Autumn Camping in Nevada County, CA

Autumn is finally here, which means the days are getting shorter and cooler, the leaves are changing, and the kids are back in school.  If you’re looking for an easy way to get away from it all (while remaining socially distant), or if you’re on a budget, or just enjoy the outdoors, why not go […]

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The Travel highlights Nevada City

The Travel, an online magazine that gives tips about traveling to great places around the world, has just published an article about Nevada City, CA, and it’s cool, laid back “non-touristy” vibe. The article begins: Virginia City is confusingly in Nevada, and Nevada City is confusingly in California. It is a quaint gold rush town […]

Truth or Dare’s Comeback at Nevada Theatre

Truth or Dare Productions in association with the Nevada Theatre presents our first Come Back Show of 2021 – An action packed Burlesque Experience to kick off our Fall season. Truth or Dare’s performers pack a powerful and playful stage experience. In this month’s review we are bringing brand new cabaret acts featuring sparkly divas […]

Golden Stories of Our Past- Women’s Suffrage

The Union’s latest film, Golden Stories of Our Past – Women’s Suffrage will make its premiere on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Nevada Theatre. Directed by Andrew Rolland, this film stars Chris Enss, Lynn Wenzel, Lisa Swarthout, Shannon Moon, Linda Jack, Janet Rankin, Brian Hamilton, Cory Fisher and Shelly Covert telling the story of […]

Honoring Lives Lost on 9/11

Saturday September 11, 2021, will mark the 20th anniversary of the biggest terrorist attack to ever occur on American soil. Those attacks killed some 3,000 as a result of the attacks and some 2,300 in the Afghan war since that day. Recently, we lost 13 of our finest men and women in that conflict. Four […]

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Due to event attendance restrictions in the recently amended Nevada County Public Health Order, the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Monday evening at a Special Board Meeting to cancel the 2021 Draft Horse Classic. The Classic was scheduled to have run September 16-19, 2021. The Board made the decision to cancel the event […]

World Atlas names Nevada City, CA, one of the “Prettiest River Towns in America”

In their August, 2021, online article, World Atlas named Nevada City, CA, one of the “Prettiest River Towns in America”. The Nevada City segment begins: The laid back and friendly 150-year old town lying on the South Yuba River, Nevada City, has a welcoming vibe with a number opportunities to unwind, including multiple swimming holes, […]

If You’re Coming to Nevada County, Prepare to Mask Up

Nevada County Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann has amended his August 18th order on face coverings to include further mandates for crowded outdoor settings and large events. The order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on August 27, 2021. In addition to last week’s requirements for face coverings indoors, the amended order: • Requires that […]

USDA Forest Service Temporarily Closes Nine Northern California National Forests for Public Safety, Including Tahoe National Forest

To better provide public and firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions throughout northern California, and strained firefighting resources throughout the country, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of nine National Forests. This closure will be effective at August 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 6, 2021 at […]

Local performing arts venues issue joint statement regarding COVID-related protocol

After careful consideration, Grass Valley’s The Center for the Arts along with Miners Foundry Cultural Center and other organizations are releasing a joint statement expanding protocols in dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations include:  The Center for the Arts Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra: CATS InConcert Sierra Miners Foundry Cultural Center Music […]

21st Annual Nevada City Film Festival

Note from Jesse Locks, ED of Nevada City Film Festival, August 17, 2021: Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Western Nevada County, and after conferring with local health care professionals, we’ve decided that, in the interest of the health and safety of our community, the socially responsible thing to do is to […]


As environmental crises like drought and wildfires seasonally threaten mountain communities across the West, local tourism authority Visit Truckee-Tahoe is keeping travelers informed about current conditions with near real-time information through its new Truckee Travel Alert.  Updated daily, the Truckee Travel Alert covers current conditions including weather forecasts, warnings, fire maps, air quality data, outdoor […]


August 6 Update:   Due to the air quality forecasts for tomorrow, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center has decided to postpone Jerry Bash.   We are saddened to postpone, but feel it is the best decision for the health and safety of the bands, our patrons, volunteers, and staff.   The new date will be […]

31st Nevada City Psychic Fair

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 31st Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, August 1, 2021.  Psychic Fair is open Saturday, July 31 from 11:00am – 6:00pm, and Sunday, August 1 from 11:00am – 5:00pm. The Nevada City Psychic Fair is considered Northern California’s largest gathering of metaphysical […]

Laughter and Music this weekend at the Miners Foundry

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center has two great opportunities to enjoy a summer night out both Friday and Saturday this weekend. Whether you want to laugh or dance, come out and enjoy some of the best performers that Nevada County has to offer. Friday is Comedy Night! In association with the Miners Foundry, comedy is […]

New Artists’ Collective in Historic Downtown Truckee

Exciting transitions are in the works for The Carmel Gallery, located in Truckee’s historic downtown at 9940 Donner Pass Road. Olof & Elizabeth Carmel, who have operated the Carmel Gallery storefront since 2006, will be transitioning their gallery to an exclusively appointment based and online business. They will be relocating the Carmel Gallery to 10035 […]

Off Broadstreet Theater returns with “Sing Me Back”

After a sixteen month closure due to quarantine, Off Broadstreet will finally open its doors on Friday, July 16th.  An all-star cast presents Off Broadstreet’s re-opening show: Dress Rehearsal of “Sing Me Back.”   The production will be showing at 8:15 PM Fridays and Saturdays through August 21, as well as at 2:00 PM Sundays, July […]

7 Summer Family Fun Activities in Nevada County, CA

Looking for something fun to do with the kids during the rest of summer break?  Just a short drive away to the Sierra foothills is a family fun paradise, with so much to do for kids of all ages!  Whether you want to get away from it all or be in the thick of things, […]

1st Annual Jazz Picnic

Sierra Jazz Society presents the first ever Bill Douglass and Nora Nausbaum Jazz Picnic taking place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. The picnic concert is free to attend, but donations are welcome. All donations will go toward the musicians, the Sierra Jazz Society Scholarship fund, and the […]

MasquerAid! – A Benefit Concert and Celebration

Nevada County Arts Council announces MasquerAid, a free benefit concert on Sunday, July 25, at Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Produced by Paul Emery and supported by the Agle Family Trust, attendees can expect a celebration of the very best music, presented in partnership with three favorite local bands, Achilles Wheel, Earles of […]