Celebrate Statehood — It’s Nevada’s 153rd Birthday!
From live bands to chili feeds, block parties to beard contests, one seriously massive parade and more… festivities engulf the state capital during the largest, proudest, boisterous-est birthday bash of any state ever admitted to the Union. The motto for the 79th annual event: Arts & Entertainment.
"This year’s 79th Nevada Day Parade, which falls on Saturday October 28th, is dedicated to our states Arts and Entertainment, an in depth look at Nevada’s diversified Arts and Entertainment Community. When most folks think of art, paintings and photography come to mind, but that is just a small fraction of what art truly is. Dance, Music, Poetry, Books, Clothing, Theater, and Culinary Cuisine must also be included under the Arts and Entertainment vast umbrella. In 1987 Nevada Day recognized the Arts with “Nevada’s Tribute to the Arts.” Now 30 years later, we would like to look how far Nevada has come in this magnificent and wondrous field. From Petroglyphs left by our Native Americans thousands of years ago, to Arts Cars roaming around the Black Rock Desert during our annual Burning Man Festival, it’s time to reflect on all the Art and Entertainment that make up this beautiful state of ours."
7:00 am - 9:30 am - Republican Women's Pancake Breakfast at Governors Mansion
8:00 am - ReMax sponsored Hot Air Balloon Launch
8:00 am - The Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk
10:00 am - Flyover of Military Aircraft
10:00 am - 2:00 pm - The Nevada Day Parade
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - 42nd Annual Nevada Day World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Senator Dean Heller's Chili Feed at the Carson Nugget
2:00 pm - The Nevada Day Beard Contest
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Governor's Mansion Tour
Get the lowdown on this year’s goings-on here.