Entries by erin

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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 out the Fall Colors Open Studio & Art Tours throughout Nevada County, click here to see the […]

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KVMR Celtic Festival

The 23nd annual KVMR Celtic Festival is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley next weekend (September 27th-29th).  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 hand.  To kick off the festivities this year the Celtic […]

Draft Horse Classic

The 33nd annual Draft Horse Classic is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds next week, September 19th-22nd.  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 a schedule of Draft Horse performances, including specialty acts Bobby Kerr […]


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, celebrate loved ones at weddings and take advantage of many of the kid friendly activities.  So thanks […]

Local Art Galleries

Looking for a way to support local artists?  Nevada City & Grass Valley have a number of great art galleries to visit, in addition to a variety of different festivals and exhibits.   If you’re looking for a unique gift, a one of a kind piece or just want to look at art, here are a […]

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, but we always encourage guests to be safe and know about river […]


Interested in sampling local wines or tasting a selection of local food?  Downtown Nevada City welcomes Uncorked, Saturday, August 24th from 1-4pm. Uncorked, Saturday, August 24th 1-4pm, downtown Nevada City Wine tasting, food sampling and more!  The event is put on by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and brings together 14 different wineries and breweries.  […]

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Nevada City Film Festival

Nevada City, CA, is home to the “Sundance of the Sierra” also known to locals as the Nevada City Film Festival! From August 23rd-30th, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature-length films from around the world to this beautiful historic town in the Sierra Foothills. […]


Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is right around the corner with 5 days full of rides, exhibits, demonstrations, arts & crafts, animals, music and so much more.  The fair runs from Wednesday, August 7th through Sunday, August 11th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates open at 10am on Wednesday with activities and fun for the whole […]

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Outdoor Street Fairs

Nevada City Summer Nights continues the next two Wednesdays (July 24th & 31st) from 6-9:30 throughout downtown. The 28th annual event includes live music, vendors, street food, entertainment and more.  You can also check out Troupe Al Ama Belly dancers, look at classic cars or grab a beverage.  The free event is a great family […]

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Sierra Stages Cabaret

Sierra Stages presents their summer musical Cabaret at the historic Nevada Theatre.  The legendary musical about cabaret performer Sally Bowles, writer Cliff Bradshaw and the unraveling of German society in the early 1930’s. With mounting fear and uncertainty outside, our Emcee welcomes you into a world where your troubles are left at the door. This […]

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Children’s Festival

The Children’s Festival returns to Nevada City’s Pioneer Park this month, mark your calendars for Friday, July 19th.  The one day Renaissance Fair has 2 sessions (9am-noon and 5-8pm).  The admission price of $3 includes arts & crafts, craftsmen, face painting, spinning, music, fencing demonstrations, magic show, Pirate Skool and Claude, the fire-breathing dragon.  Look […]

Sierra Storytelling Festival

Great stories change lives. They excite, inspire, entertain and connect us to one another. The 34th Sierra Storytelling Festival returns to the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse on July 19th-21st.  This year the event welcomes award-winning international storytellers Kim Weitkamp, Motoko, Antonio Rocha, Tim Tingle, Kirk Waller, Dalymple MacAlpin and Liz Nichols for three days of song, dance, poetry, […]

4th of July Activities

Who’s ready for 4th of July?  For those who are looking for some local activities here are a few of our suggestions to celebrate Independence Day.  If you’re looking for a family friendly option check out the Music in the Mountains SummerFest Patriotic Pops on Wednesday, July 3rd at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  The MIM Chorus […]

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First Friday Art Walk

The Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 2019 season kicked off in downtown on Friday evening with art receptions, outdoor vendors, music and more.  With 28 different locations both inside merchants and galleries, plus street vendors and art pop up shops, the event celebrates the arts while supporting the local businesses.  “The family friendly event encourages […]

Summer Kid Fun

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 for our great kid-centric giveaway! Things to do with Kids: […]


Celebration of Trails and more

With the warmer days, Nevada County Celebration of Trails Weekend is a great way to motivate to get outside and enjoy local trails.  Bear Yuba Land Trust kicks off the celebration with Ales for Trails Fundraiser, 5-8pm at Nevada City Ol Republic Taproom.  The 2nd annual Hike-a-Thon along the future trail Pines-to-Mines Trail in Nevada […]