The kids are out of school. The sun is at its apex. It’s time to take a break and live that good life in Nevada County. And after you’ve finished sampling the region’s outdoor activities, these events will ensure you put an exclamation point on your summer vacation in California Nevada County.
Thursday Night Markets
Starting on June 8th on Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley, each Thursday the community hosts Thursday Night Market throughout the month of June. From 6 – 9 pm, you can pick up fresh produce and other items from the Farmer’s Market. Take in some live music and even sip a glass of vino or brew. Peruse the street vendors and grab a gift or two for friends all amongst the historic and colorful Grass Valley downtown.
If Art is more your scene, the First Friday Artwalks in downtown Nevada City is a must. Every Friday throughout summer from June through September, the thriving arts community joins forces to showcase their artists. From established to emerging creators, get inspired, sample local wines, listen to live music, and make it a summer of fun. Participating shops and restaurants will display First Friday flags so the public will know where the fun is.
Movies Under The Pines
For both children and adults alike, watching a movie outside under a starry sky is magical. And when it comes to the perfect backdrop, nobody beats the Pioneer Park Bandshell in Nevada City. Every summer on certain Friday nights, the Nevada City Film Festival hosts “Movies Under The Pines.” For 2023, the dates are as follows:
- June 23rd
- July 7th, 28th
The weekly Truckee event of the summer. Every Thursday starting on June 22nd, the center of Truckee turns into a feel-good gathering with plenty of fun. Enjoy live music happening on stage. Craft beer and wine to enjoy. A Foodie’s heaven in eats to explore. Local artisans to peruse. Fun activities for kiddos. All topped with the season’s positive energy to ensure a summer of fun.
This is only a small sampling of the events happening in the CA Sierra Foothills and Mountains of Nevada County throughout the season. Instead of racing up here just for the day, skip the long drive and immerse yourself in the local culture. You’ll be glad you did.