Courtesy of the Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources · 2 min read
GENOA, Nev. – Join park staff at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa for family friendly summer park events. All are free to the public.
Genoa Americana Festival. Celebrate our nation’s independence while listening to live bluegrass, Americana and old time music at the annual Genoa Americana Festival. The children’s parade will begin at 10 a.m., with water games in the stockade throughout the day. Other activities include face painting, watermelon seed spitting, raffles and bluegrass and old time music jamming. The famous chicken dinner will start at 11 a.m. and will be served until they sell out, and they ALWAYS sell out! The Carson City Symphony & Chorus will be performing at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy old fashioned fun for the whole family.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration. Join a Park Ranger to learn the basics of Dutch oven cooking. Dutch oven cooking is a great family activity, especially when camping. Park staff will serve samples while supplies last.
WHEN: Sunday, July 16, 11 a.m.
Storytime in the Park. Bring the kids down to hear a story and participate in a fun craft activity. This activity is presented by the Douglas County Library and will take place on the park’s lawn, underneath the shade trees.
WHEN: Friday, July 21, 11 a.m.
All events are free and all ages are welcome. Mormon Station is located 20 minutes south of Carson City via Hwy 395, about one hour south of Reno and approximately 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe via Hwy 207.