The downtown area of Sparks, NV, known as Victorian Square, has become a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. The location is booming with life from the newly developed apartments, restaurants, and structures such as an outdoor amphitheater. For years, Victorian Square has hosted several notable events including the renowned Rib Cook-Off and Hot August Nights, and has been regularly visited by locals even during off-times. The community of Victorian Square is also home to several small businesses run by local families and includes some of Sparks’ favorite spots to eat, shop, and explore.
Over the years, the area has been almost completely renovated and now includes luxury apartments nestled in the tight-knit community. With many walkable options to choose from for entertainment and restaurants right outside your door, it’s easy to see why so many are flocking to Victorian Square. Learn more about life at The Deco in downtown Sparks, NV below!
Annual events and holidays in Victorian Square are unlike any other in the city of Sparks. Some of the most well-known summer events in the United States are held right in the heart of downtown Victorian Square. And holidays are highly celebrated in the area with one casino usually putting on a show for onlookers taking part in the festivities.
The Nugget Casino, located in Victorian Square, has been around for over half a century and is a staple feature of the Sparks area. Its success has been noted in several publications and truly has a special place in the heart of native Nevadans. Each year, The Nugget celebrates New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July with the city’s only firework show. When locals mention fireworks in Reno or Sparks, everyone’s mind goes to Victorian Square.
At The Deco, you’ll have a front-row seat to these firework shows without ever having to leave your home. And you can always walk down to join the action and go right back home once it’s over as you won’t have to worry about parking or traffic.
Each year, locals and visitors look forward to the summer events that are hosted in downtown Victorian Square. Events like the world-famous Rib Cook-Off and the nationally acclaimed Hot August Nights are put on annually by the city of Sparks - more specifically in Victorian Square. For years, guests have been able to walk through the crowds to enjoy delicious food, live music, and much more during these events.
Other popular events held in the area include Reno Craft Beer Week, the Great Victorian Craft Fair, Pumpkin Palooza, and Street Vibrations.
Breweries, pubs, and restaurants have been popping up everywhere in the Reno/Sparks area and locals can’t get enough. Located in and around Victorian Square are more than 30 restaurants and bars all within walking distance of The Deco. Some of our favorite restaurants include Anthony’s Chophouse, The Oyster Bar, Great Basin Brewery, Pinion Bottle Company, Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen, Engine 8 Urban Winery, Pietro’s Famiglia Italian, and The Blind Onion Pizza.
Popular bars in Victoria Square are commonly flooded with locals looking to grab a drink with friends. Some include Mummer’s - a Sparks classic, Packs and Pints, and the Oak Room which is great for dancing.
Along with all of the amenities and entertainment found right in downtown Victorian Square, there are several other locations close by that provide even more fun and adventure. The world-renowned Lake Tahoe is less than an hour’s drive from Sparks. The lake is most known for its clear blue waters and panoramic views. The community thrives off of tourism during the hot summer months and has recently garnered attention from celebrities as a winter getaway destination because of the tall snow-capped mountains and large pine trees.
Other popular areas near Victorian Square include The Outlets at Legends, which is less than 10 minutes away. The Outlets offer some of the best shopping in the area with retailers such as Scheels, Gap, Oakley, Adidas, Nike, and many more. Also found in the shopping center are some of our favorite restaurants including Grimaldi’s Pizza, Habit Burger, Olive Garden, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Dunkin’ Doughnuts, Chick-fil-A and many others.
The Deco is the perfect location for luxury apartment living in Victorian Square. It’s close to several restaurants and bars, hosts a variety of concerts and events, is booming with new life. If you’re considering relocating to beautiful Sparks, Nevada, our luxury high-rise apartments are just what you’re looking for. Styled to fit the modern, avant-garde lifestyle, your new home offers spacious floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows with incredible views of the valley, and private terraces.