Things to do in Nevada County this month

There is always so much going on in Nevada County. Whether you are a nature lover, hardcore recreationalist, lover of theater and art, dancer to live music, or a family looking for some fun everyone can enjoy, you can find something great to do any time of the year.

Here’s a sampling of what is going on this month in Nevada County.



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The Dixie Swim Club
June 2-24
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., ONE THURSDAY (June 22 at 7 p.m.)6.17 TTD Dixie_Swim_Club-e1493940478256
Nevada Theater
401 Broad Street, Nevada City

LeGacy Presents kicks off its 11th year at the Nevada Theatre with the hilarious comedy “The Dixie Swim Club.” John Bivens directs the Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy (Jamie Wooten was writer and producer for the TV hit “The Golden Girls”).

The Dixie Swim Club follows five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, as they set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The story focuses on four of those weekends and spanning a period of thirty-three years.

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Movies Under the Pines- The NeverEnding Story
Friday, June 2
7 p.m.
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11410 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley

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 7 p.m. and the film begins at 8:30 p.m. or dusk.

The season kicks off with The NeverEnding Story, an epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende, about a boy who reads a magical book that tells a story of a young warrior whose task is to stop a dark storm called the Nothing from engulfing a fantasy world.

Beer, wine, popcorn, and soft drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. No outside alcohol. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

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First Friday Art Walk
Friday, June 2
5-9 p.m.
Downtown Nevada City

First Friday Art WalkThe First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as their wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will be open from 5-9 p.m. and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.
There will be live music and theatrical performances at various locations throughout the downtown area. In addition there will be a Youth Arts Showcase featuring Artists between the ages of 4-18 with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a “Kids Zone” on York Street with some fun activities and art projects for kids of all ages.
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Celebration of Trails 2017BYLT-Celebration of Trails Flyer
Saturday, June 3
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
US Forest Service- Tahoe National Forest
631 Coyote St., Nevada City

Join Bear Yuba Land Trust and friends for this community Celebration of Trails! Start the day off with a hike, run, and bike ride on local trails, then come together in the afternoon for a festival with information booths, trail maps, gear, and more! Like every good celebration, they will have food, a special seasonal micro-brew from Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company, family activities, live music, and speakers. Don’t miss the fun!

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43rd Annual Soroptimist Wine and Restaurant Faire
Saturday, June 3
5-10 p.m.
Coyote Moon Golf Course
10685 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee

Truckee’s Best Wine tasting Event! This amazing event is organized by the nonprofit group Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner to support fundraising efforts for local girls and women.

The event features the best local wineries from Truckee and the Sierra foothills, and 11 local Restaurants, many of them cooking delicious bites right on the premises.

Ticket prices in advance are $50/ $55 at the door. The $25 raffle this year has three prizes: A gift certificate from Mountain Home Center for $1000, An Unlimited Squaw/Alpine Ski Passes worth over $800, and a Wine Tasting Experience from Total Wine in Reno for 12 people. The auction is amazing, and you will find deals from generous Truckee Business that support Soroptimist and the women of Truckee.

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Go for the Gold Regatta

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Photo courtesy of The Union

Sat-Sun June 3-4
Scotts Flat Lake
23333 Scotts Flat Rd., Nevada City

The Gold Country Yacht Club will host the 36th annual Go for the Gold Regatta June 3-4 at Scott’s Flat Lake in Nevada City. A sailboat race that can have up to 100 boats, it is a grand thing to behold. Bring a picnic and watch the races, or bring your sailboat to take part in this fun annual tradition. Windward/Leeward and triangle courses will be set for races. On-site registration will be available at race headquarters in the marina area (Gate 2) from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, June 2, and from 8-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3.

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FiftyFifty Brewing Co. 10 Year Anniversary Party
Sunday, June 4
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
11197 Brockway Rd., Truckee

FiftyFifty Brewing Co LogoFiftyFifty Brewing Co is celebrating 10 years in Truckee! As a thank you to the community they are throwing a block party style BBQ with live music, and of course a bunch of tasty locally brewed beer. The party is free to all ages to attend, and there will also be food/drink tickets available for purchase, of which proceeds will go to the Truckee Trails Foundation.

People are encouraged to walk or ride their bike to the event, and those that do will get a free raffle ticket for an opportunity for fun prizes. FiftyFifty will also be offering free shuttles and tours of their brand new production facility here in Truckee.

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Wild for the Yuba
Sunday, June 4
3-7 p.m.
North Star House
12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley

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.
The event features live music from the Earles of Newtown, a nine-piece powerhouse Americana band whose “Swingin’ Dixie” is celebrated throughout California. Wild for the Yuba is SYRCL’s biggest annual party for the river with one of the region’s largest auctions. New this year – the auction has three exciting ways to bid and win, including a Fine Art and Dining Silent Auction, a bucket raffle with great prizes, and a Travel and Adventure Live Auction featuring one-of-a-kind excursions and experiences throughout Northern California and beyond.
The price of admission includes a delicious BBQ buffet from Smiley Guys Smokehouse and one free raffle ticket. They will also have craft beer and wine for sale from Three Forks Brewery, Ol’ Republic Brewery, Crispin Cider, Mountain Peoples Wine, and Barefoot Bubbly.

