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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 […]

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California WorldFest coming July 13-16, 2017

Submitted by Peter Wilson The 21st annual California WorldFest will take place July 13-16, 2017, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Music industry magazine Pollstar calls the California WorldFest a “festival of discovery.” FestForum awarded WorldFest their 2016 award for “Innovation in Music.” 2016 headliner Nahko Bear of Nahko and Medicine for […]

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Sierra Cinemas CineCafe Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Party

Submitted by Jesse Locks Nevada County is invited to celebrate a new way to watch movies, when Sierra Cinemas opens their doors for the CineCafe Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Party, Wednesday June 28, from 5-9 p.m.  The evening will feature complimentary screenings of two classic films, food and drink specials with local breweries and […]

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Branches and Blessings: Summer Farm-to-Table dinners at Bierwagen’s Farm

By Katherine Goodwin Join Bierwagen’s Farm for their third annual Branches and Blessing summer dining experience. The Bierwagen family will be hosting three farm-to-table dinners in their picturesque Black Arkansas apple orchard in Chicago Park. This land has been part of the family farming operation for generations, and is a beautiful piece of the farming […]

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Nevada County Farmers Markets are in Full Swing

If you haven’t been to one of the farmers markets yet this season, you are missing out on a huge treat.  More than just fruits and vegetables, our county’s agricultural roots have been sustained and nurtured by our markets’ showcase of local farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, nuts, eggs, nursery stock, cut flowers, herbal products, olive […]

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AirFest Coming July 7-8 to the Nevada County Airport

Submitted by Tim O’Brien AirFest 2017 comes to the Nevada County Airport on July 7th and 8th, combining full-spectrum aviation with nostalgia, romance and photogenic family fun! Festivities begin with a spectacular Twilight Hangar Party at Alpine Aviation and Sierra Mountain Aviation with parachutists, hi-powered fly-bys and a mood lifting social with fine wines and […]

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Celebrate good health at the Nevada City Vegan Food and Wine Festival this weekend

Submitted by Aurelia d’Andrea Veganism is moving from the fringe to the mainstream, and we’re celebrating this shift with a first-of-its-kind event the first weekend in June in downtown Nevada City, CA. For one festive weekend, local bars, restaurants, wineries, and retail shops will celebrate plant-based living by showcasing vegan offerings to show just how […]

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Celebration of Trails happening this Saturday, June 3

Submitted by Laura Peterson Join Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT), outdoor recreationists and trail supporters this weekend for the biggest showcase of local community trails of the year!  It’s a FREE event that’s fun for the whole family. “Trails are one of our greatest community assets. They build strong neighborhoods and boost the local economy. […]

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Downtown Truckee Thursdays Celebrates its Tenth Year!

Submitted by Missy Konig It’s that time of year! Thursday nights in Historic Downtown Truckee are full of fun for the whole family. June 8 – August 17, 5:00 –8:30 PM. Celebrating its 10th year, Truckee Thursdays is a feel-good event that beckons the community to enjoy some exuberant downtown summertime energy. Offering a stage […]

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South Yuba River Citizens League Announces Opening Day at the River

Submitted by Freida Slavin, SYRCL The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) invites community members to kick-off the river season with its annual “Opening Day at the River” celebration. Memorial Day weekend is typically when people start flocking to the river in droves. River lovers will be greeted by SYRCL’s enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer River […]

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42nd Annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival June 15-18

Submitted by Bruce Campbell The California Bluegrass Association presents its 42nd Annual Fathers’ Day Festival June 15-18 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. As in years past, this year’s event features a lineup of top touring bluegrass bands and five of California’s best bluegrass and old-time music groups. The festival offers four days […]

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Go Wild for the Yuba!

Submitted by Jenn Tamo The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), who has been protecting and restoring the Yuba River for the past 34 years, invites the community to get Wild for the Yuba at its annual auction, BBQ and dance party for the river on Sunday June 4, 2017, from 3:00-7:00pm at the historic […]

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60th Diamond Celebration Penn Valley Rodeo this weekend

Submitted by Christine Favetti All are welcome to join the biggest event in Penn Valley, the Penn Valley Rodeo! This is the 60th Diamond Celebration rodeo, taking place May 19-20. It is hosted by Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association (PVCRA), a nonprofit corporation founded in 2005 to promote the sport of rodeo in Penn Valley, […]

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Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines

Submitted by Jesse Locks Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines (MUTP), an outdoor cinema experience, returns to Pioneer Park and the Nevada County Fairgrounds this summer with screenings of such classics as Wall-E, Beetlejuice, Stand By Me, The NeverEnding Story, Vertigo and The Big Lebowski. For all films, the gates open at […]

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

Submitted by Jesse Locks Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully told stories. The Sierra Storytelling […]

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Summer Hours, Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds’ inner-grounds, gates and public restrooms will be open during the week and on the weekends from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The summer hours only apply to the inner-grounds and gate closures; it does not […]

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Blue Marble Jubilee – A new community festival rolling into Grass Valley

Connect! Explore! Celebrate! A new family and community festival called The Blue Marble Jubilee takes place from 2 -7 p.m. this Saturday, May 6, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. A colorful, village-style one day festival, the Blue Marble Jubilee is an Earth-centered event to inspire, educate and empower people to make a difference in the […]

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Mother’s Day Events in Nevada County 2017

Brunches Mom deserves a break this Mother’s Day, and what better way to give her one than to take her out to a wonderful brunch?  Most include champagne, and she won’t have to do any dishes (and neither will you!) Here’s a guide to the restaurants offering Mother’s Day Brunch this Sunday, May 14: Alta […]

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Wine and Food Pairings abound in April in Nevada County

Spring has sprung, and with it has come a plethora of opportunities to enjoy some truly exceptional wine and food throughout western Nevada County. Sierra Starr Spring Wine and Food Pairing Saturday, April 8 12-4 p.m. 124 W Main St., Grass Valley Sierrastarr.com Sierra Starr winery will be hosting their annual Spring Wine and Food […]

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas CD Release party

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas CD Release Concert Sunday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and California cellist Natalie Haas debut their most recent release, Ports of Call, in concert at Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School, located at 11645 Ridge Road in Grass Valley. Fraser says, “This new recording represents […]