One surefire way to cap off a day of Fourth of July fun is with a 30-minute firework show held in a town that runs deep with history — Virginia City, Nevada. Shooting off at the Virginia City Arena and Fairgrounds at 6,200 feet, it promises to be one of the region’s longest displays with visibility from nearly anywhere in town. The July 4 Virginia City Fourth of July Celebration starts at noon with the Fourth of July Parade and continues until the fireworks display after dark.
Throughout the day, the V&T Railroad operates 35-minute round trips to Gold Hill, museums are open and merchants and saloons are serving up treats and drinks. The V&T long line from Carson City arrives at 11:30 a.m. in Virginia City, departing at 3 p.m., providing another option to enjoy the day-long festivities.
Plan your day
Fourth of July Parade
When: 12 p.m.
Parade starts from the south at the Fourth Ward School and is scheduled to last approximately an hour and a half.
David John and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert
When: 6 p.m.
This free concert, held outdoors in the Bucket of Blood parking lot across from the Bucket of Blood Saloon, returns for its 17th year.
When: 7 p.m.
Tickets are available starting at 9 a.m. at the booth in the center of town near the Virginia City Visitors Center. Prize includes a Hawken 50 caliber muzzleloader.
David John and the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert continues
When: 7:45 p.m.
Held in the Bucket of Blood parking lot across from the Bucket of Blood Saloon.
Fireworks Spectacular at Virginia City Arena and Fairgrounds
When: After Dark
Fireworks will be launched from the Virginia City Arena and Fairgrounds, however no persons will be allowed in the Arena. Fireworks viewing is available all throughout town. All drinks, including alcohol, must be in plastic cups.