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Truckee Thursdays
June 8, 15, 22, 29
5-8:30 p.m.

Downtown Truckee

From mid-June through August, Thursday night in Downtown Truckee is a special experience for people of all ages – residents, tourists and participants alike.
The event features a food court, artisan vendors, merchant and community displays, children’s activities, live music and a beer garden.

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Mine, Wine & Dine
Friday, June 9
6-10 p.m.
Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E Empire St., Grass Valley

Step back in time with this unique chance to dine on the patio of the Empire Mine’s 1905 Clubhouse. Enjoy a tempting variety of local wines, an exquisite meal by master caterer Antonio Ayestaran, music by The George Souza Band and Heather MacAdam, and a full moon visit to the Cottage with Living History docents portraying characters from the mine’s checkered past.

This event is hosted by the Empire Mine Park Association to support the Empire Mine State Historic Park.

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Truckee Brew Fest
Saturday, June 10
1-5 p.m.
Truckee River Regional Park
10050 Brockway Rd., Truckee

Join the Truckee Optimists for the 12 Annual Truckee Brewfest with live music, great bites, and tastings of over 40 brews. Beer will be provided by FiftyFifty, Sierra Nevada, Drakes Brewing, Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Great Basin Brewing, Blue Moon, Mendocino Brewing, Oscar Blues, Auburn Ale House, Knee Deep Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing Company, The Brewing Lair, Revision Brewing, Alabi Ales, Altamont Brewing, Berryessa Brewing, High Water Brewing, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Common Cider, Crispin Cider, Vermont Cider Company, and more. Nosh on brats and barbecue while perusing the silent auction. Proceeds from this event benefit Truckee youth. Designated drivers are FREE and taxis are available.

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Movies Under the Pines- Beetlejuice
Saturday, June 17
7 p.m.
Pioneer Park
421 Nimrod St., Nevada City

Photo submitted by Jesse Locks

Photo submitted by Jesse Locks

Nevada City Film Festival presents Movies Under the Pines (MUTP), an outdoor cinema experience.

Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, is the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice starring Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Catherine O’Hara. This 1988 comedy-fantasy revolves around a recently deceased young couple who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced “Beetlejuice”) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants permanently.

Beer, wine, popcorn, and soft drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. No outside alcohol. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

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57th Annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic
Sat-Sun June 17-18

Photo courtesy of the Union

Photo courtesy of the Union

Downtown Nevada City

The 57th annual Nevada City Classic returns to the foothills on Father’s Day weekend, celebrating a tradition that is older than national Father’s Day itself. New for 2017, the traditional 1-day bicycle race (which has a reputation as perhaps the most challenging 1-day bicycle race in America) is expanding to a 2-day affair which will also include Saturday cycling events and an urban running event on Sunday aptly named The Nevada City Mile.

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42nd Annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival
Thurs-Sun, June 15-18
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11410 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley
This festival, hosted by the California Bluegrass Association, takes place each Father’s Day weekend in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Four days of the finest bluegrass music in the nation performed by some of the best bluegrass bands in the world. Enjoy jamming, dancing, workshops, food, and great entertainment.
The 2017 bluegrass music lineup includes:CBA Fathers Day Festival 2017 Logo
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express
Molsky’s Mountain Drifters
Tony Trischka Territory
Becky Buller Band
Piedmont Melody Makers
Sawmill Road

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Eagles Tribute Show
Saturday, June 24
6-8:45 p.m.
Naggiar Vineyards
18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley (South County)

Naggiar-Vineyards-WineryThere’ll be no Heartache Tonight on Saturday, June 24th! Life in the Fastlane is back playing and singing a remarkably accurate tribute to the amazing Eagles. When they hit the stage with songs like Hotel California, Desperado, and Take it Easy – to name only a few – you will believe you are hearing the Eagles themselves. Let the images and the songs they perform speak for themselves.

This is just good simple music with fabulous vocals and fine guitar work. We’ll Take it to the Limit with this Naggiar favorite.

Make it a complete night of music and dinner with our “Take it Easy” Menu by Chef Randy.

Baked Salmon, Rice with Fresh Herbs, Steamed Green Beans, Green Salad, Dinner Roll, and Carrot Cake. Grilled Eggplant will be substituted in vegetarian meals.

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Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Concert

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Photo courtesy of The Union

Sunday, June 25
5-7 p.m.
Pioneer Park Bandshell
Corner of Nimrod and Park St., Nevada City

The 65-piece Nevada County Concert Band presents its Pioneer Park Picnic Pops concert #1 of 4 “Summers of Love – Love Gone Wrong,” featuring big band, classic, jazz, folk, and popular music. Bring your family and friends to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. The concert is free, accessible, and great for all ages.

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