Planning for the annual Carson City Frontier Days is in full swing. Make sure Thursday, June 4th through Sunday, June 7th are marked on your calendar. The 2020 festival is one that you will not want to miss! We strive to make as many of the activities and events throughout the weekend free to our community. We keep our focus on family friendly entertainment.
Keep checking back here in the next few months as we continue to put finishing touches on the schedule of events. Carson City Frontier Days is a terrific way to kick off the summer!
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!