Some of Northern Nevada’s favorite festivals, shows, and classes are on the calendar for Sparks and Reno events in March. No matter if you want to race against a leprechaun, paint a masterpiece, learn about gardening from a master or try a unique delicacy, you can do it all at one of the many March events in Reno/Sparks.

For our top picks, keep reading!


Sparks And Reno Events In March That You’ll Want To Attend


Gardening in Nevada - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Gardening In Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series

  • When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2022
  • Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno
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These must-attend classes for Northern Nevada gardeners run Tuesday evenings at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Each class in this series is presented by a Washoe County Master Gardener who lives and gardens in Northern Nevada. Topics include:

  • March 1: Pruning & Training Fruit Trees with Michael Janik
  • March 8: Perennials in the Garden with Georgette Porter
  • March 15: The Wonderful World of Honeybee’s with Jackie Sandaage & Linda Groves
  • March 22: Landscape Design with Melinda Gustin
  • March 29: Successful Vegetable Gardening with Randy Robison.

This is a free, live program open to the public.


Educator Evening Native American Education In Nevada With Fredina Drye Romero - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Educator Evening: Native American Education In Nevada With Fredina Drye Romero

  • When: 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2022
  • Where: Virtual on Zoom
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Join as Fredina Drye Romero discusses Native American Education in Nevada. The session will open with a slow, looking exercise and discussion of two artworks by artist Jean LaMarr whose work is currently on view at the museum.

Romero has been working in education for nearly 20 years and currently serves as the Education Programs Professional for Indian Education at the Nevada Department of Education. She is from the Southern Paiute Tribe and enrolled with her father’s tribe, the Kaibab Band of Paiutes in northern Arizona. She has close affiliations to her mother’s tribe, the Moapa Band of Paiutes in southern Nevada.


Bright Bursts - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Bright Bursts!

  • When: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022, and Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., Reno
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With its reflective color flashes, this electric marvel never ceases to astonish the observer. Learn how to capture lightning on canvas with a variety of methods. Participants will receive one-on-one creative guidance to paint their own 16″ x 20″ canvas masterpiece. Subject matters include:

  • Thursday, March 3, 2022: Purple Sky Lightning By Ed Warick
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022: Stormy Landscape By Toni Grote

This class is for all levels of artistic talent. All supplies included. Masks are required to attend this class.


Abstract Butterfly - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Abstract Butterfly

  • When: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Where: Picasso & Wine Midtown, 148 Vassar St., Reno
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Paint an abstract butterfly during this studio event that includes art supplies and aprons. There’s a full bar but feel free to bring in snacks. Ages 18 and older. Doors open 30 minutes before the class start time.


Midtown Reno First Thursdays - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Midtown Reno First Thursdays

Plan to enjoy the places that make MidTown the Heart of Reno the first Thursday of each month. Local businesses plan exciting in-store events, including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, live music, and more. Each merchant creatively plans their event so check each listing for individual hours and details.


American Son - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Broadway In The HOOD Presents “American Son”

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Where: Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., Reno
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“American Son,” the riveting Broadway play adapted into a Netflix television special, is an explosive drama that takes place in real-time in the waiting room of a police station throughout one evening. An estranged biracial couple collides as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police, and an abandoned car. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son. Performances are free, but reservations are required.


A Closer Look Landscapes In Nevada - Reno Sparks events in March 2022A Closer Look: Landscapes In Nevada

  • When: 1-2 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Museum volunteer docents will lead participants through current exhibitions, including The Latimer School: Lorenzo Latimer and the Latimer Art Club, facilitating conversations centered around landscapes in Nevada and beyond.


Young Virtuoso Conquering Piano Violin Classix Series - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Young Virtuoso: Conquering Piano & Violin Classix Series

  • When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, and 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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American violin and piano virtuoso Ray Ushikubo is a rising talent, winning competitions and fellowships and performing widely. He’ll be performing on violin and piano. The concert includes works by both Mendelssohn siblings, Felix and Fanny, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.


