Nevada County Concert band performs "Winter Concert" today

“The Nevada County Concert Band is a direct descendant of the many local concert bands of the 1900s, which played for socials, county fairs, patriotic celebrations, and Sunday afternoon concerts,” according to its website. “In the early 1920s, many of the local groups were consolidated into the Grass Valley Concert Band through the efforts of […]

Toys & Trains at county Railroad Museum

For old-fashioned holiday fun, go to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City. On. Dec. 3, you can visit Santa and his elves and enjoy family fun and refreshments. The gift shop is a welcome reprieve from toy-store chains: It offers railroad-related toys, games, puzzles and books. The museum provides a glimpse […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces film selections

“After much deliberation, we are excited to unveil our final selections for our 2012 Festival,” according to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. “Over 345 films were submitted for the festival, and we were only able to select 118 films. Films were selected from across the world, covering diverse topics from a man returning to […]

Beale Appreciation Cornish Christmas tonight

Beale Air Force Base members and families can get into the Christmas spirit as downtown Grass Valley celebrates their 45th Annual Cornish Christmas with a special reception for Beale. Cornish Christmas is tonight in downtown Grass Valley. Here’s a report on Cornish Christmas from Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: “People believe the carol tradition is old in […]

"The Christmas Card" featuring Nevada City

This month “The Christmas Card,” the Hallmark Channel’s highest-rated original film of all time, will be aired on the following dates (Pacific Time). The film is set in Nevada City. “The town is so perfectly preserved you have to pinch yourself the first time you walk up Broad St., just to make sure it’s real,” […]

Social Media Post and Comment Policy

Effective Date: 27-Sept 2011 1. Privacy Policy and Disclaimer Any individual accessing, browsing and using a County of Nevada Social Media site accepts without limitation or qualification, the County’s Social Media Policies (hereafter “Policies”). These terms and conditions apply only to the Social Media sites (defined here as third party hosted online technologies that facilitate […]

Local Artists In The News

(Submitted Photo courtesy ARTICLE REPOSTED from Angela Lazarow and Vivien Kane recently received confirmation that their paintings have been accepted in the “FLOW: The Essence of Paint” National Juried Exhibition, June 4–25, at the Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St., San Francisco. This exhibition concentrates on the intrinsic properties that characterize the paint medium. […]

Who Doesn't Love A Good Burger?

(Photos courtesy Sierra FoodWineArt) In a mouthwatering article from Sierra FoodWineArt we are introduced to some of the best burgers in the Sierra… almost all of which are in Nevada County! Here’s a quick list of their favorites – excuse me while I hightail it outta here, away from my computer and grab one for […]

The Most Artists Per Capita

According to Sierra FoodWineArt “NEVADA COUNTY HAS THE MOST ARTISTS per capita than anywhere else in California.” This fact makes me burst with pride and just reinforces the fact that I LOVE NEVADA COUNTY! Where else can you find this many world-class fine artists, musicians, actors, dancers and visiting performers while surrounded by this natural […]

Grab The Family – It's Almost Fair Time!

AUGUST 10 – 14 “Gold! Rush to the Fair” is this year’s theme and we have five days of excitement and fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages. The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and exhibits – in a community-friendly environment and at affordable […]

Things To Do This Week

Aaron Neville Stars at North Star House – PARTY OF THE YEAR! The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley – August 5 – 5pm, Gala at 7pm Concert With Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk opening Day-of-Show Tickets Available at the Fairgrounds Gate 4 beginning at 2:00PM $48 Land Trust and Center members, $58 non-member $20 Youth ticket […]

Virtually Amazing!

The downtown areas of Nevada County are truly special. With historic architecture, charming boutiques and world-class dining, downtown Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee are not to be missed. Nothing compares to walking these lovely streets in person, but, if you can’t get here just yet – you can take a look around without leaving […]

Go Nevada County is on Facebook

We are jumping in to Facebook over here at to connect even more to folks who want to learn, explore and play in Nevada County. We will be posting news, highlighting events and tagging friends in all of our adventures. So, go ahead and LIKE US!

We're Here

Okay, Nevada County has been around since the mid 1800s, but we’re somewhat settled in since then and are looking to share our home with you. Please, peruse our new Web site and learn about all there is to do here. We have so much more than you might imagine that we hope you’ll be […]

What’s in a Name?

Nevada County is an original. Arcing through the Sierra Nevada, Nevada County is comprised of three enchanting communities (Truckee, Grass Valley and Nevada City) – each at one time standing at the forefront of history. Perhaps overshadowed and mistaken for the state of Nevada, Nevada County was created and named in 1851, a full decade […]