Nevada Day 2016

Parade October 29, 2016

Nevada Day...

is a grand celebration commemorating our admission to statehood on October 31, 1864. Nevadan’s have the distinction of holding the largest statehood celebration in the nation! With events all weekend, the highlight being the Nevada Day Parade.

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Nevada Day Parade

For over 76 years, it’s an annual coming together to celebrate Nevada’s heritage and the founding of this great state on

Balloons launch over downtown Carson City, Nev., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Photo by Mark Carmonne

Parade day kicks off with an 8:00am hot air balloon launch on Carson Street near the Carson Mall (weather permitting).

October 31, 1864

At 10:00am a flyover of military craft signals the start of the parade. The parade begins at the intersection of William and Carson Streets, concluding around 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the intersection of Stewart and Carson Streets. View a map of the parade route here.

Local law enforcement and public officials start the parade, followed by plenty of floats, marching bands, and a variety of entertainment. Usually about 200 entries make up the Nevada Day Parade each year.

Locals and visitors are encouraged to arrive early with lounge chairs and blankets to stake their claim for a spot along the parade route on Carson Street. Food, drink and souvenir vendors the route, and local businesses often feature food and beverage specials during the parade.

Nevada Day Events

View our pictures from last year

and get ready for a whole lot more this year!

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