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Oct. 28, 2022
HISTORICAL EAST-SIDE TOUR - 10am
Join Bernie Allen on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. as 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 775-315-7616.
NEVADA RAILROAD MUSEUM - 9am to 4:30pm
Nevada State Railroad Museum will be offering free admission on Nevada Day, October 28 and the following day, October 29, 9:00am to 4:30pm. As a special Nevada Day Weekend treat, the museum will be operating the McKeen Motor Car, fares for the McKeen Motor Car are $8 for ages 12 and over, $4 ages 4-11 and museum members; and free for ages 3 and under. McKeen Car rides operate 10:00am until 2:00pm each day. Museum is located at 2180 South Carson Street. www.carsonrailroadmuseum.org
NEVADA STATE MUSEUM - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Nevada State Museum will be offering free admission on Nevada Day, October 28 and the following day, October 29, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The original Howitzer “Fremont Cannon” will be on display to the public for the first time since 2019. See the coin press in action. Museum volunteers will be conducting presentations in the Coin Press room. Museum is located at 600 N. Carson St. www.carsonnvmuseum.org
TREASURE HUNT - Until the medallion is found
(goes through October 31st or until medallion is found) The Nevada Day Treasure hunt is a time-honored tradition for many families thrughout the silver state, who set their minds together to decipher clues metered out each day leading the secret location of buried treasure: The Nevada Day Treasure Hunt Medallion, which if found before Oct 31, will lead to a $1,000 cash proze! This year the prize was donated by Carson Tahoe Hospital, and the new game runners, the McKee Family, took over the treasure hunt for the first time. To Keep up to date with Treasure Hunt news and clues, visit nevadadaytreasurehunt.org.
LA KA LEL BO NEVADA DAY POW WOW - 7pm every night
The La Ka Lel Be (Peoples Gathering), now known as Nevada Day Powwow, will run from October 28, 29, and 30 with a Friday family culture night at 7pm, Grand Entry at 1pm and 7pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday at the MAC center in Carson City, NV.
GREAT BASIN NATIVE ARTISTS GALLERY - Oct. 12, 2022 to May, 2023
The exhibition, Dancing for the People: Pow Wow Regalia and Art of the Great Basin, will be on display at the Great Basin Native Artists Gallery, inside the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum in Carson City. The display will include contemporary pow wow dance regalia, photography, mixed media sculpture, Great Basin beadwork, digital graphic design and more.
This exhibition is curated by Melissa Melero-Moose (Fallon Paiute/Modoc), founder of Great Basin Native
Artists Collective. It opened on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and will continue until May, 2023.
Oct. 29, 2022
NEVADA DAY BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST
Decorate your business for Nevada Day to fit the theme “Carnivál on the Comstock” and you may win a $100 gift certificate from the Nevada Gift Shop, bragging rights and a big blue ribbon to display at your business. Mayor Lori Bagwell will be the judge and that will take place sometime before the parade.
33rd ANNUAL NEVADA DAY CLASSIC RUN/WALK - 8am
UPDATE: Race will start at 8am. Register online at the link below. Plan to pick up your packets Friday from 1-5pm or Saturday morning at 7am. PLEASE – NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION. ALL TRANSACTION THROUGH SQUARE.
We are both excited and thankful that we are able to return this year and put on one of our signature races during the Nevada Day Weekend! This is a classic road course through the streets of west Carson City. Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged! An annual event since 1989, the Nevada Day Classic – presented by the Tahoe Mountain Milers – is an 8K run and a 2-mile run/walk through the beautiful, historic West Side of Carson City, Nevada. The races precede the Nevada Day Parade celebrating Nevada’s entry into the Union with a course finish down the main drag of Carson City with spectators lining the way. All runners of all distances will receive a custom wooden medal! The first 200 runners that register are guaranteed a t-shirt!
The Nevada Day Classic is organized in partnership with Guide Dog for the Blind, Kaia Fit, and Lynn Mentzer Timing. All net proceeds will go to Guide Dogs For The Blind. You’ll see a puppy being trained on many corners of the run! Link for registration: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=88055. The email for general public inquiries is: email@example.com
32TH ANNUAL NEVADA PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION - 7am to 9:30am
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 7:00-9:30 a.m. on parade day. Cost is $7 for Adults and $4 for Kids 10 and younger. Proceeds go towards a scholarship of $2,000 to a deserving senior from Carson or Dayton High School. All are welcome and we encourage you to come and meet our Republican officials.
Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, ham, orange juice and 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 contact Patty Johnson 775-846-8480/email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEVADA BUILDERS FOUNDATION BREAKFAST BUFFET - 6am to 9:30am
22nd Annual Nevada Builders Foundation Nevada Day Breakfast Buffet at Red’s Old 395 Grill. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 from 6:00 am to 9:30 am. Reds is located at 1055 S. Carson St. Enjoy a full breakfast buffet of pancakes and scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages and potatoes and much more. Be sure to treat yourself to Red’s famous Bloody Mary or Mimosa they are available at the bar.
JOIN NEVADA BUILDERS FOUNDATION FOR A “BEER BY THE BANK”
Beer specials during the parade! Stop by for a drink from the beer trailer next to Bank Saloon located at, 418 S. Carson St. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. All proceeds from beer sales will support the Foundation’s mission to help local youth seeking a fulfilling career in the construction industry.
