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Outdoor Summer Concerts

The long summer nights and warmer temperatures are a perfect time of the year to enjoy an outdoor concert.  Nevada City & Grass Valley have a great range of different options, from local artists playing at the farmers markets to world…

Gold Crush Climbing Gym

Have you been to Gold Crush Climbing Gym?  The 3000 square foot indoor climbing gym offers over 70 different routes, with options for bouldering, top rope and lead climbing.  The gym opened a year ago off Whispering Pines Lane (between…
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BackPorch Market

Need a picnic for a Nevada City hike or swim at the South Yuba River, then definitely stop by the BackPorch Market in Grass Valley to stock up on a great selection of gourmet foods.  The sandwich special of the day, either vegetarian…
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Earth Day

How are you going to celebrate Earth Day?  There are a lot of great local events this week and beyond to help you appreciate Mother Nature.  Go check out the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 18th, and find out how you can get involved…
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St. Patrick's Day Events

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this weekend and do you have any plans?  Here are a few suggestions on activities and things to do in Nevada County if you want to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, wear green or find a shamrock shaped…
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The Olive Groove

Have you been to The Olive Groove, a ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil in downtown Grass Valley?  The shop provides top quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar from around the world.  Stop in and visit with owners Christina…
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Foothills Celebration

The 17th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, April 7th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and…
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President's Day Weekend Activities

With Valentine's Day this week there's a lot happening in our small town.  Check out last week's Valentine's Day post for a round up of ideas (and the names of the winners).  But President's Weekend also offers a number of great activities…
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Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply

While the weather doesn't necessarily scream garden time, now is actually a really good time to think ahead.  Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply just reopened their 2,500 square foot retail shop in Grass Valley after an extensive remodel. …
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important issues, organizations and environmental causes.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call…
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HEX

HEX, a lifestyle boutique, opened its doors in downtown Grass Valley right before the holidays.  Located at 114 Neal Street, next door to the new Thirsty Barrel Taphouse (and behind the Del Oro Theater) the shop features women's apparel,…

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…

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,…

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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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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Uncorked and Sierra Brewfest

Interested in sampling local wines or tasting a selection of craft beers?  This Saturday, Nevada City hosts Uncorked (1-4pm) and the Nevada County Fairgrounds welcomes the Sierra Brewfest (3-6:30pm). Uncorked, Saturday, August…
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Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is 5 days full of rides, exhibits, demonstrations, arts & crafts, animals, music and so much more.  The fair runs from Wednesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 13th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates…