Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Las Vegas

Carson City, Nev. – Las Vegas’ first and only Nevada Day Parade will have spectators along the historic 4th Street parade route looking to the sky as the Nevada Army National Guard kicks off the event with a Black Hawk helicopter flyover which will then be followed by five giant, up to 45-feet-high, helium balloons as part of the more than 150 entries confirmed to help close out the yearlong celebration of Nevada’s 150th birthday on Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Las Vegas.

Parade highlights include:

  • The helicopter flyover will be a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 168th General Support Aviation Battalion and a UH-72A Lakota from Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment Security and Support.
  • Five helium inflated balloons similar to those seen in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as follows:
    • 45′ Cowboy (sponsored by Cox Communications)
    • 45′ Eagle (sponsored by Las Vegas Harley Davidson)
    • 45′ Rock N Roll Elvis (sponsored by Three Square)
    • 15′ Blue Bird (sponsored by Station Casinos)
    • 14′ Birthday Cake balloon (co-sponsored by The Las Vegas Metro Chamber and the NV 150 foundation)
  • The number of handlers (people to walk with the balloon) required for each balloon is below:
    • 45’ Cowboy – 24
    • 45’ Eagle – 20
    • 45’ Elvis – 24
    • 15’ Bird – 2
    • 14’ Birthday Cake – 14
  • Combined, all balloons will use approximately 10,000 cubic feet of helium.
  • Former Nevada Governors Robert List, Bob Miller and Senator Richard Bryan, will lead the parade as Grand Marshals.


“We invite everyone in southern Nevada to come out and watch the historic Las Vegas Nevada Day Parade on October 31st.  I am so proud of how Nevadans have come together this year, from all corners of our state, to celebrate our 150th birthday and this parade will be a fun capstone and lasting legacy for all of us who call the Silver State home,” said Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, Nevada 150 Commission Chairman.

The City of Las Vegas, in partnership with Nevada 150, is hosting the historic parade in southern Nevada thanks to a grant by the Las Vegas Centennial Committee.

Across the state the yearlong celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Nevada’s Statehood will culminate Nevada Day weekend with four parades set to take place in Las Vegas, Carson City, Elko and Virginia City.

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Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, provides opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history is being celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration commenced on Nevada Day 2013 and concludes with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October 2014. For more information, please visit


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