38th ANNUAL NEVADA DAY CHILI FEED - 11am to 2pm
The Chili Feed in the Carson Nugget’s upstairs Banquet Center (507 North Carson St.) on parade day is sponsored by Joe Lonbardo, Adam Laxalt, Mark Amodei, Stavros Anthony, Drm Robin Titus, PK O’Neill, and Deborah Westbrook. Time 11am-2pm. Admission is free, so arrive early for the popular event! Enjoy free chili with all the fixins. It’s a great opportunity to meet old and new friends, plus chat with federal, state, and local leaders.
REMAX NEVADA DAY BALLOON LAUNCH - 8am
Watch the of hot air balloons launching right on Carson Street near the Carson Mall beginning at 8:00 a.m. on parade day (weather permitting). The balloons fly for about an hour and are usually landed 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.
NEVADA DAY PARADE - 10am
Beginning at 10:00 am sharp, we play the Star Spangled Banner as the Navy flys overhead, it’s the 84th annual NEVADA DAY PARADE! The largest celebration of statehood in the country, right here in Carson City, with around 200 entries and lots of excitement. It takes 4 hours to complete, and you won’t want to miss it – well, you kinda can’t miss it because we take over downtown till about 2:30 pm.
NEVADA DAY BEARD CONTEST
Hosted by Cipriani’s Downtown Barber Shop and Paradise Salon – Spa – Wellness. Held immediately following the parade, the Beard Contest takes place on the main stage at McFadden Plaza (3rd St.) There is no entry fee, the contest is open to anyone with a beard. Award categories include: best overall winner, longest, fullest, reddest, whitest, blackest, best salt and pepper, best groomed, scruffiest, and most bearded community.
49TH ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLE JACK DRILLING CONTEST - 11am
The World Championship Single Jack Rock Drilling Contest takes place on Sat., Oct. 29, 2021 at the Carson Mall Parking lot. The competition begins around 11:00 a.m.
Men and Women contestants use 4.5 pound hammers and a 3/4 inch bit of steel to drill as deep and as fast as they can into 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 loosse stone chips are splashed out with every stroke of the hammer. The person who drills 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.
USAF MOBILITY BAND PERFORMANCE - 5pm
Carson City Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 7-member USAF Mobility Band that will begin their show on Saturday, 10/29, at 5 pm on the McFadden Plaza Stage. They are a part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West stationed at Travis Air Force Base and a high energy rock band that have become very popular in Carson City. This is their second appearance to help celebrate Nevada’s most popular holiday tradition. They also will be on the VFW Float to play during the parade.
FAIRY TALE EXPRESS TRAIN AT MILLS PARK - 11am to 3pm
The Carson City Railroad Association, in partnership with Wild Horse Productions, are hosting The Halloween Fairy Tale Express at Mills Park on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30.
Wild Horse Productions and their cast of actors will perform scenes from Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Cinderella, Moana, The Princess and the Frog, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Snow White…among others.
The Halloween Fairy Tale Express will run Saturday, October 29th from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, October 30st from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 for all ages and are on sale now.
CAPITAL CITY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT - 2pm
The Capital City Community Band opens its 45th concert season with a free concert of patriotic and Halloween favorites on Sat., Oct. 29th, at 2 p.m. 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.
FALL FEST AT THE CARSON NUGGET - 8am to 3pm
Join us Saturday 10/29, for the 7th annual Northern Nevada Fall Fest. Shop local crafters, reps, and businesses. Food Trucks, food booths, Kettle Corn, Raffles, candy and more! In Arlington Square (507 N.
Carson St) from 8 am- 3 pm.
CARSON MALL ACTIVITIES
Carson Mall will host a Craft Show, a “Best In The West” Bloody Mary Contest with a cash prize, and a Corn Hole Tournament. Vendors will be set up in the Carson Mall parking lot at 1223 S. Carson St from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. displaying and selling unique gifts. Find your next treasure and enjoy browsing through all the booths.
“Best Bloody Mary In The West” contest
Cash prizes for top three starting at $50. Crafters will pay at the time of the event! Crafters must supply all the ingredients and the Carson Mall will supply the glasses.
TIME: Register, sign-in & practice: 1 pm & Bags Fly: 2 pm $40/team, pay at sign-in
This is a BYOP/B (Partner/Bags). Several round robins will be played to establish seating in a double elimination bracket. Sierra Nevada Cornhole will be running the event: regulation boards, bags & rules.
Please pre-register on the free Scoreholio app. Check out our Facebooks @shopcarsonmall or
TELEGRAPH SQUARE BLOCK PARTY - 3pm to 6pm
Join old and new friends and dance to the music of “Ev and the Electric Soup” from 3 – 6 p.m. in Telegraph Square (at Telegraph & Curry Streets), sponsored by Nevada Day. Enjoy free live music, plus visit food and drink vendors and nearby businesses.
GOVERNOR’S MANSION TOURS - 2pm to 4pm
Governor’s Mansion will again be hosting tours this year on Nevada Day (which includes upstairs!) from 2:00 to 4:00. This is a unique opportunity to see the upstairs of the mansion and meet the Governor and First Lady. Docents will do the tours in period clothing and they usually have a little treat to hand out as well.
GOVERNOR’S MANSION TRICK OR TREAT - 5pm to 8pm
They will also be handing out candy on the 31st, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm there will be music and entertainment for the whole family.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...
NEVADA GIFT SHOP (formerly the Nevada Day Store)
Features official Nevada Day apparel and Battle Born items as well as works by local artisans, jewelry, postcards, books and so much more! Located at 1013 S Carson St. (by Red’s Old 395), open Weekdays 11– 3 p.m. We also feature limited items at different locations around town during the wine walk. For more info call 775-882-2600.