Next Stop TV Show, powered by Alaska Airlines, recently ventured to Reno Tahoe to get an insiders guide to an epic Reno Tahoe vacation. Their adventure leads them to mountaintop panoramic views with Lake Tahoe Snowmobile, an “over-the-top crazy” event at SnowFest, bluebird skiing at Diamond Peak, Tahoe-style luxury at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino and Spa, great eats at Campo Reno, the mixology behind EDGE Nightspot, and a taste of local music with former NBC “The Voice” contestant Whitney Myer. Check it out:
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For the River Fest fanatics to potential first-timers, here are 13 reasons this year’s 2013 Reno River Festival is going to be extra splash-tacular!
- Reno River Festival is celebrating their 10th anniversary at the Truckee River Whitewater Park
- The event is back to its original weekend to take advantage of spring runoff – big rapids are rolling through
- All of the events’ whitewater competitions are happening, pitting some of the world’s top kayakers against each other for top honors, and top prize money, in freestyle, slalom, boatercross and SUP events
- Daily yoga in the park
- Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with a fun day for all
- Weekend temps are predicted to be in the 80s
- Food, drink and top industry vendors will be selling their best in an outdoor expo
- Children’s play area – keep kids entertained while parents soak up some sun.
- A dozen outdoor adventure clinics lead by Cabela’s experts
- 7 FREE concerts
- Some of the world’s top kayakers will be competing; national and international champions such as Eric Jackson, Adam Chapel, Courtney Kerin and Nick Troutman, as well as local favorites including Sage Donnelly, Jessica Yurtinas, Jason Craig and Colin Kemp.
- Zip Line across the Truckee River
- One of the toughest fields in the festival’s history
The Tribe would like to invite the public to come out and experience Pyramid Lake and celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and the 100th Year Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Celebration. The celebration begins at 10AM on May 4th and ends at 3PM. There will a welcoming and blessing ceremony at the Sutcliff Marina at 10AM with the Tribal Chairman, and opening remarks by the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Regional Director, Ren Lohoefener. Other activities include birdwatching, boat tours, an Environmental Fair at the Sutcliffe Marina, several cultural activities at the Pyramid Lake Museum in Nixon, and a tour of the Marble Bluff Fish Facility, operated by the USFWS. Tribal food vendors will also be available for refreshments and food. Come enjoy the fun, and experience this unique lake and landscape, and most importantly, come celebrate 100 years of conservation!
For additional information about Pyramid Lake Bird Day, please visit www.pyramidlake.us or call 888.225.2668.
There’s a new way to get to Reno Tahoe USA with Allegiant Air. Beginning June 6, 2013, Allegiant Air offers new, nonstop jet service between Washington’s Bellingham International Airport (BLI) and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, introduces the new service with fares as low as $69.99* one way. The new flights will operate twice weekly. Flight days and times can be found at allegiant.com.
The special introductory rate is available for immediate booking. Seats are limited. Fares are one way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by April 23, 2013 for travel by October 27, 2013. For baggage fees, please visit allegiant.com. Additional restrictions may apply.
Remember how much fun it was to wake up on Easter morning, grab your basket and hunt for brightly colored eggs your parents meticulously hid around the yard? Well it’s time to relive that excitement in a more adult manner- with beer! While enjoying your spring break in Reno Tahoe USA, hunt down each of these breweries and discover all the frothy flavors the region has to offer.
With three locations throughout Reno, each with its own delicious menu and distinctive atmosphere, Silver Peak offers a wide variety of microbrews ranging from the light XXX Blonde to the dark-as-chocolate Peavine Porter. The outstanding flavor doesn’t end with the beer though. Be sure to check out their menu, including their famous salmon fish and chips.
Recently dubbed the “Best Brewery” on Metromix Reno’s Best Of 2013 list, Great Basin is a staple in the local brewery scene. With a flight of brew master specials and four flagship beers always on tap, including the multiple award-winning Icky IPA (named after our state fossil, the Ichthyosaurs), you’ll find a brew that’s perfect for you at any of the three locations.
