2015 Parade Theme to Be Announced
2015 Parade Day:
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Winners of the 2014 Nevada Day parade are:
- Parade Director Award:
1st place: Northern Nevada Coin
2nd place: Lander County
- Equestrian Award:
1st place: Parading Arabins
2nd place: La Association de Charros Del Norte de Nevada
- School Marching Unit Award:
1st place: Spanish Springs High School Cougars Battalion (Army JROTC)
2nd place: McQueen Lancer Battalion (JROTC).
- General Marching, Non-School Award
1st place: Battle Born Civil War
2nd place: Marine Corps League Color Guard - High Desert Detachment, Fallon, NV
- Float Award:
1st place: Carson Montessori Salutes
2nd place: Nevada State Parks
- Vehicle Entry Award:
1st place: Vintage Fords of Northern Nevada.
2nd place: Sagebrush Model A Ford Club and Reno-Sparks, Yellow Cabs Carson City Cabs & Executive Limousine
- County Entry Award:
1st place: Nye County
2nd place: Storey County
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.
When is Nevada Day and the Nevada Day Parade Day?
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.
2014 Grand Marshal: Kay Winters
A long time community leader and volunteer, read about Kay Winters' rich history in Nevada
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 are encouraged to 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 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.