2023 Nevada Day Parade lineup & events

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This lineup is subject to change.

Parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday

1          Carson City Sheriff's Office

2          Carson City Sheriff’s Search and Rescue

3          Carson City Sheriff's Office Aero Squadron

4          Washoe County Sheriff's Office

5          Lyon County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue

6          Storey County Sheriff Office

7          Nevada State Police

7A        Sparks Police Department

7B        Desert Pigs Equestrian Clean up -

8          NDOC Honor Guard

9          Nevada Department of Corrections

10        Warren Engine Co.1

11        Carson City Fire Department

12        Storey County Fire Protection District

13        Truckee Meadows Community College

14        Central Lyon Fire Protection District

15        Bureau of Land Management Fire Engine

16        US Forest Service Fire Trucks

17        Nevada Division of Forestry

18        Grand Marshals Chris Orr & Dave Santina

19        PBS Reno

20        Nevada National Guard

21        Governor Joe Lombardo

22        Lt. Gov Stavros Anthony / Travel Nevada

23        United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

24        United States Senator Jacky Rosen

26        Attorney General Aaron Ford

26A      Secretary of State, Francisco V. Aguilar

26B      State Treasurer Zach Conine

27        UNR President Brian Sandoval & UNR Cheerleaders

28        Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Tribal Chairman, Arlan D. Melendez

31        Senator Lisa Krasner, Senate District 16

32        PK O'Neill Assembly District 40

33        Rich DeLong Assembly District 26

34        Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell

35        Carson High School Blue Thunder Marching Band

36        Carson High School Cheerleading Team

37        Carson High School NJROTC

38        Waste Management

39        Reno Orthopedic Center

40        Reno Rodeo

41        The Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care

42        Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate

43        Nevada Style Real Estate & Construction Services

44        Nevada Civil War Volunteers

45        General Carlin Camp 25 of Reno

46        Carson Tahoe Health

47        Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program, Inc.

