Founded by a melting pot of cultures from all corners of the globe, beckoned to this high desert mining town to find their own slice of the American Dream, Eureka’s story is a remarkable one. Celebrate the worldly cultures who made it all possible at the inaugural Eureka Heritage Days—a festivity devoted to thanking, honoring and celebrating Eureka’s unique mining history, and the legacy of the courageous, pioneering bunch that made it all happen.
The first annual Eureka Heritage Days celebrates the incredible immigrants who settled this historic Nevada mining town. As one of the best preserved 1860s-era mining towns that’s still very much alive and in use, Eureka first became part of the Silver State story in 1864, then became an official town later in 1873. As soon as gold and silver was discovered in the surrounding mountainsides, a hard-to-believe 10,000 came to Eureka in hopes of fame and fortune. Skilled miners from all parts of the world came to the American West—in Eureka, the most prominent cultures were Italian, Basque, Irish and Chinese, whose mark can be found throughout Eureka to this day.
In addition to Eureka’s worldly heritage, celebrate the spirit of the Old West with single jack mining competitions and games, live music, beard and moustache challenge, horseshoes competition, art show, rodeo events and mutton bustin, an international food competition, and more.
For a complete schedule of events and more information on planning your trip to Eureka, get in touch with the events and tourism coordinator directly at (775) 230-2232.