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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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Foothills Celebration

The 16th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 4th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food…
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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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Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally. For the sweet tooth, you can buy DeGroot truffles…
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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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Nevada County Weddings

Are you getting married?  Nevada City is one of the amazing spots that offers a little of something for everyone, whether you want a rustic barn wedding, a large outdoor setting or the unique feel of the Miners Foundry. If you're planning…
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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…
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Sierra Cinemas CineCafé

Sierra Cinemas recently opened their new cafe, CineCafe, allowing movie goers an opportunity to either get a bite to eat before the movie or bring the food into the theater.  The menu includes pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, humus plate,…

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…
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Holiday Concerts

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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Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!  Lots going on this time of the year, click here to check out my weekly events page.  If you’re looking for a family friendly activity this holiday weekend check out the festivities at Empire Mine, Cornish…
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Holiday Wine Tastings

With Thanksgiving & the holidays it's important to do your homework on which bottle of wine you might need to bring to a celebration.  With a number of local wine tasting rooms in downtown Nevada City & Grass Valley, plus some fun…
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Holiday Art Shows

Are you looking to celebrate art this holiday season?   If you're looking for a unique gift, or a one of a kind piece, consider supporting local artists this season.  November and December is a great time of the year to check out a local…