VIRGINIA CITY – The Memorial Day Parade in Virginia City will go on this year, albeit the format has changed. This year it will turn into a cruise honoring our country’s fallen heroes.
While no one will be allowed to congregate along the boardwalk, everyone is encouraged to drive to Virginia City and participate in the cruise displaying their American pride and showing patriotic colors for all to see. The cruise starts at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Virginia City’s Memorial Day Parade is traditionally one of the largest parades for the historic town, and tourism officials said the idea of not having this year’s parade (because of COVID-19 concerns) “just wasn’t right.”
Participants are encouraged to support the local merchants who have had to shutter their regular operations since March 18. Visit online at https://visitvirginiacitynv.com/virginia-city-businesses-available/for a complete list of businesses and direct links to restaurant menus to order grab-and-go in advance or after the cruise.
Participants line up starts at the Fourth Ward School, located at the junction of U.S. Routes 342 and 341 at C Street, and decorations are encouraged. No walking groups, spectators or passing out of candy is allowed.
For more information on the cruise or Virginia City, Nevada, visit visitvirginiacitynv.com or call Visit Virginia City at 775-847-7500.