St. Patrick’s Day 2018 is on Saturday, March 17. With it falling on a Saturday this year, more of the festivities (but not all) will be happening right on St. Patrick’s Day itself rather than being stretched out over a few days.

For example, the Sparks Shamrock Shuffle at Victorian Square, Reno’s Leprechaun Crawl, 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 on St. Patrick’s Day. Most of us are going to have to make choices since it will be real tough to get in so many fun things in a single day and night.

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.”


Reno’s professional soccer team, Reno 1868 FC, will be playing its first 2018 regular season home game on Saturday, March 17 against the Swope Park Rangers. The game starts at 4 p.m. at Greater Nevada Field. Other home games in March and April are scheduled as follows…

  • Saturday, March 31, 4 p.m. – Phoenix Rising FC
  • Saturday, April 14, 6:45 p.m. – CO Springs Switchbacks FC
  • Saturday, April 28, 6:45 p.m. – OKC Energy FC

Single-game tickets, group tickets and other options are available online. Greater Nevada Field is home of the Reno Aces baseball team.

The Aces 2018 season begins with a home game on Thursday, April 5 against the Fresno Grizzlies. First pitch will be at 6:30 p.m. This is the first of five home games in a row to get the season rolling

Reno 1868 FC (Football Club) is a professional soccer team in the United Soccer League, a Division II league under Major League Soccer (MLS) in North America. Reno 1868 FC is affiliated with the MLS San Jose Earthquakes.

The Reno Bighorns basketball team is winding up the 2017-2018 season with five home games in March. The first March home game will be on Monday, March 12 vs. the Iowa Wolves. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. Other March, 2018 home games are as follows.

  • Wednesday, Mar. 14, Iowa Wolves at Reno – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Mar. 16, Agua Caliente Clippers at Reno – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 17, Oklahoma City Blue at Reno – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 20, Raptors 905 at Reno – 7 p.m.

The Reno Bighorns play home games in the downtown Reno Events Center. With single game tickets starting at just $10, this is a great family activity that won’t break the bank. Check my “2017 – 2018 Reno Bighorns Basketball Games Schedule” article for information on getting tickets.