September 16th & 17th
Nevada City’s Constitution Day Weekend has been a tradition since 1967 and is reported to be the oldest and largest Constitution observance in the western United States. Highlights of the weekend include a parade, Revolutionary War Living History, the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek, and a concert in the historic district.
The 56th Annual Constitution Day Parade will be held in the heart of historic Nevada City, a quaint and scenic Gold Rush town. The parade which makes its way through downtown includes marching bands, floats, antique autos, equestrians, politicians and the perennial favorite–the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City, a humorous but reverent depiction of each U.S. president.
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SUNDAY Shuttle, 12pm to 5pm
Park for free at the Nevada County Government Center located just off of Highway 49 at 950 Maidu Avenue. Take the shuttle into town for free.
Nevada City is known for its classic small town spirit and unique events. Celebrants should plan to arrive about an hour before parade time to get a good vantage point along the parade route. Out-of-town visitors should book local accommodations early.
Nevada City is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains midway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. From Sacramento, take eastbound Interstate 80 to Auburn and Highway 49 north to Nevada City. From Reno, take westbound I-80 and westbound State Route 20.
For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 265-2692