The best time of year to visit Elko is either in the spring or the fall. If you visit the town in the summer it will be a bit too hot to really enjoy yourself, and if you visit in the winter it can get quite cold, and you won't be able to do many of the fun things that bring tourists in. Even though there are many festivals and events that take place in the town throughout the year, many locals and tourists agree that the best ones are in the spring and fall. There are also some good ones in the summer too if you can stand the heat. Any time of year you go you will see that the casinos are pretty packed. There will be live entertainment all year round, and there will usually be something to do. Most people that visit don't have too many complaints about a lack of things to do. When you are packing, you should bring some shorts and t-shirts. You should also bring some pants and a light jacket or sweatshirt for later at night, however. Even in the spring and summer it can get quite cold at night. If you want to know what the temperature will be like at all times, you should check the weather before you head out to Elko.