People not familiar with the area often assume that nothing happens here until the sun goes down, and, oh, how they are surprised when they learn about the Reno daytime events that can be found year round. Festivals of all sorts take place in spring, summer, winter and fall celebrating the wide variety of nationalities and ethnicities that are residents of the Truckee Meadows. Watch local celebrities stomp grapes for Italian wines, marvel at the Basque feats of strength and endurance, honor the heritage of the local Native American community at a powwow or take part in any of the other countless events held by different groups and populations.