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Celebrate Independence Day in Nevada County

It’s time to get out your red, white, and blue gear and head to Nevada County for some 4th of July fun!  As always, there is so much to do in our beautiful county, and something for everyone.

Tahoe Donner will kick off this July Fourth weekend by hosting its annual Summer Concert on the Green live music series featuring performances by today’s top tribute bands. Tickets are onsale and expTahoe Donner Logoected to sell out in advance.  Saturday, July 1, is already sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday, July 2.  The musical entertainment for the Sunday show includes Aja Vu (Steely Dan tribute) and Wonderbread 5 (High-energy cover band).

Summer Concert on the Green is an all-ages event and will take place under the stars at the Tahoe Donner Driving Range, located adjacent to Trout Creek Recreation Center at 12790 Northwoods Blvd. located in Truckee, Calif. Concert attendees may bring their own picnics and low back lawn chairs. Morgan’s Lobster Shack & Fish Market of Truckee, Calif. will be serving food and beverages available for purchase on both days of the event.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with music starting at 6 p.m.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Naggiar celebrates Independence Day this weekend, and is closed on the holiday. Photo courtesy of The Union.

Naggiar Vineyards will be celebrating America’s birthday a bit early, from 1-4 p.m. this Sunday, July 2, on their beautiful grounds located at 18125 Rosemary Lane in South Nevada County.  The celebration will include live music by the band Lopsided, as well as a special event menu and of course, delicious wine!

The bistro menu for the event will include a hamburger or Polish dog with all the fixins, green salad, chips, and watermelon.

Naggiar will be closed on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Then, on the 4th of July, Lucchesi Vineyards and Winery will host a Reds, Whites, and Blues Soiree from 4-10 p.m. at their gorgeous View Forever Vineyard located at 19698 View Forever Lane in Grass Valley.

Everyone is invited to this kid friendly event to celebrate the 4th of July. Stop by anytime between 4- 10 p.m. and they will have the grill fired up, and the wine will be flowing! $15 per person includes a burger or hotdog, chips, watermelon, and a glass of wine or other beverage.

Johnny 2 Morrow will be playing from 6-10 p.m.  Guests may even see distant fireworks displays from the hilltop after dark.

A colorful parade in historic downtown Grass Valley and the Sierra foothills’ largest aerial fireworks display top the 2017 Fourth of July celebration in Nevada County.

Photo courtesy of The Union

Photo courtesy of The Union

The parade will be Tuesdsay, July 4th at 11 a.m. which will include approximately 75 entries. The festive parade makes its way down W. Main & Mill Streets in downtown Grass Valley.  Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.

The Nevada County Concert Band performs a curbside pre-parade concert an hour prior to the parade, and continues to provide intermittent music throughout the parade.

Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered.  The grounds will also host a craft fair, bounce house, face painters and balloons. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

The annual Truckee 4th of July Parade in Historic Downtown Truckee held on the actual 4th of July! It’s a Truckee tradition and fun for the whole family and community.  This year’s theme: Truckee Base Camp for a Big Life. Free to spectators.

Leave your car at home! The Town is offering Free Shuttles between Downtown Truckee and Truckee neighborhoods.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Truckee High School and winds along Donner Pass Road to Historical Downtown Truckee and ends at the corner of Bridge and Church Street. Note the road will be closed to traffic from 9:30 a.m. until after completion of the parade.