Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Valentine's Events in Reno, 2024

***Updated 2/29/24***

Hey there, Kat here! 

If you've been following my adventures for a while, you'll know that I'm all about fun. Reno truly shines with its diverse range of events spread throughout the calendar. 

While we're certainly known for our rad annual gatherings, what often goes unnoticed are the hidden gems, the events you won't easily stumble upon with a quick Google search. And that's where I step in! 

Below, I've compiled a list of events and some beloved local spots that are cherished by us locals.

Be sure to give our awesome local businesses a follow and bookmark any event that catches your interest. You never know, you might stumble upon it again next year, especially if it receives enough love and support from us.

I genuinely wish you joy and happiness every single day of your life. If you'd like me to add an event, just let me know—I'd be more than happy to. Let's live & rise together, shall we?

Peace, love, and kindness,

Valentine's Day Ideas
*Take a cooking Class Nothing to It, Reno - Kids/adults | Sierra Chef in Genoa, NV - Kids/adults.  Genoa is NV's first settlement.  It's so quaint and charming in this small town, & their baked goods are so drool-worthy.
*Couples Massage
*Movie Marathon
*Valentines Flower Arrangements & Bouquets - Great Basin Co-0p, Sierra Water Gardens, Emmy's Flower Truck, The Garden, Rising for People Coffee Co. (bouqet + coffee delivery)
*Wine Tasting - The Lodge has a wide selection, including imported wines from Europe- Location of Lodge in beautiful Galena Forest | Engine 8 Brewery offers flights, shareable platters, & live music.
*Laser Tag - Coconut Bowl has a fun 2-level course
*Photo Shoot/proposal/wedding - Alpine Media Weddings
*Shooting Gallery - Scheels, Virginia City Sawdust Trails 
*Indoor Ferris Wheel - Scheels
*Dinner + Movie Galaxy at Legends
*Staycation - Virginia City, Lake Tahoe, Genoa
*Paint N Sip Class - Crafted Palette has ongoing classes year-round AND they have food too! Score!
*Coffee Shop & Hike 
*Roller Skate - Roller Kingdom
*Escape Room - Deadline, Keystone, Breakthrough GSR
*Axe Throwing
*Pottery Studio - The Hot Spot @ Legends, Sparks
*Scenic Overlooks - Looking for million-dollar views?  Emerald Bay is Lake Tahoe's #1 Destination, Sand Harbor is another breathtaking spot.
*Run For Love Race - 4 mile run, downtown Reno
*Sledding - Mt. Rose Meadows - free.  Just past Mt. Rose Summit, you'll find a flat area with a bunch of cars parked on each side. You can't miss it.
*Picnic in the Moonlight
*Karaoke Bar - P.S. Beware. If alcohol is involved you may risk someone confessing their love to you.  Cypress, South 40, Noodle Box Kitchen all offer karaoke.
*Stroll & picnic at an Arboretum (Wilbur. D May will do the trick)
*Hot Springs - Carson City Hot Springs
*Dessert Tasting
*Dance Party
*Dance Lesson - Reno Empire, Vertical Barre (Pole Dancing), The Reno Empire, The Ballroom of Reno
*Board Games - Play them for free at Coffee N' Comics, along with Super Nintendo
*Dinner Cruise - MS Dixie II, South Lake Tahoe
*Go Carts - Need 2 Speed, Coconut Bowl

-February 2| 7pm (VIP $85), 8pm (General Admission $65): End 11pm
Brew HaHa - Sierra Arts Foundation 28th Annual Fundraiser
The Nugget Casino Grand Ballroom
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431

-February 3| 7pm-10pm
Social Science: Sci-Fi Strikes Back, Again
Discovery Museum
490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501

*Ticket price includes two drinks & complimentary bites
Members: $20
Nonmembers: $25
At the Door: $30 (Event may sell out. Secure your tickets ahead of time.)

