Spring Fever Revival, an abbreviated version of Hot August Nights, brings classic cars, food and drink, a street fair and free entertainment to Virginia Street in downtown Reno on Friday and Saturday, May 19 – 20, 2017. If you like the full version in August, this event is a great warm-up.

Spring Fever Revival is open to all 1976 and older vehicles, with free entry for all Hot August Nights 2017 registered car participants. The entry fee for non-registered participants is $35. It’s free for the public to attend and enjoy the fun along Virginia Street.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. And since Spring Fever Revival will be in downtown Reno with its casinos, bars, and restaurants, there will be plenty of other fun things to do as well.

Reno can get crowded during events like Spring Fever Revival, making parking somewhat hard to come by. Learn about where to stash your wheels from “Where to Park in Downtown Reno.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2017

Mother’s Day 2017 is on Sunday, May 14. I hope all of you Moms out there are are able to enjoy a fun and relaxing Mother’s Day with family and friends. If you need some ideas for things to do, refer to this list of “Mother’s Day Activities and Events in Reno and Sparks”. There are activities and events during both days of Mother’s Day weekend, so there’s likely to be something the Mom in your life would enjoy doing. A couple of possibilities are the Reno River Festival and the Reno Sculpture Fest, both in downtown Reno through the weekend.

Dining out for brunch or dinner is a fun thing most Moms enjoy. The Reno area has some excellent dining choices and many of them are going all out with Mother’s Day specials. Refer to “Mother’s Day Brunch and Dining in Reno and Sparks” for a look at your many options.

Get down to Wingfield Park for Truckee River action and the big party at the 2017 Reno River Festival. The 14th annual event will be on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, 2017. There are no tickets to buy for two days of fun both in the water and on dry land at Wingfield Park. The Reno River Festival is centered around whitewater fun, including various kayaking events and stand-up paddleboarding.

If you would like to participate but don’t do the kayak thing, there are events for you. The Reno River Roll celebrates all things bicycle with a casual 5-mile costumed slow ride. It starts at the new Virginia Street Bridge and finishes at the Reno River Festival in Wingfield Park. It is open to everyone and all types of bikes. Costumes are encouraged and prizes are involved.

The Reno Great River Relay is the newest event at the Reno River Festival. The 8-mile raft relay will send teams of four racing down the Truckee River with several scavenger style puzzles to figure out along the way.

Mother’s Day – Don’t forget Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14. Besides the Reno River Festival, there are numerous other activities and events this weekend suitable for a day out with Mom. Among them is a favorite families can share with their Moms – “Mother’s Day Brunch and Dining in Reno and Sparks.”