April Family-Friendly Activities in Reno

April Family-Friendly Activities in Reno, Sparks, Carson City & Beyond

Looking for April family-friendly activities in Reno and surrounding areas? Look no further.

While the events we share are specific to the month of April in Reno, Sparks, and surrounding areas, there are always things to do in our wonderful city.

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Ongoing Activities in Our Area

Northern Nevada has something to offer year-round!  You can check out any of these family-friendly activities on the days you aren’t looking for a specific event to attend:

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The Best List of Carson City, Sparks, and Reno Family Events

Keep scrolling if you’d like to read details on events, however, we do also offer the best list of Carson City, Sparks, and Reno events in town!

Our calendar is updated as soon as new events are shared and businesses can even submit their own events if they are family-friendly. Click the link above to access the FULL calendar as below is just a preview.

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April Family-Friendly Activities in Reno

Easter Egg Hunts and Activities

Looking for Easter egg hunts in addition to April family-friendly activities in Reno?  Check out our complete guide here!

April Family-Friendly Activities in Reno

Blippi the Musical

Date: April 1st, 6pm

Location: Reno Event Center

Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement, and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons!

SWEET: A TASTY JOURNEY

Date: January 15 – May 15, 2022

Location: 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno, NV. (Inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park)

Sweet will take you on a journey through the history and manufacturing of candy, chocolate, and other treats. Learn about candies of the past, meet real-life Willy Wonkas, and explore cultures around the world through their candy.

Play a life-size Candyland game, take a tour of Candy Mountain, see candy art, test your taste buds, photo ops, and more!

RIVERSIDE FARMERS MARKET

Date: Every Saturday from 9am – 12pm

Location: McKinley Arts Center

Enjoy Reno’s year-round farmers market! Fresh local food, vendors, and more!

MAGIQUE

Date: Every Saturday and Select Other Days

Location: The Theatre

Magique is a fun-filled extravaganza starring renowned international Illusionists Kevin & Caruso. Kevin and Caruso have starred in, and produced, some of the biggest and longest-running illusion shows in the world!

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FAMILY DAY AT BUNDOX BOCCE

Date: Every Sunday from 12pm-4pm

Location: Bundox Bocce

Bring the family for FREE bocce play every Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check their website for date exclusions and closures.

UNR BASEBALL 

Date: April 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 , 30

Location: Don Weir Field at Pecoole Park except for March 29th and 30th at The Greater Nevada Field.

Come cheer on the Wolf Pack baseball team at a home game this season!

MARKET AT THE PARK AT RED (RENO EXPERIENCE DISTRICT)

Date: April 3rd and 17th, 11am-4pm

Location: Midtown Reno, NV.

The Reno Outdoor Marketplace presents “Market at the Park” at RED (Reno Experience District). March 20th celebrates this kick-off event for this market that will run through May 29th. Expect to see amazing vendors, food trucks, and more.  The market runs every other Sunday  from 9am – 1pm.

JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS

Date: April 6-10, 2022

Location: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

Just Between Friends will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center April 6-10,2022. Just Between Friends—a one-stop shopping experience that happens twice a year at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

MIDTOWN RENO FIRST THURSDAY

Date: April 7, 2022

Location: Midtown Reno, NV.

Join in the MidTown Holiday Festivities every 1st Thursday of the month!

Be sure to treat yourself to a day at your favorite MidTown retailers, services, bars, and restaurants. Our local businesses plan exciting in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, live music, and more.

Each merchant creatively plans their own event so check each listing for individual hours and details.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR.

Date: April 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, & 17

Location: TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada, 315 Spokane Street, Reno, NV 89512

Based on one of Roald Dahls most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale.

BLAST OFF ON SCIENCE 

Date: April 9th, Second Saturday of Every Month. 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: The National Automobile Museum

With exclusive activities from the Nevada Space Center, home of the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada.

HANDS ON! SECOND SATURDAY

Date: April 9th  (Second Saturday of each month), 10am – 4pm

Location: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West Liberty, Reno, Nevada 89501

This monthly event is free for the community and is fun for the entire family.  Enjoy hands-on art activities, a tour of the museum, live performances, and more.  Head to nevadaart.org To find a full schedule and upcoming themes for Hands ON! Second Saturday.

