During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Summer Nights visitors can enjoy a meal at one of our many and varied restaurants, unwind with some live music or just relax with a leisurely stroll around our stores and the top class craftsmen selling their wares on the street. “Summer Nights is a Nevada City tradition – the whole town comes alive,” says Cathy Whittlesey, Director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce which sponsors and produces the events. “It’s the must-attend event of the summer season — a real community party, showing off the best of Nevada City.” Here are our recommendations for the best ways to make the most of Nevada City’s Summer Nights:
Fabulous Music! Put on your dancing shoes and come on out. Don’t miss these great free concerts! (see entertainment schedule below)
Kid Friendly Fun! Summer Nights is for everyone. There are bounce houses, face-painting and more to make sure that kids will have a great time at this family affair.
Eat and Drink with Friends and Family! Enjoy a meal at one of Nevada City’s fine restaurants, ice cream from our local stores, delicious treats from our Food Court or just hang out at our beer and wine garden listening to great live bands. There’s food for all tastes and pocketbooks at Summer Nights.
Crafts and Art! Town will be filled with arts and crafts booths featuring cool, one-of-a-kind gifts designed and produced by local artists and crafters as well as hand-picked out-of-town vendors. If you’re looking for summer gifts, Summer Nights is the perfect place to come.
Special Additions! A Classic Car Show every week. And don’t miss the exotic music and dance of Troupe Al Ama Belly dancers!
For more information: www.nevadacitychamber.com
Sgt. Funky + Aerial Lab/Fire Tribe + Troupe Al Ama + David Ayala + Gary & Eva + Then Again + John Girton
Good2Go + Aerial Lab/Fire Tribe + Troupe Al Ama + David Ayala + Nut Boyz + Ivan Najera & Friends + Heifer Belles
LoLo + Elevation + Dream & Dreamer + Troupe Al Ama + George Souza + Aerial Lab/Fire Tribe + David Ayala