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.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th which will include more than 100 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.
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, Nevada City Chamber, or Grass Valley Downtown Association.
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 to the following sponsors who helped make the 2012 parade and celebration possible!
- A to Z Supply
- Absolute Communication Solutions
- Ashley Furniture Home Store & La-Z-boy
- Baker-Tintle Properties
- Baskin Robbins
- Bonanza Oriental Gifts
- BriarPatch Co Op Natural Foods Community Market
- Broad Street Inn
- Caroline’s Coffee Roasters
- Cousin Jack Pasties
- Culture Shock Yogurt Shop
- Dave’s Auto Repair
- David Brennan
- Economy Pest Control
- El Dorado Savings Bank
- Elam Biggs B&B
- Emily’s Catering and Cakes
- Jack & Patty Foster
- DB & DA Frazeur
- First U.S. Community Credit Union
- Fur Traders
- Gold Country Celtic Society
- Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab
- Grass Valley Surgery Center
- Madelyn Helling
- Les Schwab Tire Center
- Magnussen’s Auburn Toyota
- Marina Imports
- Marshall’s Pasties
- McSweeney & Associates
- Mine Shaft Saloon
- The National
- Network Real Estate
- Nevada City Engineering Inc
- Nevada City Self Storage
- Nevada County Association of Realtors
- Nevada Lodge #13
- Nor-Cal Beverages
- Peter’s Drilling & Pump Service
- Shaw’s Antiques
- Sierra Theaters
- Tribal Weaver
- Twin Cities Church
- Wells Fargo Insurance Services
- The Wooden Spoon