Nevada City Events
If you’re visiting Nevada City be sure to check our Calendar of Events for live music, theatre productions, festivals, and more.
March 1 & 2, 2014
Enjoy a Downtown Parade, Masquerade Ball and Carnevale as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.
June 8, 2013
Visit Nevada City for the Foreign Car Show to see vintage cars up close and talk to the owners of these beautiful and rare cars. Join in the Wine Stroll and visit local businesses, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town while enjoying a sampling of local Foothill wines and beers.
June 16, 2013
The Nevada City Classic is one of the premiere sporting events in the Sierra foothills, the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and the second-oldest race in the nation.
June 22, 2013
Teams will race nearly 1/2 mile downhill (powered only by gravity) on Nimrod Street in Nevada City, while being judged for creativity, speed and team spirit! Proceeds benefit Pioneer Park.
June 15 – November 23, 2013
Celebrate summer Nevada City style! Enjoy live music, local farmers, vendors, and artists, freshly baked treats and more. Shop for healthy food, locally grown with care and pride. Come, feel the energy and live the goodness!
July 4, 2013
A colorful parade followed by a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments, and the Sierra foothills’ largest aerial fireworks display.
July 17, 24, & 31, 2013
The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings in July. The best FREE entertainment for the entire family!
August 7-11, 2013
Five days of excitement and fun for Fair-goers of all ages. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and exhibits – in a community-friendly environment and at affordable family prices!
September 5-8, 2013
Top independent cinema in the foothills of Northern California. Stellar programming of short and full length films, great audiences and a truly festive environment makes Nevada City Film Festival one of the most innovative, exciting, and fun events on the west coast.
September 7-8, 2013
A parade, Revolutionary War Living History Activities in Pioneer Park, the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek and a free outdoor big band concert in the downtown historic district.
September 14, 2013
Nearly 20 wineries and restaurants will be participating. Wander through downtown Nevada City, learn the history of our charming town, and enjoy a sampling of local Foothill wines and food.
October – November 2013
The Nevada City-Grass Valley area is one of California’s best areas to view autumn foliage. The best fall colors are located in the old-fashioned Victorian neighborhoods surrounding the downtown historic districts.
October 31, 2013
Trick or treating in the historic downtown, Fright Night at Miners Foundry, and local Ghost Tours, makes Nevada City one spooky place to celebrate Halloween.
November 29 – December 1, 2013
A perfect weekend to experience living history in Nevada County, and to start some Christmas shopping at local craft fairs, festivals and celebrations.
Dec 4, 11, 18 (Wed 5-9pm) & 15, 22 (Sun 1:30-6pm), 2013
Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, a quaint, Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Sierra where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to life.
January 10-12, 2014
Join filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers historic downtown Nevada City with another incredible selection of films to change your world.