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Holiday 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. It's hard to believe I started this blog…
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Victorian Christmas

Nevada City's 41st Victorian Christmas is a great way to kick off the holiday season.  The street fair organized by the Nevada City Chamber transforms downtown Nevada City into a big street fair with over 100 vendors, food trucks,…

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…
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Kid Friendly Holiday Events

Looking for some fun ways to get the kids into the holiday spirit?  Here are a few Nevada City & Grass Valley activities that are great for the whole family.  The Nevada City Victorian Christmas celebration kicks off on Sunday,…
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Nevada City Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween?  Between the Inn Town Campground's forested haunted pathway and the Outside Inn's annual fun, we're truly celebrating the Halloween spirit.  The motel's haunted pathway is done, our resident ghosts, Dracula…
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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 color it's a great time to get outside.  If you are looking for some suggestions…

National Coffee Day

In preparation for National Coffee Day (Saturday, September 29th) I've put together a coffee love fest to help celebrate all things coffee in Nevada City & Grass Valley.  There are so many great places to enjoy a cup of coffee…
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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, celebrate…
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Nevada City Film Festival

2018 Official Nevada City Film Festival Trailer from Nevada City Film Festival on Vimeo. Nevada City, CA, is home to the “Sundance of the Sierra” also known to locals as the Nevada City Film Festival! From September 7-14, the Nevada…
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Uncorked and Sierra Brewfest

Interested in sampling local wines or tasting a selection of craft beers?  Saturday, August 25th, 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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South Yuba River

Happy August.  If you haven't been for a dip in the South Yuba River, it's time to motivate.  At the Outside Inn and Inn Town Campground I am constantly getting asked, "Is there any water?  Can we go swimming?"  The answer is yes.  The…
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The Children's Festival

The Children's Festival returns to Nevada City's Pioneer Park this Friday, July 27th.  The one day Renaissance Fair has 2 sessions (9am-noon and 5-8pm).  The admission price of $3 includes arts & crafts, faeries, craftsmen, face painting,…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights continues the next two Wednesdays (July 18th & 25th) from 6-9:30 throughout downtown. The event includes live music, vendors, street food, entertainment and more.  You can also check out Troupe Al Ama Belly…
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James and the Giant Peach

Sierra Stages kicks off their summer season with the James and the Giant Peach.  The musical is based on the popular Roald Dahl book and is an entertaining story for the whole family to enjoy.  The play follows James Henry Trotter's adventures…
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Nevada County Grown

Nevada County Grown, how many of your are familiar with the bounty of options in Nevada City & Grass Valley?  The Nevada City Farmers Market is going strong, if you haven't been to the summer season of the downtown farmers market, if you're…
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4th of July Activities

Who’s ready for 4th of July?  If you're looking for a great family friendly option check out the Music in the Mountains SummerFest Patriotic Pops on Tuesday, July 3rd at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  The MIM Chorus and 65-piece…
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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…

Happy 20th Birthday

Twenty years ago the Outside Inn opened its doors and welcomed folks to check out the new and improved Airway Motel.  The motel has had a lot of history, but when my mother, Evans Phelps, took ownership of the property in the winter of…

Nevada City Kid Friendly Activities

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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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

The Nevada City First Friday Art Walk 2018 season kicked off in downtown last night with art receptions, outdoor vendors, music and more.  With 25 different locations both inside merchants and galleries, plus street vendors and art pop…
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Celebration of Trails Weekend

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 the Fireside Chat at the Inn Town Campground Thursday,…