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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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. […]


A Holiday Show with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

With an eclectic charm and repertoire spanning from jazz to classical to pop, Pink Martini – the self-described “little orchestra” – featuring singer China Forbes returns to Grass Valley thanks to The Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 9, at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Their unique multilingual music traces its many influences […]

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Beauty of holiday season comes to life through music

The majesty of the season will resonate long after the final note when the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra presents its annual holiday concerts, Dec. 16 and 17, in Grass Valley. Conductor Ken Hardin has selected a program that captures the beauty of the holidays, as celebrated worldwide. From African to Bohemian carols, from Hanukkah […]

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Music in the Mountains presents Happy Holidays

This December, the Music in the Mountains Orchestra and Chorus kicks off “the most wonderful time of year” with Happy Holidays, a festive, family-friendly concert that features traditional holiday classics, favorite sing-a-long carols, special guest soloists, and the region’s premier of Ottorino Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity. Regarded as one of the region’s premier holiday […]

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas Performances in Nevada County

In addition to Victorian Christmas and Cornish Christmas, there is so much to do in Nevada County to celebrate the holiday season!  This area is well known as a hub for the arts, as evidenced by the California Arts Council designating both Grass Valley/Nevada City and Truckee this year as official Cultural Arts Districts, and […]

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Enter to Win the Winter Dream Vacation of a Lifetime in Truckee

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 holiday season is upon us. If you find yourself longing for a Christmas card experience, or some great snow sports, take a day trip, or a […]

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Country Christmas Faire returns to Grass Valley

Mark your calendar for the 33rd annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 24, 25 and 26. Rated as one of the top handcrafted shows in Northern California, the Country Christmas Faire features unique gifts and crafts from top artisans from across the state, as well as from […]

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The Romance of Victorian Christmas Returns to Nevada City for its XL Anniversary!

– The Crown Jewel of “California Towns with Holiday Spirit” – This December 3rd, Victorian Christmas makes its Roman numeral “XL” appearance, marking the fortieth year since its festive debut in 1978 – and marking the 2017 event as one with an “extra large” holiday spirit. As if to accentuate the grandeur of this year’s […]

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Holidays at Empire Mine offers a history of good cheer

Santa and Mrs. Claus, in their turn-of-the-century attire, will be asking, “What would you like for Christmas?”  More important, they’ll be listening carefully to the answers that may range from the latest technical products to ponies and puppies.  Surrounded by lavish, traditional decorations, the Clubhouse will be glowing with good cheer. Outside, local vendors will […]

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The 14th Annual Nevada County Nutcracker

Center Stage Dance Studio proudly presents its 14th season of the Nevada County Nutcracker (formerly Grass Valley Nutcracker) on December 1 at 6 p.m., December 2 at 2 and 6 p.m., and December 3 at 2 p.m. at Nevada Union High School’s Don Baggett Theatre. With more than 115 cast members from six local dance […]

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Cornish Christmas Celebrates 50 Years!

Escape the city for a weekend and recapture the spirit of Christmas past amid the charming surroundings of historic downtown Grass Valley California during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. This year, the event celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the Grass Valley community invites everyone to come and enjoy this milestone of one of our favorite […]

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Dolores The Movie comes to Grass Valley

Monday, November 13, The Center for the Arts, BriarPatch Food Co-op, Nevada City Film Festival, The Onyx Theatre and See Jane Do present a special one-night only screening of the award-winning documentary film “Dolores.” Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first […]

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Nevada County Events – November 2017

There is always so much to do in Nevada County, from musical performances (click here to see what’s happening this month at Center for the Arts) to theater to fairs and festivals. This is a sampling of some of the activities that await you this month. Mostly Mozart Friday, Nov. 3 7:30-9 p.m. Sierra College […]


Coming up in November at The Center for the Arts

Tucked into the beautiful historic gold rush town of Grass Valley, The Center for the Arts is a haven for world famous musicians of all kinds.  Big names and emerging artists alike love to make the Center a stop on their tours since it’s often on their way from one big city gig in the […]

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Fright Night with Zepparella, Achilles Wheel and Novelists

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents FRIGHT NIGHT, Nevada County’s largest Halloween bash, Saturday, October 28th. The legendary Halloween party now in its thirty-ninth year, promises another infamous evening of brilliant costumes and decorations, an epic dance party, and good ole’ fun rock n’ roll music. This year’s FRIGHT NIGHT features live music from Zepparella, an […]


Have a Spooktacular Halloween in Nevada County at any age

Nevada County loves a party, and does all of the holidays up right.  Halloween is no exception; there is something for every age and interest the entire week leading up to the big day.  So get out your costume and come out for some All Hallow’s Eve fun. Trick or Treat On Saturday, October 28, […]