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.”

Super Bowl 50 parties in Reno, Nevada
Reno is going to be partying it up in 2017 for Super Bowl 51. Sports fans will have numerous Super Bowl Sunday parties from which to choose, with food, drink, contests, and giveaways designed to entice Super Bowl LI fans. You’ll be able to party in whatever style suits you, from just relaxing with a beer to really getting it on with a big crowd.

Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5 will feature the New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons. This year’s Super Bowl will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Reno time. Doors at the Super Bowl parties open a hour or so earlier.

Should you be the betting type (hey, this is Reno), you can wager on the game at every casino in town, which is handy since that is where most of the big parties will be. The sports odds makers are giving the Patriots a slight edge over the Falcons. There are a bunch of other bets you can play besides just the ultimate winner.