-February 3| 4pm-8pm
Slopes 4 Sanity Annual Fundraiser
Slieve Brewing Co.
495 Morril Ave, Reno, NV 89512 #101 

"ATTENTION!! Spread the word and get ready for a fun night @slievebrewing full of prizes and fun for @slopes4sanity annual fundraiser!! Food, Drinks, Raffle Silent Auction!! Tickets are available for purchase now!! This event sold out last year so don’t wait and buy your tickets !! Come support us and our mission to empower the physical and mental health in youth through positive outdoor experiences; skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing and fly fishing." (Info. from Instagram)

-February 3| 12pm – 5pm
Western Fest
South 40
1445 S Meadows Pkwy, Reno, NV 89521

-February 8| 4pm-6pm
Mamas & Mocktails (FREE)
River Oak Clubhouse
2101 Rivercrest Drive
Verdi NV 89439
*Instagram Tristen/Madison

•Crafts for the kids
•Mocktail bar
•Mingling for the adults
•Light apres
•Great vibes

-February 9 & 10
Lunar New Year Celebration
Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
813 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701
*My blog post of this museum

-February 10| 5pm-8pm
Galentine's Night Flora Workshop
907 Tahoe Blvd, Studio 13A
Incline Village, NV 89451
*Believe in Recess Instagram
*Included - All materials for arrangement, charcuterie and wine

Catalina is an amazing florist whom I met at Perenn Bakery many years ago while she was crafting an arrangement for the main entrance. I captivated by her creation and couldn't resist asking her questions about her artistry that day. Coincidentally, I was accompanied by my two kids, and Catalina graciously engaged with them, even offering a mini arragement tutorial that included the cutest little arrangement for them to take home. 

-February 10
Studio Yin Grand Opening
Studio Yin
777 S Center St Suite 201, Reno, NV 89501

Demos, tours, photo booth, carcuterie, bubbly, & meet the teachers.

-February 10
German Biergarten
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Resort
Winters Creek Lodge (Google directions takes you here.  First entrance.)
•  Live Music from The Gruber Family Band
       •  Passholder Discounts on Beers & Brats
       •  Challenge your friends to the Stein Races!  Starting at 11:30am
       •  Stein Holding contest 12:45pm 

-February 10|10am-6pm
Hands ON! Second Saturday - Love is in the Air
Nevada Museum of Art
160 W Liberty St, Reno, NV 89501

-Opening Day February 10 | Hours 12pm-6pm, everyday
Upside Down Land - Immersive Art Exhibit 
Potentialist Workshop
836 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89502 
*Tickets (4 & under are free)

-February 12 | 7pm
Lundi Gras Party
Playfield 76
150 N Arlington Ave, Reno, NV 89501 

"✨We’re switching it up and bringing you Reno’s first and ONLY Lundi Gras party! What *is* Lundi Gras, you ask? Simply, the Monday before Mardi Gras. 🎭 The day before is bigger, bolder, and more beloved by the residents of New Orleans. Tuesday’s for the tourists...come party like a local! 🎉 The fun starts at 7pm, Monday 2/12, and will last until all your good times have been rolled!

Our GM, Justin, moved to Reno two years ago from the Big Easy. 🎷 He is passionate about sharing his love for his city and culture through food and frivolity. 💕 What he’s cookin’ up:

🌶 Dirty Rice feat. Poché’s tasso
🍤 Fried Shrimp Po-Boys feat. Gambino’s Bakery French bread & Zapp’s Voodoo chips
🍛 Chicken & Savoie’s Andouille Sausage Gumbo (add a boiled egg & potato salad for authenticity 😉)
🌽 Creole Corn Maque Choux
🍌 Bananas Foster à la Mode
🥐 Biscuit Dough Beignets
🥮 King Cake Bread Pudding

Come do whatcha wanna with us! 📿🥳 We’ve got the beads, bites, brews, king cakes, and sweet, sweet NOLA sounds on deck waiting to shake up your Monday routine! Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
(Description from Instagram)

-February 14| 5:30pm or 8pm
Valentine's Day Chocolate & Wine Pairing Party
Bouchee Confections
940 W Moana Lane #102 Reno, NV 89509
*Bouchee Confections Instagram

-February 14| All Day & All Night
Date Night in The Village
Heavenly Village
1021 Heavenly Village Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

I think Heavenly Village would be the perfect location to celebrate Valentine's Day, or any day for that matter.  My itinerary would include the gondola ride (with or without skis and snowboards), dinner & a magic show at the loft, ice skating, live entertainement (Base Camp Pizza has daily live entertainment), & of course, dessert.   

Some dessert options:
Champagne & Co. chocolate shop, The Baked Bear for ice cream sandwiches, Rocket Fizz candy shop, Creative Crepes.