En Plein Air Outdoor Painting Session At Little Washoe Lake - Reno Sparks events in March 2022En Plein Air: Outdoor Painting Session At Little Washoe Lake

  • When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022
  • Where: Little Washoe Lake
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Explore light and color “en plein air” in a series of site-specific outdoor painting sessions. Facilitated by faculty from the E.L. Cord Museum School, this painting series is an opportunity for intermediate to advanced artists to paint from life, capturing the beauty of our local landscapes. Ages: 15+. Supply list: TBA


Heart To Heart Yoga Sterling Silver Club - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Heart To Heart Yoga: Sterling Silver Club

  • When: 10-11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2022
  • Where: Renown Virtual Class Only
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Renown Spiritual Center offers free weekly yoga classes at home for Sterling Silver Club members 55 and older or anyone on their wellness journey. During this class led by mother-daughter duo Liz and Cadye, participants will discover the benefits of yoga, such as improved mobility, balance, strength, and mood, with modified movements for all abilities. All yoga skill levels are welcome. Once participants register, Renown will email the Zoom link each Friday before class.


Martha Graham Dance Company The First And The Future - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Martha Graham Dance Company: The First And The Future

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Artown’s presentation of the “Martha Graham Dance Company: The First and The Future” will feature iconic Graham classics alongside a stunning new work by one of today’s top choreographers. The dancers of the Department of Theatre & Dance, School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno, will open the program with a special restaging of Graham’s first modernist masterpiece, ‘Heretic,’ from 1929. Reno audiences will be among the first to see ‘Scavengers’ by the much-in-demand choreographer Andrea Miller.


Suzan Shown Harjo On Indigenous Rights Arts And Activism - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Suzan Shown Harjo On Indigenous Rights, Arts, And Activism

  • When: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Gather in the museum’s theater as Suzan Shown Harjo speaks virtually from Washington, D.C., to discuss past and ongoing issues surrounding artists’ rights, women’s rights, and Native rights. Dr. Debra Harry, Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity, University of Nevada, Reno, will moderate a conversation and Q&A following the presentation.

Harjo has worked for decades to shape a national Native American policy agenda that addresses issues at the core of Indigenous identity: sacred places protection and repatriation, religious freedom, treaty, and inherent sovereign rights, mascot eradication, and language revitalization.

This program is a hybrid presentation, so join live or virtually.


Book Launch On The Trail Of The Jackalope With Author Mike Branch - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Book Launch: “On The Trail Of The Jackalope” With Author Mike Branch

  • When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Join the museum for a book launch with celebrated author Michael Branch for the release of his new book, “On the Trail of the Jackalope.” Discover the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit—the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired—and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West. Doors open at 5 p.m. for book sales and a cash bar. Book signing to follow.


Jim Clark Lecture Series - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Jim Clark Lecture Series

  • When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2022
  • Where: Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. B St., Virginia City
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Jim Clark is a veteran of more than 250 major motion pictures, an engineer, and a train production coordinator. He has more than 35 years of railroad motion picture experience, professionalism, knowledge, script breakdown, and development, budget preparation, scout locations, equipment acquisition, transportation, props, set dressing, track construction, liaison with railroad personnel, compliance with Federal regulations, implement and execute a railroad specific safety program. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bar upstairs. Proceeds will be donated to the restoration of Piper’s Opera House.


Bull In A China Shop - Reno Sparks events in March 2022‘Bull In A China Shop’

  • When: 7:30 p.m. March 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and 2 p.m. March 13, 20, 27, 2022
  • Where: Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., Reno
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Inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks spanning from 1899 to 1937, this fast-paced comedy asks: “What is revolution? What does it mean to be at odds with the world? How do we fulfill our potential?” Warning: This production contains the use of explicit language.


Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

  • When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022
  • Where: Virginia City, 85 S. C St., Virginia City
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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.


St Patricks Day Parade - Reno Sparks events in March 2022St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • When: Noon-1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022
  • Where: Virginia City, 85 S. C St., Virginia City
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  • The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is part of the whole St. Patrick’s Day weekend activities, including the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and the Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl.

Youth Art Month Family Festival - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Youth Art Month Family Festival

  • When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., Reno
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Arts for All Nevada’s Youth Art Month Festival is back & full of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. It’s free, and no registration is required. An adult must always accompany children. Face masks are required to attend the festival.


Blast Off On Science Saturdays At The National Automobile Museum

  • When: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022
  • Where: National Automobile Association, 10 S. Lake St., Reno
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Experience simulated journeys throughout the solar system and full-dome planetarium programs with exclusive activities from the Nevada Space Center, home of the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada. Designed for children aged 8 to 12.


