Nevada Day celebration
Join Nevadans Saturday as they flock to Carson City for the state’s birthday, purported to be the largest celebration of its kind. The annual highlight is the parade, which begins with a hot-air balloon launch at 8 a.m. and a flyover of military crafts at 10 a.m. Then the floats, marching bands and entertainers take over Carson Street, starting at William Street and ending at Stewart Street.
Parades aren’t your thing? There are plenty of other festivities throughout the weekend. Check www.nevadaday.com for the full schedule of old-fashioned fun, including a governor’s ball, ghost walk, chili cook-off and treasure hunt.
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