Experience our arts & culture

Arts and Culture Nevada County is the creative pulse of the Sierra Nevada. The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley has become a hub of arts for the community. Click here to buy tickets for events at The Center. The Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City is a living historic treasure serving the […]

New special events calendar for 2012

GoNevadaCounty.com has just posted its new special events calendar for 2012. It lists about 50 special events for the county in Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, Penn Valley and Rough and Ready, updated for the new year. The events run the gamut, from food & wine, to arts & culture, to history, and recreation. You’ll […]

150th birthday celebration for Bridgeport bridge this spring

The historic Bridgeport covered bridge and the barn will be 150 years old this year. The South Yuba River Park Association and the South Yuba River State Park are planning a Sesquicentennial birthday party in conjunction with the annual spring festival on April 27-29. This celebration will include the entire community, park partners, schools, historians, […]

Visit Art Works Gallery in Grass Valley

In May, Art Works Gallery will celebrate its second anniversary in historic downtown Grass Valley, a sign of its ongoing success. The co-op of 35 local artists continues to grow, drawing locals as well as visitors from all over: the foothills, Truckee/Tahoe, Reno and Sacramento. The gallery, in a newly renovated 19th-century building at 113 […]

New features at GoNevadaCounty.com!

Enjoy the new layout on the front door of www.GoNevadaCounty.com, the official tourism website of Nevada County. Highlights include: •A new welcome letter from county Supervisor Board Chair Ted Owens. •New videos, including a virtual tour of the county and “Discover Sierra Vintners.” •A new daily travel blog called “All Aboard,” promoting the best the […]

Our county's unique destinations

Nevada County is home to three distinct downtown areas – Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee. Each town offers its own unique interpretation of the Sierra Nevada story. From world-class skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking, Truckee offers stellar year-round outdoor fun coupled with historic sites. Nevada City exudes a creative spirit in its downtown […]

County travel blogs for visitors

This daily travel blog — “All Aboard!” — is a new feature of GoNevadaCounty.com, the county’s official tourism website. Some local inns have created intriguing travel blogs of their own for visitors. Examples include “Innside Nevada City,” updates on happenings in and around Nevada City, by the Outside Inn. Another is the travel blog of […]

Nevada City Mardi Gras on February 18-19

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the Nevada City Mardi Gras Ball, parade and Carnevale this year on February 18-19. This year’s parade is sure to be a hit, drawing fun and families from all around Nevada County and outlying areas. This year, the ball will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 8 […]

A weekend in Grass Valley and Nevada City

Here’s an example of the popular itineraries you can find at GoNevadaCounty.com, the official tourism site of Nevada County. More are here. Day 1: Grass Valley Check into the Swan-Levine House, a quaint B&B in Grass Valley. Before the house was purchased by the current inn keepers, the home functioned as a hospital. The Swan-Levine […]


Welcome to Nevada County’s official tourism website — your guide to one of California’s best-kept secrets in the foothills of Northern California. Established at the height of the Gold Rush in 1851, Nevada County still sparkles. Its colorful past is reflected in the historic towns, rustic buildings and local characters. Even now, gold still glitters […]

Where wellness abounds

Whether you’re here to play, perform or peruse, there’s always time for pampering. From upscale boutique day spas to spiritual yoga farms, Nevada County has a relaxation or revitalization escape for everyone. Day spas dot the main streets and reach back into forested enclaves, like Vela Massage Retreat, where services include outdoor hot tub and […]

Winter returns!

Skiers and boarders can rejoice, at last. “With 22 inches of new snow falling on Sugar Bowl thus far, it’s still snowing, and there’s more in the forecast — so come on up and join us for the long-awaited, much-anticipated return of winter,” according to its website. Other reports from Facebook: •rideboreal ‎”Like” this post […]

A "Little Italy" emerges in Grass Valley

Though best known for its Cornish heritage, Grass Valley has been home to Italian immigrants since the gold-rush days. The land is similar to the hills of Italy, for winemaking, ranching and other pursuits. Now a “Little Italy” is sprouting up downtown for dining, shopping and celebrating Italian culture. On Bank Street, in the historic […]

Sierra Stages presents Death of a Salesman on Jan. 25 – Feb. 12

Since it premiered on Broadway in 1949, “Death of a Salesman” has been widely acknowledged as one of the finest American dramas ever written. It has been read by millions and produced to great acclaim on stages throughout the world over the past 62 years. Now, Sierra Stages brings the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic to life […]

Fairgrounds’ CEO to serve as president 
of Western Fairs Association’s board

Sandy Woods, Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, has been elected as President of the Western Fairs Association’s (WFA) Board of Directors. Woods was recently inaugurated at the association’s annual conference in Anaheim. Woods will serve a one year term as President. During the past two years, she has also served as Vice […]

Visit V Tour on GoNevadaCounty.com

One of the cool features on GoNevadaCounty.com is its “V Tour.” This features offers video of the county, Grass Valley, Truckee, Empire Mine, Bridgeport and more. The link is here. VTour is a new multimedia web technology that allows the user to move freely from one location to another in a journey of self selected […]

Win $250 in Fairgrounds artwork contest

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is sponsoring a contest to find the best artwork to illustrate the 2012 Nevada County Fair theme – “Barnyard Safari.” If you’re a talented artist, and you’d like $250, this is the contest to enter. The contest, which is open to Nevada County residents only, takes place now through Friday, February […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival was an "economic driver"

The South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL) 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival took place over this past weekend. Almost 5,000 tickets for more than 10 film and music events were sold, packing Nevada City with more than 4,000 people over three days. In addition to events that required a ticket, the many activities […]

Food & Farm Conference in Grass Valley this weekend

The Sustainable Food and Farm Conference brings together an internationally renowned panel of speakers, local and national farming related businesses and organizations, and the public, for a full day of lectures and a farmers expo and another full day of farmer focused workshops. The event takes place on Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. – 5 […]

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

The mission of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center is to inspire and educate our community by providing a venue for gatherings, performance, art and education that enriches and sustains our rural character and traditions. The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center gives the rural San Juan Ridge community a local place to meet, to share […]