Fourth of July Celebration

A colorful and festive parade in downtown Nevada City!

Get ready to don your flags and patriotic attire – the 4th of July parade! The 4th of July Parade will take place downtown Nevada City on Thursday, July 4, 2024, starting at 11am.

  • Parade at 11am on Broad & Union
  • Street Fair from 10am-1:30pm on North Pine
  • Nevada County Concert Band will play on lower Broad Street Starting at 10am

Parking in downtown is mostly street parking.

Parking is challenging, as Broad traffic at 9:30am. Parking is not allowed on “On or Off Ramps” of Highways 49 and 20. Cars parked on the ramps will be ticketed and may be towed.

Street Parking

  • There is parallel street parking located throughout downtown Nevada City, but it fills up quickly
  • Please pay attention to road closure signs and don’t park within the designated event area

Public Parking Lots

  • Commercial Street Lot – located at 412 Commercial Street
  • Spring Street Lot – Located at the corner of Spring Street & Pine Street behind the National Hotel
  • Nevada Street Lot – Located near the corner of Nevada Street & Boulder Street
  • Court House Parking Lot – Located near the corner of Court Street & Main Street

Nevada City and Grass Valley trade off on hosting the annual 4th of July Parade, with even number years in Nevada City and odd numbered years Grass Valley. This year, the parade will be held in Nevada City.

A free fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. at the interchange of Dorsey Drive and can be viewed from various locations around Grass Valley. Find a lot to park in and enjoy the free show. The Grass Valley Downtown Association will also be hosting at Family Pancake Breakfast from 8-10am; and a Mill Street 4th of July Celebration 5-9pm.


Still accepting parade applications. Vendor spaces are sold out.