Fresh, exciting and unique, The Brewer’s Cabinet is a nano-brewpub crafting one-of-a-kind beers you won’t find anywhere else. Their small batch brewing system gives their brewers the freedom to create the beers they want without the pressure of following current trends or popular fads. And to complement their in-house infusions, you’ll also find specialty guest drafts and bottles, as well as a rich menu that pairs perfectly with their pints.
The Brasserie stands behind the notion of making beers for all palates, and they definitely meet this standard by offering a vast selection of perfectly crafted brews with high quality ingredients. Located in the historic Crystal Springs building, the rooftop patio provides a perfect setting to enjoy top quality beer in the warm spring sun.
The Brew Brothers is where great beer and exciting nightlife collide. Named “Best Brewpub in America” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, The Brew Brothers offers eight custom microbrews, an inciting menu and award-winning live entertainment.
Defending Triple-A National Champions, the Reno Aces are ready for another home run season. Tickets are on sale now, at the lowest prices of the season! Be sure to note the daily park specials, game day giveaways and the dates of the All-Star Championship Game and Home Run Derby held in Reno this summer!
Tickets on Sale
Beginning March 16 at 10 a.m., fans can purchase regular season single game tickets at RenoAces.com, by calling (775) 334-7000 or by visiting the Aces Ballpark Ticket Office. For the March 16 on sale, all tickets will be available at their lowest-possible price in all seating locations.
A select number of tickets for the Triple-A All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, as well as the All-Star Fan Fest, will be available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. on March 16.
All-Star Game Held in Reno
The Aces will host the crown jewel event of Minor League Baseball with the Fan Fest July 13-14, Home Run Derby July 15 and the All-Star Game July 17.
Sunday: Renown Children’s Hospital Family Fundays
Monday: Margarita Mondays
Tuesday: 2-for-$22 Tuesdays allow fans to purchase two tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas for $22
Wednesday: Dollar Wednesdays, featuring either $1 hot dogs or $1 ribs
Thursday: Coors Light Thirsty Thursdays™
Friday: Saint Mary’s Fireworks Fridays presented by KRNV News 4
The Aces begin their defense of the Pacific Coast League Championship and Triple-A National Championship on Thursday, April 4 in Colorado Springs. Reno will host the Aces Ballpark home opener on Friday, April 12, with first pitch slated for 6:35 p.m.
Game Day Giveaways
Magnet Schedules (April 12), Championship Ring Replicas (April 13), Championship Banners (April 14), Fleece Blankets (April 27), Brett Butler Championship Bobbleheads (May 25), Baseball Card Sets (June 1), All-Star Replica Jerseys presented by Dillard’s (June 8), Archie All-Star Garden Gnomes (June 22), Duffle Bags (July 20), Tumbler Cups (July 27), Playing Card Decks (Aug. 10), and Tin Lunch Boxes (Aug. 24).
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year in Reno Tahoe USA where the luck of the Irish is sure to be upon you as you party with naughty leprechauns, feast on a very special delicacy, race a little green man through the streets of Reno and much more. Here’s a look at what to expect this St. Paddy’s Day:
March 14 – Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Miss Naughty Leprechaun Contest at Aura Lounge. Wear your best naughty green outfit for a chance at winning:
1st Place- $1,000 cash and the “Miss Naughty Leprechaun” sash
2nd Place- $500 cash
3rd Place – One night stay in a Silver Legacy Spa Suite and a $100 dinner at Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse
4th Place – One night stay in Silver Legacy Spa Suite
March 16 – Virginia City
For a St. Patrick’s celebration unlike any other, make your way to Virginia City for the 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry. This annual tradition, often referred to as “The Testicle Festival,” features amateur and professional cooks whose recipes and dishes feature the unique flavors and textures of beef and sheep testicles, or as they are more elegantly termed- Rocky Mountain Oysters. Can’t get enough of these delightful delicacies? Then be sure to enter the brand new Oyster Eating Contests and eat your way to great prizes.
