Nevada Day is a celebration of Nevada’s admission to union on October 31, 1864. Nevada Day is celebrated on the last Friday of October as a statewide holiday.
Nevada Day is celebrated on October 27, 2023.
There is No School on Nevada Day.
Nevada was the 36th state admitted to the United States
Nevada was one of two states admitted during the Civil War, thus being “battle born.”
Nevada Day in Las Vegas
FREE ADMISSION FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS
Open 10am – 4pm
What better place to celebrate Nevada Day than at the birthplace of Las Vegas?
Enjoy hands-on activities including arts, crafts, gold-panning and garden explorations. Test your Nevada knowledge with a trivia contest or expand your knowledge at Silver State Stories, a speaker series exploring life and culture in Nevada.
Free admission includes access to the Springs Preserve, event day activities, and the Nevada State Museum.
FREE ADMISSION ON NEVADA DAY
The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas will host Nevada-themed crafts and discovery activities inside the Museum and out at the Springs Preserve.
There will be surprise pop-ups in the gallery. Guests are encouraged to dress up in historical dress or as a state symbol.
A new exhibit “Mapping Nevada: Tracing Nevada’s Statehood Through Maps” will be open to the public.
For more information and current exhibits:
Free train rides for children aged 17 and younger.
Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Adult tickets are $10.
Trains depart at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
Located at 601 Yucca Street, Boulder City
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
Nevadaween is Saturday, October 29, 2023, 9am – 12pm.
Nothing brings together Nevada and Halloween like Nevadaween!!
Atomic Museum Halloween Spooktacular
Friday, October 27, 9am – 3pm
Atomic Museum, 755 E Flamingo Rd
School’s Out BOGO Deal at Skyzone
Friday, October 27, All Day
Skyzone Las Vegas
Celebrate school being out with a BOGO deal for 90-minutes and 2 hour jump times!
Nevada Day in Carson City
There is no better place to celebrate Nevada Day than in our state’s capital, Carson City, the largest celebration of statehood in the nation.
Carson City has been the home of the “official” Nevada Day Parade since 1938.
Places to visit Nevada Day weekend
Nevada means a long weekend for most in the state and all schools are out on Friday, October 27, 2023. Make the most of the extra day and take a trip to some of the most iconic places in our state.
Historic Genoa, Nevada was established by Mormon traders in 1851 and is the home of Nevada’s oldest thirst parlor.
Genoa is home to Mormon Station State Park, River Fork Ranch, and David Walley’s Hot Springs. This tiny 4-corners town is worth the trip.
Where to Stay: David Walley’s Resort is the perfect place for families and offers the amazing and historic David Walley’s Hot Springs.
Just outside of Genoa you’ll find Minden and Gardnerville both full of outdoor adventure, Nevada history, and local restaurants and shops. This area, known as Carson Valley, is close to Carson City is you want to enjoy the parade and celebrations and then escape for the most amazing outdoor adventures.
Virginia City, Nevada
Virginia City is a must-visit location in Nevada. This small town is full of mining history, old west vibes, and lots and lots of things to do for the entire family.
You can take a ride on the Virginia Truckee Railroad, take a tour of one of many mines, watch an Old West shoot out, and enjoy one of many haunting experiences offered.
This four seasons mountain town sits on the edge of the “loneliest road in America,” and while its remote, it is also home to Great Basin National Park and the Northern Nevada Railway.
This National Historic Landmark will have several train excursions running over the weekend.
The Steam Train will run October 27 – 29 at various times. TICKETS
Learn more about the Northern Nevada Railway.