The Idlewild Park train is one of Reno’s most popular family attractions. Train rides for the 2017 season begin on Saturday, March 18, just in time for the Washoe County School District spring break.

From March 18 through April 2, the train will be open for rides daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Following spring break, it runs on weekends only through Memorial Day weekend, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fare is $2 per person, cash only. Kids 2 and under ride free on an adult lap.

After Memorial Day, the Idlewild Park train will run every day except Mondays from May 30 through September 4, 2017. It will, however, operate on the Mondays of Memorial Day and Labor Day. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

St. Patrick’s Day in 2017 falls on Friday, March 17. While many festivities and activities have already happened, Reno lives up to its reputation as a party town on St. Patrick’s Day itself. Some local restaurants and casinos will be having Irish-themed food and drink. Along Wells Avenue and elsewhere in Reno and Sparks, you’ll find a big selection of Irish pubs where you can get down with traditional celebrating and downing of the green beer and spirits.

Make it a safe St. Patrick’s Day and ride the bus if your celebrating involves enjoying adult beverages. RTC RIDE, RTC RAPID, and Sierra SPIRIT will be offering free rides from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on routes throughout the Truckee Meadows.

Professional sports fans are finding an increasing number of teams to root for in Reno. In addition to Reno Aces baseball and Reno Bighorns basketball, we now have Reno 1868 FC soccer about to open its first season in town. While all professional, Reno’s teams are of the minor league variety and affiliated with respective big league teams.

Reno 1868 FC (football club) plays in the United Soccer League. The team will play its first regular season home game against the Orange County Soccer Club on March 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. Games will be played at Greater Nevada Field, home of the Reno Aces.

High school prep sports fans have lots of teams to cheer for as well. High schools in the Washoe County School District play teams from all over the region, including over the hill in northern California. When it comes to state championships, they have the potential to play schools from all across Nevada. For more information, refer to “Sports Teams in the Reno Area.”