Fourth of July Celebration 2013
A colorful parade through historic downtown Grass Valley and the Sierra foothills’ largest aerial fireworks display top the 2013 Fourth of July celebration in Nevada County.
© photo: Joe Anderson
The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th which will include approx. 75 entries. The festive parade begins on Main Street at the corner of Main and S. Auburn and will continue up to Mill Street, right on Neal and left on to S. Church Street (towards the fairgrounds). Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point.
The Nevada County Concert Band performs a curbside pre-parade concert an hour prior to the parade, and continues to provide intermittent music throughout the parade. That means concert at 9am at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot for all shade-loving earlybirds who stake out their perfect parade seating.
Touchdown Productions will be broadcasting “Live” the parade locally and internationally on NCTV Channel 11 and NCTV So. County Channel 16 as well as nevadacountytv.org.
Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m.
Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Admission rates: Adults $8 advance/$10 gate; children 12 and under are FREE.
$8 Advance Tickets may be purchased at the Grass Valley Chamber or Nevada City Chamber.
No alcohol, glass, pets, barbecues or personal fireworks may be brought onto the fairgrounds.
Nevada City and Grass Valley are located at the 2,500-foot elevation, off state routes 49 and 20, a one-hour drive northeast of Sacramento. From the capital city (60 miles), take eastbound Interstate 80 to Auburn and Highway 49 north. From Marysville (35 miles) and the north valley, take eastbound Highway 20. From Reno (80 miles), take westbound I-80 and westbound Highway 20.
The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by the Grass Valley/Nevada County and Nevada City chambers of commerce and the Grass Valley Downtown Association.
For information, call GV Chamber (530) 273-4667, (800) 655-4667 or NC Chamber (530) 265-2692, (800) 655-6569.
The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 2013 4th of July Celebration Sponsors!
- A to Z Supply
- Asylum Down
- B&C Hardware
- Baker-Tintle Properties
- Caroline’s Coffee Roasters
- Cirino’s at Main Street
- Edward Jones
- First U.S. Community Credit Union
- Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab
- High Sierra Corvette Club
- Insight Imaging
- Magnussen’s Auburn Toyota
- Marina Imports
- Marshall’s Pasties
- McSweeney & Associates
- Medical Benefits Administration
- Nevada City Engineering Inc
- Peter’s Drilling & Pump Service
- Shaw’s Antiques
- Shelly’s Smart Shopper
- Sierra FoodWineArt
- Sierra Nevada Community Health Plan
- Sierra Nevada Medical Association IPA
- SPD Markets
- Tribal Weaver
- Tru-line Builders, Inc.
- Twin Cities Church