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April 2024 Events and Activities in the Reno Region

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Big events during April, 2024 include...

All Fools' Day - Monday, April 1, 2024. Also known as April Fool's Day. Don't get caught being foolish.

Reno Aces Opening Day 2024 - Tuesday, April 2, 2024. The Aces play the Sacramento Rivercats at Greater Nevada Field, first pitch at 2:05 p.m. The series continues with home games from April 3 - 7, 2024.

WinterWonderGrass Festival - Friday through Sunday, April 5 - 7, 2024. This event is at Palisades Tahoe. It's a winter bluegrass music and craft beer festival featuring over 20 bands, over a dozen breweries, and food and food trucks. This is a family-friendly event that welcomes kids. The venue is the Village at Palisades Tahoe ski resort, south of Truckee off Highway 89.

"Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals" at the Wilbur D. May Museum - through May 5, 2024. An interactive exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. Featuring fan favorite stations and brand new animatronics and experiences, this exhibit is not to be missed and makes for the perfect field trip or way to spend a winter day. The entry fee is $13 for adults, $11 for children 3 to 17 and seniors. Kids under 3 are free. Hours at the Wilbur D. May Museum are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Grow Your Own, Nevada! Gardening Classes - Tuesday, April 2, 2024. For spring 2024, classes will be offered online only. They start 6 p.m. at on Tuesdays and Thursdays in April. classe are free, but you still must register to attend the online classes. It's not super easy, but you can grow a vegetable garden and other plants in the high desert of Reno and northern Nevada.

Spring Festival at Andelin Family Farm - Wednesdays through Saturdays, April 3 to May 4, 2024. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission includes access to the tulip U-pick fields, petting zoo area, and all the barnyard games and activities. There are a variety of tickets options available online. The farm is at 8100 Pyramid Way in Sparks. (775) 530-8032.

Bruka Theatre for Children: "Mother Nurture & the Bright Sides" - Saturday, April 6, 2024, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This show is a fun-filled adventure combining environmental science with theatre magic. Professional actors engage with whimsical scenery and props to create an interactive show fun for all ages. Presented for free at the South Valleys Library by Pioneer Center Youth Programs. Registration is recommended. Space is limited and priority will be given to those who are registered.

Washoe County Library Book Sale - April 6 - 14, 2024. Sales are in the book store next door to the Sierra View Library in the Reno Town Mall. This is your chance to get big bargains on books and other media while supporting your Washoe County Library System. Sale hours are every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preview day for Friends members is on the Friday before each sale period, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you aren't a member, you can join Friends at the door.

Science Distilled: The Story of Resilience - Thursday, April 11, 2024, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 21+. This installment in the Science Distilled series will explore the critical topic of climate resiliency and community solutions. Gain valuable insights into the science-backed approaches and community-driven actions that contribute to a sustainable, resilient future in the face of climate change. $10 for museum members, $15 non-members. You can purchase tickets online. Presentation will be at the Desert Research Institute, Elizabeth West Stout Conference Center, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno.

Hands ON! Second Saturday at the Nevada Museum of Art - Saturday, April 13, 2024. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art for fun for the whole family, including storytelling, art activities, live performances, and all current exhibits. Admission to the Museum is free for all on Second Saturdays.

Junior Ranger Adventure Day at Sun Valley Regional Park - Saturday, April 13, 2024, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Join Park Rangers to learn about native plants and pollinators. There will also be a 1 mile guided hike on a dirt trail. Event is free but pre-registration is required. Contact Ranger Gabe at or 775-424-1866 for more information. Sun Valley Regional Park is at 5905 Sidehill Dr. in Sun Valley.

"Cinderella" at the Pioneer Center - Saturday and Sunday, April 13 - 14, 2024. The spring gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic fairytale Cinderella. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the magnificent score to this wonderful ballet. This classic fairytale is filled with mesmerizing dance, romance, and comedy and is fun for the entire family. 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Visit the website to purchase tickets online or call (775) 434-1050. The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is at 100 S. Virginia Street in Reno.

2024 Junior Naturalist Program - Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Junior Naturalist Program from Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a free outdoor program for children of all ages to learn about local plants and animals. The program for April is "Eco Explorers" and it will be at Rainbow Ridge Park in northwest Reno. Participants will explore ecology with fun games and activities in the pre-Earth Day celebration. You must register online to attend this free program.

