CARSON CITY — Sixteen hot air balloons are floating into town, bringing the 40th annual Frontier Days celebration with them.
Frontier Days is scheduled for May 30-June 3 in Carson City.
The festival officially kicked off with the annual community picnic Thursday in Haradine Park.
“It’s a fun day,” said Frontier Days Committee President Robin Tyler. “Bring your family, bring your friends. We will be sending some balloons up if the weather permits.”
Depending on the weather, the 16 hot air balloons are scheduled to launch the evening of Friday, June 1, the morning and evening of Saturday, June 2, and the morning of Sunday, June 3.
“The hot air balloons are very popular,” Tyler noted. “A lot of our pilots are the same, but we do have a few new ones coming.”
The popular fireworks show will return as well, taking place after the emergency vehicle light parade Saturday night, June 2.
A new event this year is Rock & Roll K9 Show, which will perform three times Saturday, June 2.
“It’s a dog show,” said committee member Tami Tasker. “They do tricks and dance and more.”
The grand parade will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, on Main Street (M-57). The grand parade will be preceded by the Buckaroo Parade at 1:30 p.m.
The beer tent will return to the American Legion the nights of Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2.
Citywide yard sales and sidewalk sales will take place throughout the weekend.
“We’re just really excited that it all came together,” Tasker said. “It’s put on by the businesses here in town and people who provide services to the city. Everybody came together to make it happen.”
For more information about the Frontier Days festival, check out the Frontier Days booklet in this issue of The Gazette or visit carsoncityfrontierdays.com online.