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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 (775) 773-2316.
Events at 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.
• 4-6 p.m., tethered balloon rides for $10 for adults and $5 for children.
• 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 seat, for $15 per person. Call 841-7000 ext. 1000 for information.
Trick or Treat Time, 6-8 p.m., Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Halloween activities for all children. Children $3 each, adults free. Polaroid pictures available for $2. Call 775-884-2226.
Capital City Community Band, Nevada Day concert 1 p.m., Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. 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.
Antique Power Club, display, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. Outdoor display is free of charge. Call 883-3288.