Butch and Sundance

Nevada City Film Festival presents Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

This Friday, August 18, from 6-9 p.m. at ol’ Republic Brewery, the Nevada City Film Festival will be hosting a complimentary screening of the 1969 Western classic Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, the true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new […]

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Center for the Arts Executive Director Julie Baker to Step Down

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley (“the Center”) today announced that Executive Director Julie Baker has decided to step down on September 15. After 8 years of overall leadership of the non-profit organization, Julie is looking forward to focusing on her passion for the arts without day-to-day management responsibilities. The Center’s Board of […]

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No pre-registration required. Show up 15 minutes before event and have fun! At the Nevada County Fair, August 9 – 13, there are exciting contests and activities happening each day of the Fair! Here are a few of the fun contests planned for this year’s Fair. New this year is the Bubble Gum Blow Off […]

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South Yuba River Citizens League Kicks Off 20th Annual Cleanup

Want to do some volunterism this year?  For the 20th year, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) will hold its annual Yuba River Cleanup from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, September 16th. The Yuba River Cleanup is one of the largest of its kind in the Sierra region, and it relies on the power […]

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This year’s Nevada County Fair features a full line up of excitement and loud, crazy fun in the arena each night. Wednesday and Thursday night features the Flying U Extreme Rodeo, Friday and Saturday night features Monster Trucks and Tuff Truck racing, and Sunday night is the return of the Destruction Derby. The Flying U […]

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Summer Pop Up Classical Concert Series in Truckee Kicks off this Friday, Aug. 5

Coburn Music, founded by Truckee’s very own Lindsay McIntosh (nee Hollingshead), announces their lineup for inaugural season August 5th-12th, 2017. Shows features baroque performances curated for favorite local venues such as the Cedar House Sport Hotel, Moody’s and Coffee Bar. Coburn Music opens its inaugural season with a gala showcase on August 5th, at The […]


August Treks with Bear Yuba Land Trust

What: Butterfly Walk with Wildlife Biologist Jessica Abbott When: Sunday, August 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Sierra Discovery Trail, located off Bowman Road Cost: Suggested donation $20, Kids 12 and under FREE! Register: www.bylt.org This weekend, join wildlife biologist Jessica Abbott and the Bear Yuba Land Trust for a butterfly walk at the […]

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Submitted by Wendy Oaks 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 am to 5 pm, and Guest Services will be open specifically for ticket sales on […]

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Sierra Storytelling Festival this weekend

Submitted by North Columbia Schoolhouse 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 […]

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Open Spaces and Wild Places: A Celebration of Land

Submitted by Laura Petersen Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for an end-of-Summer Gala – Open Spaces and Wild Places: A Celebration of Land – to be held outdoors under the oaks at one of the most spectacular permanently protected agricultural lands in Nevada County, Linden Lea Ranch. It’s the Land Trust’s biggest fundraiser of the […]

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Nevada City Film Festival teams with Inn Town Campground on Stay and Play package

Submitted by Jennifer Nobles Nevada City, CA – This September, the Nevada City Film Festival and Inn Town Campground have teamed up to offer visitors an affordable vacation package to explore the beautiful historic Gold Rush era town and enjoy its growing arts scene. Nevada City is home to the “Sundance of the Sierra,” also […]

Songwriters Showcase July 16th at The Open Book

Submitted by Greg Case The Open Book  will host a special Songwriters Showcase from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. Three local singer songwriters, Gary Parks, Kellie Garmire, and Greg Case will play two sets each of their original tunes with an intermission featuring wine and cheese in the middle. Admission is $10. Gary Parks […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]