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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 from Wednesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 13th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates…
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Musical Mondays

Congrats to the Nevada County Library grand opening of the Madelyn Helling new amphitheater and their Musical Monday program.  The Marian E. Gallaher M.D. Amphitheater was designed by Siteline Architecture, click here to read the dedication…
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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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Celebration of Trails Day

Nevada County Celebration of Trails Day is coming this Saturday, June 4th.  The all day, free event organized by Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off with a number of ways to get out and enjoy the local trails. Hike from Black Swan to…
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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…
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Nevada County STEAM Expo

The first annual Nevada County STEAM Expo took place today at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The free family friendly event combined science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Kids of all ages had the opportunity to do hands on art…
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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…

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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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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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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What's SUP?

Mountain Recreation's SUP rentals out at Scotts Flat Lake will be available starting this weekend.  Daily rentals will be available at the Day Use area at the Scotts Flat Campground Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend…
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Empire Mine

Spring at the historic Empire Mine State Park is a great place to visit for all ages.  The park is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm* and located 5 minutes from downtown Grass Valley.  Step back in time and see an important park of California's…
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Grass Valley Car Show

Downtown Grass Valley is hosting their 30th annual car show today till 3pm, showcasing over 350 classic cars.  All cars dated from 1975 or before and ranged from hot rods, classics, to one-of-a kind vehicles.  Organized by the Grass…
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Points of Historical Interest

Have you ever stopped and looked at all the points of historical interest in downtown Nevada City?  You can check out the map below or print out the Nevada City Chamber Walking Tour Map.   It is a great way to check out mining artifacts…
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Buttermilk Bend Wildflower Hike

The wildflowers are starting to bloom along the Buttermilk Bend trail by Bridgeport, South Yuba River.  The docent led walks start today, Saturday, March 7th at 11am and continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 10th.  The 2 1/2 mile…
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Hirschman's Pond Trail

While I'm still dreaming of winter weather, why not get outside and enjoy an outdoor adventure?  The Outside Inn loves to help both locals and visitors get out and explore. Two of the most popular options from the motel are the Deer Creek Tribute…
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Miners Foundry Artisans Festival

The Miners Foundry Artisans Festival is happening today and tomorrow (November 28th and 29th) from 10am-5pm.  30 different artists have booths set up, plus live music, installation pieces by Tahiti Pehrson and Faye Schoolcraft, children's…
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Deer Creek Tribute Trail

The new Deer Creek Tribute Trail suspension bridge is open and the extension of the trail is a great new addition to the downtown Nevada City trail network.  "This new segment of trail and this new pedestrian bridge are part of the larger…
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Draft Horse Classic

The 28th annual Draft Horse Classic has returned to the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Known as one of the premier Draft Horse shows in the western United States, it's a great opportunity to see the gentle giant Draft Horses up close.  Click here for…
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Nevada County Concert Band

Nevada County Concert Band performed last night at Pioneer Park as part of their annual summer free concert series.  If you've missed the first two concerts mark your calendar for Sunday, August 24th 5-7pm.  What I love about last night's…
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Sierra Stages Peter Pan

Sierra Stages Community Theatre production of Peter Pan opens at the Nevada Theatre tonight, Thursday, July 10th and runs through Sunday, August 2nd.  The land of Neverland full of pirates, fairies, mermaids and magic, and while we may remember…