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Inn Town Campground

It's a big day for the Inn Town Campground, the new 15 acre campground we're building in downtown Nevada City!  For those of you who don't subscribe to the Inn Town Campground's blog, Facebook or Instagram, we released the online reservations…
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Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival welcome the Year of the Monkey.  The fifth annual celebration was organized by CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra), honoring the early Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills.  “The…
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President's Day Weekend Activities

This weekend is full of great events and things to do in Nevada City.  The Mardi Gras festivities kick off on Saturday night at the Costume Ball at the Miners Foundry and continue Sunday afternoon with a parade (2pm) and Carnevale (2:30-5:30pm).…
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Hiking Trails

Spring has arrived, if only for a brief visit between storms, but with these unseasonably warm temperatures it's a perfect time to get outside and go for a hike.  For a great list of outdoor adventures check out the highlights on our website.…
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Nevada City Pinewood Derby

One of the fun things about living in a small town is something like the annual Nevada City Cub Scout Pack 23 Pinewood Derby.  This year's event included 51 cars, some racing for speed, others in the art category.  I loved seeing the enthusiasm…
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Tibetan Monks, Sierra Friends of Tibet

The Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet Tour with the Buddhist Monks of the Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery have returned to St. Joseph's Cultural Center in Grass Valley for the 15th year.  The Tibetan Monks have been working on their…
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Winter Activities

Winter has arrived and there are so many amazing outdoor activities out our backdoor.  With a number of world-class ski resorts just up the hill from Nevada City (Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Homewood,  Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine…
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Holiday Concerts and Plays

The holidays are a great time to get out and support the arts with numerous concerts, plays and performances.  Nutcracker Season returns with two different productions in Nevada County.  Clara and the Nutcracker by Holt Ballet Conservatory…
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McBurney Christmas Tree Farm

Looking for a Christmas tree?  Check out McBurney Christmas Tree Farm off Highway 174 in Cedar Ridge.  Walk the farm and choose between Douglas Fir,  White Fir and Red Fir and once you've selected your perfect tree you can either cut…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! What a treat to see town dusted with snow yesterday!  While the snow didn't last long it was fun way to get into the holiday spirit.  Lots going on this time of the year, click here to check out my weekly events page.…
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Nevada City Dance Festival

The Outside Inn and Miners Foundry have teamed up to offer an art and dance lovers ultimate getaway package.  Book one night at the Outside Inn between November 17-19th and receive 10% discount on your stay, plus 2 free tickets to the…
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Happy Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween?  The Outside Inn's haunted pathway is done, our resident ghosts, Dracula and witches are waiting for you to stop by and say hello this evening.  There will be lots of fun for Nevada City tonight: Miners Foundry…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market is still going strong.  If you're looking to stock up on all your favorite fall foods, the market runs 8:30am-1pm Saturday mornings through November 21st.  Whether you want a cup of coffee, baked goods, olive…
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Fall Activities

There are so many great things to do in fall in Nevada City, here are a few suggestions to help motivate you to get outside and celebrate the season. Pick a pumpkin at either Bierwagen's  or McCourtney Road Pumpkin Patch. Check out…
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KVMR Celtic Festival

The KVMR Celtic Festival is currently happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never been, it's time to go experience the event first…
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Fire Safe Council Spaghetti Feed

Are you fire safe?  Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is having a Spaghetti Feed fundraiser on Friday, September 11th starting at 4 pm at Humpty Dumpty restaurant on Main St in Grass Valley.  Tickets are $10 with service at 4, 5, and…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk September edition kicked off the Labor Day weekend with art, music, live art demonstrations, craft booths, Nevada City Film Festival previews and more! While I didn't make it to all 30 stops on the map, included…
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South Yuba River

Who's ready to say goodbye to summer?  Not me!  While school may have started for many Nevada City and Grass Valley students this week, I think it's a great time to head for another dip in the South Yuba River.  Click here for another…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

One of the more popular local hikes in Nevada City is the Deer Creek Tribute Trail.  I've written numerous blog posts about the trail over the years, with the new suspension bridge, Art OnSite and the Chinese Bridge.  If you've never been,…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights is a street fair where everyone is invited.  Similar to the winter Victorian Christmas celebrations, the last 3 Wednesday evenings in July (July 15th, 22nd and 29th this year), downtown Nevada City is the place to…
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The Children's Festival

The Children's Festival returns to Nevada City's Pioneer Park this Friday, July 17th.  The one day Renaissance Fair has 2 sessions (9am-noon and 5-8pm).  The admission price of $3 includes arts & crafts, faeries, craftsmen, face painting,…