The fun continues with the first ever Virginia City Leprechaun Bar Crawl, St. Patty’s Day Costume Contest, live music, balloon animals and street magicians for the kids, and of course, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
March 16 – Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Be a hero this St. Patrick’s Day and join in the fight against children’s cancer by going bald. Hosted by the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, this annual event has raised over 1 million dollars by shaving over 1,600 heads, making it one of the largest St. Baldrick’s celebrations in the WORLD! So gather your pledges, bring your family and friends and say goodbye to your hair in support of reaching this year’s goal of $200,000.
March 16 – Downtown Reno
We can’t promise a pot o’ gold but we can guarantee a pot full of fun when Circus Circus Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino host the Leprechaun Pub Crawl. Just $5 for the official Leprechaun pub crawl cup gets you mystical, magical drink specials in 13 participating bars and lounges in downtown.
For more details, check out our Leprechaun Crawl blog.
March 16 – BuBinga Lounge
BuBinga Lounge invites you to celebrate the luck of the Irish a day early with a rocking St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 16. The party includes a $10 premium open bar from 10 to 11 p.m. while resident DJs Dragon and Romance keep the beats going throughout the night. Doors open at 10 p.m. with a $10 cover.
March 17 – John Ascuaga’s Nugget
Join the Ascuaga family as they celebrate 58 years of business in Sparks with a complimentary champagne toast at 4 p.m. in the Casino Cabaret. Presiding over the toast is the man who opened up a coffee shop with a few slot machines in 1955, which blossomed into two hotel towers that now illuminate the Reno/Sparks skyline – John Ascuaga.
Because the anniversary always coincides with St. Patrick’s Day, complimentary cupcakes and green beer will also be served while the staff hands out green beads with shamrocks! Additionall
y, traditional Irish specials will be available in Rosie’s Café, and all bars will feature Guinness and Irish whiskey specials.
March 17 – Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum
Lace up your running shoes, throw on your green apparel and join Reno’s newest 5k run and walk – the Leprechaun Chase (Yes, there will be a speedy leprechaun in the race). The leprechaun will start after everyone else has begun, giving everyone a generous head start. Make your way through streets of Midtown and the Wells Avenue District as fast as possible, because those who beat the little green guy across the finish line will receive a prize.
Don’t despair if the leprechaun beats you to the finish. For every runner and walker who the leprechaun passes, the leprechaun’s pot of gold will grow in size and benefit the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum.
March 17 – Victorian Square, Sparks
Show off your Irish spirit by dashing through Victorian Square in Sparks in your best Leprechaun outfit, green body paint or any other St. Patrick’s Day costume you can put together for this fun-filled 5k. In addition to a great time, participants will enjoy a delicious Irish beer (or root beer), a running shirt and a downloadable digital photo.
Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will return March 1-10, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe’s numerous resorts and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone.
In its 32nd year, SnowFest, is expected to draw thousands of attendees, with the majority of events free to spectators.
Opening Night Ceremonies, Laser Show, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Squaw Valley (March 1)
Mamasake Extreme Food Challenge for those with a strong stomach (March 1)
Jack London Commemorative Sierra Sled Dog Derby (March 2-3)
23rd Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Tahoe’s frigid waters (March 2)
SnowFest Parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach (March 2 and March 9 respectively)
Rahlves’ Banzai Tour at Squaw Valley (March 2-3)
37th Annual Great Ski Race, a 30-kilometer cross country race from Tahoe City to Truckee (March 3)
Jake’s Mardi Gras on the Lake Party (March 4)
Truckee’s Fastest Bartender Contest (March 6)
Blue Agave’s Indoor River Rafting and Trivia Night in Tahoe City (March
Mother-Son Laser Tag at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore (March
Rahlves’ Banzai Tour at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Donner Summit (March 9-10)
25th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest at Tahoe City’s River Ranch Lodge (March 10)
Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddleboard Race in Kings Beach (March 10)
For more information about SnowFest and a complete list of events, visit the organization’s website at http://www.tahoesnowfestival.com/. There you can also click to follow the event via Facebook and Twitter.
