Guided Wildflower Walks at South Yuba River State Park- Bridgeport Every Saturday

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.  Docents will provide guided wildflower walks beginning on March 10, and will continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 13 at 11:00 a.m.  The […]

Line up Announced and Tickets Now on Sale for the 4th Annual WinterWonderGrass Music and Brew Festival at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, April 6-8th, 2018

Silhouetted against the snowy  Sierra Nevada, WinterWonderGrass Festival returns for its 4th year at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows with headlining artists The Devil Makes Three, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters and Elephant Revival. WinterWonderGrass has niched itself in the mountain lifestyle, producing a three day bluegrass and craft beer festival at the base of Squaw […]

Hit the slopes before winter melts away

Voted top-four Best Adventure Town by Sunset Magazine, Truckee, California is the ultimate winter vacation destination featuring several ski resorts within minutes from town and nearby Lake Tahoe. The mountains surrounding Truckee are covered in snow and now is a great time for a winter adventure! Take a day trip, or a weekend excursion, up […]

“Best of the West” A Celebration of the Western Film Genre and A Fundraiser for the Nevada City Film Festival

“There is perhaps no other genre in film so geared towards American sensibilities as the western. While the elements within the western–the good vs. bad, the revenge scenario, or even the tortured loneliness of a hero—can all be translated through different categories of film and to different cultures, it is the setting that makes the western so […]

Everyone is Cornish this Saturday, March 10!

Every year Grass Valley captures some of the strangeness with its annual St. Piran’s Day pasty tossing contest. The rain or shine event, which celebrates the Cornish immigrants who settled around the gold mines, is fun for adults, children and especially dogs. The festivities begin in the City Hall parking lot at Main and Auburn […]

Foothills Celebration, scheduled for March 3, POSTPONED due to weather concerns

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE GRASS VALLEY DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION The Foothills Celebration is postponed until Saturday, April 7th. The event that was planned for Saturday, March 3rd will instead take place in April in order to provide a safe event with full participation from all the parties involved. If you are holding a ticket for this […]

Squirrel Nut Zippers come to Nevada City

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is proud to present Squirrel Nut Zippers on Wednesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). 2016 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed […]

Casino Night at the Miners Foundry

Deer Creek’s Parent Teacher Club is excited to be hosting its 6th Annual Casino Night to be held at Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City on March 2nd, from 6-11 p.m.  This year’s casino night promises to be a fun-filled evening with tasty appetizers, Nevada County’s finest wine and craft brews, music, dancing, gaming […]

Music in the Mountains presents Beethoven & Mozart

The symphonic great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with the composers who revered him – Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Arvo Pärt, and Ludwig van Beethoven – are celebrated when Music in the Mountains presents the Sacramento Philharmonic in Beethoven & Mozart, with world-renowned violinst and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Friday, March 2 at the Amaral Center, Nevada County […]

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Dog this Sunday, February 25, on Commercial Street and at the Three Forks Bakery and Brewery parking lot. It is the Lunar New Year 4716. Chinese New Year Festivals (also known as the Spring Festival in China) are rare in […]

Enjoy wine tasting and gourmet bites at the Foothills Celebration

Enjoy a taste of Western Nevada County from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, in Downtown Grass Valley.  Originally scheduled for March 3, this event was postponed due to weather. The Foothills Celebration, now in its 17th year, is jointly hosted by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and Sierra Vintners and showcases some of the […]

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry Cultural Center present Theater By the Book: Dear Elizabeth

On Wednesday, February 14, Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present, Dear Elizabeth, as part of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community. Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Sands Hall, Dear Elizabeth is a different kind of love story, of artists and friends, and told through […]

Celebrate Mardi Gras Nevada City Style

It’s Mardi Gras time, and even though the official date is February 13, Nevada City will be celebrating for over a week! The party begins at the the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. They are hosting a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 8-11:30 p.m. this Saturday, February 10.  Grab your dancing shoes and a Mardi Gras […]

Be uplifted and inspired at the 17th annual Student Choreography Showcase

Nevada Union High School’s Theatrical Dance program presents the 17th annual Student Choreography Showcase on Thursday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 p.m. in the Don Baggett Theatre, located at 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. This year’s Showcase includes the theme “Uplift and Inspire.” […]

National heroes in the sustainable farming and ranching movement come to Grass Valley

Farmers and ranchers are coming from all over the West Coast to gather in Grass Valley February 9 -11 for Sierra Harvest’s 2018 Sustainable Food and Farm Conference.  Over 500 farmers, foodies and homesteaders will come to learn first-hand from local and national experts in the sustainable food and farming movement, tour sustainable minded farms […]

Getting married? Come check out Nevada County!

Whether you want to be a spring bride wed in a riot of flowers or an autumn bride framed by the glory of the changing leaves, you cannot find a more romantic place to get married than Nevada County.  We have venues to suit every taste, as well as bakeries, florists, musicians, planners, photographers, and […]

Edgy, unique Nugget Fringe Festival returns to Grass Valley Jan. 18-28

The decidedly “un-boring” fourth annual Nugget Fringe Theater Festival is back, opening January 18 with a free kick-off party at 151 Union Square Event Center. The festival, which runs from January 18 to 28, promises “Theater Unleashed” with one hundred twenty performances of forty different shows from around here and around the world on six […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces 135 environmental and adventure films to be featured Jan. 11-15, 2018

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival unveiled its full lineup of 135 environmental and activist films, including 10 world premieres, to be shown at its 16th annual event on Jan. 11-15, 2018. The festival features activist workshops, music, art and opportunities to meet filmmakers and special guests at venues throughout historic Nevada City and Grass Valley, […]

Celebrate New Years Eve in Nevada County

Do you have plans for New Years Eve?  No?  Come to Nevada County, where we have something for everybody! Hot Jazz on a Cold Night with Earles of Newtown Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present Earles of Newtown with special guests the Bob Woods Trio at the New Year’s Eve Bash, Sunday, […]

John McCutcheon at the Don Baggett Theater

Globally respected and much-loved folksinger, John McCutcheon performs at the Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School for his annual KVMR Community Radio fundraiser presented by Strings Concerts on Friday, January 12. McCutcheon has made a point of stopping in Nevada County for more than 20 years as part of his West coast tour. […]