Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Las Vegas

Carson City, Nev. – Las Vegas’ first and only Nevada Day Parade is helping close out the yearlong celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday with the assistance of a few special Grand Marshals. Former Nevada Governors Robert List, Bob Miller and Senator Richard Bryan will lead the parade on Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Las Vegas.

As the capstone in Southern Nevada to the yearlong celebration commemorating the establishment of our state, the community is asked to come out and participate in celebration of the state’s rich history and culture with more than 150 parade entries along the historic 4th Street parade route. The support will highlight the importance and historical significance that Nevada Day represents to all the people of this great state.

“It is most fitting that we honor our former governors for this first ever Las Vegas Nevada Day Parade,” announced Nevada 150 Chairman and Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki.  “This was an easy decision for the NV 150 Commission and the parade organizers, and we are absolutely delighted that most of our former governors have graciously accepted this special invitation to be the Grand Marshals in this special event celebrating Nevada’s 150th birthday.  Collectively they represent almost three decades of service to the citizens of Nevada – which also definitely makes them parade experts!”

The City of Las Vegas, in partnership with Nevada 150, is hosting the historic parade in Southern Nevada thanks to a grant by the Las Vegas Centennial Committee.

Across the state the yearlong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Nevada’s Statehood will culminate Nevada Day weekend with four parades set to take place in various locations around the state including Las Vegas, Carson City, Elko and Virginia City.

For more information please visit www.Nevada150.org.

 

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ABOUT NEVADA 150

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, provides opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history is being celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit www.Nevada150.org.

 

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