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The 2nd Annual Mark Twain Days Festival

Join us May 10-12, 2024, to celebrate one of America's most prolific, witty, wise (and wise cracking) writers, Mark Twain. Learn more about his work, life, and contributions to the fabric of the wild west.

Bringing history to life

Come Celebrate a Local Legend

The Brewery Arts Center & Visit Carson City present Mark Twain Days! Mark Twain’s time in Nevada was fast, furious, and left a lasting impact. The region and Twain were changed forever and the dust he kicked up has never quite settled. To carry on with what Mark Twain loved most about Nevada—the characters, the excitement, and the spirit of the west—we invite you to the Mark Twain Days Festival in Downtown Carson City and Virginia City. Discover yourself like Samuel Clemens did when he left Missouri to find his true identity in Nevada with art, music, literary events, neighborhood tours, the Twain Train, and so much more.

Download Schedule of Events


Click here to download the full event schedule in Carson City and Virginia City!

Purchase Tickets

Click here to purchase your tickets for all Mark Twain Days events.

A Big Thank You To

Our 2024 Sponsors

The Brewery Arts Center and Visit Carson City present the 2024 Mark Twain Days Festival! We couldn't do this without our amazing partners and sponsors. Thank you especially to the Connections Central for their generous donation! 

  • Brewery Arts Center
  • Visit Carson City
  • Connections Central
  • Carson City Parks, Rec, and Open Space
  • Virginia City
  • Western Nevada College
  • Nashville Social Club
  • Children's Museum of Northern Nevada
  • Fourth Ward School
  • Sierra Arts Foundation
  • Downtown Business Association
  • Ogres-Holm Pottery
  • PBS Reno
  • St. Mary's Art Center
  • Spoken Views Collective
  • Living Stones Church
  • City of Carson City
  • Nevada Tourism & Cultural Affairs
  • Nevada Arts Council
  • Western Nevada College

Secure your Lodging

Mark Twain Days is sure to be a weekend filled with fun. Secure your lodging today before rooms fill quickly!

Download 2024 Digital Newspaper Program

Plenty of newspaper programs will be handed out before and during the festival. You can download a digital version by clicking below.

Book Discounted Lodging

Book your lodging now with our discounted rates with local hotels. Click below to secure your room today!


If interested in becoming a vendor for Mark Twain Days please fill out the form by clicking below.


As we continue planning the festival's events, we are actively searching for costumed ambassadors and event volunteers.