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Happy Labor Day

Can you believe it's the end of the summer season?  The Outside Inn is one busy place during June, July and August (with weekends already filling up for the summer of 2015). While I look forward to the fall colors and winter activities, I am…
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Nevada City Film Festival

Every summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing award-winning shorts and feature films to the historic venues of Nevada City, CA. A four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, this year's…
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Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair runs through Sunday, August 10th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Gates open at 10am with activities and fun for the whole family.  Check out the line up of entertainment or the daily schedule for information on…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights was in full force last night, it's always fun to see our little town transformed into a huge block party.  The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce brings together music, vendors, food stalls, entertainment, vintage…
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The Children’s Festival

The Children's Festival returned to Nevada City today, with two sessions (9am-noon and 5pm-8pm) and transformed part of Pioneer Park into a mini Renaissance Faire geared for children.  There were more than 20 interactive sessions were set…
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Nevada City Farm to Table dinner and play tickets

Have I mentioned how much I love our little town lately?  The photo above is from last year's Nevada City Farm to Table event-- and if you act really fast, you can grab a seat at this year's event, tickets went on sale this morning, mark…
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Nevada City 4th of July Parade

Nevada City's 4th of July Parade, with approximately 75 entries, was a festive occasion in red, white and blue.  Small town pride on display with Grand Marshall Evan Strong, the Ophir Prison marching band, the Soapbox Derby cars, Nevada County…
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Nevada City Soapbox Derby 2014

Did you make it to the Nevada City Soapbox Derby yesterday?  Many, many, many thanks to all the hard work of the organizers, volunteers, teams and the cheering crowds.  This event is just one of the many examples of why I love Nevada…
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Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race

The 54th annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race tore through the streets of historic downtown Nevada City today.   The annual Father’s Day race challenges even the most elite of cyclists as the criterium race winds around 7 turns…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

Nevada City Craft Fair returned to the Miners Foundry, the bi-annual event attracts artisans, crafters and creative merchants.  It was fun to chat with the DIY crowd, whether they were knitting soft toys, creating unique bird feeders, handmade…
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I heart Nevada City

Greetings Nevada City!  I took this photo yesterday morning and shared it via the Outside Inn's Facebook and Instagram pages, but thought I'd use the photo on the blog to say a few thanks.  Thanks to all of those of you who came out to support…

See Jane Do Passion for Action

See Jane Do Passion for Action is coming to town and it's one of those events you need to experience.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 31st at River Highlands Ranch.  The women's only sleep over event is an opportunity to come out…
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First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk has returned for its second summer.  If you missed last night's event don't worry, mark your calendars for June 6th, July 11th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd.  The kick off event included an…
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The Book Seller

The Book Seller in downtown Grass Valley is participating in the California Bookstore Day this coming Saturday, May 3rd.  Ninety bookshops in over 80 different zip codes are organzing a day full of fun throughout the state.   The Book Seller…
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One Fine Day, Miners Foundry

Getting married?  If you missed yesterday's One Fine Day at the Miners Foundry, here are some photos from some of the amazing vendors.  The event included signature cocktail drinks, DIY flowers and workshops, a vintage bridal show and…
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Evan Strong Day

Last night's event at the Miners Foundry for Evan Strong was just another reminder on why I love our community.  If you missed all the news report and haven't heard about Evan's gold medal at the Sochi Winter Paralmpics, click here for my…
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The Real at Off Center Stage

This Friday, April 4th, four local artists are coming together for a party about Art, Nutrition and Life and inviting you to be a part of the event.  The event is called "The Real" is part of the Off Center Stage Discovery Series showcasing…
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Evan Strong Parade

Nevada City is hosting a parade for local Evan Strong, who recently won a gold medal at the Sochi Winter Paralympics.  Evan completed in the snowboarding event, for some highlights click here, or check out his recent interview on Sports Illustrated.…
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Mardi Gras Parade

Nevada City's annual Mardi Gras parade this afternoon was still a festive occasion, despite the wet weather.  Organized by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, local organizations and businesses took the street to street, with the parade scheduled…
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Jim Rogers Memorial Ride

The fifth annual Jim Rogers Memorial Ride took place today, to honor one of Nevada City's memories and to educate the community of safe cycling and driving practices.  Jim Rogers was killed in 2010 by a motorist who was texting and driving.…
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Chinese New Year Parade

Happy Chinese New Year, welcome to the year of the horse.  Over 100 years ago the Chinese pioneers celebrated the New Year with a parade down Broad Street. CATS is excited to bring the third annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration to Nevada…