A Downtown Parade, Costume Ball, and Carnevale are featured February 13 & 14, 2016 as this colorful Sierra foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras in Nevada City.
Saturday Night – Costume Ball at Miners Foundry
Weekend activities open Saturday night with a Mardi Gras Costume Ball from 8pm to midnight, featuring a live band playing in historic Miners Foundry at 325 Spring Street. Cajun food will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Chamber office or you can purchase tickets at the door if still available. 21 and over only.
Tickets are $12 Advance/$15 at the Door. Advance tickets are recommended and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office at 132 Main Street in Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY (6569).
Sunday – Parade on Broad Street, Street Fair & Carnevale
On Sunday, the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held on North Pine Street, in Historic Downtown Nevada City, from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, drink, crafts, and clothing. The Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and moves down Broad Street through the center of town. It is a rain or shine event. Merry spectators of all ages line the parade route while gaily masked societies parade through the historic district handing out beads, toys, trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.
And join us for a festive after-the-parade Carnevale for the whole family at the Miners Foundry from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Enjoy New Orleans style food, hot dogs, ice cream & desserts, soft drinks & specialty coffees. Also featuring a full bar for the adults serving Hurricanes, plus a special Bloody Mary bar. Delight in Cajun music, Izzy the Juggler, drummers, belly dancers, a bounce house, and more! Tickets at the door only. $5 Admission. Kids 12 & under FREE!
For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.