Nevada 150 Masquerade Ball

Friday, October 31, 2014

Nevada's 150th birthday celebration and fundraiser for Comstock Preservation District. Take the Virginia & Truckee Railroad from Virginia City down to Gold Hill where renowned artist Steven Saylor’s rendition of the day it all started is unveiled at the newly renovated Gold Hill Depot. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Then catch the train back to Virginia City for the parade, shopping and Virginia City atmosphere before heading to Piper’s Opera House for a meet and greet with dignitaries before the ball. Riches from Virginia City played a major role in Nevada's statehood, so what better place to celebrate the sesquicentennial than where it all began?



Reserve your spot now by purchasing a ticket! 



Schedule of Events

3 PM V&T departs Virginia City for Gold Hill Depot
4 PM Unveiling of Steven Saylor’s portrait, auction, hors d’oeuvres & champagne at Gold Hill Depot
5 PM V&T departs Gold Hill for Virginia City
5:30 PM Virginia City Statehood Parade
7 PM Welcome ceremony and photos at Piper's Opera House
7:30 PM  Nevada 150 Masquerade Ball


What to Wear

Come party like it is 1864. Dress in formal period attire from the 1864 era with a a twist. Suggested costumes include: Victorian, Civil War, Steampunk, formal western or harness your inner Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. See below images for helpful tips. 

Visit Fred's Closet for old west, Victorian clothing rentals. 

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Be a Part of the Celebration

Join us in celebrating Nevada's birthday with the Virginia City Statehood Parade, October 31, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. All towns, organizations, schools, counties, groups and bands are invited to be a part of the celebration. Entry applications are available here. Due to the late start of the parade, entries are encouraged to be lighted. Kids intending to trick or treat during the parade meet at the Fourth Ward School parking lot at the start of the parade. 

Entry deadline: Oct. 30, 2014
Parade Entry Application

Get more bang for your buck! Enter in two parades to celebrate Nevada's birthday. The Nevada Day parade is November 1, 2014 in Carson City. 

Nevada Day Parade in Carson City Entry Application


 Thanks to the following sponsors who help make this event possible:

coors light logo  camelot party rentals logo  bucket of blood art work  steakhouse with vc final   


nv150logoThe Nevada 150 Masquerade Ball is proud to be a signature event of the Nevada Sesquicentennial celebration. Learn more about Nevada150 here.