Happy 150th Birthday, Nevada!
(1864 - 2014)

2014 Parade Day:
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nevada Day is a grand celebration commemorating our admission to statehood on October 31, 1864. Nevadan's have the distinction of holding the largest statehood celebration in the nation! With events all weekend, the highlight being the Nevada Day Parade.

Nevada Day is a state holiday presently recognized on the last Friday in October, with the parade on the Saturday following. (Learn more about the history of Nevada Day.)

In 2014, since October 31 falls on a Friday, for the first time in many years, the official Nevada Day State Holiday will be on the actual anniversary of our statehood! With 2014 being our Sesquicentennial (150 years of statehood), what a fitting way to celebrate! With the 31st actually falling on a Friday, the Nevada Day Parade will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014. This November parade date is an oddity that happens from time-to-time, such as in 2003 and 2008.

What to Expect on Parade Day

Parade day kicks off with an 8:00am hot air balloon launch on Carson Street near the Carson Mall (weather permitting).

At 10:00am a flyover of military craft signals the start of the parade.

The parade begins at the intersection of William and Carson Streets, concluding around 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the intersection of Stewart and Carson Streets. View a map of the parade route here.

Local law enforcement and public officials start the parade, followed by plenty of floats, marching bands, and a variety of entertainment. Usually about 200 entries make up the Nevada Day Parade each year.

Locals and visitors arrive early with lounge chairs and blankets to stake their claim for a spot along the parade route on Carson Street. Food, drink and souvenior vendors walk up and down the route, and local businesses often feature food and beverage specials during the parade.

Putting on the Parade: A Community Effort

The Nevada Day Parade is put on every year thanks to the efforts of the all-volunteer committee of Nevada Day, Inc. - a non-profit 501c3 organization. Sponsors play a key role in keeping the official Nevada Day Parade in Carson City each year, and keeping official Nevada Day events free to the public. Sponsor dollars and parade entry fees go directly towards conducting the parade and back into the community through vendors, permits, insurance, operating costs, etc. Learn how to you can make a difference with this Nevada tradition here.

Don't miss the other events happening Nevada Day weekend!

Governor's BanquetChili Feed Beard Contest
Historic East-Side TourRun/WalkGovernor's Mansion Tour
FREE Live MusicCommunity Band ConcertNevada Museums
Pancake BreakfastPinewood DerbyPow Wow
Balloon LaunchRock Drilling ContestCarnival

2014 Friends of the Parade Sponsors:

Thank you to the following major sponsors
of the 2013 Nevada Day Parade:


The following companies and individuals have sponsored
one or more Military Entries in the 2013 Nevada Day parade.

The Carson Station | RDM Inifinity
Bella Fiore Wines | Benson's Feed & Tack

2014 Nevada Day Parade
Forms and Rules

This year's parade applications/fees/rules will be posted by May 31, 2014 -- keep checking back!

Use the free program, Acrobat Reader, to open forms. Info can be typed into the form right on your computer, however signatures must be on a printed hard copy.

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