Have an old fashioned 4th of July 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.

A colorful parade in historic downtown Nevada City and the Sierra foothills’ largest aerial fireworks display top the 2018 Fourth of July celebration in Nevada County.

Everyone gets in the patriotic spirit in Nevada City…even the alpacas! Photo courtesy of The Union

Nevada County will be celebrating USA’s birthday this 4th of July, with the theme of the 2018 Parade & Fireworks Celebration, Sweet Home Nevada County.”  The 2018 Independence Day parade will be in Nevada City this year, beginning at 11:00 a.m and post-parade entertainment, craft vendors, treat street and family fun will be featured at the county fairgrounds on McCourtney Road from 3:00 p.m. until the spectacular fireworks finale at 9:30.  Click here for more information.

Local wineries get into the spirit of Independence Day!

Naggiar Vineyards will be celebrating America’s birthday a bit early, from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, on their beautiful grounds located at 18125 Rosemary Lane in South Nevada County.  The celebration will include live music by the band Lopsided, as well as a special event menu and of course, delicious wine!  The bistro menu for the event will include a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, chips and salsa, and watermelon.  Naggiar will be closed on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

Naggiar celebrates America’s Independence a little early. Photo courtesy of The Union.

Then, on the 4th of July, Lucchesi Vineyards and Winery will host a Reds, Whites, and Blues Soiree from 4-10 p.m. at their gorgeous View Forever Vineyard located at 19698 View Forever Lane in Grass Valley.  Everyone is invited to this kid friendly event to celebrate the 4th of July. Stop by anytime between 4- 10 p.m. and they will have the grill fired up, and the wine will be flowing! $15 per person includes a burger or hotdog, chips, watermelon, and a glass of wine or other beverage. Raw Blues will be playing from 6-10 p.m.  Guests may even see distant fireworks displays from the hilltop after dark.

Head to Truckee for cooler temps, race, parade

Start your Independence Day with the popular Firecracker Mile, a race that is eagerly anticipated from year to year as the kick-off to Truckee’s Fourth of July parade. From parents pushing babies in strollers to highly competitive athletes going all out for the win, the Firecracker Mile is exciting to take part in and also fun to watch.

Truckee 4th of July Parade. Photo courtesy of Sierra Sun

The annual Truckee 4th of July Parade in Historic Downtown Truckee held on the actual 4th of July! It’s a Truckee tradition and fun for the whole family and community.  Free to spectators.

Leave your car at home! The Town is offering Free Shuttles between Downtown Truckee and Truckee neighborhoods.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the Truckee High School and winds along Donner Pass Road to Historical Downtown Truckee and ends at the corner of Bridge and Church Street. Note the road will be closed to traffic from 9:30 a.m. until after completion of the parade.