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.”

Cinco de Mayo is on May 5, which is on a Friday in 2017. However, the weekend before is when to look for the main Reno celebration of this Hispanic-themed observance.

The biggest Cinco de Mayo festival in northern Nevada takes place outside at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno on April 29 – 30, 2017. 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.

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.