Nevadan’s love a parade, but Nevada Day is more than just a parade, it’s a grand celebration commemorating Nevada’s entry into the Union on October 31, 1864. Nevadan’s have the distinction of holding the largest statehood celebration in the nation! The celebration in the State’s capital, Carson City, features a large assortment of activities including the Nevada Day Parade, music and arts shows, a Carnival, Pancake Breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion, Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk, World Championship Rock Drilling Contest, Beard Contest, Annual Chili Feed, free local concerts and more!
Over 200 entries (led by law enforcement and public officials) include floats, marching bands, horses, entertainers, youth groups, celebrity guests and even Burning Man creations. Food, drink and souvenir vendors line the streets, as well as local businesses featuring food and beverage specials.