CARSON CITY CONVENTION & VISITORS' BUREAU
1900 South Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701
East of Lake Tahoe on Highway 50 is the town of Carson City, Nevada - capital of the state of Nevada. You might recall the Cartwrights leaving the Ponderosa to head into town - into Carson City. Now your family can head over to Carson City for a look around and recapture some of that pioneer ambiance.
In the 1850's, the settlement took its title from the Carson River, which had been named in 1844 by John C. Fremont for his scout, Kit Carson. By 1861 Carson City was the capital of the metal-rich frontier state of Nevada.
The citizens have always been proud of their town and its history. To get a taste of the early years, get a copy of the "Kit Carson Trail Map" in town ($2.50) and give the family a walking tour that passes by all 59 points of interest, including a depot, courthouses, a brewery, and mansions.
There are a couple of things you may notice while perusing the calendar of events listed below - First, there isn't much planned for most of July and August. The reason is the season - expect heat in full Summer. Second, there are a number of Native American events open to the public. You will be very aware of the indigenous culture in this area. Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the contribution of all cultures.
CALENDAR of historical events in town:
MARCH: Mother Earth's Awakening Pow Wow
APRIL: Eagle Valley Muzzleloaders Mountainman Spring Rendezvous, RSVP Spring Fun Fair
JUNE: Kit Carson Rendezvous & Wagon Train, Stewart Indian Cultural Center Pow Wow, Kit Carson Trail Wild West Tour, Run What U Brung
JULY: July 4th Picnic, Fireworks & Celebration, American Heat
JULY thru SEPTEMBER: Weekly Farmers Market
SEPTEMBER: Carson City Motorcycle Run
OCTOBER: Fall Festival of Crafts, Kit Carson Trail Ghost Walk, Nevada Day Parade & Celebration, Ghost Train & Haunted House, Wa She Shu Pow Wow
DECEMBER: Silver & Snowflake Festival of Lights, Christmas Historic Home Tour, Stewart Indian Cultural Center Arts & Crafts Fair|
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