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Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners wine trail series starts this Saturday, May 20th. The regional wine tour will include: Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Nevada City Winery, Smith Vineyard and Solune Winegrowers.…
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Fire Safe Council

The Fire Safe Council is a non-profit, local volunteer organization dedicated to making Nevada County safer from catastrophic wildfire through fire prevention education, fire break clearing projects and creating Firewise Communities. If…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

The Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry.  The Bi-Annual event was a great way to support artisans, do some holiday shopping and meet some of the makers.  The independent, juried craft fair showcased over fifty of the local region’s…
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Nevada City Summer Camp Fair

Do you have the kids' summer activities all planned?  There are lots of great summer camps, activities and workshops for children in the community, if you need any additional information or want to meet the camp counselors, the Nevada…
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Mountain Biking

With the spring weather it's time to hit the local trails.  Nevada City offers some world-class mountain biking, much of it accessible directly from downtown.  If you’re looking to connect with others, think about joining BONC (Bicyclists…
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The White Snake

Opening its 23rd season Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra presents, The White Snake by Mary Zimmerman.  The play, directed by Carolyn Howarth, adapts an ancient Chinese fable about a gentle serpent spirit and her feisty companion…
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Buttermilk Bend Photo Walk

Last weekend Kial James, of Nevada City Scenics, and I organized an Instameet photo walk.  Twice a year Instagram puts out a theme and a date and encourages folks around the world to have a meet up and take pictures (search online for…
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Nevada City Spring Fever

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you’re a flower happy…
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Nevada City Dance Festival

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Nevada City Dance Festival, a celebration and showcase of professional dance in Western Nevada County, March 14-17, 2017. This year, the festival has expanded its…
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End Days

To kick off the 2017 season, Sierra Stages presents the play "End Days" at the historic Nevada Theatre.  ​Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun…
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Mardi Gras

The 25th anniversary of Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras celebration takes over downtown Nevada City, Sunday February 19.  The event, hosted by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, features a colorful festive parade & street faire…
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52 Hike Challenge

Who's interested in joining the Nevada County 52 Hike Challenge?  A joint effort with Folk Trails Hiking Club and Bear Yuba Land Trust the challenge is to help encourage folks to get outside and connect with other outdoor enthusiasts.…
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Polly's Paladar 5th Birthday

Have you been to Polly's Paladar?  The private supper club in the heart of downtown Nevada City offers a new chef and menu every month.  The January, Off the Hook Paladar was a unique collaboration with Pink Zebra, Stag Dining Group,…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important issues, organizations and environmental causes.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call…
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Nevada City Weather

2017 has started off with a bang, first snow, now the atmospheric river and huge amounts of rain. Nevada County Weather reports that we've had nearly 2 feet of rain in a week. I've shared some of the photos of our wild weather on the Outside…

Best of 2016

How does one sum a whole year?  I loved reading about your favorite parts of the blog, but I can't say exactly what my favorite post, picture or event.  I love that we live in a community that celebrates being a small town, but has something…
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the whole crew at the Outside Inn.  I wish I could say I have a favorite comment from the Grateful Giveaway, but we’d be here for days.  I want to take a moment and thank all the amazing local businesses and organizations…
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Holiday Shopping

Only 4 more days till Christmas!  Tonight is the final Nevada City Victorian Christmas (never too early to plan for 2017, the dates are: 12/3, 12/10, 12/13, 12/17 and 12/20) and Friday is the final Grass Valley Cornish Christmas. Downtown…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

The Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry.  The Bi-Annual event was a great way to support artisans, do some holiday shopping and meet some of the makers.  The independent, juried craft fair showcased over fifty of the…
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Grateful Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our end of the year giveaway!  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Five years ago a little end of year basket…
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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City Victorian Christmas helps bring out the holiday cheer.  The street fair transforms downtown Nevada City into a big street fair with vendors, food trucks, hot mulled wine, holiday music and more.  You can stock up on Christmas…