The Nevada Day holiday is an annual event celebrating Nevada’s admission to the union as the 36th state on October 31, 1864. Nevada Day as an admission day state holiday is only replicated in two other states – Hawaii and West Virginia. Most state and local government offices in Nevada are closed on the last Friday in October, giving residents an extra holiday during the year.
Nevada Day in 2012 celebrates the 148th anniversary of Nevada statehood with four days of events in Nevada’s capital of Carson City, from Thursday, October 25 through Sunday, October 28. The Nevada Day Celebration is appropriately centered in Carson City, Nevada’s first and only capital city. In addition to the annual Nevada Day Parade on Saturday, other attractions include the annual chili feed, a beard contest, cemetery tour, golf tournament, Governor’s Mansion tour, pancake breakfast, steam trains at the Nevada Railroad Museum, pinewood derby and the RSVP Nevada Day Fair held at Mills Park. Celebrate the Silver State’s 148th birthday with the largest formal statehood celebration in the nation! For a complete list of events, visit nevadaday.com