Fourth of July Celebration

A colorful parade in historic downtown Grass Valley and fireworks put on by the City of Grass Valley top the  2021 Fourth of July celebration in Nevada County.

Downtown Grass Valley: Saturday, July 3rd 9-11 Pancake Breakfast, Family day on the town 11-3, music by Rewind Press Play and Grass Valley Brewing Co beer on Mill St, and kids games.

Enjoy the fireworks in the sky over Hwy 49 and Dorsey overpass in Grass Valley, celebration starting around 9:30 pm July 4th! Fireworks Flyer

The festive parade makes its way through downtown Grass Valley. See parade route below.

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber and the Grass Valley Downtown Association enthusiastically welcome back our hometown Fourth of July Parade. The parade will be Sunday, July 4th at 9am.  The festive parade makes its way through downtown Grass Valley. See parade route below. The 2021 4th of July Theme “A Salute to Our Nevada County Heroes!”

This year, the parade will be held in Grass Valley and we are reaching out to see if your group would like to participate as you have in the past. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your organization or business. All of you have been heroes during the past year of the pandemic and we want to salute your dedicated service to our community.

As in years past, children’s groups participate at no cost, the entry fee for non-profit groups is $50.00, and the business entry fee is $100.00. This year the parade will be an All-Vehicle format and all floats must qualify to be “highway worthy”.

For your convenience, you’ll find the Parade Application, the Parade Release Form, and the Participation Waiver below:

2021 parade application

2021 4th of July Parade Release

4th of July Parade Waiver

We’d enjoy having you celebrate with us, so if you’re doing so, please return all forms and your check (if applicable) to us at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, give us a call at the Chamber: 273-4667 or email Mary Ann Boyer at:

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.

For information, call GV Chamber (530) 273-4667, (800) 655-4667 or NC Chamber (530) 265-2692