St. Patrick’s Day Events
Reno Tahoe is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day all March long! Whether you’re looking to release your inner Irish on a run, at a bar crawl, on a party train or by watching a professional Irish dance production, there is special St. Patrick’s Day event for everyone this month.
Sparks Shamrock Shuffle:
Grab your green gear, your leprechaun hat and those green and white striped socks you can only wear in March and join the 4th Annual Shamrock Shuffle & after party on Victorian Square in Sparks, Nevada! Enjoy live bands, a green-themed aid station, hilarious course markers and tons of wacky costumes for a 3.1 mile fun run through downtown Sparks. Afterward, grab a free beer at their rockin’ after party and sample drink and food specials at several local favorite hot spots where they’ll have costume competitions, a photo booth to capture your costume, and freebies for all finishers. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest runners and the best costumes. The Shamrock Shuffle is on March 5, 2016 and begins at 4 pm. For more information or to register, visit their website.
Reno Fun Train-St. Patrick’s Day:
The party train is heading to Reno for St. Patrick’s Day! Leave the congestion of Bay Area traffic and stressful airport hassles behind you as you “train it” over the scenic 7,000 ft. Sierra Nevada Mountain summit while you party with friends, old and new. Whether you are looking for an adult getaway from the kiddies or a truly memorable group excursion, the 500 passenger, 15 car Reno Fun Train has it all! Upon arriving to downtown Reno, you can try your hand at Lady Luck, ski or snowboard, take in a show or be wined & dined at top-rated restaurants. On the ride home Sunday, choose to continue the party or simply relax in your roomy, reserved seat as you take in the splendor of one of the top 10 rail routes in the world. This party train is departing on March 11, 2016. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 800-783-0783 or visit their website.
Reno Leprechaun Crawl:
Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and the Reno Leprechaun Crawl is the perfect night to dress, drink and celebrate like the Irish! The Leprechaun Crawl is one of the fastest growing bar crawls in Reno and for good reason. Over 30 bars and clubs are participating this year, offering over 75 drink specials, access to awesome giveaways, entrance into costume contests, no cover charges and discounted hotel rooms. The Leprechaun Crawl begins at 8 pm on March 12, 2016. Crawl cups are $5 and can be purchased at various locations throughout Reno. For more information on the crawl and where to purchase the crawl cups, visit Crawl Reno’s website.
Run along Reno’s vibrant and historic neighborhoods, Midtown and the Wells Avenue District, at the 4th Annual Leprechaun Race. The Leprechaun Race is an easy 5k run and walk that the whole family can enjoy. The relatively flat course starts and ends in front of the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum. Runners or walkers of all abilities can easily participate in this fun run. A leprechaun will also be joining in on the race, starting after all of the competitors are on the course with a healthy head start. If you beat the green elf across the finish line, you get a special prize! If he beats you, then the leprechaun’s pot of gold gets bigger, which benefits the Discovery Museum. So wear a green outfit or create a St. Patrick’s Day costume and join the run on March 13, 2016 at 8:30 am. Register early at their website or call 775-825-3399.
Lord of the Dance:
Watch Michael Flatley’s, “Lord of the Dance” for one night only at the Grand Sierra Resort on Friday, March 18, 2016. “Lord of the Dance” is an Irish musical and dance production that was created, choreographed and produced by Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley. The latest production and tour “Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games” features the much-loved traditional masterpiece with spectacular new staging. To purchase tickets for this Irish dance and musical production, visit the Grand Sierra website.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
Watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Virginia City on March 12, 2016. The parade starts at noon and is a part of the many exciting St. Patrick’s Day weekend events in Virginia City including the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and the Ball Breaker Crawl. For more information on these events, visit their website.
Source: VisitRenoTahoe.com Blog – https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/blog/