Nevada City’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration —Let the Good Times Roll!

Nevada City’s annual Mardi Gras Celebration is set for Sunday, February 16, 2020. The annual event, hosted by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, features a festive parade and Street Fair throughout historic downtown Nevada City, offering up California Gold Rush scenics and spirited fun.

Nevada City California has been known to throw a party or two and its version of Fat Tuesday is no exception. People come just for this colorful annual event that lights up the streets with bright costumes, beads and a sense of playfulness that pervades both the Street Fair and Parade.

With the Street Fair on N. Pine & Commercial Streets open from 11 am-4 pm, you can find the last accessories for your perfect costume, shop hand-made gifts or pick up some extra beads for friends. Mardi Gras shirts, masks and the things that make Fat Tuesday fun will be available for sale, along with vendors selling food, drinks, crafts and more.

Spectators will crowd the streets to enjoy the floats and revelers at the annual Mardi Gras Parade, 2 pm on Broad Street, Nevada City. Everyone is encouraged to attend in festive Mardi Gras attire.

Along with the fun, Nevada City also honors noteworthy citizens for their contributions to the community. Each year the Mardi Gras Planning Committee chooses four (4) individuals that have impacted Nevada City’s community positively to serve as the Mardi Gras King and Queen and the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess. The committee also honors a Grand Marshal, who leads the parade. This year’s parade royalty are Grand Marshal Mikail Graham, King Dave Robinson, Queen Stacy Drake-Robinson, Grand Duke Bill Holman and Grand Duchess Francine Holland.

Be part of the fun and sign up for the parade or street faire!!


MG craft vendor 2020

Come Have Some Fun!

Mardi Gras in Nevada City – Sunday, Feb 16th, 2020

Parade 2 pm; Street Fair 11-4 pm

Historic Downtown Nevada City, California

Get more information here: or call 530-265-2692

Nevada City’s Mardi Gras Parade and Street Fair are February 16, 2020. Come enjoy some spirited fun with this Gold Rush town spin on New Orleans’ Fat Tuesday. Photos courtesy of Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.