Experience the Days of Yore at Victorian Christmas

Over 100 Performers and 1,000 String Lights on Hand as the Victorian Christmas Tradition Now Spans    Three Generations of Families with Children. Over 100 performers and 1,000 string lights will once again bring “the romance of Christmas past” to the Sierra foothills as Nevada City celebrates Victorian Christmas – an event that, now in […]

Ski Nevada County

The winter storms have begun, and all Nevada County ski resorts are open for business!  It’s perfect timing to come to Nevada County for a quick (or extended) ski getaway, especially since The Wall Street Journal recently named Truckee as one of the four Coolest Under the Radar Ski Towns in the US! Whether you […]

4th Annual Tahoe Film Fest

The 4th annual Tahoe Film Fest, scheduled to take place December 6-9, has announced its lineup of films, including special presentations, award season contenders, environmental and adventure films as well as award winning documentaries. Films will be screened in Incline Village, Northstar Village Cinemas and Truckee Community Arts Center. Some of the highlights of this […]

Truckee listed as one of coolest Under-the-Radar ski towns in the US

The Wall Street Journal has named Truckee, CA as one of the Coolest, Under-the-Radar ski towns in the U.S.! The media giant had this to say about the town: A few miles inland from the north shore of Lake Tahoe, Truckee is about a 15-minute drive from the major Sierra Nevada areas such as Squaw […]

Escape the smoke in Nevada County

Wow, it’s smoky out there.  With the horrible air quality in the Bay Area and Sacramento, you might want an escape to bluer skies and cleaner air. Nevada County is only a short drive away, and ready to welcome you with open arms and breathable air.  We have lots of lodging from hotels to quaint […]

Six Great Reasons to Spend Thanksgiving Weekend in Nevada County

Thanksgiving is next week, and if you’re still trying to decide where to go to celebrate your gratitude, consider making a short trek to Nevada County.  If you have family or friends here, that’s great, but even if you don’t, the locals are so friendly and welcoming that you’ll feel like family wherever you go. […]

Penn Valley Holiday Events

Penn Valley is off the beaten path, but they know how to do the holidays right!  Just a short drive from Grass Valley and Nevada City, Penn Valley has a rich agricultural heritage that remains a way of life in the rural area to this day.  Come celebrate the holidays Penn Valley style with these […]

34th Annual Country Christmas Faire

The 34th annual Country Christmas Faire is returning to the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 23, 24 and 25. Four large exhibit buildings will be filled with handcrafted items and gifts, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping and purchase quality handmade holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps […]

Country music legend Lacy J Dalton coming to Grass Valley

Country music legend Lacy J Dalton will be gracing the Foothills Event Center stage on December 15th, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Dalton is an acclaimed country artist who has been named one of the most recognizable voices in music. She has even been called Country’s Bonnie Raitt by People Magazine. Dalton’s career began in 1978 […]

Cornish Christmas kicks off on November 23

Started in 1967 as a way to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the town’s most popular events.  The iconic event takes place every Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. from November 23-December 21.  Mill and West Main Streets are closed to motorized traffic and filled with the sights […]

Festive fun starts at Holidays at Empire Mine

The magic of the season meets Empire’s golden past at this popular, two-day event.  With lavish, old-fashioned decorations, docents in early-1900s attire, festive music and fun, it’s like walking through a turn-of-the-century Christmas card. Sitting near the fireplace in the 1905 Clubhouse, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be waiting to hear gift wishes.  In keeping […]

Downtown Holiday Market

The Downtown Holiday Market (formerly known as Holiday Open House) takes place this Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in historic downtown Grass Valley.  Merchants will offer special sales, giveaways, raffle prizes, entertainment.  Balloons will mark the stores that are offering specials.  Participating merchants include Art Works Gallery, Mill Street Clothing, Heart & Home, […]

Outlandish Adventures featured in Comstock’s

Comstock’s Magazine, a Northern California publication focusing on cutting edge businesses in the region, has just published a piece about new Nevada County tour guide business, Outlandish Adventures: For a typical day trip to Nevada County, a tourist might visit a few wineries, do some window shopping and then call it a day. But when […]

‘Music to the Ears’ of Latin, Blues, World, and Jazz Lovers StringShot is Roy Rogers, Badi Assad, and Carlos Reyes

Prepare to be mesmerized. Three years in the making, StringShot IS new music. Don’t miss your chance to see this unique collaboration LIVE at Grass Valley Elks Lodge on November 10th. The concert from this “tour-de-force” formed by slide guitar master Roy Rogers, Brazilian guitar goddess Badi Assad, and harp/violin virtuoso, Carlos Reyes, takes listeners to […]

Outlandish Experiences and Hiking For Good offer November Outdoor Saunters

Hiking for Good and Outlandish Experiences are teaming up in November to present an Autumn Series that leaves no one behind. California Naturalist Steve Roddy will join Hiking For Good’s Laura Petersen for some of the best trails and urban walks of the season during these outings designed for folks who enjoy the act of […]

Murder Mystery Dinner: Midnight at the Masquerade

There’s been a murder at a billionaire’s annual masquerade ball and local residents are needed to solve it!  Kick off Halloween week with this fun murder mystery dinner at The Foothills Event Center on October 27th at 6:30pm. Guests will work together throughout dinner and show to find out who the guilty party is. Looking […]

National Geographic features Nevada County’s Felix Gillet Institute

Five thousand feet up in the Sierra Nevada and a half-hour’s drive from the last paved road, a clearing opens at the edge of a forest. The clearing is ringed with pine, fir, and aspen, a dense palisade that shields its contents from a rutted track that runs past its hidden gate. Inside, a meadow […]

Rita Hosking Trio performs in Grass Valley on Nov. 17

Despite the recent challenges California has faced, there is much to love as Rita Hosking sings about in her new release, “California.” Rita, raised in Shasta County, grew up hearing neighbors play instruments by ear, in school she played the washboard and sang her first solo with the Farmettes. As a songwriter she focuses on […]

Fall in love with Fall in Nevada County

Nevada County is beautiful year round, but autumn is just breathtaking.  Compared by many to the foliage on the east coast, our towns, highways, and byways boast views around every corner that rival anything you can find in Maine…and it’s all right here! Take the Nevada City and Grass Valley Fall Colors Tour while enjoying […]


This winter, Tahoe Star Tours will pair snowshoeing and stargazing with exceptional views of the winter Milky Way during a series of events scheduled to take place at Northstar California Resort. Two Stars & S’mores events are also scheduled at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Star Tours events offer an enchanting, educational evening in the […]