Nevada City Events

nevada city eventsNevada 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


wild and scenic film festivalWild and Scenic Film Festival

January 14 – 18, 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.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival


nevada city mardi grasMardi Gras

February 13 & 14, 2016

Enjoy a Downtown Parade, Costume Ball and Carnevale as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.

Mardi Gras


nevada city classicNevada City Bicycle Classic

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.

Nevada City Bicycle Classic


first friday artwalk in nevada cityFirst Friday Artwalks

May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5.

Food and wine, local artists, live music, trunk shows and theatrical performances in downtown Nevada City from 5-9 p.m.

First Friday Artwalks


nevada city soapbox derbySoapbox Derby

June 5, 2016

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


nevada city farmers marketFarmers Market

June 4 – November 19, 2016

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


movies-pinesMovies Under The Pines

June 4 • July 9 • August 27, 2016

The Nevada City Film Festival, City of Nevada City and the Nevada County Fairgrounds presents Movies Under the Pines, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family.

Movies Under The Pines


pioneer park concertsPioneer 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).

Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Concert Series


nevada city fourth of julyFourth of July

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.

Fourth of July


nevada city summer nightsSummer Nights

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!

Summer Nights


nevada county fairNevada County Fair

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!

Nevada County Fair


nevada city uncorkedNevada City Uncorked

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 Uncorked


nevada city film festivalNevada City Film Festival

September 8-11, 2016

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


constitution dayConstitution Day

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.

Constitution Day


nevada city fall colorsFall 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


nevada city halloweenHalloween

October 31, 2016

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.



thanksgiving weekendThanksgiving Weekend

November 25 – 27, 2016

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


victorian christmasVictorian Christmas

Sundays – Dec 4, 11 & 18, 2016
Wednesdays – Dec 14 & 21, 2016

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.

Victorian Christmas


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