April is a great time to experience all that Northern Nevada has to offer! Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring with the opening weekend of the Reno Aces baseball games, or enjoy outdoor activities and festivities at one of the many Earth Day events.

If you’re looking for something a bit more low-key, you can take in some of the region’s stunning natural beauty with hikes and walks along trails in local parks.

Reno Aces v. Las Vegas

  • When: Saturday, April 1, 2023–Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Where: Greater Nevada Field, 250 Evans Ave., Reno
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Bring your family and friends to Greater Nevada Field for Family Sunday – a day the whole family will love! Enjoy $1 hot dogs throughout the game and don’t forget to wear red – the Aces will be taking the field in their red “city pride” BLC uniforms.

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6th Annual Ryan Volker and Rose Scarpa Memorial Scholarship 5k Ninja Run

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Where: Idlewild Park Rose Garden, 75 Cowan Drive, Reno
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Are you ready to take on the challenge of The 6th Annual Ninja Run? It’s an event designed to honor and remember two amazing young people, Rose Scarpa and Ryan Volker. The Ninja run is on Sunday April 2nd, 2023 at Idlewild Park Rose Garden for a start time of 9 a.m. Bring your ninja spirit and dress up to compete in the Men’s and Women’s divisions, with awards for the top three finishers in each.

Earth and Seeds Farm + Urban Roots Present…Soil Blocking in the Sierra

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Where: Urban Roots, 1700 E. Second St., Reno
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Are you looking for an innovative way to start your high desert gardening journey? Look no further than soil blocks! Soil blocks are a revolutionary way of seed starting, utilizing compressed soil as both the container and the growing medium for your seeds. And with their high germination rates, excellent root health and reduced transplant shock, you’ll get more sprouts with less effort. If all this has got your green thumb itching, join Tiffany Brown Anderson of Earth & Seeds flower farm to make your own soil blocks and take home your own set of reusable seedling trays and all the soil blocks you’ve made in class.

Baby Animal & Tulip Festival

  • When: Wednesday, April 5, 2023–Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Where: Andelin Family Farm, 8100 Pyramid Way, Sparks
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Come join in for a fun-filled day of family activities at the Baby Animal & Tulip Festival! Enjoy interacting with baby animals such as goats, lambs and calves in the petting zoo. For an adventure of a lifetime, Andelin Family Farm has expanded their ziplines to provide thrills for people of all ages. With admission, you can also access the tulip U-pick fields for a unique experience. The hours are from Wednesday to Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and from Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this period, you can enjoy hay rides, barrel train, mini-zips, giant slides, straw bale maze, jump pad, and other fun barnyard activities.

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Reno Phil’s Classix Series

  • When: Saturday, April 15, 2023–Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Experience the power of one of the most iconic operas of all time – Bizet’s Carmen – as brought to life by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus, and special guest vocalists. From its daring story of love and tragedy to its famous arias like “Habanera” and “Toreador Song,” this timeless work has captivated audiences for more than a century. Get in the spirit of Carmen’s passionate tale by wearing something that captures it — red. Showtimes are at 4 p.m. April 15-16. Revel in the drama and passion of Bizet’s Carmen. You won’t want to miss it!

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival

  • When: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Where: The Village of Palisades Tahoe, 1960 Olympic Valley Road, Olympic Valley
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Earth Day is just around the corner, and The Village at Palisades Tahoe is getting ready to host one of the largest celebrations in the region. On April 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can join the event for free interactive activities that teach kids and adults about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability. And, don’t forget to bring in your old electronic devices with lithium-ion batteries to the Redwood Materials booth. They’ll be sure to recycle them in a safe and responsible way.

Walk MS: Reno/Sparks 2023

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  • When: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Where: Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., Reno
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Walk MS is an inspiring event that unites people around a powerful mission: to end Multiple Sclerosis (MS) forever. Each step you take can make a difference, and with accessible routes that are stroller and mobility device-friendly, you will feel the support from the community around you. Gather your team and join the movement at Walk MS.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s “Frozen”

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2023–Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Frozen, the ballet, is an enchanting adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of the Snow Queen. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, it tells the story of Alana and Kai as they journey across their kingdom to find Alana’s missing sister Ella and break the icy spell that has been cast upon their kingdom. With captivating choreography and thrilling music from the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jason Altieri, this ballet is sure to be a magical experience for the whole family.

Reno Jazz Festival

  • When: Thursday, April 27, 2023–Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Where: UNR School of the Arts, 1664 N. Virginia St., Reno
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The 2023 Festival of Jazz is set to be one of the best yet. This year, the festival will return to its traditional in-person format and will feature an incredible lineup of jazz artists and artist educators, creating a rich, diverse educational experience for all participants. On Friday, April 28, the headliner of the festival will be none other than Marquis Hill. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience a world-class jazz festival!

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 April. To learn more about how to enjoy the Northern Nevada region, contact one of our realtors today.