Each month, the Washoe County Library and Nevada Museum of Art offer a huge variety of events and activities suitable for the whole family. Many are free.
Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4
Cinco de Mayo in Reno
This Cinco de Mayo Festival is northern Nevada's biggest annual celebration of Mexican heritage. It will be at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, in the northwest parking area. Admission is $5 for adults and all entertainment is free. Bring the family and join the party on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check my article for more Cinco de Mayo activities.
Saturday, May 10
KTMB's Great Community Clean Up
Join KTMB, Washoe County, the cities of Reno and Sparks, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, BLM, USFS, Waste Management and numerous other partners and volunteer groups to clean up our area open spaces. The 7th annual Great Community Cleanup is on Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. After the clean up, there will be a celebration picnic for all volunteers at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Sparks. There are locations throughout the Truckee Meadows. Find the one closest to you and Sign up to Volunteer. For more information, call (775) 851-5185.
Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11
Reno River Festival
The 2014 Reno River Festival will be the 11th annual running of this popular event. Enjoy kayaking and stand-up paddleboard events, along with numerous other family-friendly activities. Come to Wingfield Park in downtown Reno and enjoy the action at the Truckee River Whitewater Park.
Sunday, May 11
Mother's Day in Reno
There are many Mother's Day activities around Reno, with something sure to suit most every Mom. Part of the fun, of course, is taking her out for Mother's Day dining at one of our area's excellent restaurants.
Saturday through Friday, May 10 - 16
Bike to Work, School and Fun Week
Join Reno area bicycle riders for Bike to Work, School and Fun Week. Besides promoting bike riding as a way to get to work and school, this event features numerous perks and prizes for participants.
Friday through Monday, May 23 - 26
Black Rock Rendezvous
Join the Friends of Black Rock, Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Nevada Wilderness and other partner groups in the Black Rock Desert for a weekend of fun, education, exploration, music and more. The Black Rock Rendezvous celebrates the diversity of uses, and history of the Black Rock Desert Region while fostering stewardship. The Rendezvous is free and families are welcome to attend. This is a Leave No Trace camping event. Get the details from Friends of Black Rock High Rock, or call (775) 557-2900 for more information. To see what it's like, check out my Black Rock Rendezvous pictures.
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