March is an exciting time of the year in the Reno-Sparks area. From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to live music concerts and festivals, there’s something for everyone this month. Plus, you won’t want to miss out on hearing Nobel Prize-winning physicist David Wineland speak at a local venue in Reno.

For art lovers, the Nevada Museum of Art is an especially great place to spend some time this month, with plenty of activities and events going on. So don’t miss out – check out all the awesome things to do in March in Northern Nevada.

2023 NV STEAM Conference: Keynote with Edward P. Clapp

  • When: Wednesday, March 1, 2023–Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Are you ready to be inspired? Get your creative juices flowing at the 2023 NV STEAM Conference: Environments of Inspiration. The line-up will provide a wealth of innovative exploration and ideas. Led by Edward P. Clapp, the keynote will take you on a journey of discovery. We’ll also have multiple workshops that are sure to expand your mind, plus a closing synthesis that ties it all together.

Discover Science: David Wineland, Nobel laureate physicist

  • When: Thursday, March 2, 2023
  • Where: Redfield Auditorium, DMSC 110 (South Campus), 1664 North Virginia St., Reno
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Join us on March 2 to hear Nobel Prize-winning physicist, David Wineland, discuss how his groundbreaking work in quantum physics relates to our daily lives. Dr. Wineland won a share of the Nobel Prize in 2012 for trapping ions with cleverly designed experiments and has more than 42-years of experience studying atomic clocks at the National Institute of Standards. On March 2, he’ll explain how his research can be applied to our daily lives and how quantum physics has changed the way we think about the world. Don’t miss this fascinating lecture from one of the top minds in modern physics.


  • When: Thursday, March 2, 2023–Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Where: Tahoe City & Kings Beach
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North Lake Tahoe SNOWFEST is a great way to explore the beautiful region of North Lake Tahoe. From snowshoeing and skiing on the slopes, to watching ice sculptors transform blocks of ice into breathtaking artworks – there’s something for everyone at SNOWFEST. During the 10-day festival, you can also find plenty of food and drinks to keep you fueled for your adventures. We have a wide range of local restaurants and breweries that offer great dishes and libations to enjoy while taking in the views of Lake Tahoe.

Come In From The Cold Concert Series

  • When: Saturdays, March 4 and 11, 2023
  • Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno
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Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help fund the performances. We’ll have complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries as well as some candy for sale. March 4: The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association will be performing their traditional Sunday Go To Meetin’ set. And don’t miss out on the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra performance on Sunday, March 11.

Riverside Farmers Market

  • When: Saturday, March 4, 2023–Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • Where: McKinley Arts and Culture, 925 Riverside Drive, Reno
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The Riverside Farmers Market is where you’ll find the freshest, most delicious, and sustainably-grown food around. We showcase local farmers and ranchers who believe in growing healthy food for a healthy planet. Plus, if you’re looking for something new, we’ve got the latest offerings from Reno’s newest food producers. Come on down and join us for some of the best eats in town.

Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series

  • When: Tuesdays, March 7, 2023–March 28, 2023
  • Where: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno
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Join us for our upcoming in-person series on gardening topics! In collaboration with Washoe County Parks and Open Spaces and the Extension, Washoe County Master Gardeners, this free live program is open to the public. Each class in the series is presented by a Master Gardener volunteer – someone who lives and gardens right here in Northern Nevada. March upcoming classes:

  • Pruning & Training Fruit Trees with Michael Janik on March 7, 2023
  • Success with Succulents presented by Liz Morrow on March 14, 2023
  • Planting for Food Preservation led by Doreen Spires & Cindy Edwards on March 21, 2023
  • Successful Vegetable Gardening with Randy Robison on March 28, 2023

32nd Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry

  • When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Where: Virginia City, 85 S. C St., Virginia City
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No matter what you decide to do at Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry, one thing’s for sure—it’s going to be an event you’ll never forget! So come join us in Virginia City and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the delicious way. This year’s Fry will feature a beer garden, offering cold brews and even more delicious food options that go beyond just oysters. If it’s excitement you’re looking for, don’t miss the competition. Chefs from around the region will be competing to make the most delish oyster dish and win the grand prize. So, come cheer them on as they fire up their stoves and show off their skills.

Youth Art Month Family Festival

  • When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., Reno
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Come on out and explore the Lake Mansion Arts & Cultural Center with us for this year’s free Youth Art Month Festival! There’s so much in store – creative art stations, a recycled art project with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, delicious treats to purchase from TuktukYumyum and a free book for every child. Plus, you can get an inside look at the Lake Mansion’s history with Patty Cafferata. It’s all happening from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

11th Annual Leprechaun Race

  • When: Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Where: Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, 490 S. Center St., Reno
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Come race with us in the Leprechaun Race Reno and see if you can beat our speedy real-life leprechaun! If that doesn’t sound intimidating enough, there’s also a special prize for those who complete their race faster than hers. And don’t worry if she beats you — her pot of gold will grow larger with every runner and walker that she beats, and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum will benefit from it. #LeprechaunRaceReno

The United States Navy Concert Band

  • When: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Where: The University of Nevada at Reno Nightingale Concert Hall, 1335 N Virginia St, Reno
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The U.S. Navy Concert Band is one of the most recognizable military bands in the country, performing for millions of people all across America. From coast to coast, the band has been entertaining audiences with their unique blend of classic marches, contemporary wind ensemble repertoire, and inspiring symphonic works since 1922. Come join us for a night of entertainment! The Navy’s upcoming concerts are sure to have something for everyone. With performances from some of your favorite local bands and singers, you won’t want to miss out. Not only that, but the event is family-friendly and perfect for veterans, their families, individuals, or anyone interested in the Navy.

WinterWonderGrass Festival

  • When: Friday, March 31, 2023–Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Where: Palisades Tahoe, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, California
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Come join WinterWonderGrass Tahoe for a weekend of unforgettable music, beer tasting and fun in the snow! Enjoy three days of top-notch acoustic roots music on four stages. Plus, sample some amazing California and Nevada craft breweries. All while taking in the breathtaking views of North Lake Tahoe. Gather your family, friends and loved ones for a weekend of celebration – WinterWonderGrass Tahoe is the perfect destination to create lasting memories with those closest to you!

At Dickson Realty, our team of local experts knows about the best activities and places to live, including the best things to do in Reno/Sparks in March. To learn more about how to enjoy the Northern Nevada region, contact one of our realtors today.