Caliente Memorial Day

Come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the quaint town of Caliente and the surrounding areas.  This is a tradition dating back over 60 years where hundreds gather to this beautiful spot for a full weekend of fun.

Take a look at the schedule and map below to get a feel for what’s in store.

Schedule (PDF) | Map (PDF)

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule of Events


7:30 PM – Free Movie Kershaw Ryan State Park


Various Times – Softball Tournament – Dixon Memorial Park
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM –  Nevada Bank & Trust Customer Appreciation Bar-B-Que – Nevada Bank & Trust
7:00 PM – Graduation Lincoln County High School LCHS – Rick Phillips Gym – Panaca, NV


Various Times – Softball Tournament – Dixon Memorial Park
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Heritage Box Car Museum – Box Car Museum West End Caliente Depot
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Train Ride around the Caliente Park System – Tickets at the East End of Dixon Park
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM – Car and Motorcycle Show – Caliente Auto Repair and Service (CARS)
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM – Kids Games – Rose Park
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Bounce House – Rose Park
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Archaeological Activity for Kids – Rose Park
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Volleyball – Kershaw Ryan State Park (775-726-3564)
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Horseshoes – Rose Park
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Car Show – Caliente Auto Repair Shop


Various Times – Softball Tournament – Dixon Memorial Park
1:45 PM – Salute to Veterans – Rose Memorial Park
2:00 PM – Button Number Drawing – Rose Memorial Park


11AM – Memorial Day Service – VFW Cemetery
12:30 – BINGO – Olson Senior Center
1:00 PM – Patriotic Movie Caliente Methodist Church – Gray Hall

If you’ve never been here you will feel like it is home by the time you leave.

It started as a multi-family picnic in the park over the Memorial Day Weekend and has grown to attract over 900 people to the Sunday Family Bar-B-Q.  The weekend provides other activities including a softball tournaments, horseshoes, art exhibits, craft fair, car & motorcyle show, children’s games, paranormal investigation of the old Caliente Depot, talent show, pool tournament, and of course, the parade.

One of the traditions has been the sale of numbered commemorative buttons.  During the Family Bar-B-Q in Rose Park, on Sunday afternoon, prizes are given to holders of the winning buttons.

Reserve your room or campsite early as this is a well attended event… for a good reason!  It’s fun!