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Nevada Day Celebrates Statehood

2020 Nevada Day theme is "Historic Moments in Nevada"

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What is Nevada Day?

2020 Update: Nevada Day will be celebrated this year, but with some changes. The big parade down Main Street won't take place, but other events will. Organizers are working to still have the single jack rock drilling contest, hot air balloon launch, beard contest and golf tournament. Check the Nevada Day website for more details and further updates.

Nevada state flag Nevada Day is a state holiday celebrating Nevada statehood on October 31, 1864, the 36th state of the United States. Nevada Day is America's largest statehood celebration. Most state and local government offices in Nevada are closed on the last Friday in October, giving residents an extra holiday during the year. The Nevada Day holiday in 2020, on October 30, celebrates the 156th anniversary of Nevada statehood. The 2020 Nevada Day Parade and other festivities are on Saturday, October 31.

Nevada Day Celebration in Carson City

Nevada Day activities and celebrations are centered in Carson City, the only capital city the Silver State has ever had. You can enjoy a wide variety of events and activities, highlighted by the Nevada Day Parade on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Here are some of the main attractions in addition to the parade. Some of this may change or there could be additions - be sure to check the Nevada Day schedule for the latest information.

  • 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Republican Women's Pancake Breakfast at the Governor's Mansion
  • 8 a.m. – ReMax sponsored Hot Air Ballon Launch
  • 8 a.m. – The Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Free Admission to Nevada State Museum and Railroad Museum (10/25 & 10/26)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Nevada Day Parade
  • 11 a.m. - Nevada Day World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest
  • 2 p.m. – Nevada Day Beard Contest at McFadden Plaza
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Governor's Mansion Tours
  • 12 noon 9 p.m. - Annual La Ka Lel Be Nevada Day Pow Wow (10/25 - 27)
  • RSVP Nevada Day Carnival at Mills Park (10/24 - 27)

Nevada Day Parade

The 2019 Nevada Day Parade will be on Saturday, October 26. The parade route is down Carson Street from William Street on the north to Stewart Street on the south. Parade activities begin with a hot air balloon launch at 8 a.m. (weather permitting), followed by military aircraft flyovers to start the parade at 10 a.m. It lasts around three to four hours. The theme for the 2019 Nevada Day Parade is "Nevada Counties - 100 Years." Floats, marching bands, and a variety of entertainment are among hundreds of parade entries. The parade is a popular event - arrive early with chairs and blankets to claim a viewing spot. (Carson Street is the main drag through downtown Carson City.)

Nevada Day Parade in Carson City
Nevada Day Parade in Carson City. Image courtesy Nevada Day, Inc.

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