Sierra Vintners Autumn Wine Trail Sept. 22, 2018

Here in Nevada County, we have many wonderful family-owned wineries tucked away in some of the most beautiful parcels of land to be found.  While most people simply enjoy the wines made here in local restaurants, stores, and tasting rooms, it is a uniquely enjoyable experience to visit the wineries that hand craft the award-winning […]

18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival Sept. 7-14, 2018

The 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) takes place September 7-14, 2018, at historic locations throughout downtown Nevada City.  This year’s festival celebrates the creatives, visual storytellers, and filmmakers that dare us to dream, seek out new possibilities, forge connections, and embrace diversity, all the while sharing in this grand experiment called life. NCFF […]

Have an Outlandish Experience in Nevada County

Do you love to travel, but yearn to go beyond the average tourism experience?  Have you ever visited a place and wanted to dig deeper into the community or have a unique experience that connects you to the area you are visiting or to venture where only the locals know to go?  If you are […]

Nevada City Uncorked

Nevada City’s Victorian elegance provides the perfect backdrop for this sip-and-stroll event taking place from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, that includes 16 different venues featuring local food purveyors and regional wineries. Each venue, whether it’s an historic location, inn, art gallery, restaurant, winery, shop, or secret hideaway will include wine tasting and food […]

Bounty of the County Chef’s Competition in Grass Valley

Nevada County Grown is excited to announce it’s 6th Annual Bounty of the County fundraising event happening Thursday, August 23rd, at the Grass Valley Vets Hall. This year’s theme is a “Culinary Revival.” Come out and enjoy the talent of 13 of our finest local chefs as they prepare special dishes using ingredients sourced from […]

24-karat entertainment for all ages at the 123rd annual Miners Picnic

A day that celebrates our gold-rush history, the annual Miners Picnic is more than a picnic, it’s a tradition – and tons of fun for everyone.  Taking place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, at the Empire Mine State Historic Park, it’s one of the few times a year that visitors are invited […]

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 29th Annual Sierra BrewFest

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 29th Annual Sierra BrewFest taking place from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, at the beautiful park-like setting of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Sierra BrewFest is best known for bringing together beer enthusiasts from across the region to sample the top microbreweries in Northern California, meet the […]

Arena Events at the 2018 Nevada County Fair

This year’s Nevada County Fair features a full line up of excitement and loud, crazy fun in the arena each night, including the all new Truck and Tractor Pulls. Wednesday night features the Flying U Extreme Rodeo, Thursday is the All Star All American Truck and Tractor Pulls, Friday and Saturday night showcases Monster Trucks […]


Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save money!  The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Guest Services will be open specifically for ticket sales on Saturday, August 4 and […]

Top 10 Summer Family Fun Activities in Nevada County

We are half way through summer…have you made the most of it?  Just a short drive away is a family fun paradise, with so much to do for kids of all ages!  Whether you want to get away from it all or be in the thick of things, Nevada County has you covered.  Here are […]

Discover Malakoff! Morning Hike with Mark

The Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins present August’s Discover Malakoff! special outing—A Morning Hike with Mark.  Learn about the environmental legacy of our nation’s largest, hydraulic gold mine from retired State Park Ranger Mark Michalski from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at  Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. This interpretive program, the latest […]

Movies Under the Pines presents The Karate Kid

Movies Under the Pines continues its summer lineup of classic family friendly films on Saturday, July 28 at the Pioneer Park Bandshell in Nevada City, with a screening of The Karate Kid (PG, 2hr 7min). Released in 1984, The Karate Kid was written by Robert Mark Kamen (The Fifth Element, Taken), directed by John G. Avildsen […]

It’s almost time for the Nevada County Fair!

The Nevada County Fair will take place August 8-12, 2018, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds.  The theme for 2018 is “Bushels of Fun!” Check out  this video of highlights from the fair: Here are a few things to check out at this year’s Fair: Goat yoga on the Dance Pad. Experience travel to other […]

Nevada City Summer Nights Event takes place three Wednesdays in July

The Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, a street festival of art and music, has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic, historic – and sometimes quirky – community, for close to thirty years. The 2018 event takes place on three Wednesday evenings, July 11th, 18th, and 25th. During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark […]

The 8th Annual Guitarfish Music Festival – A family friendly camping & music experience

The 8th Annual Guitarfish Music Festival is happening July 26-29 at the Cisco Grove Campground near Truckee, CA. The four-day festival is an intimate camping experience for music lovers made extra special by its magical setting in the Sierra Nevada. The venue, the idyllic Cisco Grove Campground, is nestled a mile high in the Sierra […]

Open Spaces & Wild Places: A Celebration of Land

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on the Autumn Equinox for a local farm dinner under the oaks and among the rolling hills of 760 permanently protected acres of Nevada County’s pristine agricultural land known as Linden Lea Ranch. Tickets are on sale now for Open Spaces and Wild Places: A Celebration of Land, an event […]

Jerry Bash

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2018, a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, and art, from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, August 4th, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.  Headlining the event are the DeadBeats, Nevada City’s own critically acclaimed Grateful Dead cover band.  Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead even went on record calling the […]

WorldFest is great fun for the whole family

California WorldFest is coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds July 12-15, 2018, and there is a world of fun for all ages.  Instead of hiring a babysitter, bring the kids along for a wonderful way to experience cultures from around the world as a family.  Whether you have toddlers or teens (or both) there is […]

The Children’s Festival – Friday, July 27th, 2018

The Children’s Festival is a one-day Renaissance Faire for children of all ages. It will be held in Pioneer Park on Friday, July 27th. This year’s festival will include over twenty arts and crafts tables, strolling minstrels, face-painters, a bridge-guarding troll, juggling, catapults, chess, medieval fencing, Queen Elizabeth, Pepper the Witch, Pyrate Skool, and Claude […]

Summer Nights Spring Street Stage presented by KVMR & Miners Foundry

This July during the popular Summer Nights in Nevada City, the Miners Foundry and KVMR will present the Spring Street Stage, featuring live local music from emerging artists and local favorites. The annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration is an outdoor festival of art and music, held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, and 25, […]