Virginia City Booms with Fourth of July on the Comstock

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VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (May 25, 2023) — Each year, historic Virginia City, Nevada, hosts an Independence Day celebration all Americans would be proud of, complete with a parade, live concert, all the small-town Americana, waving flags, candy throwing and of course, a fireworks display sure to resonate deep in the hearts of everyone in attendance. In 2023, the tradition continues July 4 in the mining town known for the discovery of the Comstock Lode, America’s largest silver ore deposit to date.

Each year, the Fourth of July brings thousands to Virginia City to celebrate America’s birthday. Revelers are encouraged to come early and enjoy the small-town atmosphere. Cool off with ice cream shops, enjoy a refreshing beverage at more than 10 saloons and bars, or take advantage of air conditioning inside one of the town’s 13 museums depicting its rich history. Dig deeper with an authentic mine tour, traversing below the surface as the miners did in the town’s heyday.

Kicking off at noon, the Fourth of July parade is the town’s largest parade of the year, marching down C Street for about an hour or longer. At 6 p.m. the David John and the Second Amendment Concert takes place in the Bucket of Blood parking lot, a free concert for attendees to get in the spirit. After dusk, the fireworks display shoots off from below the Silverland Inn & Suites. There’s no bad seat as the fireworks are easily seen from anywhere in town. Donations are being accepted to help the Virginia City Tourism Commission pay for the fireworks display. Donate here.

For a list of only-in-Virginia City overnight experiences and more hidden gems on the Comstock, click here. For more info on events, planning your trip to Virginia City and more, see or dial the Virginia City Tourism Commission directly at (775) 847-7500.

A short 30-minute drive from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport takes visitors to one of the largest historic districts in the country at Virginia City, Nevada. Discover the Comstock Lode, the world’s largest recorded silver discovery, and the Old West boomtown that supported it, which remains not much different today than when it originally boomed in the 1850s. Step back in time while exploring dozens of historic buildings, saloons, churches, and museums, or take a mine tour, ride a real steam train, and more. The Comstock Adventure Passes offer the best value with discounted attraction packages, suited to cater the interests of history lovers, silver and gold mines and museums, paranormal enthusiasts, providing the easiest and most enjoyable access Virginia City, NV in every season. For lodging, special events calendar, or Comstock Adventure Passes, visit online or call (775) 847-7500. The Visitor Information Center is located at 86 South C Street, Virginia City.

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