Many people around the state will be celebrating Nevada Day on Oct. 28.
Nevada Day commemorates the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. It was originally observed on Oct. 31 but has been observed on the last Friday of the month of October since 2000. This year, the state is celebrating is 152nd birthday.
All state, county and city government offices, courts, police department administrative offices, schools and libraries are closed for the day.
Gov. Brian Sandoval and Senate candidates Rep. Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto will participate in Carson City's marquee Nevada Day Parade on Saturday. Sandoval will release a new "Home Means Nevada" license plate design at the parade that will eventually replace the standard-issue sunset design.
Heck will join fellow Republican Sen. Dean Heller in serving lunch at Heller's annual Nevada Day Chili Feed in Carson City.
There is also a Nevada Day treasure hunt each year. But there are other celebrations much closer to home.
Lake Las Vegas is celebrating Nevada Day with free guided Duffy boat lake tours and free paddle-boarding, pedal boats and kayaks from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 28. Seasons Grocery will be selling $2.00 hamburgers and hotdogs and $1.00 Red Button ice cream scoops from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free Nevada Flags will be distributed, and there will by flyboarding demonstrations.
The Neon Museum is hosting a Nevada Day Celebration on Oct. 29. Visitors may visit the North Gallery for FREE in celebration of Nevada Day. The event is sponsored by Bank of George and Boyd Gaming.
Or, celebrate the 152nd Nevada Day by visiting the famed Hammargren House filled with many odd and unusual items on Oct. 29 and 30. Open noon to 4 p.m. Dr. Hammargren will also be celebrating the release of his new book "neurosurgeon for the Gladiators."
Hammargren is a a retired neurosurgeon and a former lieutenant governor for the state of Nevada. He started collecting unusual items about 40 years ago.