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Holiday Cheer

Holiday cheer from your friends at the Outside Inn.  I was trying to find images that made me think of the holidays in Nevada City and I got extremely side tracked looking at everything from Christmas trees, to holiday drinks and wine…
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Nevada City Craft Fair

The Nevada City Craft Fair is currently happening at the Miners Foundry.  The Bi-Annual event was a great way to support artisans, do some holiday shopping and meet some of the makers.  The independent, juried craft fair showcased over…
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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City's 40th Victorian Christmas helps bring out the holiday spirit. The street fair organized by the Nevada City Chamber transforms downtown Nevada City into a big street fair with over 100 vendors, food trucks, hot mulled wine,…

Grand Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our end of the year giveaway!  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Six years ago a little end of year basket…
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Holiday Concerts

The holidays are a great time to get out and support the arts with numerous concerts, plays and performances.  Nutcracker Season returns with two different productions in Nevada County.  Clara and the Nutcracker by Holt Ballet Conservatory…
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Cornish Christmas

Hello holidays!  Cornish Christmas, celebrated its 50th anniversary in downtown Grass Valley tonight.  If you missed this week don't worry the outdoor street fair continues for the next couple weeks (December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd).…
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Nevada City Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  There is a lot going on this time of the year, click here to check out my weekly events page.  If you’re looking for a family friendly activity this holiday weekend check out the Holidays at Empire Mine, Cornish…

Holiday Art Shows

Are you looking to celebrate art this holiday season?   If you're looking for a unique gift, or a one of a kind piece, consider supporting local artists this season.  November and December is a great time of the year to check out a local…
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Nevada City Farmers Market

The Nevada City Farmers Market wraps up its summer season today.  If you're looking to stock up on all your favorite fall foods, the market runs today, Saturday, from 8:30am-1pm.  Whether you want a cup of coffee, artisans gifts, olive oils…

Downtown Grass Valley

Downtown Grass Valley's annual Open House this year was themed "Holiday Market" to help showcase local businesses.  Seventeen different merchants participated in the event.  I popped in and took photos at Yuba Blue, The Olive Groove,…
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Day of the Dead Folk Trails Hike

To celebrate Day of the Dead over 50 people joined the Folk Trails Hiking Club Urban hike to historic Nevada City cemeteries.  The Nevada Cemetery District operates 27 public cemeteries in western Nevada County, 25 historic natural…
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Halloween fun

Are you ready for Halloween?  The Outside Inn's haunted pathway is done, our resident ghosts, Dracula and witches are waiting for you to stop by and say hello.  We've also got an inflatable dinosaur this year, always something fun…
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Fall Colors

Is anyone else wandering around Nevada City in awe?  Here are a few snapshots from around Nevada City, there are so many great opportunities to enjoy the fall color.  The Nevada City and Grass Valley Chambers have created a great fall…
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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…

National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee day!  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley, so I've put together a few caffeine infused reminders and some fun giveaways. Break Caffee Espresso Brew Bakers…
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Fall Walks

Fall is one of my favorite seasons in Nevada City, it seems everywhere you turn you can find a pop of color.  If you’ve never experienced the Gold Country fall colors here are a few posts from previous years (click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here or here)…
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KVMR Celtic Festival

The 21st annual KVMR Celtic Festival is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley next weekend (September 29th-October 1st).  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never been,…
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Draft Horse Classic

The 31st annual Draft Horse Classic is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds next week, September 21st-24th.  Known as one of the premier Draft Horse shows in the western United States, it's a great opportunity to see the gentle…
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Yuba River Clean Up

Mark you calendar's for this Saturday's, September 16th, Yuba River Clean Up, an event to help clean up the South Yuba River, plus 80 miles of Bear and Yuba watershed shoreline.  This year marks the 20th year the South Yuba River Citizens…
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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, like…

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 September 8-15, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers…