Major events and festivals


Carson City, often referred to as hosts several major events and festivals throughout the year that celebrate its culture, history, and the vibrant community. While the availability and timing of events may vary, here are some of the major events and festivals that have taken place in Carson City

Nevada Day Parade and Celebration: Held on the last Saturday in October, Nevada Day commemorates Nevada’s admission to the Union. The highlight is the Nevada Day Parade, featuring floats, marching bands, and colorful costumes. The weekend celebration includes various activities, a classic car show, and historical reenactments.

  1. Silver Dollar Car Classic: This annual car show typically takes place in July and showcases classic and vintage cars from across the region. Car enthusiasts gather to display their vehicles, and attendees can enjoy live music and food vendors.
  2. Carson City Rendezvous: This historical reenactment event, usually held in early June, transports visitors back to the days of the Old West. You can expect gunfights, pioneer crafts, live music, and living history demonstrations.
  3. Jazz and Beyond Music and Art Festival: This August festival celebrates jazz music and art in various venues throughout the city. It features performances by local and regional jazz musicians, art exhibits, and workshops.
  4. Stewart Father’s Day Powwow: This annual event takes place on Father’s Day weekend in June. It’s a Native American powwow featuring traditional dancing, drumming, art, and food. The powwow is a celebration of Native American culture and heritage.
  5. Day Out with Thomas: Families with young children may enjoy this event at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Held on select weekends, it offers train rides, games, and activities centered around the beloved children’s character, Thomas the Tank Engine.
  6. Carson City Off-Road: This mountain biking event, typically held in June, features various race distances and attracts mountain biking enthusiasts from around the region. The courses showcase the scenic beauty of the area.
  7. Summer Concert Series: Carson City often hosts free summer concert series in various parks and outdoor venues. These concerts feature a range of musical genres and are a great way to enjoy live music in a relaxed atmosphere.