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Renoites are invited to celebrate the start of summer at the 26th annual Twisted Shamrock beer, wine and spirits tour taking place in the Riverwalk District.

You may be asking yourself, "Shamrocks, does this mean I have to wear green again? Didn't Saint Patrick’s day already happen?" Well, this event is in honor of Beltane, the Celtic holiday marking the beginning of summer.

The event is going to be packed with live music, drink specials and will also support the Riverwalk Merchants Association’s beautification initiative to combat blight in the downtown area.

Booze, music, supporting a good cause? Tell me more!

Here are some things to know before hitting up the event.

First of all, is this a wine walk or a beer crawl?

“It’s a little bit of everything,” said Courtney Meredith, Marketing Director for the Riverwalk Merchants Association. “There will be beer, wine and spirits, but it operates the same as the wine walk. The only difference is in this event participants will get a wristband and a map to the businesses that will provide glassware instead of getting a cup.”

Meredith said the event will wrap up with a raffle at Ceol pub for prizes worth more than $600.

Where does it start?

The maps and wristbands will be available to pick up at the West Street Market, 148 West St, Reno, NV 89501.

What does it cost?

Pre-sale tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

Tickets can be redeemed by presenting the receipt at West Street Market during the day of the event. Tickets will also be available for $25 at the door on the day of the event for cash only. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable.

Participating Businesses:

  • 5 Star Saloon
  • Kalifornia Jean Bar
  • The Shelter
  • Sierra Tap House
  • Ole Bridge
  • Ceol
  • The Jungle
  • La Terre Verte
  • Art Indeed!
  • Pignic Pub and Patio
  • The Waterfall
  • Reno eNVy

Who benefits?

Besides those on a mission to become inebriated, a portion of the proceeds support the continued development of the Riverwalk District maintained by the RWMA.

Another portion of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organization, Celtic Celebration Inc. The organization hosts Reno Celtic Celebration each year in the fall, and this spirits tour will help fund the annual fair.

Should I wear green to the Twisted Shamrock tour?

The quick answer is no. You don't have to dress like you're celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. However, chances are others will be doing just that. Don't be surprised, though, if you see someone walking around in their pajamas.

Party in your pjs after the Twisted Shamrock event with the Pajama Crawl happening downtown.

Now the dilemma is do you go dressed in Celtic ware, or should you go dressed in pajamas. Decisions, decisions.

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