The Nevada Day 2012 parade will be on Saturday, October 27. The parade is the biggest Nevada Day event, but far from the only thing going on during a weekend of celebrating in Carson City.
Nevada was admitted to the Union as our 36th state on October 31, 1864. The official 2012 holiday for Nevada government will be on Friday, October 26 - state and local offices will be closed, including the DMV, courts, and libraries.
State of Nevada flag.
Photo © Stan White
The Nevada Day Celebration is centered in Carson City, Nevada's first and only capital city. The theme for 2012 is Honoring Our Military & Families - Past, Present, Future. Nevada Day Parade co-Grand Marshals will be Staff Sergeant Edward Cosens, U.S. Army Air Corps (Past), Sergeant 1st Class Jeremiah Mock, U.S. Army (Present), and E-2 Sea Cadet Alexis McKenzie, U.S. Navy (Future). Various Nevada Day events will be spread over four days, from Thursday, October 25, through Sunday, October 28. Saturday's Nevada Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. and runs down Carson Street, from William Street on the north to Stewart Street on the south. The parade is well attended, so I'd get there early to stake out a good viewing spot.
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