POINT OF IMPACT – FREE CARSEAT INSPECTION

Date: April 9, 2022 9am-12pm

Location: 7550 Donatello Dr, Sun Valley, Nevada

REMSA Health’s Point of Impact program encourages parents to ensure their car seats are properly installed. A properly installed car seat can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. When visiting the checkpoint, parents should bring their child(ren) and car seat(s) and schedule about 30-45 minutes; longer for more than one seat. In addition, they will check the installation, correct any problems and provide education on the proper use and installation of the car seat.
If you are not able to attend this event, you can make an appointment here

RENO ACES BASEBALL 

Date: April 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22,  23, 24,

Location: Greater Nevada Field

Take the family out to the Reno Aces baseball game!  Enjoy the game, good food, and the fireworks after select games!

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Sparks

SPRING FESTIVAL @ ANDELIN FARM

Date:  April 7 – April 30, Thursday – Saturday from 10AM to 7PM!

Location: Andelin Family Farm

Cost: Admission starts at $12.  Additional activities are available at an additional cost.

Baby Animal & Tulip Festival opens April 7 this year! It is such an exciting time on the farm, and offers guests a more personal experience with the baby goats, lambs, and calves.

Admission includes access to the tulip U-pick fields, petting zoo area, and all the barnyard games and activities, and ziplines.

3RD THURSDAYS

Date: April 21st from 4-9pm (third Thursday of every month)

Location: Victorian Square

This includes good food, cold drinks, live entertainment, crafts, chef demos, movies on the big screen, and all the art you can handle! Downtown Sparks is the place to be this and every 3rd Thursday of the month, all year round!

DWIGHT YOAKAM

Date: April 29th

Location: Nugget Casino

Don’t miss country music singer Dwight Yoakam!

Carson City

SNOOPY AND THE RED BARON EXHIBITION

Date: February 19 – May 15, 2022

Location: Brewery Arts Center, 449 W King Street Carson City, NV 89703

Snoopy and the Red Baron, a traveling exhibition on view at the Brewery Arts Center, from February 19-May 15, 2022, celebrates one of Snoopy’s most recognized personas. Learn about this favorite storyline in Peanuts through high-quality reproductions of original comic strips and discover the rich World War I history Schulz used in nearly every strip.

Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, Thursdays from 12pm to 7pm and for special events.

Entry will be for a suggested donation of $10 per adult and $5 for students and seniors.

SATURDAY NIGHT STAR PARTIES

Date: April 9th & 23rd

Location: Jack C Davis Observatory

The Jack C Davis Observatory hosts free star parties on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month year round, starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Mike Thomas at mnethomas@sbcglobal.net or Dr. Tom Herring at Thomas.Herring@wnc.edu.

Virginia City

FATHER DAUGHTER DAY & DANCE

Date: April 9, 2022 11am-4:30pm

Location: Virginia City

Victorian princesses take over our historic town on this special father-daughter day date. The 8th annual Father-Daughter Day & Dance all-inclusive ticket package includes admission to the dance, delicious fudge, a beautiful corsage, old-time photos, and more, all designed to create an unforgettable experience for daddy’s little girl or girls.
Three dance times ensure you and your little princess will have a dance that fits your schedule, with dances from 12:30-1:30 p.m., 2-3 p.m., and 3:30-4:30 p.m. For the rest of the day, explore this historic wonderland together with your package that includes an old-time photo to commemorate the day, hot cocoa and coffee, and to top it off, lunch together.

April Family-Friendly Activities in Reno

What April family-friendly activities in Reno are you looking forward to attending with your family this month?

Have travel plans to the Las Vegas area? Check out upcoming events in Southern Nevada for the month of April.

Co-Founder

Kacey Queen is a co-founder of Nevada Moms

Kacey received her bachelor's in Psychology while cheering for the University of Oregon. They moved to Reno in 2014 and have loved it ever since. She is a dedicated homeschooling mother to her three children.

She serves on the hospital board for Northern Nevada Health Systems and is passionate about her community.

Kacey loves exploring with her family and finding family-friendly events and activities! A few of her favorite things include family adventures, traveling, working out, coffee, and dessert!