Reno Riverwalk Wine Walk - Saturday, April 20, 2024. The Riverwalk Merchants present this fun event every third Saturday of the month. Tickets available online or you can purchase the day of the event. This is a 21+ event. Pets and strollers are not advised. For more information, call 775-825-WALK(9255).

Brew, Brats & Ballet - A Celebration of New Coreography - Saturday, April 20, 2024, 7:30 p.m. A celebration of new choreography modeled after Sacramento Ballet's highly successful tradition of Beer and Ballet. Enjoy tasty bratwursts and sip on select microbrews while you take in the latest choreographed pieces from Sierra Nevada Ballet. Visit the website for online tickets. At the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City.
Also at Reno Little Theater, May 3 - 4, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Reno Earth Day Celebration - Saturday, April 20, 2024. Come to Idlewild Park between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to enjoy Reno's big annual Earth Day celebration. There will be numerous events, exhibitors, food and drink, live entertainment, and activities for both kids and adults. Check my article for more Earth Day events in Reno and up at Tahoe Truckee and South Lake Tahoe.

Festival of Colors - Saturday, April 20, 2024, 12 noon to 5 p.m. This multicultural event brings the community together with live music, DJs, dancing, yoga, food and drink, a kids’ area, arts and crafts, color throwing and more. No outside colors, food or drink. Visit the website for online tickets. At Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St. in Reno.

Free Admission to National Parks - Saturday, April 20, 2024. On the first day of National Park Week, it's free admission to all parks and other sites operated by the National Park Service. This includes parks around the west like Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Death Valley, and Great Basin. Other fees, such as for overnight camping and cabin rentals, will still apply. Be sure to check if your park of choice is open.

Earth Day - Monday, April 22, 2024.

Discover Science Lecture by Al Sacco, Jr. - Thursday, April 25, 2024, 7 p.m. "16 Days in Space." What discoveries can be made in space? Astronaut and chemical engineer Al Sacco, Jr. shares his firsthand experience aboard the 1995 Columbia Space Shuttle mission and what scientific findings came from conducting experiments 170 miles above Earth. The lecture is free, but you are asked to register to attend.

Annual Reno Jazz Festival - Thursday through Saturday, April 25 - 27, 2024. With our full schedule of varied events, from quality performance reviews to big-name concerts, we aim to inspire and educate the next generation of jazz musicians. On the UNR campus and other venues. Check the website for shows, locations and other details. There are a number of ticket options available online.

KTMB Great Community Clean-Up - Saturday, April 27, 2024, 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Join Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) for the annual Great Community Cleanup. This event focuses on the cleanup of illegal dump sites and noxious weeds in the open spaces surrounding the Truckee Meadows. Every year hundreds of volunteers come together to clean up our community. You will be able to choose from over 20 sites throughout the Truckee Meadows open-spaces. There will be a volunteer appreciation picnic after the clean-up with free food and drink. Go to KTMB Volunteer Sign-Ups to sign up and pick a work site.

Reno Mimosa Day Crawl - Saturday, April 27, 2024, noon to 6 p.m. This is something a bit different - an afternoon event. The event will have prizes for group costumes, feature 15 venues in downtown Reno and have limited tickets that will probably sell out. Mimosa Day will be a chance to soak up some rays in a relaxed atmosphere where we can all enjoy some good bubbly, listen to some tunes and stroll around hitting up our favorite bars. Visit the website to get more details and buy cups online.

53rd Annual Virginia City Grand Prix - Saturday and Sunday, April 27 - 28, 2024. Experience legendary racing in historic Virginia City where thousands of motocross riders challenge themselves in the surrounding hills. Racing takes place both days. Attending the event is free. This being Virginia City, there will be lots of related activities and things to do while the motocross racers are zipping through town and around the rugged high desert.

Farm Day at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park - Sunday, April 28, 2024, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be many free family-friendly activities including meeting farm animals from Valley Amigos Ranch and 4-H, create crafts in the Discovery Room, learn about insects with Nevada Department of Agriculture, play corn hole with KTMB and spin the prize wheel, check out antique tractors and engines, meet Master Gardeners handing out seed bombs, listen to the amazing Washoe County Librarians with story times and activities, check out a book from the new bookmobile, share your input on a new Master Plan for Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and many more partners and activities. Short Tail Coffee will have drinks and snacks for purchase. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is at 1595 N. Sierra Street in Reno.

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