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Nevada Day Events

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal File Photo Early morning clouds and rain cleared in time for the start of the 2005 Nevada Day Parade.


RSVP Nevada Days Celebration carnival, noon-10 p.m., Mills Park, 1111 E. William St. Features carnival and midway, arts and crafts vendors and food vendors. Call 687-4680.


East-side tour of Carson City, 9 a.m., Meet at the Capitol, Carson and Musser streets. Cost is $5 and includes booklet. Hosted by Carson City Preservation Coalition. About 2 1/2 hours. Call 267-2557.


Nevada Day Parade, 10 a.m. Route begins at William and Carson streets and ends at Stewart Street. Hot-air balloon lift-off is 8 a.m.

Nevada Day Beard Contest on the Capitol steps immediately following the parade.

32nd Annual World Championship Rock Drilling Contest, 11:05 a.m. in the Carson Nugget west parking lot.

Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk, 507 N. Carson St. Benefits Special Olympics. Call 883-3361.

Nevada Day Chili Feed, hosted by Gov. Kenny Guinn and Treasurer Brian Krolicki, noon-2 p.m. Upstairs in the Carson Nugget. Call 684-5600.

Tribute to Patsy Cline, 7:30 p.m., Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Call 883-1976.

Fireworks and Party presented by Silver Oaks Golf Course, 6-9 p.m. Traditional Basque buffet. Reservations required: 841-7000 ext. 1031. Dance party at 10 p.m.

Nevada Day Merchandise Booths at Nevada Department of Tourism, Third Street, Eighth Street, Carson Nugget west parking lot. Call 882-2600 or visit

Free admission to Nevada State Museum, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. In celebration of Nevada Day, free admission to all exhibits. Call 687-4810.

Third Street Nevada Day Dance Party, 1 p.m., Third and Carson streets, 224 S. Carson St. Features a little bit of the blues with Boogie Monsters. Also bar and food booth on the street. Call 884-4411.

Mad Hatter Ball, 7-10 p.m., Brewery Arts Center ballroom, 449 W. King St. Live caller; live band. Bring potluck snacks or dessert. Hat contest. Cost $12 at the door or $10 in advance, $6 for children, Call 883-9351.

La Ka Lel Be Pow-wow, 2-5 p.m., La Ka lel be Pow-wow, 2900 S. Curry St. Enjoy American Indian dancing, singing and drumming along with arts and crafts for sale, and Indian tacos. Also Friday from 7-11 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Call 841-3182. Gourd dancing from noon-2 p.m. Saturday for those not at the parade.

1864 Governor’s Ball, 7-11 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. Tickets $37.50 each; $5 per couple. Dress in period costumes, Western or formal attire. Proceeds benefit restoration of Piper’s Opera House. Call 847-0433.

Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast, 7-9:30 a.m. Hosted by Carson City Republican Women at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 N. Mountain St. Proceeds go to scholarships for students from Carson and Dayton high schools. Call 884-3011.

Nevada Day Old West Costume Party, 7-11 p.m., at Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor, the Genoa Bar. There will be a barbecue from 2-6 p.m. and live music featuring String Machine.


Nevada Day Weekend Concert, 1 – 2 p.m., Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. The Capital City Community Band presents a free concert. Admission is free. Call 883-2219.

Nevada Day Steam Up, a steam locomotive will run at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The train ride costs $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children over 6.