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As the state with the largest formal celebration honoring its admittance into statehood, Nevada commemorate 146 years of statehood during the annual Nevada Day Celebration, October 29 - 31, 2010 in Carson City.
The highlight of the celebration is the Nevada Day Parade. The theme for our 2010 parade "100 Years of Aviation in Nevada". Learn more about the this year's theme and Grand Marshal here.
On October 30, 2010, the parade meanders its way down Carson Street from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The parade kicks off with a 8:00am hot air balloon launch on Carson Street (weather permitting ... keep your fingers crossed!), followed closely with a 10:00am flyover of F-18 Hornets, F-16 Falcon, from the Fallon Naval Air Station and C-130 Hercules from the Nevada Air Guard.
The parade features floats, marching bands, and a variety of entertainment. The parade route begins at the intersection of William and Carson streets and ends at the intersection of Stewart and Carson streets.
Awards in 35 categories are given including one for best float, best band, best mounted equestrian group, and best historical.