All aboard! Escape to Reno Tahoe in the heart of the Sierra’s winter season aboard the Reno Fun Train! Party and dance your way through the snowy mountains to a weekend of fun and games.
Treat yourself to a weekend of winter fun with a live-music Dance Car, Piano Lounge, Smoking Car with Cigar Lounge, available chair massage and Elvis tribute artist, there is no other train like it in the world! The journey includes roundtrip charter train with reserved seats; including, meals served at your seat, entertainment, hotel and more.
FUN TRAIN Departure Dates & Themes:
- Feb. 8 (Mardi Gras)
- Feb. 22 (Rock n’ Roll w/ Chocolate & Wine Tasting)
- Mar. 1 (Soul Train best of the 70’s & 80’s)
- Mar. 8 (1960’s Murder Mystery – Featuring Elvis)
- Mar. 15 (St. Patrick’s)
For pricing and more information please visit: http://keyholidays.com/ft.html
Passengers must be 21 or older to ride this party train.
Get the party rolling!
The Chinese New Year is upon us, marking the time when we transition from the Year of the Dragon to the Year of the Snake. While the Dragon brought us a year of excitement, unpredictability, exhilaration and intensity, the Snake is believed to bring prosperity, gracious morality and great wisdom. To usher in the New Year, beginning February 10, Reno Tahoe USA is celebrating with a week of dining specials, dances and concerts!
Ring in the Year of the Snake at the Eldorado with dozens of specialty dishes and magnificent White Crane Lion Dances. From February 10-17, enjoy the variety of changing options at The Buffet, including Chinese five spice head on shrimp with chili sauce, roast duck and cashew chicken. Feast on the all-you-can-eat selections for $17.99 from February 11-14, and $24.99 on February 10 and February 15-17.
From February 16-18, the Eldorado is carrying on the ancient Chinese New Year tradition of the White Crane Lion Dance. Watch as the spectacular display begins on the mezzanine and winds down through the casino. Saturday performances begin at 5, 8 and 11 pm. Sunday dances will start at 4, 7 and 10 pm, followed by a final dance on Monday at 1 pm.
Celebrate the beginning of the new Chinese Lunar Calendar with the legendary ritual of the Lion Dance, performed by international award-winning members of Leung’s White Crane Dance Association. Catch the Lion Dance on Silver Legacy’s mezzanine level near the Mining Rig on:
- February 16 at 1, 4, 5 and 10 pm
- February 17 at 12, 3 4 and 8 pm
- February 18 at 12 pm
In addition to the dazzling performances, enjoy Chinese delicacies at two delicious dining spots from February 10-24. Flavors! the Buffet presents an endless assortment of Chinese favorites, including baron beef with Asian rub, crab leg clusters and pork pot stickers for $22.99. And at Café Sedona, enjoy authentic dishes such as Hunan beef, stir fry rice cakes and Fat Choy.
Hop on the chair lift and welcome in the Year of the Snake with a little “snaking” of your own down the slopes of Mt. Rose. In between runs, take advantage of fantastic food and drink specials, exciting activities and catch the one-of-a kind Lion Show behind Base Lodge at 11:30.
For an exciting evening filled with live Chinese music, join Tavia Yeung Yi, Ron Ng and Sean Lin on February 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $88.
While celebrating the Year of the Snake, be sure to keep up on the latest trends in Reno Tahoe USA by checking out The Hive – the month’s 10 most “buzz worthy” things to see and do.