This year will be our states 156th birthday, and also marks 82 year’s since the Nevada Day Celebration moved to our Capitol, and
An update from your Nevada Day Board
During these uncertain and challenging times the Nevada Day Committee hopes everyone remains safe and healthy.
Although we have seen way too many wonderful annual events being cancelled or postponed this year, we at Nevada Day are still moving forward planning this year’s Parade and related events. We are hopeful that current restrictions will be lifted or at least relaxed enough to allow larger social gatherings.
As Parade Applications become available June 1st, we must plan for the best, but unfortunately the worst as well. We will be accepting applications for parade entries and vendor booths to be reserved on a first come first served basis. If the event has to be cancelled we will be offering 3 options for our applicants: A full refund, fees applied to the 2021 parade, or donating all or a portion to our Nevada Day Inc., a non for profit 501c3.
This also applies to our many generous sponsors for which without them this treasured event would not be possible. Funding is always a challenge for us, as it is for most nonprofits, making it even more difficult to see their main, or only, fundraising events being canceled.
Besides some funding set aside by the City of Carson, most Nevada Day Inc. funds come from sponsorships, entry fees, vendors and merchandise. Speaking of merchandise, unfortunately the Nevada Day Store inside the Visitor’s Center had to close. We are hoping to reopen again in June.
We will keep everyone updated as developments arise and will do our very best to preserve this historic 156 year old tradition, so please join us, we cannot do it without the tremendous support from our Community, Neighbors, and all fellow Nevadans. Thank you!
The 2020 Nevada Day Parade theme is: “Historic Moments in Nevada”
Numerous moments throughout our state’s history help shape and define Nevada. From the day this glorious state was born on October 31, 1864 during the Civil War, to the current year 2020, specific periods in time during our 156 years of statehood tend to stand out and set us apart from the other 49.
From the historic Gold and Silver Boom in the Comstock, legalized gaming and prostitution, quickie divorces – I imagine with some of the earlier Settlers this could have happened in that exact order – Women’s Suffrage, UFO sightings (landings?), on to the more recent decision of legalizing Cannabis.
Yes, Nevada has indeed had its share of unique moments occur in the past, with undoubtedly more in store for the future, and the Nevada Day Committee felt it was time to reflect back on them.
Also, please share with us on Facebook and Instagram when your company, organization, or business first took root in Nevada; we would like to share your story. Plus, what historic moment do you feel was the most significant?
Thank you for you continued support of this amazing, historical Nevada tradition!
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!
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.