March 2019's Top 15 Things to do in Reno
March is a month to celebrate, and Reno brings the party! Grab a green beer, or a Mardi Gras mask, and make your way to one of the numerous events March has to offer.
Rue Bourbon, a New Orleans themed bar that opened in 2018, is serving up a Mardi Gras bash fit for the Big Easy! The party starts on March 1, and ends with a crawfish boil on Sunday, March 3. You can expect music, delicious southern food, live entertainment, and giveaways at this three-day celebration.
Have you ever wanted to bite into a delicious Tagalong Cookie and wash it down with a peanut butter beer? IMBĪB Custom Brews is making your dreams a reality with their 4th Annual Beer and Girl Scout Cookie Pairing. For just $10, enjoy a flight of four beers paired with four Girl Scout Cookies. Support Girl Scouts of America while enjoying unique pairings on March 4, from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Make your way to the Reno Ballroom for the longest running Mardi Gras celebration in the area. This fundraising event takes place on Fat Tuesday, March 5, and features offerings from the finest restaurants and caterers, as well as wide selections of beers, wines, and spirits. In addition to delicious bites and drinks, there will be music, entertainment, raffles, and dancing.
This 10-day festival has been snowballing since 1982. A polar bear swim, hot wing eating contest, fireworks, parades, concerts, and theater performances are just a few of the activities to name. Make the most of the snow by participating in the Naughty Dawg Pull, Whacky Human Bowling, and Snow Sculpting on February 28-March 10.
Singing and dancing and acting, oh my! Follow the yellow brick road all the way to Emerald City while enjoying mesmerizing choreography and shocking special effects during this production by the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Journey to the magical Land of Oz on March 15-17.
Put on your best shade of green and head to Downtown Reno on March 16, for one of the largest bar crawls in the nation! The Reno Leprechaun Crawl boasts 19 different participating bars, more than 75 beer and drink specials, and free giveaways.
More than 7,000 folks visit Virginia City on March 16, to see who will earn the title of “Best Rocky Mountain Oyster Cook in the West.” Watch the competition rise with every grill, fry, and bake. Sample and decide for yourself who should win the title. While you’re enjoying the delicious snacks, join in the parade and costume contest. Looking for after-dark entertainment? Quench your thirst at the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl where you’ll get one free beer and a variety of samples at participating saloons.
Find your pot of gold (and complimentary refreshments) at the end of this 5K run through Midtown and Wells Avenue districts in Reno on March 17. Run or walk, but be sure to keep up the pace with a speedy leprechaun in order to get your special prize. If the leprechaun passes you, don’t fret. Each runner and walker passed adds proceeds going toward the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Registration, ranging from $25-$35, includes a personalized race bib, Leprechaun Race cup, Lenny the Leprechaun tattoo, and more.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in South Lake Tahoe! Your $15 wristband includes access to live music, green beer, and food specials at all Village restaurants and bars. Celebrate the holiday with the beautiful, scenic backdrop of Lake Tahoe. The party starts at 3 pm on March 17, and costumes are encouraged.
Golden Globe Award Winner and beloved member of the series, “Parks and Recreation,” Aziz Ansari, brings his hilarious standup tour to the Reno Ballroom on March 22. The witty writing behind “Master of None” and “Modern Romance” is sure to be seen in this vivacious routine. The show is predicted to sell out, so get your tickets now.
The Lawlor Events Center presents the most enchanting Cirque du Soleil in North America on March 21-24! This exciting production depicts a festive parade imagined by a clown and includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from around the world. You can expect fun, comedy, and spontaneity in this limited-run show.
Watch large monster trucks flip, race, and freestyle at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center on March 22-24. Featuring trucks named Alien Invasion, Devastator, Hurricane Force, and Ice Cream Man, this show is bound to rev your engine!
Jurassic Quest is causing a roar in Reno! This fossil-filled event is the only of its kind that has true to life size dinosaurs that roar and move. In addition to riveting reptiles, you can look forward to dinosaur exhibits, tours, cinema, science stations, crafts, and more. Delve into the world of these prehistoric creatures at the Reno Sparks Convention Center on March 22-24.
Beer and music lovers unite! This outdoor four-day festival, happening March 29-31, features more than 25 bands and 20 California breweries. Concertgoers can expect to be swayed under the star-filled High Sierra sky by calming acoustic and bluegrass tunes. Heighten your experience with heated tents, beer tastings, coffee bars, food trucks, cocktail bars, and more.
Spend your weekend the right way; running toward the finish line for cold beer. This two-day event kicks off on Friday, March 29, with a free Sierra Nevada party featuring DJ music and beer tastings. On Saturday, run in the 5k Fun Run and get rewarded with delicious brews at the end. A corn hole tournament, beverage tasting, Patron Margarita Mixing Seminar, and mechanical bull are also on Saturday’s agenda.