Spring in Reno and Sparks has sprung, and we’re sharing some ways for you to celebrate the seasonal change. From brunch spots in town to nature walks to outdoor volunteer opportunities, it’s time to shake off winter and enjoy the warmer weather as the earth’s axis tilts towards the sun. For the best springtime ideas, keep reading.

8 Ways To Celebrate Spring In Reno And Sparks

Brunch It Up With Friends

The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery

As an old train depot for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, this historic three-story brick building offers an eclectic weekend brunch menu. From buttery breakfast sandwiches to blueberry compote french toast to breakfast tacos, there is something for every palate. You can also order a mimosa in a large beer mug. But proceed with caution—it’s for serious bunchers only.

Café Whitney at Whitney Peak Hotel


Glitz, glam, eggs, and ham—Café Whitney at Whitney Peak Hotel is hosting two drag brunches to celebrate spring in Reno this year. With bottomless mimosas, seltzers, live entertainment, and other fun treats, we can almost guarantee you’ve never been to a dining experience like this before. So, grab your friends and ready for an epic brunch to remember.

Learn More About The Environment

Reno Earth Day

Is there a better way to celebrate spring in Reno and Sparks than alongside the beautiful Truckee River at an earth day festival? We think not, so Reno Earth Day—set for April 24, 2022—should be on your must-do list! With more than 300 exhibitors, you can learn more about the natural world, green technologies, and how to ground yourself to the planet. There will also be several entertainment stages featuring local musicians, acoustic performers, dancers, cirque, theatres, and more.

Take A Nature Walk To Find The Best Spring Flowers

Reno Riverwalk District

If you want to get outside the house for a bit, you don’t need to go far to see spring flowers in Reno. You can take a stroll along the Riverwalk and experience the pure essence of spring. The cityscape comes alive from blooming daffodils to cherry blossoms to desert rose bushes, and you sure won’t want to miss it.

Lockwood Park

With a beautiful mix of riparian and high-desert views, this park in Sparks will take you on an interpretive journey full of native plants and animals.

You can use the picnic areas for a nature-inspired lunch with your friends and loved ones or birdwatch from one of the many wildlife viewing areas. So, grab your binoculars and hiking shoes and enjoy all spring offers.

Visit A Local Farm

Andelin Family Farms Spring Festival: Baby Animals & Tulips

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family this spring, the search stops now. This family-owned farm can provide you with an up-close and personal experience with baby goats, lambs, calves, and more. So, whether you’re picking beautiful tulips to take home or yelling with joy from the ziplines, there are plenty of opportunities for fun and excitement.

Volunteer Outdoors

Urban Roots 

Give back this spring in Reno by volunteering at this local nonprofit, changing how communities eat and learn through garden-based education. With unique projects and periodic weekday volunteer opportunities, you can get outside while interacting with friends, family, and community members. You can also help with regular farm maintenance at the Urban Teaching Farm or join a group workday.

Reno Food Systems 


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With a mission to share food and resources with the community and the greater Northern Nevada region, Reno Food Systems is an excellent place to get more involved. You can volunteer, attend a workshop, or become a member to grow a resilient and interconnected local food system. So, if you’re an advocate of land stewardship, this nonprofit organization has the tools you need to act now.

At Dickson Realty, we love sharing how to get more involved in the community with fun activities to do for Spring in Reno and Sparks. To learn more about living in Northern Nevada, contact one of our neighborhood experts today.