-February 14| 6:30pm
Laugh & Love Comedy Show (no tickets needed, just pay for your meal)
Mari Chuy's Midtown
764 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501

-February 15| 5pm-8pm
Third Thursday Open Studios
The Generator
2450 Oddie Blvd Suite 110, Sparks, NV 89431
*Vendor Form (no vendor fees, Generator keeps 10% commissions)

The Generator is an insanely huge venue where artists create and gather.  They also hold some of the coolest events in the year.

-February 15| 6pm-8pm
Mingle With the Stars (member only event)
Rosewood Nature Study Area
6800 Pembroke Dr.
Reno Nevada 89502

The Truckee Meadows Parks foundation oversees & manages all of our parks and trails in Reno.  They also hosts science talks, camps for children, hikes for trail maintenance, and so much more.

-February 16| 9pm
Huckleberry Road w/ special guest Jakota Wass
761 South Virginia Street, Reno, Nv 89501
*Instagram Jakota|Cypress

-February 16|3pm-6pm
Reno Public Market
299 E Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89502

Complimentary pizzas all afternoon.

-February 17| 2 Seatings |11am-12:30pm & 1pm-2:30pm
A Pizza my Heart - A Valentine Pizza Workshop
Noble Pie Midtown
777 S Center St #100, Reno, NV 89501

In a recent car accident in Reno, the life of Emma Jordan (12 yrs.) was lost.  Proceeds of this workshop will benefit Zero Fatalities organization, in honor of Emma. 

-February 17 & 18
Lake Tahoe Winter Raggae Festival
Tahoe Blue Event Center
75 Hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449

-February 22 | 7am-9am, Headshots | 8pm-9pm, Lecture
Monthly Speaker + Professional Headshots
National Automobile Museum
1 Museum Dr, Reno, NV 89501
*Cost: $20 ahead, $25 at the door

-February 22 | 6pm-11pm
Back to the 80s
Press Start Arcade & Lounge
600 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501

-February 24 | 9pm
Dance the Heartbreak Away Concert
Pignic Pub & Patio
235 Flint St, Reno, NV 89501

*February 25 
Reno Public Market
299 E Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89502

-February 24 & 25
West Street Market Pop-Up
West Street Market
148 West St, Reno, NV 89501

*March 1 | 6pm
Art Battle
The Generator
2450 Oddie Blvd, Sparks, NV
*Generator Instagram | Website

-March 2 | 1pm
775 Day Vibz
199 Damonte Ranch Parkway #8M Reno, Nevada 89521

-March 9 | 10am-6pm
The Generator Rummage Sale
The Generator
2450 Oddie Blvd Suite 110, Sparks, NV 89431

-March 16 | 9pm-1pm
Saltburn Party
The Emerson
955 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89509

Photo Source
-March 17 | 8:30am
5K Leprechaun Race
The Discovery Museum
490 S Center St, Reno, NV 89501

*March 22 | 6pm-7:30pm
Beginner's Calligraphy with Sip & Script
The Lodge Bar & Patio
17025 NV-431, Reno, NV 89511
*The Lodge Instagram | Website


Every Sunday, 9am-12pm @ Idlewild Park

Tahoe Sleigh Rides 
(through March)
Location: Sand Harbor, North Lake Tahoe | Reservations | Instagram
40 minute guided tour.  Buster was such a knowledgeable and down to earth guide.
Sand Harbor is the most popular beach in Lake Tahoe.
Delicious and comforting food available at Grandma's Cottage in front of visitor's center.

Expedition Dinosaur - Rise of the Mammals
January 28th - May 5th
1595 N Sierra St, Reno, NV 89503

The Book of Will
Bruka Theater
99 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501

Gifts + Shopping
Junkee @ The Basement 


Food + Drink
The Depot Brewery Website|Instagram
325 E. 4TH STREET RENO, NV 89512
Rising For People Coffee Co. located inside of Haven on Earth Bakery in South Reno
Reservations Suggested | Instagram
Great Full Gardens serves delicious & nourishing foods that you can eat everyday without feeling bad.   Vegan/Vegetarian/Paleo?Gluten-free friendly.

 Peppermill's Restaurants - Bimini, Biscotti's, Romanza, Chi, Oceano, and  Cafe Milano - will all have a special Valentine's menu on February 14th.  Menus & Reservations.  Make sure to pick up a player's card for free to take advantage of this casino's everyday 20% off local's discount.

Charlie Palmer Steak, Grand Cafe, Rim Asian Bistro, Uno Mas, & Chikie's & Pete's will also have their own Valentine's specials.  Find the menus HERE.

Call for availability. (775) 336-1091 | Website

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