Who’s ready for 4th of July? If you’re looking for a great family friendly option check out the Music in the Mountains SummerFest Patriotic Pops on Tuesday, July 3rd at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The MIM Chorus and 65-piece Orchestra all come together in this rousing patriotic program to perform some of the greatest works of patriotic music including the finale of Randall Thompson’s Testament of Freedom, Gershwin’s Land of Mine, America, John Williams’ Superman March, James Horner’s Apollo 13, and John Phillip Sousa’s iconic songs Semper Fidelis March, Washington Post March and Stars and Stripes Forever.
The 4th of July parade will be in Nevada City this year, starting at 11am. The Nevada County Fourth of July parade is co-sponsored by the Greater Grass Valley Chamber and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association. You can arrive early in downtown Nevada City and hear the Nevada County Concert Band performance at 10am or you go later and watch the fireworks at Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates open at 3pm and the entertainment starts at 4pm. Maybe your plans include a BBQ with goodies from BriarPatch, a picnic to go from Backporch Market or a cheese platter from Wheyward Girls Creamery. Or maybe you’ll go play outside, stay cool, it’s going to be a warm weekend, maybe a refreshing dip in Scotts Flat Lake or swim in the South Yuba River. We’ve been having a blast welcoming campers at the Inn Town Campground. And because you know I love giveaways…. post a comment here with your holiday plans and one lucky winner will win 4 tickets to the Music in the Mountains Patriotic Pops concert (kids are free) and a cheese platter from Wheyward Girls Creamery worth $50. Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 1st. *Edited to say the winner is Carla.
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