Nevada Day schedule of events

Eleven-year-old Chandra Smith participates in an inter-tribal dance at the La Ka Le'l Be Powwow on Friday.

Eleven-year-old Chandra Smith participates in an inter-tribal dance at the La Ka Le'l Be Powwow on Friday.

Today Through Sunday

The RSVP Nevada Day Fair includes carnival rides for adults and children at Mills Park. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. today and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. All-day ride passes cost $25; individual tickets cost $1. Get more information and coupons at

The 30th annual Nevada Day Pow Wow will take place at the The Colony Gym, 2900 S. Curry St. The La Ka Le’l Be Pow Wow is free to the public everyone is invited. It is a drug-free and alcohol-free family event.

There will be Native American tribes from all over the U.S. and Canada coming to participate. The three-day event features traditional food, dance, arts and crafts. Pow wow’s will take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today and noon Sunday.


A pancake breakfast is planned from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. Proceeds from the breakfast, hosted by Carson City Republican Women’s Club, benefit Carson and Dayton high schools. For more information, call 775-841-4183.

The 23rd annual Carson Nugget Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk begins with an 8K run at 8 a.m., followed by a 2-mile walk and 2-mile fun run at 8:10 a.m. Races start at Telegraph and Curry streets. Registration costs $40 on race day. Proceeds benefit The Special Olympics. For more information, go to or call 775-720-7704.

The ReMax/Nevada Day balloon launch takes place at 8 a.m. (weather-permitting). Team ReMax flies its signature hot-air balloon, along with other hot-air balloons.

The Nevada Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. A military flyover signals the start of the parade, which begins at William and Carson streets and ends at Stewart and Carson streets. The parade usually runs three to four hours and features marching bands, floats, equestrian groups and historical displays. For more information, go to

Admission to the Nevada State Museum is free from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, go to or call 775-687-4810, ext. 234 or ext. 244.

A Nevada State Museum demonstration of Coin Press No. 1 is set for 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. For more information, go to or call 775-687-4810, ext. 239 or ext. 245.

The Nevada Day Beard Contest takes place immediately following the parade at the amphitheater just south of the Capitol steps. Admission and contest entry are free. Winners are awarded in the following categories: longest; fullest; reddest; whitest; blackest; best salt and pepper; best groomed; scruffiest; and most bearded community. For more information, go to

The 40th annual World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest begins at 11:05 a.m. at the Carson Nugget west parking lot. Contestants compete for a $2,000 grand prize and have 10 minutes to drill holes in granite using pound hammers and bits of graduated steel to celebrate the heritage of the Comstock mining days. The entry fee $50. Spectator admission is free. For more information, go to

A Governor’s Mansion Tour is set for 2-4 p.m. at 606 N. Mountain St. For more information, call 775-687-3000.

The 31st annual Chili Feed, hosted by Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, is set for noon-2 p.m. at the Carson Nugget’s Banquet Center, 507 N. Carson St. (upstairs). For more information, call 775-684-1921.

Nevada Day Pinewood Derby registration begins from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the race at 1 p.m. Entry is free and open to adults and children 6 and older. Pick up car kits at any American Family Carson City Office and have the specs checked cars at any Les Schwab in Carson City. For more information, call Bobby Bean at 775-885-9542 or Kadee Mason at 775-883-5935.

The Carson City Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St., will serve traditional Cornish pasties during the Nevada Day Parade.

The Blue Bull, 107 E. Telegraph St., will hold karaoke from 2 to 7 p.m. after the Nevada Day parade in the street outside of the bar.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum’s famous McKeen Motor Car will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Train rides are $8 for adults, $4 for members and children 4-11 and free for those 3 and younger.

The Nevada Artists Association will hold a reception for its 69th annual Nevada Day show from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Brewery Arts Center Gallery, 449 W. King St.

The Builders Association of Western Nevada will host a $6 buffet breakfast at Red’s Old 395 Grill, 1055 S Carson St. The breakfast will run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. $3 for each breakfast will be donated to BAWN.


A Nevada Day free concert is set for 3 p.m. in the amphitheater in the Legislative Mall, near the Capitol on Carson Street. For more information, call Richard Doede at 775-883-2219.


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