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You Need To Go To These 16 March Events In Reno-Sparks

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 7:17am.

With so many March events in Reno/Sparks, it’s easy to find things to do! From festivals in Lake Tahoe, to leprechaun-themed events to world-renown shows, there’s something for everyone. Here are 16 events we think you should check out and think about attending.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Snowfest!

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 28–Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Where: Tahoe City
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This 10-day mountain Mardi Gras celebration celebrates life in the High Sierra. Snowfest is packed with activities and events for all ages, from the polar bear swim to a parade and fireworks show.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Artist Sarah Lillegard on Natural Dyes and Craft Culture

Photo Courtesy Nevada Museum of Art
  • When: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Sarah Lillegard is an interdisciplinary artist whose installations and soft sculptures are influenced by traditional craftwork and the landscape of the Great Basin. Join her at the Nevada Museum of Art for a talk about the natural dye process and how it connects to our local fibershed and environmental sustainability in contemporary craft culture.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Engine 8 Urban Winery Grand Opening

  • When: Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Where: Engine 8 Urban Winery, 1260 Avenue of the Oaks, Ste. 150, Sparks
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Attend the grand opening of this urban winery in downtown Sparks. Engine 8 Urban Winery offers a wine club, blending parties, winery tours, custom labels and more. For those who prefer beer, Engine 8 will be serving six local varieties on tap.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Cookies on Tap

  • When: Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Where: IMBĪB Custom Brews, 785 E. 2nd St., Reno
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Join IMBĪB Custom Brews for the fourth annual “Cookies on Tap” fundraiser that supports the Girl Scouts of The Sierra Nevada. For $10, participants get a pairing of four beers with four Girl Scout cookies. Half of the entry price to the event and 20 percent of retail beer purchases that night will benefit Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Reno Mardi Gras

  • When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Where: Reno Ballroom, 401 N. Center St., Reno
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Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the Rotary Club of Reno at the club’s 27th annual Reno Mardi Gras. This fundraising food and wine festival features unlimited wine, beer and spirit tasting paired with delicious food from the region’s best chefs. Enjoy music, entertainment, auctions, a wheel-barrel wine raffle and dancing at this exciting event.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: “Galileo —Stars In His Eyes”

  • When: Thursday, March 7–Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Where: Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., Reno
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Brüka Theatre presents an original theatre for children production of “Galileo —Stars In His Eyes.” This enchanting play examines the life of Galileo, his incredible discoveries, and his challenges through the perspective of his young daughter Virginia. This live theatre performance incorporates physical theatrics, improvisation, and audience interaction.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: India Festival 2019

  • When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Where: Neil Road Recreation Center, 3925 Neil Road, Reno
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Mark your calendars for India Festival 2019, a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family. This cultural event will feature local food vendors, traditional performances, shopping, henna tattoos, and gorgeous jewelry.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Reno Phil’s Classix Series: Trail Blazers

  • When: Saturday, March 9–Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Thomas Hampson, one of today’s most recognized, popular, and sought-after singers, joins the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra for Michael Daugherty’s “Letters from Lincoln.” The program will conclude with a side-by-side performance featuring the Reno Phil Orchestra and Reno Phil Youth Symphony Orchestra playing the New World Symphony.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Shave for the Brave

  • When: Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Where: Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, 3550 Barron Way, #9A, Reno
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This St. Baldrick’s fundraiser aims to raise $200,000 year for childhood cancer research. “Shavees” raise money by collecting pledges from family members and friends in support of childhood cancer research. Men, women, and children can participate in this inspiring event as a participant or observer.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: “The Wizard Of Oz —The Musical”

  • When: Friday, March 15–Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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There truly is no place like home as “The Wizard of Oz,” comes to Reno. This lavish production features breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs. Don’t miss the chance to travel over the rainbow and experience this national treasure on stage.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Reno Leprechaun Crawl

The Reno Leprechaun Crawl is a massive costume party celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in downtown Reno. Participants receive a commemorative cup and map of more than 20 participating locations offering different beer and drink specials.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

The historic mining town of Virginia City goes nuts for St. Patrick’s Day as folks line up to sample tasty testes prepared by chefs competing for bragging rights. The event features marching leprechauns, green attractions, and Rocky Mountain Oysters (yep—beef and sheep testicles). More than 20 professional and amateur cooks will compete for the most creative and unique dishes incorporating these unique delicacies.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Leprechaun Race

  • When: Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Where: Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, 490 S. Center St., Reno
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Yes, there is a leprechaun in the race—can you beat her? Run through Reno’s vibrant and historic neighborhoods, including Midtown and the Wells Avenue District, during the 7th annual Leprechaun Race. This easy 5K on relatively flat terrain benefits the Discovery Museum.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Corteo

  • When: Thursday, March 21–Sunday, March 24, 2019
  • Where: Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St., Reno
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Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil’s performance will visit Reno for a limited run of six shows. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Jurassic Quest

  • When: Friday, March 22–Sunday, March 24, 2019
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Experience what it would be like to walk among living, breathing dinosaurs during the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. Jurassic Quest features more than 200 true to life-size dinosaurs, from very small to gigantic skyscraping ones. Guests can dig up fossils like a real paleontologist, ride on the back of a T-Rex, or go to the dinosaur petting zoo.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Monster Jam

  • When: Sunday, March 24, 2019
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., Reno
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Monster Jam is adrenaline-charged entertainment with some of the most recognizable trucks in the world performing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats. World-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in freestyle, two-wheel skills, and racing competitions.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza Ground Breaking

  • When: Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Where: Sparks Marina, 300 Howard Drive, Sparks
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Celebrate the groundbreaking of a new memorial plaza at the Sparks Marina to honor Nevada’s veterans. The Nevada Veterans Memorial Plaza will preserve and honor the legacy of the men and women who served in the military and gave their lives since 1864 and serve as a location for future recognition.


March Events in Reno/Sparks: WinterWonderGrass

Photo by Tobin Voggesser ©WinterWonderGrass All Rights Reserved 2018
  • When: Friday, March 29–Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Where: Squaw Valley
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Part music festival, part beer tasting, part snow holiday and part family reunion, WinterWonderGrass features three days of world-class Bluegrass/Acoustic Roots music on four stages. Taste beers from California and Nevada craft breweries under the snow-covered peaks at Squaw Valley. Some of the featured musicians include Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles and Leftover Salmon.

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