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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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South Pacific

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) kicks off their 2018 season with a debut of Rogers and Hammerstein’s "South Pacific."  The non-profit organization's goal is to promote diversity through the arts through multicultural theater,…
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Ike's Quarter Cafe

It's that time of the year when you have to walk up Commercial Street to check out the Cherry Blossom tree blooming on the patio at Ike's Quarter Cafe.  The Louisiana cuisine restaurant has been "Keepin it Creole" since 2001 and serving…
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Spring Flowers

I love spring, while I say that about every season (so many things to do in the summer, fall and winter in our community), one of the things I love about this time of year are the flowers everywhere you turn.  So if you’re a flower happy…
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"Best of the West" A Celebration of Western Film

On Saturday, March 24th, “Best of the West” a celebration of the western film genre and fundraiser for the Nevada City Film Festival, will screen some of the most iconic and influential western films ever made, at the Nevada Theatre, one…
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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…

Sierra Stages "A New Brain"

Sierra Stages opens their new production, "A New Brain" this week at the Nevada Theatre, a musical comedy about life, love and brain disease.  The play is based on the real life experience of composer William Finn and brings laughter to…
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Make Local Habit and Kiya's Naturals

Make Local Habit and Kiya's Naturals opened up a new location in downtown Nevada City.  Located at 241 Commercial Street, next door to Heartwood Cafe, the smaller Nevada City retail location offers a mix of upcycled eco fashion, wooden…
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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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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…

Best of 2017

How does one sum a whole year?  From the look of my Top 9 Instagram photos I'd say Mother Nature and the South Yuba river are the favorites.  I loved reading about what you liked about the blog, but I can't say exactly what my favorite…
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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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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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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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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…

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…