If you’re visiting Nevada City be sure to check our Calendar of Events for live music, theatre productions, festivals, and more.
January 14 – 17, 2016
Join filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers in historic downtown Nevada City for another incredible selection of films to change your world.
February 13 & 14, 2016
Enjoy a Downtown Parade, Masquerade Ball and Carnevale as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.
June 19, 2016
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.
May to October 2015
Food and wine, local artists, live music, trunk shows and theatrical performances in downtown Nevada City from 5-9 p.m.
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 13 – November 21, 2015
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!
Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Concerts
June 26 • July 24 • August 28, 2016
The 80-member Nevada County Concert Band brings back an era where the local Sunday concert was a grand social occasion. Family-oriented, dog-friendly, and FREE. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic dinner (or enjoy hot dog & ice cream vendors).
July 4, 2016
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.
July 13, 20 & 27, 2016
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 10 – 14, 2016
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!
August 27, 2016
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 Film Festival
September 10 – 13, 2015
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 10 & 11, 2016
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.
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.
October 31, 2015
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 27 – 29, 2015
A perfect weekend to experience living history in Nevada County, and to start some Christmas shopping at local craft fairs, festivals and celebrations.
Sundays – Dec 6, 13 & 20, 2015
Wednesdays – Dec 16 & 23, 2015
Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, a quaint, Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills where the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to life.