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June 15, 2014
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Virginia City Fourth of July events

Virginia City’s Fourth of July celebration offers one of the region’s longest fireworks displays, echoing off Storey County’s Mount Davidson for nearly 30 minutes.

The celebration also includes a Fourth of July parade at noon.

It starts from the south at the Fourth Ward School and is scheduled to last about an hour and a half.

Attendees can experience Virginia City from the outlook of an old-west cowboy in Shootout on the Hill, an event that takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Fourth Ward School. Tickets cost $35 per person and include guns, ammunition and safety instruction. Tickets are available in front of the Bucket of Blood or Ponderosa saloons on C Street.

The Comstock Cowboy’s Second Amendment concert returns for the 15th year at 6 and 7:45 p.m. It’s held outdoors in the parking lot of the Delta Saloon, next door to the Bucket of Blood Saloon.

A raffle offering prizes, including a rifle and shotgun, will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are available starting at 9 a.m. at the booth in the center of town near the Virginia City Visitors Center.

The celebration wraps up with fireworks at Miner’s Park, located at Carson and F streets. Various food and beverage vendors are lined up, but families are invited to bring blankets and picnics; alcohol and glass are not permitted in the park.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 15, 2014 12:11AM Published Jun 15, 2014 12:11AM Copyright 2014 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.