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Earth Day

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?  There are a lot of great local events this week to help you appreciate Mother Nature.  Go check out the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 19th, and find out how you can get involved to protect…
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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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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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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,…
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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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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…
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Pumpkin Fest

It's pumpkin time!  While I love showcasing fall color in Nevada City, it's also a great time to celebrate all things pumpkin.  If you're looking for a pumpkin fix here are a few ideas. Treats in downtown Nevada City is having a pumpkin…
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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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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…

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…
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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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Grass Valley Games

Have you been into the new game store in downtown Grass Valley?  Grass Valley Games opened this spring and offers a selection of board games, comic books, mini war games, role-playing games, collectible and living card games and more.  "We…
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Summer Kid Friendly Activities

Summer vacation is days away and Nevada City offers so many great activities for things to do for kids.  So regardless of what your family likes to do, here's a list of all sorts of ideas of things to do.  And scroll down to the bottom…
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Wild for the Yuba

Mark you calendar's for next Saturday's, June 4th, Wild for the Yuba, a party to help the South Yuba River Citizens League. “Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s way to kick-off  the summer river season, and is a great way to support…
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Nevada County Growers Market

Nevada County Growers Market at the Julia Morgan North Star House started their 2016 season last month, Saturday mornings 8am-12:30pm.  Begin your weekend off with the opportunity to buy local farm-fresh vegetables, fruit, local meat, bread,…
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Fire Safe Council

Wildfire Awareness week in California is coming up and to help raise awareness the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County is hosting the Wildfire Community Preparedness Event  at Sierra College on Saturday, May 7th.  Stop…