The annual Reno Earth Day celebration returns to Idlewild Park on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is one of Reno’s most popular big events and there is something to do for everyone in the family. Attending Reno Earth Day is free, including musical entertainment, kid activities, food trucks and lots of information about environmentally friendly products and services. Exhibits and activities at Reno Earth Day are divided into several theme areas.

  • Earth Day Around the World
  • Earth Day Spa
  • Animalia Kingdom
  • The Artists’ Grove
  • Earth Innovations
  • The Garden
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Future of Transportation
  • Many Spokes for Many Folks
  • Third Party Theme Areas

There are also ways you can participate through Reno Earth Day contests and activities…

  • Upcycled Trashion Show 2017
  • Pet Fashion Show 2017
  • Edible Art Themed Contest
  • Free Community eCycle Event
  • Poster Art Showcase 2017

Go to “Reno Earth Day Celebration” for more details about the event and to learn about some of the practical stuff like parking and transportation to Idlewild Park.

Up in the north Lake Tahoe area, you can enjoy Tahoe Truckee Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, 2017. At the other end of the lake, South Tahoe Earth Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017. More information about both of these events is available from my Earth Day article.

April is finally bringing us some spring weather, even though it’s in fits and starts. Nevertheless, we have numerous activities to enjoy in April, come rain, snow, or shine.

Here is a sample of the many things to do this month. Learn about even more from “April 2017 Events and Activities in the Reno Region” and our “NewToReno.com Big Events Calendar.”

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.