Carson Valley Days parade entries due June 1 |

Carson Valley Days parade entries due June 1

by Caryn Haller

Entry forms for the Carson Valley Days parade are due June 1. This year’s theme is “Irish Celebration.”

The Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club wanted to tie the theme of the parade into the rest of the celebration this year.

“Our headliner band for the park this year is called Young Dubliners, an Irish rock band,” club member Rick Stuardi said. “I’m hopeful this year the theme will pervade the whole celebration of Carson Valley Days.”

Parade entry forms are available at

The fee for commercial entries is $55. Noncommercial entries is $45, and youth organizations are free.

Parade check-in begins at 7 a.m. June 9 in the Douglas High School parking lot.

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The parade begins at 9 a.m., with Highway 395 closing at 8 a.m.

“For a float, green would be a no-brainer. Anything with leprechauns, shamrocks, maybe traditional Irish dress,” Stuardi said. “We’re hoping to have some traditional Irish music during the parade,”

Tickets and wristbands for the carnival go on sale Friday at Scolari’s and Nevada State Bank for $19. At the gate they cost $25.

The carnival begins the evening of June 7 and goes until the afternoon of June 10.

Along with the carnival, Lampe Park will be full of activities following the parade with games, live music, a craft show and contests.

Back this year is the Carson Valley Duck Derby from 1-3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. To purchase ducks, visit

For more information on the parade, visit or call Tommy Lovell at 313-6913.

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