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Expanded Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 21 – November 30

 

68th ANNUAL NEVADA DAY ART EXHIBIT AT NAA’s BAC GALLERY

The 68th Annual Nevada Day Art Exhibit at the Nevada Artists Association Gallery will be held from October 21 – November 30.  The NAA Gallery is located at the Brewery Art Center at 449 West King Street. There will be an Artists Reception on Sunday, November 4th from 2 – 4pm which is open to all. The NAA gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m – 4:00 pm.

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Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 25 – 28, 2018

 

RSVP NEVADA DAY CARNIVAL
Mills Park in Carson City

Carnival rides for adults and children, live music, food booths, craft vendors & more.

Hours:

  • 10/25 5pm – 9pm
  • 10/26-27
  • Noon – 9pm
  • 10/28: Noon – 8pm

All-day ride wristbands are $30; $5 Discount Coupons available at RSVP website, RSVP office, & RSVP booth. Proceeds assist seniors to help them remain independent and at home with dignity.

Carnival Thursday through Sunday

  • Thursday All Rides $1
  • DJ Saturday and Sunday
  • Karaoke Friday
  • Wheelhouse Skate Expo all weekend
  • To learn more, visit www.nevadaruralrsvp.org

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NEVADA DAY STORE

Features Nevada and Battle Born Logo Wear, Home Means Nevada, local pottery, jewellery, authors, and more.  Located at 716 N. Carson St., open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Home Means Nevada will have their booth out front of the store on Friday, October 26 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and 9am-1pm on Parade Day. Also, at Telegraph Square area near Curry and Proctor.

For more info visit  or www.NevadaDay.com, or call 775-882-2600.

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Friday, October 26, 2018

 

HISTORICAL EAST-SIDE TOUR

Join Bernie Allen and Eileen Cohen on Fri., Oct. 26, 2018 at 10:00am as he and other guides lead you on a two-mile walking tour of the historical east side of Carson City.  This free tour begins at the Capitol steps and continues to the location of the former children’s home, which was also the site of the 1897 Corbett Fitzsimmons heavyweight title fight. The tour also includes a visit to the site of the former V&T Railroad shops as well as many other historic locations.  For more info call Bernie at 775-883-7264.

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HISTORICAL WEST-SIDE TOUR

This free tour begins on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 1:30pm in the front courtyard of the Nevada State Museum. Explore the historic Westside of Carson City where many notable residents have lived. These include Abraham Curry, Orion Clemens and his brother, Samuel, Duane Bliss, William Stewart, James Nye, Dat-So-La-Lee and many others including the Governor’s Mansion. This approximately 90-minute walking tour will highlight the homes, churches and schools of early Carson City. Most of this area is also a historic district with other beautiful historic homes all along the way. For more information, call Debbie Lane at 775-841-4456.

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BLINKY MAN

Meet at Jimmy G’s Cigar between 5:30pm and 6:30pm on Friday, October 26, 2018. The ride begins promptly at 6:30pm.

More details coming soon.

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Friday & Saturday • October 26 & 27, 2018

 

NEVADA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM

Located at South Carson Street & Fairview Drive, the Nevada State Railroad Museum is open Thursday through Monday, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

In honor of Nevada Day, admission is FREE all day Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018!  The museum also offers McKeen Motor Car rides October 27-28, from 10am to 4pm.

Ride Tickets:

  • $8 for ages 12+
  • $4 for ages 4-11 yrs
  • Free for 3 and younger.

Purchase ride tickets at the Wabuska Depot at the Museum. For more info call 775-687-6953 or visit museums.nevadaculture.org/nsrmcc.

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NEVADA STATE MUSEUM

The Nevada State Museum – located at 600 N. Carson Street in Carson City. The museum celebrates Nevada’s natural and cultural history and features the historic Carson City Mint. Come see the new exhibit – Ranching in the High Desert: Five Generations, One Family.  Museum open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.  In honor of Nevada Day, the Nevada State Museum is offering FREE admission all day Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018. Regular Museum Admission other days: $8 for adults; FREE for 17 & younger and for museum members. For more information call 775-687-4810 or visit museums.nevadaculture.org/nsmcc.  

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Friday –  Sunday, Oct. 26-28, 2018

 

LA KA LEL BE NEVADA DAY POW WOW
New Location:  The MAC, 1860 Russell Way, Carson City

Grand Entry Times:

  • Friday: 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 2:00 pm & 7:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon

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Saturday, October 27, 2017

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT
THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION

A Nevada Day tradition, the pancake breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion (606 N. Mountain St.) is hosted by the Carson City Republican Women’s Club and takes place from 7:00am – 9:30am on parade day (Saturday, October 27, 2018).

Cost:

  • $6 for Adults
  • $3 for Kids 10 and younger

Proceeds go towards a scholarship of $2,000 to a deserving senior from Carson or Dayton High School.

Breakfast includes:

  • pancakes
  • eggs
  • ham
  • orange juice
  • coffee

The Governor is often available for photos. You might even spot surprise celebrities and famous political guests at this annual Carson City tradition!  For more info visit www.ccrwclub.com or call Mary Burgoon, 775-315-0993.

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Nevada Builders Women’s Council
Pancake Breakfast at Red’s Old 395 Grill

Join Red’s and the NBA Women’s Council for the 19th Annual Pancake Breakfast!

Enjoy a full breakfast buffet of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, coffee, orange juice and cocoa. Red’s famous Bloody Marys are available at the bar. Proceeds go to the NBA Women’s Council Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to all four community colleges in our great state.
Tickets are just $6 per person and can be purchased at the door or, new this year, buy in advance online at www.nevadabuilders.org and avoid the wait!

