June 6, 2021 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.”
Entertainment & Events
Universe City of Street Dance – Tzoul and Ashe – North Pine & Commercial Street Stage 11am- 1pm and 3-5pm (times subject to change)
Ashe and Tzoul hold group partner dance workshops in Grass Valley at Sierra Dance Institute. They teach West Coast Swing, Brazilian Zouk, Salsa On 1, and Bachata to all levels of dancers. These linage street partner dances can be traced back over thirty years, with the oldest one being West Coast Swing which can be traced back ninety years to Lindy Hop; the original swing dance. Street partner dances were created organically out of culture, that differentiates them from Ballroom styles. Partner dancing is a social activity, building community is at the forefront. Tzoul and Ashe’s teachings focus on the relationship strengthening qualities and physics of dancing in partnership. When two or more people make a choice to share a dance together their communication skills are improved upon, physical and mental health enhanced as well. These teachers are important to our communities understanding of dance potential because they make learning fun and practical. Tzoul says, “Giving people an opportunity to be a student of dance is so important because structure is at the core of any great work of art.” Ashe says, “Each dance we teach activates something unique in the human spirit.”
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
Photos are by Erin Thiem
Photos are by Erin Thiem