Nevada Day 2018
On October 27, 2018

Carson City

The Capital of Nevada

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Nevadan’s love a parade – and Nevada Day is more than just a parade! It is Nevada’s Heritage Celebration – a gathering of community spirit to salute our state’s past and look ahead to its future.

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

This year will be our state’s 154th birthday, and also marks 80 year’s since the Nevada Day Celebration moved to our Capitol, featuring a large parade downtown on main street Carson City.

2018 Nevada Day Theme

Our Theme for this year’s Nevada Day Celebration is “A State of Economic Diversity”, which showcases the extremely diverse economic makeup of our beautiful state – one of the most diverse in the Union, we feel, but you be the judge.

This encompasses a wide array of industries:

  • Tourism to Technology
  • Construction to Cuisine
  • Mining to Manufacturing
  • Healthcare to Hospitality
  • Gaming to Banking
  • Energy to Renewable Energy
  • Ranching to Agriculture
  • Auto Dealers to Service Centers
  • Real Estate to Warehousing
  • Arts to Entertainment
  • And yes, Legal Prostitution and Cannabis.
  • The list just goes on and on!

Let’s not forget about Sports!

From the Reno Aces to the Las Vegas 51’s, along with Reno 1868 Soccer. The Las Vegas Golden Knights to the Las Vegas Raiders (due 2020), NASCAR, UFC, and NFR. We did, unfortunately, lose the Reno Bighorns (men’s basketball), however we gained the Las Vegas Aces WNBA Team. Is it just me … or is Nevada becoming a Team Sports destination state as well!

Please visit The Nevada Day Store located inside the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority at 716 North Carson, we would love to see you!

  • Sponsor Packets and Parade Applications are now available. (Go to “Pricing” on the top menu.)
  • Parade Applications can be found under “Information/Applications” located at the top menu as well.

Of course, you can always give us a call at 775-882-2600. Or better yet, stop by and visit us at the Carson City Culture and Tourism Authority, located at 716 N Carson Street. We would love to see you!

Get involved and help support this Historical Celebration of Nevada’s Admission into the Union as our 36th state.

More than just a parade, scroll down to check out the many other events that surround our state’s birthday celebration.

Event Schedule

7:00 am - 9:30 am - Republican Women's Pancake Breakfast at Governors Mansion

8:00 am - ReMax sponsored Hot Air Balloon Launch

8:00 am - The Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk

8:30 am - 4:30 pm - FREE Admission Day Nevada State Museum and Train Museum (10/27 & 10/28)

10:00 am - Flyover of Military Aircraft

10:00 am - 2:00 pm - The Nevada Day Parade

11:00 am - 3:00 pm  - 42nd Annual Nevada Day World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest (Max Casino)

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Annual La Ke Lel Be Nevada Day Pow Wow

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Senator Dean Heller's Chili Feed at the Carson Nugget

2:00 pm - The Nevada Day Beard Contest at McFadden Plaza

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Governor's Mansion Tour

 

Esteemed Dignitaries

2018 Nevada Day Parade Dignitaries To Be Announced

 

    FAQ

    Each October, Nevadans turn their attention to the state capitol, Carson City, home of the "official" Nevada Day Parade. Since 1938, the Nevada Day Parade in Carson City has been an annual coming together to celebrate Nevada's heritage and the founding of this great state on October 31, 1864! This site has been designed to give you all the information you need to enjoy the Nevada Day Parade and associated activities. We have included many dates and times for festivities and events. As plans are firmed up and new, updated information becomes available, we will update the appropriate pages. Also, if you spot an error or even worse, a broken link, please let us know via an email to our administrator. Your input is valuable and we want to hear from you! Please take a look around and then come and enjoy the celebration.

    Nevada Day Inc. a not for profit 501c3 business
    Nevada Day is more than just a parade! It is Nevada’s Heritage Celebration, a gathering of community spirit on the last week of October to salute our state’s past and look ahead to its future.
    To remind the citizens how and when Nevada became a State. We are the only state to continually celebrate our historical entry into the Union and  that makes us unique.
    Grants from local and state government, donations from businesses and private parties, and volunteer hours
    Entry fees go directly to conducting the parade and  back into the community through vendors,  permits,  insurance,  and  operating costs, etc.
    Fill out and submit a parade application
    The modern parade started in 1938 in Carson City but the history on commemorating our statehood predates the 1938 parade by more than 60 years thanks to the Society of Nevadans who hosted smaller celebrations throughout the state.
    Admission to Statehood: October 31, 1864 Sagebrush State Flower: Sagebrush Constitution: 36th State MottoAll for Our Country State Bird: Mountain Bluebird  NicknameThe Silver State State Reptile: The Desert Tortoise SongHome Means Nevada Tree:Single leaf pinon and bristlecone pine 

     

    Click Here for a great article on the History of Nevada Day!

