…But oh those summer nights!

While there is a wealth of recreational and relaxation opportunities to keep you happily busy every day of summer, nothing beats Nevada County’s summer nights. In fact, Nevada City even has a fantastic outdoor festival of art and music called Summer Nights in Nevada City that takes place on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of […]


The Children’s Festival

On Friday, July 15th, 2016, The Children’s Festival will return to Pioneer Park in Nevada City. The park will be transformed into a lively Renaissance Faire for children with over twenty arts and crafts tables, strolling minstrels, face-painters, a bridge-guarding troll, a bevy of faeries, Pepper the Witch, medieval fencing, spinning demonstrations, Queen Elizabeth and […]


Enjoy family Movies Under the Pines All Summer Long…

Grab a blanket or some low-back chairs and head out to enjoy some good old fashioned community fun this summer as The Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF), City of Nevada City and the Nevada County Fairgrounds presents Movies Under the Pines, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family. This will be the third year of […]


Check out the 6th Annual Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby this Sunday!

Strap in and roll on down to Pioneer Park this Sunday, June 5, to enjoy the 6th Annual Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby. This fun and FREE community event celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of the human spirit as up to 42 teams of talented (or slightly crazy) individuals race their gravity powered derby cars […]


Connect to Summer with 211 Nevada County

Summer is on its way, and 211 Nevada County wants to help community members connect to all that the season has to offer. In celebration of summer, 211 is pulling together a list of all of the free events happening in Nevada County from June through August. The Connect to Summer list will include information […]

Nevada County's most popular travel and tourism stories of 2015

Here are some of our most popular stories from 2015 from “What’s New in Nevada County Fall 2015” (Credit: Bierwagen’s Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival) “2015 Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair in Grass Valley” (Credit: Gina Lee Tharp) Shh! This is Northern California’s Best Secret Swimming Spot” (Source:’ Getaways; Photo: Suzanne LaGasa/Flickr) […]

Boreal Mountain Resort: 12 feet of snow for Christmas and New Year's

“As of Thursday, December 24, we’ve received 12 feet of snow,” Boreal Mountain Resort is reporting. New Snow (72-Hour): 36″ Base Depth: 46″ Lifts Open: 7 “Always the first resort in the area to open, Boreal’s lifts spin from 9:00am – 9:00pm daily providing skiers and riders easy access to the slopes, day or night,” […]

New Years Eve: Laughs, Lolo and Legs

Join The Center for the Arts as we ring in the New Year with a party not to be forgotten featuring comedy, jazz and dancing at “New Years Eve – Laughs, Lolo and Legs” on Dec. 31. For those looking to start early, The Center will offer an elegant and festive four course feast crafted […]

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair

The fun and festive Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns just in time for the holiday season to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10 a.m. -6 p.m., in downtown Nevada City. The independent, juried craft fair showcases over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and […]

Nevada City listed as one of 10 U.S. Towns With Incredible Christmas Celebrations

10 U.S. Towns With Incredible Christmas Celebrations, names Nevada City to its list, according to the

Truckee ranked one of the nation's snowiest cities

Ready for Winter? Here Are the 30 Snowiest Cities in America,” according to Tribune Media Wire on December 3, 2015. “Brace yourself, winter is coming. You’ll sense its imminent arrival with a chill that creeps into the air. A chill that forces us to don our grandma-knit scarves, mukluks and tacky holiday sweaters. “Upon winter’s […]

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair is Dec.13 at Miners Foundry

The fun and festive Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns just in time for the holiday season to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10am-6pm, in downtown Nevada City. The independent, juried craft fair showcases over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their unique, […]

Sierra Master Chorale holiday concerts

Get enveloped in the magic of the season as the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra perform two holiday concerts, Dec. 19 and 20 in Grass Valley. The 70-member auditioned choir and 26-member orchestra are conducted by InConcert Sierra Artistic Director Ken Hardin. This December, Hardin has created a program that will weave “Stories of the […]

2015 Country Christmas Faire Nov. 27, 28 & 29

Mark your calendar for the 31st annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 27, 28 and 29. 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 […]

2nd Annual Nugget Fringe Festival

Chicago and San Francisco have one, New York has several, Edinburgh’s is the biggest, and now, so does Nevada County. What are we talking about? Fringe Festivals of course. These exciting, envelope pushing, raucous, large, multi-arts festivals are popping up all over the world to the delight of theater hungry audiences. Quest Theaterworks presents The […]

Nevada City Dance Festival Nov. 14-19, 2015

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents the Nevada City Dance Festival, November 14-19, the first-ever festival of professional dance in Western Nevada County. Presented with support from the California Arts Council (CAC) and local sponsors, the Nevada City Dance Festival offers master classes for local dancers, a gala reception, and two professional dance performances by […]

Donner Lake Turkey Trot

The ASC Training Center, based on Donner Summit, will host the Donner Lake Turkey Trot, a run or walk which begins and ends at Truckee’s West End Beach and goes all the way around Donner Lake. This year the Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The seven-mile events begin at 9:30 […]

Create a Gingerbread House and win!

Now is the time for holiday bakers to think about the creation of a magical Gingerbread House to enter into the 13th annual Gingerbread House Competition at the Country Christmas Faire, held November 27, 28, and 29 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Houses, bungalows, cottages, and castles fashioned from spicy gingerbread will […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds winter 2015 hours

Nevada County Fairgrounds begins winter hours, effective November 2, 2015 with the inner-grounds and gates to be locked at 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends. The inner-grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 p.m. The winter […]

Hallmark Channel's "The Christmas Card" to air Nov. 31, 2015

Hallmark Channel’s “The Christmas Card,” filmed in Nevada City, tells the story of a soldier, Cody Cullen, with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply. The movie will air on the Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9 p.m. PST. While on leave back home, he […]