Fall Breakation: How to Make the Most of Your Nevada Day Weekend

Fall Breakation: How to Make the Most of Your Nevada Day Weekend

We love our state. And what better way to celebrate 155 years than coming together to do what Nevadans do best: eat, drink and parade. Since 1864, pride in our past, present and future has grown, earning the Silver State the badge of biggest statehood party in the U.S. It’s so important that schools, banks, businesses and even local governments take a day off to appreciate the state they call home.

Here’s a few highlights for Nevada Day 2019.

Nevada Day Carnival

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 27, Mills Park, Carson City

What says state pride more than an old fashioned carnival. Head to Carson City’s Mills Park as early as Thursday night for local food, live entertainment and thrills the whole family will love. For an extra dose of pride, carnival proceeds benefit the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) driver, respite care and life-saving services for Northern Nevada residents.

Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk

Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m., The Nugget Casino, Carson City

Courses are flat, fast and festive (costumes are encouraged) with two events for any running style. The Nevada Day Classic offers an 8K run and a 2-mile run/walk that start and finish in historic downtown Carson City. Get a hero’s welcome when you cross the finish line as thousands of Nevadans gather to kick-off the parade. Register and get your commemorative pint cup here.

Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, Oct. 26, 7-9:30 a.m., Governor’s Mansion, Carson City

Fuel up before the festivities with a classic breakfast hosted by the Carson City Republican Women’s Club. Have a coffee with local and state politicians and share your favorite pastimes over pancakes, ham and eggs. All proceeds benefit the Carson and Dayton High annual scholarship fund.

Nevada Day Parade: Nevada Counties – 100 Years

Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Carson Street, Carson City

Since 1938, the Nevada Day Parade has showcased the history, heritage and spirit of the state. This year’s theme pays homage to the counties Nevada was built on with a special tribute to Pershing County, the 17th and final county founded in 1919, 100 years ago.

The parade line-up consists of over 200 entries in the form of floats, equestrian groups, marching bands, celebrity guests, Burning Man art cars and much more. The military fly-over signals the start, and the parade doesn’t end until 2 p.m. So get there early, dress in layers and settle in for four hours of purely Nevada parading.

Home is Nevada. And that should be celebrated. Let’s welcome the season and honor the state as neighbors, communities and friends.

katie bawden


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