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Nevada City Fall Activities

Is it really October?   I've always said fall is one of my favorite seasons, and I'm excited to share the season with guests at the Outside Inn.  Here are 15 ideas to help motivate you to get outside and celebrate the season. …
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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…
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Summer Events

With Memorial Day right around the corner, it's time to revisit a few of our favorite local summer events.  While the COVID modifications are still changing, here are a couple of events you can put on your calendar and have something to…
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Shop Local this Holiday Season

With global impacts of COVID-19 have had on our communities, we're focused on highlighting how great all of our local businesses are here in Nevada County.  So, here are 4 great ways to support local businesses this season. Shop Local This…
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Nevada City Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween?  While we're toning things down at the motel this year, with no haunted pathway or trick or treating, we wanted to remind folks that we're still celebrating the spirit, just in a socially distant way.  While…
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Foothills Celebration

The 19th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 7th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and…
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Nevada County Weddings

Are you getting married?  Nevada City & Grass Valley are amazing spots that offers a little of something for everyone, whether you want a rustic barn wedding, a large outdoor setting or the unique feel of the Miners Foundry. If…
Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

Nevada County Giveaways

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share our annual end of the year giveaway! It's hard to believe that I started this blog just shy of 9 years ago, and have written over 1000 blog posts about our local communities,…
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Nevada County Thanksgiving

Who's looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday?  If you're looking to stock up on the essential meal items, don't forget the Nevada City Farmers Market is happening Saturday, November 23rd (for the final date of the summer season…
Nevada City Craft Fair

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…
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Think Local

With the community-wide impact that the recent power outages have had on our communities, we're focused on highlighting how great all of our local businesses are here in Nevada County.  So, here are 5 great ways to support local businesses…
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National Coffee Day

Nevada City and Grass Valley coffee shops, celebration National Coffee Day.
Draft Horse Classic

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…
Nevada County Fair
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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…
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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…
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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 Book Seller, Grass Valley book shop
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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…
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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.

Empire Mine Historic State Park

The Empire Mine Historic State Park is a great place to visit for all ages.  The park is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm* and located 5 minutes from downtown Grass Valley.  Step back in time and see an important park of California's…
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Watershed at the Owl

The Watershed at the Owl opened late last year, after a lengthy renovation of the historic restaurant and bar in downtown Grass Valley.  The Farm to Fork movement meets restaurant dinning experience.  Using as much local food as…