48        Parading Arabians

49        Carson City Hyundai

50        Thursday Nite Cruisers Carson City

51        Western Nevada College

52        Nevada State Railroad Museum

53        Forever Dance

54        Eden Home Health, Hospice and Homecare

55        Kids & Horses

56        Northern Nevada Celtic Community

57        Wells Fargo Bank

58        Home Means the Elks Club

59        Bonanza HS Bengal Marching Band

60        The Hope Academy of Nevada

61        Carson Tahoe Transitional Rehab

62        Les Schwab Tire Centers of Nevada

63        Raíces del Fuego

64        People First

65        The Wild Horse Alliance of Northern Nevada

66        Greater Nevada Credit Union

67        Michael's Reno Powersports

68        Nevada All American Girl Youth Development Program

69        Carson City Boxing Club

70        SHINE Church

71        Silver State Model T Ford Club

72        Sagebrush Model A Club

73        Carson City Rotary Club

74        Carson High School Senators Cycling Team

75        National Pony Express Association-Nevada Division

76        BELFOR Property Restoration

77        Pyramid Lake Jr./Sr. High School

78        The Medicare Lady

79        Miss Pahrump 2023 Tayela Brown

80        Battle Born Tree Service

81        The Pearl of the Orient

82        Douglas High School Marching Band

83        The Douglas High School JROTC Tiger Battalion

84        Northern Nevada Antique Power Club

85        Veterans Tribute - Vietnam

86        Veterans of Foreign Wars

87        Impala's Car Club Reno Chapter

88        Sierra Regional Roller Derby

89        Aunt Betty's Studios

90        Carson City BMX

91        President and First Lady of Molossia

92        Reed High School Raider Band

93        The Fleet Reserve Association

94        Carson City Towing

95        Seeliger Elementary 3rd-5th Combined Choir

96        Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

97        Carson City Republican Party

98        Hawk 7

99        Tazmanian Boxing Club

100      Miss Rodeo Nevada

101      Chrysalis

102      Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

103      Western Nevada Performing Arts

104      McQueen High School Marching Band

105      Nissan Carson City

106      Kerak Shriners

107      Daughters of the Nile Ammon-Ra Temple

108      Phone Fix Center

109      My Ride to Work

110      Nevada Humane Society

111      CASI Carson Animal Services Initiative

111A    Pure Water Systems of Nevada

112      Veteran Sisters

113      American Legion Capitol Post 4

114      Fernley High School Spirit Team

115      Korean War Veterans

116      Vietnam Veterans Carson Area Chapter 388

117      1st Nevada Cavalry

118      SloGoin VWs

119      Visiting Angels of Carson City

120      ARMAC Construction, LLC

121      Nevada's Day Off

122      Carson High School Capitol FFA Chapter

123      Desert Pigs

124      Dayton High School Marching Band

125      Sierra Nevada Properties

126      The Pharoahs Car Club

127      Scaredy Cats TNR

128      Bighorn Plumbing - Residential Service Plumber

129      Batmobile

130      Community Services Agency Carson Early Head Start

131      Escaramuzas y Charros

132      Silver State Pageants

133      Youth Theatre Carson City

134      Meek's Lumber and Hardware

135      Optimist Club of Reno

136      Infinity Hospice Care

137      Legacy Christian Academy

138      The Happy Outlet, LLC

139      Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School

140      Sierra Lutheran High School

141      Northern Nevada Granges

142      Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company

143      AFSCME Local 4041

144      Northern Nevada Democrats

145      Carson and Eagle Valley Middle Schools Marching Band

147      Maverik Adventures First Stop

148      Battle Born Mobile Veterinary Hospital

149      Dancing Horses

150      FitzHenry's Funeral Home

151      Reno Corvettes

152      Nevada Department of Transportation

153      Shannon Hooper

154      Charros Y Vaqueros Del Norte De Nevada

155      District 46 Lions Clubs

156      Lake Tahoe Corvette Club

157      Red Wing Shoes

158      Sierra Nevada Hounds

159      America First Credit Union

160      Battle Born Babes Jeep Club

161      2023 National American Miss Nevada Queens

162      Biomat USA Plasma Donation

163      Nevada Rural Housing

164      Nevada Department of Agriculture

165      American Red Cross - Nevada Chapters

167      First United Methodist Church

168      Plato's Closet - Carson City

169      Nevada Cinderella Scholarship Pageant

170      Los Charros Mexicanos

171      North Sails

172      CMC Tire

173      Northern NV Sikh Society Div 8

174      Reno-Tahoe Equestrian Centre

175      Wild West Jeep Club

176      Saint Sebastian Orthodox Church

177      Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California

178      775 Offroad and Recovery

179      Ed's Custom Truck Bodies

180      Unique Street Trucks

181      U.S. Submarine Veterans/Corvina Base

182      Henderson Wellness Clinic - Reno

183      Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization

184      Gold Dust West / J Resort

185      Carson City RV

186      Carson Victory Rollers

189      Cumulus Media Reno

190      Monster Tree Service

191      Untouchable Image Car Club

192      Virginia City Silent Riders

193      D & S Tow, Inc.

194      Nevada Tea Festival

195      Misfits Theater Group

196      Students for Life

197      Little Caesars Pizza

198      St. Peter's Episcopal Church

200      Sierra Academy of Style

201      Chili's Grill & Bar

202      Nevada Ram Club

205      Homegrown Bowl, Bar, Grill and Billiards

206      LTC Construction, Inc.

207      Michael Hohl RV

208      The Carson City Potter's House

209      Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 403

210      Danzantes Unidos de Nevada (United Dancers of Nevada)

213      Battle Born Indian Motorcycle Riders Group, Chapter 2066

214      Walker River Paiute Tribe's 2023-2024 Pinenut Festival Royalty

215      Ronnie Johnson's Family of Clowns

216      Shelton Racing & Fabrication

217      The Bin Spa

218      Bigfoot

219      Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Association

220      Interstate Batteries Of The Sierras

221      Snowshoe Thompson Chapter #1827 of E Clampus Vitus

222      Controlled Burn

223      Fjörgyn - Mother of Thor

224      The Red Rooster Ranch Mutant Vehicle

225      Black Rock City Chool District

226      USS Nevada

227      Mutant Vehicle Misfits

228      Sinderella Midnight Ride

229      Devil Mountain Brigade



The Nevada Day Pow Wow will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon Sunday at the Multi-Purpose Athletic Center Facility (1860 Russell Way). This public event showcases Native American/First Nations dancing and singing; there’s also a variety of craft and food vendors on site. The event will also feature a drum contest.



Join Bernie Allen and Donna McLaren on Friday at 10 a.m. for a two-mile walking tour of the historical east side of Carson City.

The free tour begins at the Capitol steps and continues to the location of the former children’s home. The tour also includes a visit to the site of the former V&T Railroad shops as well as many other historic locations.


The Carson Fly Fishing Club is holding a Tie–A-Thon to tie flies for charity on Friday.

The event will take place at the Silver City RV Resort, 3165 US 395 N. in Minden, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


Nevada State Museum will be offering free admission from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Coin Press No. 1 minting demonstrations and interpretive talks in the historic Mint will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Vouchers for half-ounce .999 fine silver planchets will be sold in the Museum Store starting at 11 a.m.

The Friends of the Nevada State Museum will be serving hot chocolate and baked goods during the parade.


Nevada State Railroad Museum will be offering free admission from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

As a special Nevada Day Weekend treat, the museum will be operating the McKeen Motor Car; fares are $8 for ages 12 and over, $4 for ages 4-11 and museum members, and free for ages 3 and under.

McKeen Car rides operate 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The museum is located at 2180 S. Carson St. For information: carsonrailroadmuseum.org.



The Carson City Republican Women’s Club will hold its pancake breakfast from 7-9:30 a.m. No reservations needed; cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10.


On parade day from 6 to 9:30 a.m. head down to Red’s Old 395 for the Metcalf Way Nevada Day Breakfast Buffet. Early bird tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.


Watch the hot air balloons launch from Fairview to downtown Carson Street starting at 8 a.m. (weather permitting).


The race will start at 8 a.m. Register online at ultrasignup.com.

Packet pickup is from 1-4:30 p.m. Friday at the Brewery Arts Center. Cash will not be accepted. Costumes are encouraged.

An annual event since 1989, the Nevada Day Classic — presented by the Tahoe Mountain Milers — is an 8K run and a 2-mile run/walk through the historic West Side.

The Nevada Day Classic is organized in partnership with Guide Dog for the Blind, Kaia Fit, and Lynn Mentzer Timing. All net proceeds will go to Guide Dogs For The Blind.


Beginning at 10 a.m., it’s the 85th annual Nevada Day Parade. The event is the largest celebration of statehood in the country.


Visit the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The cultural center and museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a beading demonstration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by Dale Bennett, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, who attended Stewart Indian School from 1969-1973.


Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate will be raffling a Tuff Shed for giveaway. Raffle tickets can be purchased before and during the parade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost is $5 for one ticket and $20 for five tickets. Ticket sales and sponsorship support the Carson City VA & Holiday With a Hero program. Hot dogs, popcorn, and refreshments will also be available.


The 50th Annual World Championship Single Jack Drilling Contest takes place starting at 11 a.m. in the Carson Mall parking lot at 1313 S. Carson St.

Contestants use 4.5-pound hammers and a 3/4-inch bit of steel to drill as deep and fast as they can in a 4,320-pound piece of Sierra White granite. They have 10 minutes to drill, and their only help is from an assistant who runs water into the hole to clear out stone chips.

The deepest hole wins. The contest goes back to the mining skills of the Comstock, when blast holes for dynamite were punched into ore bodies by hand.


Hosted by Cipriani’s Downtown Barber Shop and Paradise Salon–Spa–Wellness. Held immediately following the parade, the contest takes place on the main stage at McFadden Plaza. There is no entry fee; the contest is open to anyone with a beard.

Award categories include best overall; longest; fullest; reddest; whitest; blackest; best salt and pepper; best groomed; scruffiest; and most-bearded community.


The Carson Nugget will host Fall Fest in Arlington Square at 507 N. Carson St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. where participants can shop local crafters, food trucks, local businesses, candy, raffles, and more.


The Carson Mall will host Nevada Day festivities. Events will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, visit facebook.com/ShopCarsonMall.


The 39th annual Chili Feed will take place at the Carson Nugget in the upstairs Banquet Center from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is free.



The Capital City Community Band opens its 46th concert season with a free concert of patriotic and Halloween favorites on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Amphitheater in the Legislative Mall in Carson City (weather permitting.) The concert is free to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.


The Governor’s Mansion will again be hosting tours this year from 2-4 p.m.


The USAF Mobility Band will be performing on the McFadden Plaza Stage at 5 p.m. Parade-goers will see them this year on the VFW float. The Mobility Band is a part of the much larger USAF Band of the Golden West out of Travis AFB. Brought to you by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce.


A post parade celebration will be held on Telegraph, Curry, and Proctor Streets from 3-6 p.m. featuring vendors and live music.


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