The following events are scheduled on the Fourth of July.
Virginia City’s schedule of events is as follows: A parade will start at noon at the Fourth Ward School; Shootout on the Hill will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fourth Ward School; Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert will be at 6 p.m. in the Delta parking lot next to the Bucket of Blood Saloon; a raffle will be at 7 p.m., followed by a continuation of the concert at 7:45 p.m.; fireworks at Miner’s Park at Carson and F streets will start after dark.
Genoa’s schedule of events in Mormon Station State Park is as follows: A children’s parade will be at 10 a.m.; Wild Horse Drive will perform at 11 a.m.; The Gabardine Sisters will perform at noon; Steve Hayes will perform traditional jazz at 1 p.m.; 6 Mule Pileup will perform at 2 p.m.; The Kepple Band will perform at 3 p.m.; Carson City Symphony will perform from 4:30 to 6 p.m. There will be a bar tent, petting zoo and barbecue dinners for $12 each. Children’s games will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. Open jam session will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A hosted old-time jam will be from 2 to 4 p.m.
Steam locomotives V&T No. 25 and Inyo along with the McKeen Motor Car will operate Friday through Sunday at Nevada State Railroad Museum. Rides will be available behind the V& T No. 25 and on the McKeen car every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Inyo will be displayed throughout the day and will be on the tracks from 9 to 10 a.m. Antique cars and other attractions will be offered. The Warren Engine Company will barbecue and sell refreshments. Admission costs $15 for adults; $10 for museum members; $5 for children 3-17 and free for those two and younger. Call 775-687-6953, or go to museums.nevadaculture.org.
The 22nd annual RSVP carnival with food, rides and games for all ages will be Thursday through Sunday in Mills Park. Thursday is Family Night, when all rides cost $1 from 5 to 10 p.m. Wristbands will not be sold, but tickets are available at Carson City Toyota-Scion. The carnival continues from noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. All-day wristbands cost $30; $5 discount coupons are available at www.nevadaruralrsvp.org or at RSVP, 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 6. Fireworks by Grucci start at dusk Friday; live radio remote with Magic 95.5 will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Live music will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday; from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Call Tannis Causey at 775-220-4065.
The Town of Gardnerville and Main Street Gardnerville will host their second annual Gardnerville Freedom 5K Fun Run/Walk and Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest from 7 a.m. to noon Friday in Heritage Park in Minden. Registration costs $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. Family rates are available. Registration is free for veterans and active military personnel, but forms must be completed. Carson Valley Lions Club will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Call 775-782-8027.
The Yankee Doodle Chalk Artfest, hosted by the Carson Valley Arts Council & East Fork Gallery, will be in Heritage Park. Families with children under 12 can visit the Family Chalk Doodle Fun Zone from 8 a.m. to noon. This activity is free, and registration is not required. Call 775-782-8027.
Town of Minden will hold its annual children’s bike parade at 10 a.m. Friday. There will be music by Bill McClain, bounce houses and water games, balloon animals, free hot dogs, hamburgers, apple pie, frozen treats and more.
Fernley’s schedule of events is as follows: A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. at 40 West St. The cost, which benefits area high school scholarships, is $7 per person or $25 per family. A parade down Main Street starting at Locust Street and ending at Seventh Street will be at 10 a.m. Free children’s games will be available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A flag raising ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Parade trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. A greased pig contest will be at 3 p.m. A raffle starts at 4 p.m., and drawings will be every 15 minutes until prizes are gone. The grand prize drawing will be at 6:30 p.m. A watermelon eating contest will be at 5 p.m., followed by live music at 6 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk.