Visitors can tap into Irish history and culture this St. Patrick’s Day at various local, festive events! Foodies, nightlife enthusiasts and athletes of all stripes have plenty to celebrate. The Luck of the Irish lands in Reno Tahoe.
Run in Reno’s vibrant and historic neighborhoods, Midtown and the Wells Avenue District, at the 7th annual Leprechaun Race. The Leprechaun Race is an easy 5K that the whole family can enjoy. The relatively flat course starts and ends in front of The Discovery. Runners or walkers of all abilities can easily participate in this fun run.
The historic mining town of Virginia City goes “nuts” for St. Patrick’s Day! This special event features marching leprechauns, green attractions, and Rocky Mountain Oysters (a delicacy made up of beef and sheep testicles). It’s a fun-filled day of unique eating as professional and amateur chefs compete for the most creative and unique dishes. More than 20 cooks from around the West serve up Rocky Mountain Oysters by grilling, frying or smoking them to perfection. It’s a full-on Irish Festival with a beer garden, live Irish music, individual and team oyster-eating contests, parade and the Leprechaun Bar Crawl.
The Reno Leprechaun Crawl is quickly becoming one of the largest bar crawls in the nation. Reno’s bar crawl scene is widely celebrated, but for those who haven’t experienced it, it is best to think of them as massive costume parties for people who want to tour Reno’s nightlife in off-the-wall style. Crawlers receive commemorative cups and a map that shows you where to go and what to do. Additionally, these cups provide access to awesome exclusive deals at 25 locations!
Sometimes you just want to spend St. Patrick’s Day in a pub listening to Irish music while drinking Guinness. Celebrate at local Irish pubs Ceol Irish Pub and O’Skiis Pub & Grille, or create your own Irish Pub bar crawl!