Village Market Day

June 12, 2022  11am – 5pm

This city-wide celebration shines a spotlight on the town’s vibrant shopping district along with its burgeoning food, beer and wine scene–plus local entertainment. For one day only, visitors can take advantage of shopping specials.

Nevada City’s shops feature everything from vintage items, handmade and local homewares, clothing, jewelry, and world goods to musical instruments, garden treasures, rare books, and more.  Foodies will find delicious offerings such as Farm to Table, pub faire, artisan chocolates and ice cream. Art lovers can explore local galleries. History buffs can visit restored Victorians homes in our neighborhoods.

“Village Market Day is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to head into town, catch up with one another, and enjoy the good weather,” says Eileen Jorgensen, owner of the Magic Carpet and event co-organizer. “It’s a reminder of the importance of celebrating community.”

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Entertainment & Events

Universe City of Street Dance – Tzoul )

The highly revered and cutting edge dance school, Universe City of Street Dance has been based in Nevada County since 2017.  The curriculum focuses mainly on the top four partner dances in the world; Salsa, Bachata, West Coast Swing, and Brazilian Zouk.  The dean and headprofessor, Tzoul Chuen claims that partner dancing when taught correctly can be extremely beneficial to ones mental and emotional health, as well as curing a society sick with consumption.   

Hobo Diva – Psychic Poet – at the New York Hotel Shops – all day
Evelyn Amber Schmelling (Hobo Diva) is a psychic poet who teaches about the medicine found in nature and in ourselves through typing on the spot poems with her typewriter. Reveal a word/phrase that comes to you, grab a fortune, or a poem that has already been typed! Trust your path as you co-create trash magic inside of mystery!

Face Painting with Haley Friend – lower Commercial – all day

Haley offers face painting, balloon twisting, roving characters, dance parties (her specialty!), tea-parties, interactive magic, storytelling, puppetry, sing-a-longs, and interactive/non-competitive games.

Tarot artist and Reader – Jessica Henry – lower Commercial Street – all day

Magic Shows at Mountain Pastimes, 320 Spring Street – every hour from noon on

The Firehouse Museum – 214 Main Street – 1-4pm
The historic Firehouse No. 1 museum is a diamond located in the heart of historic downtown Nevada City. The museum holds many of Nevada County’s hidden treasures and is a must-stop for all who visit Nevada City. Completed in the Spring of 1861, this firehouse was home to Nevada Hose Company No.1 from 1861 to 1938. During those nearly 80 years, horse -drawn fire wagons, handcarts and “modern ” motorized fire engines rolled out the doors.

New York Hotel Parking Lot
North Pine from Broad to Commercial Street

Parking on Sunday in Nevada City is free. You will find street parking throughout downtown along with parking lots off of Commercial Street, Nevada Street, and Spring Street behind the National Hotel.

Restrooms located at
Robinson Plaza
Wheelchair accessible

Photos are by Erin Thiem

Photos are by Erin Thiem