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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nevada Day

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 3:17 PM

This weekend is one of the most exciting times to be in Carson City, it’s Nevada Day weekend. The main event is the parade, of course, which will be taking place on Saturday morning, starting at 10am. Carson Street is closed during the parade, obviously, so keep that in mind if you’re trying to go to or around downtown on Saturday. You could also just stay at home and watch the parade, because for the second year in a row the parade will be streamed live over the internet. That is happening thanks to We Shoot Video, and the stream can be found at Saturday morning.

You can tell the Nevada Day parade is coming up when you see marching bands walking around the neighborhood practicing. This I believe is the Carson Middle School marching band, getting ready for the big day on Saturday.

The parade isn’t the only thing going on this weekend. Carson Now has the complete rundown of all the Nevada Day activities. Here are a few highlights.

  • Carnival at Mills Park all weekend
  • Pancake Breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion, Saturday at 7am
  • Hot air balloons and Air Force flybys before the parade
  • Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk Saturday morning
  • Nevada Day Beard Contest at the Capitol after the parade
  • World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest at the Carson Nugget, 11:05am
  • 28th Annual Chili Feed at the Carson Nugget’s Banquet Center, 12-2pm
  • Governor’s Mansion open house, 12-4pm
  • Rides on the McKeen Motorcar at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Saturday 10am-4pm has the full list with details about each event.

And then, just in case all of that wasn’t enough for you, Sunday night is Halloween. I’ll be out trick or treating near the Governor’s Mansion as usual; that really is the best place to go. See why here.


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

An Outsider's View of Nevada Day

Posted Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Tim Woodward of the Idaho Statesman was in town a couple of weeks ago, and was quite surprised to wake up and find a parade going on outside his motel. He went back home and wrote a column about how other states need to celebrate their Admission days to drum up a little civic pride and stimulate the economy.

Quick, when is Idaho’s Statehood Day? Don’t know, do you?

They know when statehood day is in Nevada, though.

There, it’s a state holiday – and a statehood event unlike any other in the United States. This year’s drew an estimated 30,000 people, from as far away as Pennsylvania. That’s more than half of the population of Carson City, where Nevada Day is held.

There by coincidence for something else, my wife and I spent Nevada Day enjoying the state’s best party and wondering why so many other states, including Idaho, are missing out

Read the rest.


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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Nevada Day Photos

Posted Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 11:04 PM

The Nevada Office of Veterans Services has placed 178 photos from the Nevada Day Parade on Flickr. Click through to see them all!


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Nevada Days Past

Posted Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 3:27 PM

No Safe Place has some great photos of past Nevada Day parades, most of them from the second parade ever in 1939.


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nevada Day Parade Live Streaming

Posted Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 11:20 AM

If you’re stuck at home next Saturday and not able to make it to the Nevada Day Parade in downtown Carson City, the next best thing is now available. will be streaming the parade live on their website, so you can go there and check in on the live stream.


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