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March Showers Bring April Flowers – Things To Do In April

The aroma of wildflowers blooming. The warm sun rays against your skin. April might be one of the greatest months to visit Nevada County. Take it up a notch with one of these springtime events.

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Celebrate our planet by hitting one of the Earth Day Festival happening in Nevada City and Truckee.

Enjoy an interesting blend of alternative health professionals and metaphysicians in a warm and welcoming environment at the 33rd annual Psychic Fair.



By Alex Silgalis

Spring may start in March, but April is when nature goes into full bloom. Soak up the sunshine, take in the wildflowers, or just enjoy the great weather on the Sierra Vintners Wine Trail. Nevada County is literally bursting with things to do in April. Here’s a few events that will help make it the best spring ever.

Winter Wondergrass

April 5th – April 7th
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spring festival Winter Wondergrass bluegrass bands playing live music in front of a soldout crowd
Image appears courtesy: Palisades Tahoe

In its eighth year, the multi-day bluegrass and roots music festival held at Palisades Tahoe is just 15 minutes from Truckee and satisfies all audiences. Throughout the three-day event, you’ll find 25 bands playing across four stages. Inside the venue, there’s an open-air outdoor main stage, three side stages (which are heated and covered), plus daily beer, whiskey, and spiked seltzer complimentary tastings for those 21 and over from 3-5 pm. Explore this event and others happening this spring in Truckee.

Psychic Fair

April 6th & 7th

Falyn Lazarus of Cult of Gemini and customers – Image appears courtesy: Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Nevada City’s 34th Annual Psychic Fair returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center from 11 am – 6 pm on Saturday, April 6, and 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday, April 7. The Psychic Fair is considered Northern California’s largest gathering of metaphysical teachers, seers, crafters and readers. In addition, this event is the perfect opportunity for those looking for alternative medicines. Featuring an array of vendors such as acupuncturists and herbalists that may help with what’s ailing you.

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Festival

April 20th

Image appears courtesy: Palisades Tahoe

Show your love for this planet we call home. Join the community of Truckee-Tahoe for the largest Earth Day celebration in the region at the Village at the Palisades Tahoe. At this free event, you’ll have fun and learn about recycling, composting, alternative energy, and sustainability through hands-on activities. From 11 am – 5 pm, connect with resources found in our region who foster innovation, initiate change and ultimately implement an equitable partnership for a green planet. You’ll come home inspired AND ready to take action.

Earth Fest Street Fair

April 21st

Local nonprofit SYRCL hosts a table at Earth Fest
Image appears courtesy: Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Combine a weekend of outdoor fun in Nevada City as well as celebrate the planet at Nevada City’s 3rd annual Earth Fest Street Fair. This free event aims to inform and inspire all who attend to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a family-friendly atmosphere. The event which runs from 11 am-5 pm on Union Alley in downtown Nevada City will feature live music, special performances, interactive booths, kid’s activities, earth-friendly vendors, and healthy foods.


Alex Silgalis

Alex founded Local Freshies® in 2014 to be the #1 website providing the “local scoop” on where to eat, drink & play in mountain towns throughout North America. When he’s not writing and executing marketing strategies for small businesses & agencies, he’s in search of the deepest snow in the winter and tackiest dirt in the summer.

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