I love springtime in Northern Nevada. After a wet, snowy winter, the warm, sunny days of spring are a welcome change. We're lucky in Reno to have fantastic weather. There's so much to do year round, but if you're new to Reno, or just looking for something to do in the coming weeks, here's a list of some of the best Northern Nevada has to offer in the spring.
- Hiking. Reno has some great trails for hiking. Check out Hunter Creek Trail for a nearly 6 mile hike with awesome views of wildflowers. South Meadows Trail is located in the Double Diamond neighborhood and is almost entirely paved.
- Reno Earth Day 2017. Held on April 23, Reno Earth Day will be celebrated at Idlewild Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and there will be activities for the whole family
- Baseball. It's baseball season and you catch a Reno Aces home game at Greater Nevada Field. Go on a Friday night and you'll get to see a fireworks show too.
- Animal Ark. About a half hour north of Reno, Animal Ark is a wildlife sanctuary for non-releasable animals. Animal Ark holds special events throughout their open season (March through October), but going to see the bear feeding (Around 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) on a normal day is a lot of fun.
- Reno Jazz Festival. Held the weekend of April 26-28th, The Reno Jazz Festival brings excellent jazz musicians, both students and professionals to Reno.
- Genoa Cowboy Festival. You will find all things cowboy, including art, music, food, and lots of shopping, and historical interests at the Genoa Cowboy Festival.
- Downtown River Run. Runners can choose from a full marathon, half marathon, 10k run, 5k run/walk, a Junior 1 mile, or a Marathon Relay (2 people). The Downtown River Run is a Boston Qualifying Race and will be held on April 30.