If you want to experience the unique culture of Reno Tahoe, spending time at the Riverwalk District is a must. The Riverwalk District is located in the heart of downtown Reno, between Arlington and Lake Street, along the Truckee River. There are many things to see and do along the Riverwalk District from shopping, to public art displays, entertainment and a whitewater park. But quite easily, one of the most exciting aspects of the Riverwalk District are the bars, taverns and dining options along the river. Some of the best restaurants and bars in Reno Tahoe are located in this area, and there is no better way to get a little taste of them all than by attending one of these events:
Dine the District Food Tour
Have a taste of some of the best restaurants in the Reno area at Dine the District Food Tour on May 7th. From 1 pm – 4 pm, stroll through the Riverwalk District and feast on the many options of culinary excellence, spanning from Thai cuisine to pizza. Pre-sale tickets are $20, $25 at the door, and help support the continued development of the Riverwalk District. There are only two Dine the District tours a year, so buy your tickets early before they sell out!
The Wine Walk has become one of Reno’s most popular and signature events. Have a taste of Reno’s culture, and take a stroll through the Riverwalk District, sampling wine at various merchants along the Truckee River and neighboring streets. The Wine Walk is every third Saturday of the month, from 2pm – 5pm. This month’s Wine Walk is on April 16 with the theme, “Back the Pack.” Tickets are $20 and include a hand-decorated wine glass, an ID bracelet that allows you to sample wine at any participating merchant, and a map of all the participating locations.
If wine isn’t your drink of choice, but beer is more your thing, the fourth Saturday of every month is the Beer Crawl. For $5, you receive a wrist band, map & glass to use for $1 refills of 6 ounce beer samples at multiple downtown Reno locations. This month’s beer crawl is on April 23 and is from 2 pm – 6 pm.
Twisted Shamrock: Beer, Wine and Spirits Tour
Who said Irish festivities are only for the month of March? On April 30, celebrate the spring season the Celtic way and enjoy beers, wine and Celtic inspired cocktails from the best restaurants and pubs in the Reno area. There will be live entertainment including dancers and bagpipes. Pre-sale tickets are $20, $25 at the door, which will help support continued development of the Riverwalk District and the Heritage Organization for the 26th annual Celtic Celebration.
Enjoying a day in the Riverwalk District is always easy, especially when you can catch dining, drink and shopping specials. Check out their list of associated merchants to keep up on discounts and special events happening throughout the year.