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Let the Good Times Roll – Mardi Gras 2015 in Reno Tahoe

Fat Tuesday feasts and Mardi Gras merriments are underway in Reno Tahoe. Come hungry, come thirsty, and come prepared for a wild weekend. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll!

Tuesday, February 17th, starting at 6 pm, the Rotary Club of Reno is having its 23rd annual Reno Mardi Gras Food, Wine & Spirits event inside the Reno Ballroom, located on Center Street. Guests come dressed in festive Mardi Gras attire and will experience live music and a spread of food from local restaurants and can indulge in drinks from more than two dozen wineries. There will also be a silent auction with a large variety of prizes. Funds raised will benefit local community programs. Tickets are $50 and can be bought through

10687532_10152692284427205_4861184253660099571_oReno Fun Train is ready to take you for a ride you won’t soon forget, or remember. There are only a few seats left on the epic Mardi Gras RENO FUN TRAIN Feb. 20 – 22, 2015. Call (800) 783-0783 for the best Mardi Gras party west of the Mississippi!

Saturday February 21, starting at 8 pm, the Sands Regency is hosting its own Mardi Gras event which will include face painting, live performers and music from CZ and the Bon Vivants, and drawings with winnings of $500 cash!

Mt. Rose Ski Resort is also gearing up to host a Fat Tuesday Mardis Gras Party on the deck of the Main Lodge on Tuesday, February 17 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. featuring live music by the Bourgeois Gypsies and food and drink specials including traditional “hurricanes,” Fat Tire beer specials, and Cajun burgers.There will be a Mardi Gras industry party at 9 p.m. on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17, at The Brew Brothers with a $250 cash prize awarded to the person with the most beads and sounds by DJ Chris English and Montague.

Tuesday February 17th, Northstar California Resort is hosting a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras event. The Saint Gabriel Celestial Brass Band will play on the Village stage from 1-4 pm. At Tavern 6330’ there will be a Fat Tuesday Whiskey Dinner with a five-course southern/ New Orleans inspired menu with accompanying whiskey for each dish, tickets are $85. If you can’t make the Fat Tuesday events, there is free Mardi Gras Mask Face Painting by Giggle & Grin Face and Body Art from February 14-17th onsite.

All Aboard! Bay Area Trains are Headed To Reno!

Key Holidays

If you’re looking to spice up your next trip to Reno, opt for a unique mode of transportation to get you through the Sierra Nevada Mountains!

The Reno Fun Train and Sierra Scenic Train are both easy, affordable, and special ways to get you from the San Francisco and Sacramento areas. Key Holidays understand the importance of convenient transportation, but they have taken it to the next level with these entertaining train options. The midweek Sierra Scenic Train offers historical narration, meals, a café/bar, and a Piano Lounge Car where you can relax and take in the gorgeous views of the Sierras alongside some great entertainment while cruising through the Donner Pass. The weekend Reno Fun Train is the party train complete with a performance in the Dance Car by Elvis, a Smoking Car with a Cigar Lounge, first class table dining, and more that has been serving up a good time for 52 years (for passengers 21 and older)! For some seasonal fun, the midweek Sierra Scenic Train offers wintery specials February through March that gives passengers some amazing views of the snow-covered Sierras. These trains often have themed rides, such as Soul Train, Mardi Gras, and Motown to add to the fun! Trains depart from Bay Area and Sacramento Amtrak stations and arrive in Reno (other Amtrak stops available at an extra cost). Many Reno hotels provide shuttle services to and from the station to add to the convenience of this experience. Whether you’re heading to Reno for a business trip, a family vacation, or a getaway with friends, the Reno Fun Train and Sierra Scenic Train will all get you where you need to go in style.

For more information, a complete list of amenities, themes, scheduling, and reservations visit Key Holidays’ webpage here.

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Reno Fun Train 2013

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.

ft_50logoFUN 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:

Passengers must be 21 or older to ride this party train.

Get the party rolling!

Guest Blog: The Best Way to Travel from Sacramento to Reno

Fun Train DanaIt truly does not get any better than this! Picture a train travelling through the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains with a wild group of people that love to party (21 and up), and where you can bring all the booze you could possibly consume with you! AWESOME!

Does this sound like your kind of party? Well, welcome aboard the Reno Fun Train! We flew to Sacramento the night before and stayed at the Vagabond Inn that is closest to the Amtrak station. It is one street away from Old Sacramento, so we were able to do the touristy stuff, take a carriage ride, etc. and had a lot of fun.

We arrived at the train station with lots of time to spare with the free shuttle from the Vagabond Inn. Good thing, too, since we forgot our camera and had to return to the hotel! (Parking is SUPER LIMITED at the train station, but there is a parking garage a block away).

Fun Train PlatformThe party had already started on the platform, plenty of people were already imbibing freely before boarding the Fun Train, and the police were not hassling anyone as most were discreet about it.

Our Mardi Gras themed Fun Train was late to depart, as apparently freight trains are given preference ahead of passenger trains, but since we had plenty of drinks to sustain us, nobody seemed to mind the cold! A great cheer arose as our train made its way down the tracks and we all boarded (with quite a bit of confusion, since the car numbers were not super obvious and alcohol had been flowing freely).

Fun Train BallsYay! We were on our way to Reno. They have live music to dance to in the Dance Car, you can sing along in the Piano Lounge (that also has a bar with super reasonably priced drinks), they even have *gasp*, a Smoking Car. (Don’t worry non-smokers; it’s at the end of the train). There is pretty much anything you could possibly want!

They also have strolling musicians, a Dome Car where you can admire the passing scenery AND they feed you a decent chicken pot pie. You can bring any snacks and beverages you want, they provide cups, ice, water and cans of Lipton’s tea.

Fun Train ViewWe met with a group of people we met on Facebook and had a GREAT time; I highly recommend this trip to anyone. You can get “Train only” packages or one with the 2 night’s hotel accommodations- they have many to choose from- we chose the Eldorado because it had the highest rating on Trip Advisor, and loved it. They have all kinds of fun themes for these trains: Wine tasting, St. Patrick’s Day, Hawaiian, Country Western, Mystery, etc. One caveat: if the train doesn’t have enough people, it can be cancelled, so get a bunch of friends together and PARTY!!!

- As experienced and written by Danna S