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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,…
CATS, Community Asian Theatre
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M Butterfly

CATS, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra opens their 25th anniversary season with a production of M. Butterfly.  The play is written by Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang and directed by Jeffrey Mason and Susan Mason, will be at the historic Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City through May 4th.
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Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Crystal Hermitage Gardens with 17,000 tulips is the perfect outdoor adventure in the month of April.

Lower Yuba Fishing

Want to go fishing?  "We live in a beautiful area with fishing options usually year round.  We're surrounded by rivers and lakes that hold many different species that we enjoy targeting on the fly rod.  Whether it's trout and steelhead…

Vintage Clothing Shops

If you're looking for something unique, Nevada City & Grass Valley have a great selection of vintage clothing shops for the bargain shopper who wants a one of kind item.   The vintage scene in Nevada County is alive and well with each…

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 2019 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…

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.…
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Local History and Photo Walks

2019!  Here we go for another year.  It's that time when you turn the page on the calendar (or open up a new one like we did) and you think about new resolutions and all the fun stuff that you can do this year.  So, where do you even…


Have you had a chance to pop in and check out the new TYSA Designs store in downtown Nevada City?  Located on the corner at 300 Spring Street, on the corner of South Pine Street (next door to South Pine Cafe) the boutique offers clothing…
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Outdoor Activities

With so much holiday fun, maybe now is the time to take a moment and head outside.  Nevada City & Grass Valley have a lots of options for outdoor activities (and even a few indoor activities).  While you can hike, bike and explore…

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…
Nevada City Victorian Christmas

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…
Nevada City Victorian Christmas

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…

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…