Nevada Day Parade, 10 a.m., down Carson Street.
Nevada Day Pancake Breakfast 7-9:30 a.m., Governor's Mansion, Nevada Room, 606 N. Mountain St. Hosted by Carson City Republican Women. Menu includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, orange juice and Starbucks Coffee. Adults $6, 9-younger $3. Call 841-3991.
Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m., Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St. Registration fee $25 per person; benefits Special Olympics. Call 882-2600.
RSVP Nevada Days Celebration 12 p.m., Mills Park, East William Street. Hours of operation: Thursday from 4 p.m. to midnight. Friday and Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 10 p.m. All-day ride passes $18 per person. Call 687-4680.
Free admission to all exhibits 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Features Art and the Animal Exhibition and Sale. Call 687-4810.
Nevada Day Festivities 8 a.m., Carson City downtown, other areas, Carson Street. Beard Contest, after parade at Capitol.
Rock-Drilling Contest 11:05 a.m. at Carson Nugget west parking lot; free admission.
Tour of Governor's Mansion 2-4 p.m., 600 N. Mountain St., 687-3000.
Chili Feed noon-2 p.m. at Carson Nugget, upstairs; free.
Silver State Rumble (boxing) 3 p.m. at Stewart Gym, 5500 Snyder Ave., sponsored by Bruno's Boxing Club. Adults $8, seniors $5, kids 11-younger free; 888-6806.
Silver Oak Golf Course: 1-4 p.m., authentic Basque Buffet featuring chorizo, lamb, sirloin, tongue stew and picon punches. Tickets are $25 if purchased on Friday and $35 when purchased Saturday. Fireworks, weather permitting, will commence at approximately 7:30 p.m. immediately following the balloon night glow. VIP seating includes a picon punch, Basque sandwich and clubhouse deck seating is available for $15 per person. From 4-6 p.m., tethered balloon rides for $10 for adults and $5 for children. Call 841-7000 ext. 1000.
Fridays @ Third Street 7 p.m., Third and Carson streets. Live music, food and more. Call 884-4411.
Trailer Park Troubadours 7:30 p.m., Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Tickets $18 general admission, $15 BAC members, seniors and students. Call 883-1976.
Mad Hatter Ball 7:30 -10:30 p.m., Brewery Arts Center Ballroom, 449 W. King St. Live music by Wild Sage; no partner needed; potluck at 6 p.m., beginner dance lessons at 7. Cost $12 adults at the door; kids $6. Call 883-9351.
Nevada Day Chorizo Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m., The Timbers Saloon, 124 E. Eighth St. Carson City Active 20-30 will be selling chorizos to benefit programs of the Boys Girls Club of Western Nevada. Cost $3 each. Call 830-3817.
1864 Governor's Ball 7:30 -11:30 p.m., Piper's Opera House, Corner of B and Union streets in Virginia City. Celebrate Nevada Day and relive 1864 with music, dancing and plenty of camaraderie. A light Victorian buffet will be served. Victorian dress is not required but is encouraged. All proceeds benefit the restoration of historic Piper's Opera House. Tickets $50, available at Revelations, the Nevada Day Office, or Piper's Opera House. Call 847-0433.
Meet the Democratic Candidates 1 p.m., Kilpatrick, Johnston, Adler, LLC, 412 N. Division. Join Democratic candidates for governor, Congress and state Assembly and enjoy. (After the parade.) Call 884-2726.
Costume Contest 7 -8:30 p.m., Solid Rock Cafe, 264 W. Winnie Lane. Free admission; drama for the family. Call (775) 721-5584.
Great Basin Native Basketweavers Gathering 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Stewart Community Center, 465 Clear Creek Ave. Open to the public Saturday and Sunday for sales, raffle, basket displays, demonstrations, songs, stories, flute music and Indian tacos. Call 773-2316.
The Retreads perform, 9 p.m., Carson Nugget Show Lounge, 507 N. Carson St. No cover charge, through Sunday. Call 882-1626.
Autumn Art Exhibit by Norma Carder, Western Nevada Community College Bristlecone Gallery, 2201 W. College Parkway through Nov. 22. Call 445-4294.
Haunted House 6-9 p.m. through Sunday, Community Roots Plant Nursery, Highway 50 East at Second Avenue. Cost $5 per person; sponsored by Central Lyon Youth Connections and Healthy Communities Coalition. Call 246-0320.
Trick-or-Treat Time 6-8 p.m., Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Halloween activities for all children. Treats, face painting, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and a fortune teller. Children $3 each, adults free. Polaroid pictures available for $2. Call 775-884-2226.
Safe Halloween Party, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., United Blood Services, 256 E. Winnie Lane. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with arts crafts, treats, costume contest and a fishing pond. Psychic readings for donors. Call 887-9111.
Capital City Community Band Nevada Day concert, 1 p.m., Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. Free concert features a variety of music. Call 883-2219.
Steam-Up, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. Adults $5; seniors 65-older $4; children 6-11 $3. Call 687-6953.