The year 2020 was a year filled with cancellations, postponements, and frustration. It also brought all of us an opportunity to spend more time with family and an appreciation for the things we do have.
As we look ahead to 2021, we want to focus on what we can do as part of the Carson City Frontier Days Festival. We are in the planning stages of the 2021 festival and are focusing on offering activities for our community members to enjoy while being safe and socially distanced. With continued uncertainty of what is to come, we feel this is our best plan.
Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for updated information on the festival. We want to have the opportunity to celebrate 'together' but six feet apart.
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!