Mardi Gras in Nevada City

The 27th annual Mardi Gras Parade and Street Faire will be held on Sunday, February 17th as this colorful town celebrates Mardi Gras In Nevada City.

The Parade begins at 2 p.m. and moves down Broad Street through the Center of town. Colorfully masked and costumed entrants ride, march and dance through an appreciative crowd handing out beads trinkets, bangles and more. Everyone is encouraged to wear festive Mardi Gras attire.

Celebrities for this year’s event are:

Grand Marshal – Mikail Graham

King & Queen – Dave Robinson & Stacy Drake

Grand Duke & Grand Duchess – Bill Holman & Francine Holland

Other notable parade entries include – Claude the Fire Breathing Dragon, M3 Queens, Earles of Newtown, Parrot Heads of Northern California,

E Clampus Vitus and the Marine Corps League of Nevada County.

Meanwhile the Mardi Gras Street Faire will be held form 11 a.m. to 4 pm.   Food, drink, craft and clothing vendors will set up on North Pine and Commercial Streets, with plenty of room for families with children and baby strollers.

Applications for the parade and the street faire are available at   For more information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692. It’s a Rain or Shine event.