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.

St. Patrick’s Day 2019 is on Sunday, March 17. With it falling on a Sunday this year, many of the festivities (but not all) will be happening on St. Patrick’s Day weekend rather than being stretched out over a few days.

For example, Reno’s Leprechaun Crawl, the Leprechaun Race, the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and related St. Patrick’s Day activities up in Virginia City, and several other activities and events will all be during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

For adults only, one of the biggest parties will be at Ceol Irish Pub in Reno, though you will find a number of other Irish pubs in the area in which to celebrate.

You can ride Reno / Sparks public transit RTC buses for free on St. Patrick’s Day after 4 p.m. Hop on the bus for a safe ride home after enjoying that green beer and Irish whiskey.

Get details about these events and more from “St. Patrick’s Day Activities in the Reno Region.”