The Art Of Collage - Reno Sparks events in March 2022The Art Of Collage

  • When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Students will learn about collage aesthetics, melding the ideas of reality and fiction as the instructor guides them through creating their pieces using everyday materials. Most of the supplies are provided but feel free to bring any materials to incorporate. Ages 15 and older.


Spring Break Creativity Camp - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Spring Break Creativity Camp

  • When: 9 a.m.-noon Monday, March 14, 2022–Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., Reno
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Teaching Artists will provide a morning of visual art and creative movement for kids 6-10 years of age. Supplies are included in the cost. A mid-morning snack will be provided. Please note any dietary restrictions. Theme: Ocean Art. The camp will be held in the Art Studio, located on the Arlington Avenue side of the Lake Mansion.


  • Mantras And Meditation Virtual Class
  • When: 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • Where: Renown Virtual Class Only
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Find peace, healing, and calm during the Mantras and Meditation practice session offered by Rev. Shelley Fisher of Reno Buddhist Center. Classes are every third Wednesday of the month. Participants will chant healing mantras and find peace in their day with a short meditation. No RSVP is required to attend.


Jordan World Circus - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Jordan World Circus

  • When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, and 1 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2022
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno
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The Jordan World Circus is owned and produced by Jody and Melanie Jordan of Las Vegas. The two-hour shows are presented on annual tours from coast to coast.


Family Paint Your Pet

  • When: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2022
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., Reno
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Come and learn, step by step, how to paint your pet, and join a group of like-minded pet lovers in a fun, social setting. All skill levels are welcome: learn the basics or build on your skills! At the end of the evening, participants will have an 11″ x 14″ portrait of their pet. Please bring 1-2 photos of your pet. Ages 8 and older; art supplies included.


Shen Yun - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Shen Yun

  • When: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Shen Yun is a brilliant artistic revival and celebration of China’s rich cultural heritage. Each performance consists of about 20 pieces, quickly moving from one legend, region, or dynasty to the next. Some pieces also touch upon the topic of today’s China, shedding light on the oppression many people experience for their spiritual beliefs, such as Falun Dafa.


Chris Clark - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Chris Clark Concert

  • When: 7 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2022
  • Where: Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., Reno
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Chris Clark is a saxophonist and instructor based in Reno. His debut album, “Cedar Wisely,” was released in 2013, and he appears on bassist Zack Teran’s 2018 release Portalis on Orenda Records. Chris is an active educator and has directed large and small jazz ensembles at the university level, in addition to coaching high-school ensembles and maintaining a private teaching studio for the past 15 years.


Haunted Ghost Tour At The Gold Hill Hotel - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Haunted Ghost Tour At The Gold Hill Hotel

  • When: 5-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022
  • Where: Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 South Main St., Virginia City
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The evening will start with dinner in the Crown Point restaurant. After dinner, participants will hear tales of the history and the hauntings of the hotel and the surrounding area, known as Slippery Gulch. Using ghost hunting tools and techniques, participants can try to contact the spirits still in residence at the hotel. Please note that participants will be touring some of the haunted rooms in the hotel as well.


Wyld Women Summit - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Wyld Women Summit

  • When: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022
  • Where: The Alpine, 324 E. Fourth St., Reno
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March is International Women’s Month, and what better way to celebrate than to bring participants to the first Annual Wyld Women Summit? This year, say goodbye to the hustle and create space for grounded and sustainable growth.


Leprechaun Race Gone Virtual 5k Run Walk - Reno Sparks events in March 20222022 Leprechaun Race Gone Virtual 5k Run/Walk

  • When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • Where: Midtown and Wells Avenue districts, Reno
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Can you outrun a leprechaun? Find out at the 2022 Leprechaun Race Gone Virtual 5k Run/Walk. This 5K run/walk will take participants on a tour through the streets of the Midtown and Wells Avenue neighborhoods. Yes, there still will be a speedy, real-life leprechaun to beat, and every participant who manages the task will win a prize. The event is family-friendly, and costumes are encouraged.


Introduction To Glass Art Beadmaking - Reno Sparks events in March 2022Introduction To Glass Art: Beadmaking

  • When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • Where: chez louie in the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Create beads and more in this hands-on introductory glass art course. Students will explore the world of lampworking by utilizing clear and colored glass rods, along with various tools and techniques. Learn more about the process of melting, shaping, and forming the glass and then annealing finished pieces. All supplies are provided. Ages 15 and older.

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