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, The World Championship Single Jack Rock Drill Competition, The Beard Contest, and the Balloon Launch. We have included an archive of past parades and programs as well. As 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.
The parade is organized by Nevada Day Inc. a not for profit 501c3 business.
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.
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.