Downtown Sparks has always been a popular spot for families and friends to gather thanks to annual events like the Rib Cook Off and the July 4th firework show that are hosted there each year. But that’s not all that Downtown Sparks has to offer. The growing community that lines Victorian Square also features several restaurants and pubs, an outdoor event center for concerts and shows, a Galaxy Movie Theater, and various local small businesses to visit. 

With so much to do, it’s no wonder residents are flocking to the Downtown Sparks area and choosing to live near Victorian Square. Popular Victorian Square apartments such as The Atrium not only provide a prime location to be a part of all the fun, but the amenities make it the most comfortable place to call home. Take a look at 7 of our favorite things to do in Downtown Sparks!

#1 Movie Nights

Everyone loves a good movie night complete with popcorn, candy, soda, and a comfortable seat. At The Galaxy Victorian, you’ll find all of this and more. Beer and alcoholic beverages are available to guests over the age of 21, and delicacies like foot long hot dogs and personal pizzas are game changers for movie goers looking for more than just a snack. 

#2 See A Live Concert

The Nugget Amphitheater, which seats up to 8,500 guests, offers the perfect stage for live bands to play. Featuring artists such as Journey, Sam Hunt, Kid Rock, and Pitbull, the Nugget Event Center hosts some of the largest shows in town. To see upcoming live concerts at The Nugget Amphitheater, check out Shows & Concerts at The Nugget Casino

#3 Grab A Drink with Friends

There are many bars lining Victorian Ave, all within walking distance of The Atrium and other apartments in Downtown Sparks. Popular spots like Piñon, Packs and Pints, Paddy & Irene’s, The Elbow Room, and Mummer’s are always bustling with locals having some drinks and fun with friends.

Downtown Sparks

#4 Eat Delicious Food

Looking for a good pizza place? Want to grab a burger? Trying to test out the best chips and salsa in town? Victorian Avenue features so many different restaurants, it’s hard to choose where to eat. Favorite spots like Great Basin Brewery (Nevada’s oldest!), The Blind Onion, Mari Chuy’s, and Anthony’s Chophouse deliver some of the best dishes you’ve ever had. And it’s all right around the corner from many Downtown Sparks apartments. 

#5 Take a Gamble At The Nugget

The Nugget Casino Resort is the second largest casino in Sparks, with over 50,000 sq ft of casino floor space. That means plenty of room for penny slots, card and table games, and even BINGO. And if you’re planning a fun night out with the kids, just stop by the Nugget Arcade so the whole family can have some fun!

#6 Stop By A Local Event 

Everyone knows the best events in town are held on Victorian Ave. From Star Spangled Sparks to the Hometown Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, there are events occurring year-round in Downtown Sparks. Coming up in October is the Pumpkin Palooza, a family-friendly event featuring activities like carving classes, the Great Mask-A-Rade, and live entertainment.

#7 Learn Some Sparks History

The Sparks Heritage Museum is located in the heart of historic Downtown Sparks, which features a permanent gallery that highlights the history and heritage of Sparks. Just across the street is the outdoor train exhibit which consists of a steam locomotive, caboose, and pullman business car all of which are available for touring by museum representatives. You can also become a member and help preserve the legacy of historic Sparks, NV. 

Check Out Apartments in Sparks

The Atrium is a modern luxury 6-story apartment complex with 132 residences. Want to live in ultimate comfort, convenience, and style? Check out leasing at The Atrium today! Located in the heart of Victorian Square, you’ll never get bored of living at The Atrium, and the amenities will leave you feeling truly at home. 

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