St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday to celebrate in Reno Tahoe because it means ample opportunities for food, drink, and fun. Locals and visitors alike will find what they are looking for during the weekend to make the most of the holiday. Follow the rainbow to one of these events to find your own pot of gold here in Reno Tahoe!
The Reno Leprechaun Crawl is on March 14th beginning at 8 pm. With over 25 bars in downtown Reno participating this year, the crawl is sure to be bigger and better than ever. Make sure to pick up a crawl cup and dress in your craziest costume because there will be tons of drink specials and costume contests.
The Sparks Shamrock Shuffle is a 5k fun run on March 14th at 10 am in Sparks. The event is open to runners at all levels and those running are encouraged to dress up in their St. Patrick’s Day finest. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Athlete in You Foundation. Participants who register by March 7th and are 21 years and older will receive a free Leprechaun Crawl cup to use later that night!
The 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry is on March 14th at 10 am in downtown Virginia City. Over 20 cooks will be coming together to face off in the oyster fry competition; come and taste all the varieties they have to offer! Starting at 5 pm, there will be the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl at the unique Virginia City bars. Tickets for the oyster fry and cups for the crawl are available online.
The 3rd Annual Leprechaun Race is a 5k fun run/walk on March 15th at 8:30 am through Reno. A leprechaun will also be running the race, if a runner beats him across the finish line, they will win a prize! Proceeds from the race will benefit the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum and every entry will receive free admission into the museum on that day. Online registration closes March 11th, so make sure to sign up soon!
Scheels is hosting Kids Klub: Leprechaun Luck on March 16th at 6 pm at their location in Sparks. Kids will craft festive St. Patrick’s Day crafts and follow the rainbow to a pot of gold. All kids who attend will receive a free ride on the Scheels Ferris wheel. This free event is open to the first 100 kids, so make sure to be on time!