Summer Kick-Off Parade – Virginia City

May 23, 2020 – Start this summer off with an old-fashioned non-motorized parade.  Horses, wagons, bikes, skates…anything without a motor!  Part of the summer festivities in Virginia City, Montana.

Summer Kick-Off Parade and Duck Race!

Get your summer on!  Virginia City shrugs off winter with a parade on Memorial Day Weekend like no other.  Come to watch or participate – the fun is for everyone.Entries should represent the era of the 1860’s found in Virginia City or any of the other mining camps.  Use your imagination to go back in time, including costumes for miners, children, military units, hurdie gurdy girls, Masons and  musical groups.  Any manner of non-motorized vehicle or transportation including horse drawn buggies, covered wagons, freight wagons, stage coaches, pack trains, sheepherders.  etc.

Monetary prizes will be awarded as judged by a panel of historic experts.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020 the parade will start at 1:00 pm, line up will be at 12:30pm .

Following the parade a Duck Race will take place on Alder Gulch stream by the Virginia City train Depot.

Please download the registration form below, and mail to PO Box 218, Virginia City, MT 59755; email to or drop off at Rank’s Mercantile.

There is no fee required to enter, but the parade is limited to 50 entries plus individual walkers/riders.

For more information, you may email the Chamber at


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