Island theme announced for Carson Valley Days Parade

The 2022 Dance Workshop entry would be right at home at this year’s Carson Valley Days Parade's island theme.

The 2022 Dance Workshop entry would be right at home at this year’s Carson Valley Days Parade's island theme.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Perhaps the last six weeks of snow played a part in the decision on an island theme for this year’s June 10 Carson Valley Days Parade.

The Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club has begun planning for the annual Carson Valley Days.

“This year’s parade theme is ‘Aloha, Carson Valley’, so we are looking forward to seeing how you bring the spirit of the islands to the Carson Valley,” said 20-30 Club Public Relations Chairman Cody Burkhauser on Tuesday. “As with every year, one of the first steps in the planning of the largest event in the community is selecting the theme for the parade.”

The four-day celebration includes a carnival, craft fair and games at Lampe Park June 8-11. The parade closes Highway 395 between Minden and Gardnerville.

Parade, sponsor and vendor applications are on the club’s website at They will be accepting parade applications up until June 4.

Vendors are first come, first serve with limited space for the Lampe Park fair and carnival.

Pre-Sale Carnival Tickets, which will be available for purchase at select businesses in Carson Valley closer to the end of April.

For up to date information follow the club’s Facebook page at, where you can indicate your plans to attend the annual celebration.

One of the largest annual events held in the Valley, Carson Valley Day is a celebration of the Valley’s agricultural bounty.

Founded on June 11, 1910, as a means to bring people to the Valley.

That first event featured a special Virginia & Truckee train that brought 700 Reno and Carson City residents to Minden.

Members of the Reno Auto Club drove 50 vehicles to the town, which wound up serving as the first parade.

The celebration added a parade that has been held continuously since 1946 and expanded to two days in 1954.

Over the years, the event added a carnival and a variety of Valley nonprofits have been included.


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