Presale tickets for the 2023 Carson Valley Days Carnival are available now for purchase at Accolades Trophys, Nevada State Bank in Minden and both Gardnerville and Carson City Raley’s locations.
Armbands start at $30 per person.
“June 8 is our buddy day, where if you purchase one wristband at $30, you can get a second at $15,” said Carson Valley Active 20-30 spokesman Cody Burkhauser.
Both people must be present to purchase, according to the club.
Anyone interested in being a sponsor for Carson Valley Days, can find a sponsorship letter as well as sponsorship levels at www.carsonvalley2030.com/sponsorship-letter/
Follow the club on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carsonvalley2030 for up-to-date information.
Follow the Facebook Event page at www.facebook.com/events/2387398118093823 and share your Carson Valley Day story.
The theme for this year’s June 10 Carson Valley Days Parade is “Aloha, Carson Valley.”
Carson Valley Lions are selling buttons reflecting the theme.
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.
As one of the largest annual events in Douglas County, Carson Valley Day is a celebration of the area’s agricultural bounty that was 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 ended 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.