Farmers markets, Reno, Sparks, Nevada
With summer on the way, farmers markets are popping up throughout the Reno and Sparks area, and at other locations around our region. You will enjoy the fun atmosphere and finding fresh fruits and vegetables to perk up your meals.

In Sparks, 39 North Marketplace, which is a combination farmers market, festival, and food education event, is back for another year at Victorian Square. In Reno, the big downtown farmers market is now held at the Sands Regency on Arlington Avenue. This one will have a kids’ area, cooking and canning demonstrations, and entertainment.

In addition to Nevada grown produce, you’ll find lots of goodies from California that don’t grow on this side of the mountains. Farmers markets are fun for families, many featuring free entertainment and lots of things for kids to do. Get more information from “Farmers Markets around Reno and Sparks,” which also includes regional areas like Fernley, Fallon, north Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Dayton, etc.

The first big three-day weekend of the year presents Reno area residents and visitors with a wide selection of Memorial Day activities. this weekend. Memorial Day weekend is May 28 – 30, 2016.

If the weather is cooperative, visiting any of our public parks is a good bet. If you choose Idlewild Park, a fun family activity is riding the Idlewild Park Train. Those wanting to go for a stroll have numerous hiking trails around the area from which to choose.

Both The Discovery Museum in Reno and Wild Island Family Adventure Park in Sparks will be open, providing entertainment for the whole family. Like train rides? Head up to Virginia City for a trip on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad or to the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City for steam train excursions.

A variety of services will be held at memorial parks throughout the area for those wanting to honor our military men and women.

Reno area easter egg hunts
Easter Sunday in 2017 is on April 16. Enjoy Easter weekend with family and kids by attending one of the Easter egg hunt events happening all around the Truckee Meadows. Note that most of them are on Saturday, April 15, so plan accordingly. They are also free. Should you be up at north Lake Tahoe for Easter weekend, you will find a nice selection of Easter egg hunts to enjoy with the family.

Before heading out, check the weather forecast just in case since Easter egg hunts are outside. Spring is here and chances are it will be a nice time to enjoy being out and about in the Reno / Tahoe area.

Easter Sunday Brunch / Dining – Some really nice Easter Sunday dining is available in the Reno / Sparks area, making for an enjoyable way to top off all that Easter egg hunting and candy eating. Some of the casinos will have big buffets with lots of choices. Many of these will be open during brunch hours, from morning through the afternoon. Some others, both in casinos and at independent restaurants, will be serving into the evening for an actual dinnertime meal. All will have some pretty fancy stuff most of us are unlikely to want to prepare at home. Go to “Easter Dining in Reno and Sparks” to see who is serving and where.