Nevada Day

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What is Nevada Day?

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

Springs Preserve


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.

Nevada State Museum 


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:


Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City

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

For more information and current exhibits:


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

Enjoy spooky, kid-friendly science activities and Halloween-themed photo backdrops. Costumes are encouraged.
Museum admission is complimentary for guests 17 and under while visitors 18 and older can take advantage of discounted $15 tickets at the box office.

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. 

Genoa, Nevada

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. 

10 Things to Do in Virginia City 

Hauntober in Virginia City 

Ely, Nevada

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. 

Northern Nevada Railway

This National Historic Landmark will have several train excursions running over the weekend. 

The Haunted Ghost Train will run October 27 – October 29, 7pm – 9pm each night.  TICKETS

The Steam Train will run October 27 – 29 at various times.  TICKETS

Learn more about the Northern Nevada Railway.