4th of July


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Fourth of July on the Comstock rocks. Virginia City offers one of the region’s longest firework displays. Echoing off Mt. Davidson for nearly 30 minutes, you'll feel the boom in your bones this July 4 as the fireworks soar high above the town and into Six Mile Canyon, making it visible from nearly anywhere in town.

The Virginia City Fourth of July Celebration also includes a Fourth of July Parade, a raffle and auction, the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, an old-west shoot-out and plenty of food and beverage vendors. Throughout the day, visitors can stroll the boardwalk, sample sweets, browse the shops and ride the V&T Railroad short line.


Schedule of Events

12 p.m. – Fourth of July Parade: Parade starts from the south at the Fourth Ward School and is scheduled to last approximately an hour and a half.

1 – 5 p.m. Shoot-Out on the Hill: Taking place across from the Fourth Ward School at the south end of town, this event gives you a chance to be a real cowboy. Guns, ammo and safety instruction provided. Tickets, $35, are available on C Street in front of the Bucket of Blood Saloon or the Ponderosa Saloon.

6 p.m. – Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert: This fan-favorite, held outdoors in the Delta parking lot next to the Bucket of Blood Saloon, returns for the 15th year.

7 p.m. – Raffle: Tickets are available starting at 9 a.m. at the booth in the center of town near the Virginia City Visitors Center. Prizes include a rifle and a shotgun.

7:45 p.m. – Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert continues: Held in the Delta parking lot next to the Bucket of Blood Saloon.
After Dark – Fireworks Spectacular at Miner’s Park: Located at Carson and F Streets, bring blankets and picnics to cap off the day’s activities. No alcohol or glass permitted at the park.

Stay the night at one of Virginia City’s lodging properties and enjoy the Virginia City Wine Tour on Saturday, July 5. The Wine Tour Series includes more than 20 wine tasting locations throughout Virginia City. For $20, participants receive a commemorative stemless wine glass and map. Tickets are available online or at the Visitors Center, located at 86 South C Street day of the event.


Virginia City Fourth of July Parade

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