Nevada City Events

Nevada City Calendar of Events

All Year

If you’re visiting Nevada City be sure to check our Calendar of Events for live music, theatre productions, festivals, and more.

Nevada City Calendar of Events

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Mardi Gras

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.

Mardi Gras

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Nevada City Bicycle Classic

June 15, 2014

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.

Nevada City Bicycle Classic

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Soapbox Derby

June 21, 2014

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.

Soap Box Derby

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Farmers Market

June 14 – November 22, 2014

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!

Nevada City Farmers Market

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Fourth of July

July 4, 2014

A colorful parade in Nevada City followed by a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments, and the Sierra foothills’ largest aerial fireworks display.

Fourth of July

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Summer Nights

July 16, 23, & 30, 2014

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!

Summer Nights

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Nevada County Fair

August 6-10, 2014

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!

Nevada County Fair

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NCFF200Nevada City Film Festival

September 4-7, 2014

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.

Nevada City Film Festival

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Constitution Day

September 13 & 14, 2014

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.

Constitution Day

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Nevada City Uncorked

September 6, 2014

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.

Nevada City Uncorked

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Fall Colors

October – November

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.

Fall Colors

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Halloween

October 31, 2014

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.

Halloween

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Thanksgiving Weekend

November 28-30, 2014

A perfect weekend to experience living history in Nevada County, and to start some Christmas shopping at local craft fairs, festivals and celebrations.

Thanksgiving Weekend

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Victorian Christmas

December 2014

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.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

January 2015

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.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival