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To:  All Media    Date:  April 7, 2022 

From:  Nevada Day, Inc. Re:  Press Release

Announcing Parade Theme and Golf Tournament


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Nevada Day Board of Directors announces the theme for the 2022 Nevada Day Parade.  The Board feels communities across the state need a reason to celebrate so the parade theme this year will be, ”Carnivál  On The Comstock”.

“Carnivál represents colorful floats, upbeat music, it’s a reason to dress up and have fun!” stated the President of the Nevada Day Board of Directors, Bobby Bean. “Wear capes, wear costumes, anything goes at Carnivál… just remember, it’s a family event.”

As a parade fundraiser, Nevada Day is hosting a golf tournament on April 30, 2022 at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City, Nevada.  The tournament is taking place to help fund travel expenses for high school marching bands across the state to get to the parade.

“It’s just not a parade without marching bands and Nevada has some of the best.” Said Brooke Santina, Executive Director.  “Their participation is vital and we know it’s going to be more expensive to get here for the parade so we are doing what we can to ensure they come.”

The Nevada Day parade is scheduled to take place on October 29, 2022 moving from north to south along Carson Street in Carson City.  It starts at 10:00 am however, Nevada Day hosts many other activities such as rock drilling, beard contests and more.  Don’t miss the balloons that fill the sky that morning beginning at 8:00 am. 

Our Sponsors

Our Esteemed Partners/Sponsors for Nevada Day

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

Nevada Day Committee

These are the people who make it happen!

This is the Nevada Day Board of Directors for 2022, also called the Nevada Day Committee. We work by meeting once a month throughout the year, and weekly as the event nears, to handle the many things that make up the Nevada Day Celebration. We couldn't do it without the many businesses and individuals in our community who help out by hosting events or sponsoring this effort. Be sure to support our sponsors! Thanks and we will see you at the parade!

We are the Parade People!

Top left to right: Tom Donaldson (Director of Bands), Jennell Peck (Parade Director), Bobby Bean (Board President), Tami Grey (Marshal Director), Bernie Allen (Tours/Buttons).

Bottom left to right: Brooke Santina (Executive Director), Bianca Blohme (Bookeeper/Vendor Coordinator), Jen Estrada (Asst Parade Director), Krissy Vollerson (Asst Balloon Director), Dave Bagaason (Board Treasurer).

Not shown: Jon Boether (Vice President), Courtney Warner (Stand Assembly/Trash Mob Coordinator), Jay Dargert (Balloon Director).


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!


Location of the Nevada Day Store & the Nevada Day Parade

The Nevada Day Parade takes place along Carson Street in Carson City, Nevada. It begins on at the intersection of William Street and N. Carson Street, and ends at the intersection of Stewart Street and South Carson Street.

The Nevada Day Store is open year-round and is located at 1013 S Carson St. (Copper Point Plaza next to Red’s Old 395 Restaurant.)

Current Store/Office Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-3pm