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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 […]

Inn Town Campground Photo Walk

Do you like to take photos?  Come join me for the next free photo walk, this time we’re going to go visit the Inn Town Campground.  The photo walks are a collaboration between myself and Kial James, from Nevada City Scenics, and create a great opportunity to connect with other photo happy folks.  All abilities […]


Malakoff Diggins

Have you been to Malakoff Diggins State Park?   I often tell people that taking a hike on the loop trail is like visiting the moon as you have the opportunity to see California’s largest hydraulic mine and the lasting effects of the environment.  The mining led to California’s first environmental protection by the federal […]

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Summer Camp Fair

Do you have the kids’ summer activities all planned?  There are lots of great summer camps, activities and workshops for children in the community, if you need any additional information or want to meet the camp counselors, the Nevada City Summer Camp Fair is a great event. The 8th annual event is coming this Saturday, […]

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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley has been selling books for over 40 years! The independently owned bookshop has been in business since 1977 and specializes in books on the history, nature, outdoor activities & touring information for the Gold Country, in addition to a great selection of non-fiction, contemporary literature and children’s books.  […]

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M Butterfly

CATS, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra opens their 25th anniversary season with a production of M. Butterfly.  The play is written by Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang and directed by Jeffrey Mason and Susan Mason, will be at the historic Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City through May 4th.


Clock Tower Records

Who’s going to National Record Store Day?  This Saturday, April 13th, Clock Tower Records is joining the national movement to honor the culture of independently owned record stores.  The event brings together vinyl lovers, record enthusiasts, fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the world.


Lower Yuba Fishing

Want to go fishing?  “We live in a beautiful area with fishing options usually year round.  We’re surrounded by rivers and lakes that hold many different species that we enjoy targeting on the fly rod.  Whether it’s trout and steelhead in the Yuba River or higher up in the Mountain Lakes or Smallmouth, Spotted, Largemouth […]