Nevada Day events

Today Through Sunday

RSVP’s Nevada Day carnival with live music, food, craft vendors and contests will be from noon to 11 p.m. Friday; from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. All-day wristbands cost $30. Go to

Today through Sunday

The annual La Ka Le’l Be Pow Wow will be today through Sunday in Carson Colony’s gymnasium, 2900 S. Curry St. Call 775-450-9655, or go to


Virginia City’s Statehood Parade will be at 5 p.m. on C Street. Call 775-847-7500, or go to

Nevada Day Sesquicentennial Steampunk Ball will be from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Carson Nugget’s Ballroom. The costume party fundraiser for the Nevada Day parade awards prizes for the best costume. Tickets cost $25 per person at or at the Nevada Day store on Telegraph Street.

Nevada photographers and writers will showcase historic Silver City in an exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. at Silver City School House, 385 High St. Call 775-847-0742, or go to

A two-mile walking tour of Carson City’s east side will be at 10 a.m. Beginning at the steps of the Capitol, the tour visits the site of the former children’s home, the site of the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight, the former V&T shops and more.

Free admission to all seven Nevada state museums will be offered all day today.

Nevada State Library and Archives will hold its 22nd annual observance of the Nevada State Constitution from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event invites discussion about the origins and meaning of the Nevada Constitution. This year’s topic is “From territory to state — how it was done.” Archivist Jeff Kintop and attorney and former Historical Records Advisory Board member Jim Smith will be featured. Call 775-684-3410, or email

The Nevada 150 Masquerade Ball for the Comstock Preservation District will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City. For information and tickets, call 775-847-7500, or go to

The rarely seen interior of the Gold Hill Depot will open from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today for the unveiling of “Nine Cheers for the Silver State,” a painting honoring Nevada governors by Steven Saylor. Tickets are $30 and include a ride on the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to and from its Virginia City terminus to the Gold Hill Depot. Call 775-847-7500, or go to

Today and Saturday

Lone Mountain Cemetery’s annual tour will be at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. today and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are limited and available at the Nevada Day store on Telegraph Street.

The Nevada State Railroad Museum will offer rides on the historic McKeen Motor Car No. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Rides are $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-11 and museum members and free for children 3 and younger. Call 775-687-6953, or go to

Coin Press No. 1 will operate today and will make and sell commemorative medallions from 10:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada State Museum.


The Nevada Day Classics 8K run and 2-mile run or walk through west Carson City will be at 8 a.m. The race, organized in partnership with the Carson City Guide Dog Club, precedes the parade and benefits Guide Dogs for the Blind. Call 775-720-7704, or go to

The 14th annual Carson City Republican Women’s Club pancake breakfast will take place from 7-9 a.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

REDS 395 Nevada Day $6 buffet breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Join Red’s Old 395 in support of Builders Alliance of Western Nevada. For more information, call 775-887-3095.

The RE/Max Nevada Day balloon launch will be at 8 a.m. on Carson Street near Carson Mall, weather permitting.

More than 200 entries will be featured in the 76th Nevada Day parade at 10 a.m. on Carson Street.

Nevada 150 Marketplace, a vendor area offering Sesquicentennial merchandise, will operate during the parade in front of the Paul Laxalt State Building. Call 775-687-0645, or go to or call 775-687-0645.

Carson City Ghostwalk Tour will take place from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The 90-minute guided walking tour meets on the corner of 3rd and Curry streets. Tickets in advance: $7 for children 12 years and under. $9 for General. Tickets on the day of the event: $9 for children under 12, $12 for General. Tickets in advance available online at: or call 775-343-6279.

Nevada Day FamFest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Curry Street. A family-friendly fun zone featuring food vendors, arts & crafts, music, games, a bicycle show & shine and a Roller Derby demonstration.

A reenactment of the Morse code sending of the state Constitution to President Lincoln by the Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Capitol grounds next to the miner statue. A telegraph station will be set up for visitors to try their luck at sending the Constitution themselves. Call 775-453-4142, or go to

The Nevada Day Beard Contest will immediately follow the parade and will be open to anyone with a beard. Call 775-882-2600, or go to

Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki will host the Lt. Governor’s Annual Chili Feed from noon to 2 p.m. after the Nevada Day parade at the Carson Nugget Banquet Center. Call 775-684-1921.

Tours of the Governor’s Mansion will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the backyard of the mansion following the tours. Call 775-687-3000.


The Capital City Community Band will open its 36th season with a free Nevada Day tribute concert at 3 p.m. in the Capitol Amphitheater at Legislative Plaza. Call 775-783-2219, or go to


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