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29TH ANNUAL NEVADA DAY CLASSIC
RUN/WALK 
 

The race starts at 8:00am on the corner of Telegraph and Curry Streets (just west of the Carson Nugget) and makes it way through the city’s beautiful historic district.

  • Regular registration: $35 (thru 10/26/18)
  • Race Day registration: $40 (between 6:30am – 7:30am, at The Nugget Casino, 2nd floor)

Participants get an event T-shirt, post-event refreshments, and a swag bag. Any extra event T-shirts will be available for $15 after the race starts.

The Classic is hosted by Tahoe Mountain Milers and benefits Guide Dogs for the Blind. Local guide dog puppies-in-training and their raisers from the group Eyes for Tomorrow will serve as course marshals to guide runners and walkers through the west side of Nevada’s capital city.

More info at nevadadayclassic.org, or contact Steve Lang at 775-720-7704.

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CARSON VICTORY ROLLERS

Tickets $10 at participating locations * $15 at the door * $5.00  for Seniors/Military/First Responders * Kids 10 and under are free * Online tickets @ https://carsonvictoryrollers.yapsody.com. Featuring Wheelhouse Skate Expo at halftime.

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RE/MAX NEVADA DAY
BALLOON LAUNCH

Watch the majesty of hot air balloons launching right on Carson Street near the Carson Mall beginning on parade day (Saturday, October 27, 2018) at 8:00am (weather permitting). The balloons fly for about an hour and are usually down before the parade starts.

The launch operates under the assistance of the Great Reno Balloon Race. Team RE/MAX flies their signature hot air balloon, along with many other balloons. Sponsors can ride in a balloon and hang their banner from the balloon’s basket. To sign up as a sponsor or learn more, call Stephen Lincoln: 775-885-2200.

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NEVADA DAY PARADE

At 10:00am on Saturday, October 27, 2018 a military fly-over signals the start of the parade, which begins at William Street and N. Carson Street. The parade ends 4 hours later at the intersection of Stewart Street and S. Carson Street.

The Nevada Day Parade features marching bands, floats, equestrian groups, political candidates, historical displays, burning man art cars, and much more. Check back closer to parade day for list of parade entries.

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NEVADA DAY BEARD CONTEST

The Nevada Day Beard Contest takes place on the main stage at McFadden Plaza immediately following the parade – around 2:00pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  There is no entry fee, the contest is open to anyone with a beard.

Award categories:

  • best overall winner
  • longest
  • fullest
  • reddest
  • whitest
  • blackest
  • best salt and pepper
  • best groomed
  • scruffiest
  • most bearded community

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45TH ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SINGLE JACK DRILLING CONTEST

The World Championship Single Jack Rock Drilling Contest takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in its new location: Max Casino parking lot on North Carson St. The competition begins around 11:00am.

Contestants use 4 1/2 pound hammers and a 3/4” bit of steel to drill as deep and as fast as they can in a 4,320-pound piece of Sierra White Granite from the Yosemite area (the hardest known granite in the region). Contestants have 10 minutes to pound the drills into the solid stone, their only help is from an assistant who runs water into the hole so the loose stone chips are splashed out with every stroke of the hammer. The deepest hole wins.

The contest goes back to the Comstock mining skills of earlier times when blast holes for dynamite were punched into ore bodies by hand. Contestants vie for a chance at a World Champion title. 

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GOVERNOR’S MANSION TOURS

Tours of the Governor’s Mansion (606 N. Mountain St.), take place after the parade from 2:00-4:00pm. Tour the upstairs and downstairs of the home where Nevada’s Governors and their families have lived since 1909. It’s the current home to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and his family. For more info call 775-687-3000.

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34RD ANNUAL CHILI FEED
Noon – 2:00pm | Carson Nugget

This is the third year U.S. Senator Dean Heller will host the annual Chili Feed at the Carson Nugget’s upstairs Banquet Center (507 North Carson Street.) On parade day from Noon-2pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the popular event!  Enjoy free chili with all the fixin’s. It’s a great opportunity to meet friends – old and new – plus chat with federal, state, and local leaders. Contact Senator Heller’s office for more info: (775) 686-5770.

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Ev Musselman from “The Trippin King Snakes” plays for a crowd after the 2014 Nevada Day Parade (Photo by Kevin Clifford)

TELEGRAPH SQUARE BLOCK PARTY

Join old and new friends and dance to the music of “The Trippin King Snakes” after the parade from 3:00-6:00pm in Telegraph Square (at Telegraph & Curry Streets), sponsored by the Westside Pourhouse.  Enjoy free live music, plus visit food and drink vendors and nearby businesses.

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NEVADA DAY FREE CONCERT

The Capital City Community Band opens its 40th concert season with a free “old-fashioned band concert” on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00pm at the Amphitheater in the Legislative Mall in Carson City, NV (weather permitting.)

The concert is FREE to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. For more info call Richard Doede at 775-883-2219.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

 

CARSON CITY SYMPHONY

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm Carson City Community Center – Carson City Symphony conducted by David Bugli with guest soloist Jiayi He and Tom Stryker. Music by Verdi, Smetana,Chance, and others. Tickets: General admission – $15; Discount – $12 for seniors, students and Carson City Symphony Association Members; Free – age 18 and under.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

 

TRICK-OR-TREATING IN CARSON CITY
& AT THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION

The OFFICIAL night for trick-or-treating in Carson City this year is Monday, October 31st. Stop by the Governor’s Mansion (606 N. Mountain St.) where Governor Sandoval and the First Lady will hand out candy from 5:00-8:00pm.