    Partners/Sponsors

    Our Esteemed Partners/Sponsors for Nevada Day 2016

    The Nevada Day celebration is made possible by the generous contributions from the following organizations. We encourage you to thank our supporters by visiting them throughout the year.

    Sponsor Packages

    Thank you for supporting Nevada Day

    Diamond

    USD7000+
    • Ad at CarsonNow.org for one month
    • Double-truck spread (2-pg ad as center spread of Nevada Day Program) Only 1 available, 1st come
    • Ad at the top of the home page of NevadaDay.com
    • Ad on the bottom of the Events & Parade pages on the Nevada Day mobile site
    • Balloon Sponsorship
    • Ten (10) tickets - VIP viewing stands to include a box lunch on Parade Day
    • Mentioned by announcers along parade route
    • Recognition on the live parade webcast
    • Logo on a parade route banner
    • Company logo with link on NevadaDay.com sponsor page
    • Recognition on Nevada Day social media
    • FREE Parade float entry - Please fill out parade app and turn in with this sponsorship form.
    Buy Now

    Platinum

    USD5000
    • Ad at CarsonNow.org for one month
    • Full-page premium position ad in Nevada Day Program
    • Ad on home page of NevadaDay.com & mobile site
    • Eight (8) tickets - VIP viewing stands on Parade Day to include a box lunch on Parade Day
    • Balloon Sponsorship
    • Mentioned by announcers along parade route
    • Recognition on the live parade webcast
    • Logo on a parade route banner
    • Company logo with link on NevadaDay.com sponsor page
    • Recognition on Nevada Day social media
    • FREE Parade float entry - Please fill out parade app and turn in with this sponsorship form.
    Buy Now

    Gold

    USD3000
    • Ad at CarsonNow.org for one month
    • Full-page ad in the Nevada Day Program
    • Ad on home page of NevadaDay.com & mobile site home page
    • Six (6) tickets - VIP viewing stands on Parade Day to include a box lunch
    • Mentioned by announcers along parade route
    • Recognition on the live parade webcast
    • Logo on a parade route banner
    • Company logo with link on NevadaDay.com sponsor page
    • Recognition on Nevada Day social media
    • Free Parade float entry - Please fill out parade app and turn in with this sponsorship form.
    Buy Now

     

    Many other sponsorship levels are available including our new Political Sponsor Package for just 600.00.

    Sponsor levels start at only 75.00. Please e-mail us at Nevadaday@nevadaday.com for a complete Sponsor Packet. To fill out, submit, and purchase a sponsor form online, click the link below!

    2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

     

     

    Key Players

    These are the people who make it happen

    Nevada Day happens because of the hard work of the board and executive director and the thousands of hours filled by volunteers

    Speaker
    The Executive Director is in charge of overseeing the entire operations of the Nevada Day Parade. Duties Include:
    • Fundraising and Lobbying
    • Parade Organization
    • Marketing and Branding
    • Board and Community Relations
    • Parade Advocate
    Ken Hamilton

    Executive Director

    Speaker

    The President is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Nevada Day Inc.:

    • to create the meeting Agenda,
    • supervise the functioning of the Board,
    • to encourage the vision of the Board,
    • be the spokesperson for the Board,
    • Nevada Day Public Affairs Liaison, press and media spokesman,
    • Nevada Day Ambassador to the community at large,
    • FUNDING
    Bobby Bean

    President

    Speaker

    It is the responsibility of the Parade Director to:

    • maintaining the Parade Committee,
    • conduct the Parade Committee meetings,
    • supervise the creation of the Parade,
    • supervise the functioning of the Parade,
    • create, maintain, preview Parade Applications,
    • recruit, organize, train, Parade Marshals,
    • order, manage, all Trophies.
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    Parade Director

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    The Nevada Day Store is now located inside the Carson City Visitors Bureau at 716 N. Carson

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