Fall Colors Open Studios Tour

The 2016 Fall Colors Open Studios & Art Tours continues this Saturday & Sunday.  If you missed the first day or didn't make it to see all 70+ artists in 47 different studios, there's still time (10am-5pm and Sat & Sun,…
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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…

National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee day!  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley, so I've put together a few caffeine infused reminders and some fun giveaways. Break Caffee Espresso Brew Bakers…
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KVMR Celtic Festival

The 20th annual KVMR Celtic Festival is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley this weekend (September 30th-October 2nd).  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never…
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Riverhill Farm Photo MeetUp

In honor of Instagram's Food theme Instameet, Kial James and I hosted another photo meet up (click here and here for previous photo walks).  Instagram organizes bi-annual events for photographers around the globe to get together, take…
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Hello September

Hello September!  The Outside Inn crew wants to take a deep breath and marvel at another amazing summer season.  We get so many repeat guests who come year after year.  Many visitors swim in the river, others attend local events, like…

WWIM14 Instameet

Interested in joining a photo meet up?  Earlier this spring Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics and I organized a photo walk at the South Yuba River for the bi-annual Instagram world-wide Instagram meet up.  It was a great opportunity…
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Gold Country Vintage Road

Are you a shabby chic, upcycle shopper?  Did you know there's a whole sisterhood of shops in Grass Valley & Auburn that have a great selection of either recycled, refurbished or fun collectables?  Are you looking for a unique…
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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 Monday, September 12th 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 Film Festival

The Nevada City Film Festival and Inn Town Campground have teamed up to offer the ultimate Film Lovers Getaway! Enter to win two all-access passes to the 16th Annual Nevada City Film Festival, September 8-11, 2016, and two nights glamping…
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Three Forks Bakery & Brewery

Three Forks Bakery and Brewery is celebrating their 2nd birthday on Monday, August 22nd.  The party starts at 4, with The Poetry Crashers till 5.  The festivities go till 8pm, with beer & food specials, door prizes, birthday…

Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is 5 days full of rides, exhibits, demonstrations, arts & crafts, animals, music and so much more.  The Fair runs through Sunday, August 14th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates open at 10am with activities…

Downtown Nevada City

Oh Nevada City!  Summer is such a fabulous time to fall in love with your hometown (again).  With so many events, activities, outdoor adventures and fun things to do, it's hard to stop and take a moment to marvel at what an amazing community…
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South Yuba River

Happy August.  If you haven't been for a dip in the South Yuba River, it's time to motivate.  At the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground I am constantly getting asked, "Is there any water?  Can we go swimming?"  The answer is yes.  The…
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Nevada County Concert Band

The Nevada County Concert Band Picnic & Pops Concert in Pioneer Park series celebrated the Strange New Worlds last night with music from the last 100 years.  The program included strange instruments, sounds and creatures, plus new places…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights celebration continues tonight from 6-9:30 throughout downtown. The event includes live music, vendors, street food, entertainment and more.  You can also check out the dance of Troupe Al Ama Belly dancers, look…
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Summer at the Outside Inn

A warm summer hello from the whole crew at the Outside Inn.  The InnSide Nevada City blog is usually about things to do in our area, but I wanted to take a moment and give a huge shout out to our July crew, both the guests and my hardworking…
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Sierra Storytelling Festival

Great stories change lives. They excite, inspire, entertain and connect us to one another. The 31st Sierra Storytelling Festival returns to the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse on July 22nd-24th.  This year the event welcomes award-winning…
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Sierra Vintners Regional Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners wine trail returns Saturday, July 16th. The regional wine tour will include: Avanguardia Wines, Bent Metal Winery, Coufos Cellars, Grant-Marie Winery, Gray Pine Winery, Pilot Peak Winery, Smith Vineyard and Szabo Vineyards.…
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Movies Under the Pines

The Nevada City Film Festival Movies Under the Pines outdoor movie screening continues this weekend with back to back movies.  Friday night (July 8th), Back to the Future will be screening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and Saturday night…

Happy 4th of July

Who's ready for 4th of July?  The parade will be in Nevada City this year, starting at 11am.  The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by the Greater Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce and the Grass Valley…