Nevada Day 2017
On October 28, 2017

Carson City

The Capital of Nevada

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Nevada’s Parade of Arts And Entertainment is more than just this years theme!

Nevadan’s love a parade, but 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’s 79th Nevada Day Parade, which falls on Saturday October 28th, is dedicated to our states Arts and Entertainment, an in depth look at Nevada’s diversified Arts and Entertainment Community. When most folks think of art, paintings and photography come to mind, but that is just a small fraction of what art truly is. Dance, Music, Poetry, Books, Clothing, Theater, and Culinary Cuisine must also be included under the Arts and Entertainment vast umbrella. In 1987 Nevada Day recognized the Arts with “Nevada’s Tribute to the Arts.” Now 30 years later, we would like to look how far Nevada has come in this magnificent and wondrous field. From Petroglyphs left by our Native Americans thousands of years ago, to Arts Cars roaming around the Black Rock Desert  during our annual Burning Man Festival, it’s time to reflect on all the Art and Entertainment that make up this beautiful state of ours.

The Nevada Day Store is now located inside the Carson City Visitor’s Bureau at 716 North Carson. Please come and visit us, we would love to see you!

Updated Sponsor packets and Parade Applications will be available online by May 15th – Please check back, give us a call at 775-882-2600, or better yet, come visit us inside the Carson City Visitors Bureau.

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

More than just a parade, 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

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)

11:00 am - 2:00 am - DurtyNV EDM Halloween Party at the Brewery Arts Center

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

Meet the dignitaries at the 2017 Nevada Day Celebration

 

  • Brian Sandoval - Governor of Nevada
  • Mark Hutchison - Lieutenant Governor
  • Michael Mikel, Burning Man Founder - Parade Grand Marshall
  • Will Roger Peterson, Burning Man Founder - Parade Dignitary
  • Mischell Riley, Artist "Inside The Mind Of daVinci" - Parade Dignitary
  • Maria Partridge, Reno Arts & Culture Commissioner and Artist Advocate for Burning Man - Parade Dignitary

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

 

To submit a sponsor form online, click here!

 

 

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
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
    • Sponsorship
      • Marketing *
      • Corporation
      • Event Specific
    • Fund Development
      • Grants
      • Long Term Income
Janet Baker

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.
Michelle Brown

Parade Director

From The Float

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We are constantly looking at ways to make the Nevada Day Parade a better experience for everyone involved. Follow our blog to stay informed on everything going on with the parade and celebrations.

Venue

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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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