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Nevada Day Celebrations 2017

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 10:47:02-04

Nevada Day is an annual state holiday celebrated in Nevada. It commemorates the statehood of Nevada, which took place on Oct. 31, 1864. It is celebrated the last Friday of the month. This year is the state’s 153rd birthday.

Since Nevada Day is a state holiday, many county and state offices are closed except for emergency services. Educational institutions, some banks, and other businesses may also be closed. 

Dunkin’ Donuts is offering guests a free medium hot or iced coffee in honor of Nevada Day on Oct. 27. The offer is good all day at all locations in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson.

The Vegas Golden Knights are celebrating Nevada Day with a 3 p.m. game on Oct. 27. Nevada state resident can purchase a limited number of lower level tickets starting at the specialty price of $70.20. The hockey team will recognize Nevada day before the game and with in-game entertainment.

Nevada residents will be admitted free to the National Atomic Testing Museum on Oct. 27 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be a free showing of the Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus” at 6 p.m. Children in costume will receive free candy and popcorn.

Enjoy free admission to Nevada State Museum and Springs Preserve on Oct. 27.  Living history actors will be at the museum between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Silver State Beer is launching on Oct. 27 in honor of Nevada Day. The bold, tenacious blonde ale was brewed by CraftHause Brewery in Henderson. The brewery has intentionally omitted the iconic cuckoo clock logo and shifted the focus to the beer name. There will be a launch party from 2 p.m. to midnight in the brewery’s taproom. There will be free brewery tours, a food truck, merchandise, an 8-foot chalk board wall for leaving a message, and a social media contest.

The UNLV Rebels soccer teams will play their final home games of the regular season on Oct. 27. The men’s team will take on Utah Valley at 4:30 p.m. and the women’s team will be hosting University of Nevada, Reno at 7 p.m. It’s also Rebel Kids Club Day with bounce houses set up before the game and other activities. In addition, hot dogs will be offered for the special price of $2 and sodas will be available for $1. 

ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE

The 79th Nevada Day Parade is taking place Oct. 28 in Carson City. This year’s parade is dedicated to our state’s arts and entertainment. Parade day will kick off with a hot air ballon launch at 8 a.. and a flyover of military aircraft will signal the start of the parade at 10 a.m. The parade will end at 2 p.m. 

Nevada State Museum and Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will be offering free admission on Oct. 27 and 28 in recognition of Nevada Day.