Mardi Gras Parade & Street Faire

February 17, 2019

For safety reasons, the Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade and Street Faire scheduled for today have been canceled.

The 27th anniversary of Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is set to happen on Sunday, February 17, 2019. The annual event, hosted by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, features a colorful & festive parade & street faire throughout the streets of historic downtown Nevada City.

The Street Faire on N. Pine & Commercial Streets will be open from 11am-4pm. Beads, masks, and Mardi Gras shirts will be available for sale, along with a wide array of vendors selling food, drinks, crafts & more! Want to be a vendor?  2019 Mardi Gras Vendor Application

Spectators will crowd the streets to enjoy the floats & revelers at the 27th annual Mardi Gras Parade, 2pm on Broad Street, Nevada City. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire. Enter the parade! 2019 Mardi Gras Parade Entry

Every Year the Mardi Gras Planning Committee chooses 4 individuals that have impacted our community positively to serve as the Mardi Gras King & Queen and the Grand Duke & Grand Duchess. The committee also honors a Grand Marshal, who leads the parade in a horse-drawn carriage.

View the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade

Saturday, February 16th – Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

Kick off the Mardi Gras festivities on Saturday, February 16 at the annual Masquerade Ball at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in downtown Nevada City. Enjoy live music from the Deadbeats and BuckStar, dancing, costumes, masks, food and drinks. Tickets and more information at

Sponsoring 2019 Nevada City Mardi Gras, Thank you!!