The 2019 Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration* will be on Saturday, May 18. This annual celebration of all things Celtic will be at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. The Celtic Celebration features Scottish and Irish dancing, music, pipe band competition, highland athletic games competition, plenty of Celtic-style food and drink, and a display of critters with a Celtic origin (but please leave your own pets at home). This is a fun and family-friendly affair with things for everyone to enjoy.

Bartley Ranch Regional Park has a great venue for performances with the Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater. Admission to the Northern Nevada Celtic Celebration at the gate is $15 or $20 if you want to park on-site. Kids 12 and under free with a paid admission.

(*Formerly known as the Reno Celtic Celebration.)


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 17 – 18, 2019. This event is a great warm-up for the full version in August.

Spring Fever Revival is open to all 1979 and older vehicles, with free entry for all Hot August Nights 2019 registered car participants. The entry fee for non-registered participants is $40. It’s free for the public to attend and enjoy the fun along Virginia Street.

Festivities begin at 8 a.m. both days. 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.”

Cinco de Mayo is on May 5, which is on a Sunday in 2019.

The biggest Cinco de Mayo festival in northern Nevada takes place outside at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno on May 4 and 5, 2019. The two days of fun will feature several Latino bands, amateur boxing, Mexican dancing horse performances, lots of vendors with food, arts and crafts, carnival rides and more. This is a family-friendly fiesta that runs from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on both days. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids under 12.

Check out “Cinco de Mayo in Reno and Sparks” for more information about this and other events.