farmers Market Season

The  Farmers Market takes place in Heritage Park in Gardnerville every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, May through September.  For more information,  please email

Third Thursday Wine Walk

(May-September) The purpose of these wine walks is to invite people to the Main Street District to see what downtown has to offer. Over 75 businesses participate each year in the five wine walks, creating a wonderful opportunity to explore the many unique, locally-owned businesses that are showcased.

There is more to offer than just wine; we have a host of non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and other beverage options. Some folks that join us don’t register to drink – they come to walk the streets while visiting with friends and neighbors or to take advantage of the shops staying open late and making some special purchases.

We Run This Town Fun Run Series

Get moving on Main Street and join us for our “We Run This Town” Fun Run and Walk 5k series!

(July 4th) annual “Freedom 5K Run for the Wreath” Fun Run benefiting our Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony.

Carson Valley Days Classic 5k Fun Run what better way to get ready for the Annual 20/30 Club Carson Valley Days parade than a run/walk along the parade route.

Painting the Town Pink – think Pink October Fun Run/ Walk – portion of the proceeds to benefit our local cancer treatment centers.

Fall Festival

(1st Saturday in October) It wouldn’t be fall in the Carson Valley without the annual Scarecrow, Harvest Festival and Annual Slaughterhouse Lane Coffin Races hosted by Main Street Gardens and East Fork Gallery. The Main Street Fall Fest, combine all of these along with music, activities, demonstrations, and vendors at Heritage Park. The festival is a free community-driven event celebrating the region’s traditions and history as well as showcasing the continued talents, creativity, and diversity of its residents. Come join us for activities, demonstrations & performances on the pavilion, arts & crafts, community organizations, and businesses.

Dia de Los Muertos

(Douglas County Community Services, Carson Valley Arts Council, Nevada Art Council, and Main Street Gardnerville partner to present the annual Dia de Los Muertos festival. Join us for a day of celebration with Mariachi music, Folkloric, Aztec Dancers, and a 12ft Catrina doll presentation by Latino Arte & Culture of Reno, Food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, face painting, Altars, and MORE! First Saturday in  November, 11 am-5 pm.

con la que necesito ayuda es:
Los Servicios Comunitarios del Condado de Douglas, el Consejo de las Artes de Carson Valley, las Consejo de las Artes de Nevada y Main Street Gardnerville se asocian nuevamente para presentar festival anual del Día de Los Muertos en el centro de Gardnerville primo el sábado   de noviembre, de 11 am a 5 pm.
Únase a nosotros para un día de celebración con mariachi y música de baile, bailarines folclóricos y Aztec, y una presentación de una muñeca Catrina de 12 pies a cargo de Latino Arte & Culture de Reno.
¡Tendremos vendedores de comida y bebida, artesanías, pintura de caras, ofrendas y mucho MÁS!

Candy Cane Main

Candy Cane Main is a month-long campaign focused on celebrating all the holiday events in the month of December while encouraging our community to shop locally through direct retail sales at participating businesses. The campaign kicks off with the Candy Cane Main Shop Main Street – Shop from the Heart district shopping extravaganza on the first Saturday in December, 11 am – 2 pm.  Holiday shoppers can register to participate and gain access to electric carriage rides by the Borges Tahoe Carriage Rides and receive a commemorative tote bag for all their shopping finds.

NYE Candlelight Labyrinth Walk

(December 31st) Start a new tradition with your family and focus on creating hopeful tomorrows. Labyrinths are used throughout the world as a way to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life, to meditate, gain insight, reduce stress, to create and celebrate. Luminaries will light the way as you enjoy this newest tradition in the Carson Valley. “Walk out the Old Year and Welcome the New Year” during this family friendly event on New Year’s Eve.