Covid-19 has turned our world upside down and it is hard to make sense of it all. This pandemic has touched us all in different ways but please know that all of us are with you in spirit and we will come through it with a better appreciation of the little things we are sure.
We as a committee have had many conversations about Covid-19 and its impact on our festival. We wanted to wait it out as long as we could to make a decision for the June 2020 event. With the latest information from our Governor, the stay home/stay safe guidelines/social distancing and the uncertainty when things will return to normal, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Carson City Frontier Days 2020. We are heartbroken that it has come to this, but for the safety of everyone, we feel the decision to cancel is the right one. Trying to find a date to move our event to that would include the festival events as a whole is not possible for us at this time.
We encourage everyone to continue to practice social distancing and staying in to prevent the continued spread of this virus.
We hope to see you all for Frontier Days 2021 to celebrate our great city. The dates for next year are June 3rd - 6th.
Until then, please stay safe and healthy.
Janette Kipp, Robin Tyler, Tami Tasker and Amy Tasker Carson City Frontier Days, Inc.
Years of Carson City
Frontier Days Celebrations
Years of the Hot Air Balloon
When It All Began
In 1972, a group of Carson City residents met to discuss an idea. That idea was brought to the group as a fun weekend, much like the Centennial celebration Carson City hosted in 1967.
Those who have lived in Carson City for a number of years remembered with fondness the Dairyland picnics. At that event, and at the Centennial, there were contests, parades, and entertainment. Those were the days that Carson City residents came together for an enjoyable time. Since Carson City has long been associated with its namesake in Nevada, a western themed celebration seemed logical. With representatives from various organizations and interested volunteers, plans began for an annual event to bring Carson City residents together. The first Frontier Days was held in 1972. Over the years, residents of the area have enjoyed Country Western shows, a magic show, community picnics, queen pageants, hot air balloons, talent shows, rodeos, flea markets, canoe races, tractor pulls, sidewalk sales, carnival rides, dances, and entertainment of all kinds!
Although Frontier Days has changed over the years, one thing remains. It is a time for friends, family, and neighbors to come together to celebrate the joys of living in a small town.
Thank you to that first group of individuals for starting such a great community celebration!