With the days getting longer and the weather rapidly heating up, the coming weeks will provide an excellent time to spend some much-needed time outside or just to get out of the house. And what time could be better than Memorial Day weekend?! Here’s our list of fun ideas and events coming to the Reno/Sparks area for this Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day Wear Blue: Run to Remember Event

If you’re looking for an opportunity to shed some winter weight and kick-start your path towards a healthy lifestyle, look no further than the Memorial Day Wear Blue: Run to Remember Event. This run is in remembrance of our nation’s fallen service members. The event is held on March 30th and the “race” begins at 8 am (make sure to set your alarm and drink your morning coffee!) at 6100 Niel Road. Come and run, walk, bike or jog! All ages are welcome.

Reno Aces vs Tacoma Rainiers

Although the game may not be during the weekend, come out and support the Reno Aces as they take on the Tacoma Rainiers on Tuesday, May 31st through Sunday, June 5th! Last year the Aces finished second in the league’s West Division and are expected to have an impressive 2022 season. Each game has fun promotions and there will be fireworks for Friday’s game. Grab a hotdog and a beverage and root for the best baseball team in Reno!

Wild Island Family Adventure Park

Opening May 20th, Wild Island Family Adventure Park is the perfect place to cool down during the spring and summer seasons. This water park features exhilarating water slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. Once you’ve cooled down head over next door to Coconut Bowl. Here you’ll find a wide variety of arcade games as well as an 18-hole mini-golf course, laser tag, go-carts, and much more.

Virginia City to Gold Hill on the V&T Railroad

This 35-minute train ride spans from Virginia City to Gold Hill and will take you on a trip through Northern Nevada’s rich history. During the ride, the conductor will share historical stories as you pass by many of the Comstock mines, Tunnel No. 4 (one of seven tunnels built), the train depot, and lastly the well-known Gold Hill. The train departs hourly from 10:30 am to 4 pm. Bring your family and friends!

Made in Tahoe Festival

From Saturday the 28th to Sunday the 29th from 11 am to 5 pm, head over to The Village at Palisades for a relaxing day at the Made in Tahoe Festival. This event features crafts, food, art, and cocktails from local artists and vendors. All of the wide arrays of offerings are inspired by or made in the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas. This is a fantastic opportunity to get outside and support your local community.

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