Constitution Day Events Sept. 7-8

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WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday, Sept. 7

  • Revolutionary War Living History at Pioneer Park, 9am to 5pm
  • Sidewalk Sale in Historic Downtown Nevada City from 10am to 5pm
  • Photo Exhibit Tribute to Military Veterans at City Hall, Noon-4:30pm
  • Open Air Free Concert by the Nevada County Concert Band on Pine Street, Downtown Nevada City, 5-6:30pm

Sunday, Sept. 8

  • Revolutionary War Living History at Pioneer Park, 9am to noon
  • Photo Exhibit Tribute to Military Veterans at City Hall, 12:30 to 2pm
  • Signing of the U.S. Constitution Reenactment, Broad and Pine streets, 1:30pm
  • 47th Annual Constitution Day Parade, Presented by Nevada Lodge No. 13, F.&A.M., on Broad Street, Historic Downtown Nevada City, 2pm
  • 49er Rotary Club Gold Country Duck Race at Deer Creek, Downtown Nevada City. Carnival from 1p.m., Racing begins at 2:30

Constitution Day Commission Recognizes Donors

Like many of Nevada County’s fine events, the annual Constitution Day Celebration in Nevada City is made possible through the support of the local community.

The all-volunteer Nevada City Constitution Day Commission has recognized the groups, citizens and businesses who have made financial contributions to this year’s celebration.

Commission Chairman Dennis Cassella said this year’s supporters include Nevada Lodge No. 13, F.&A.M., the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City, Baker/Tintle Nevada City Properties, Order of the Eastern Star, SPD Markets, Bonanza Market, The Fur Traders, Las Katarinas Mexican Restaurant, Terry Armstrong, Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital, Sierra Gold Insurance, Shaw’s Antiques, Round Table Pizza, McSweeney & Associates, Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty, Nevada City United Methodist Church, Conner & Conner Construction, Nevada City city engineer Bill Falconi and retired Nevada County librarian Madelyn Helling.

The 44th Annual Constitution Day Celebration includes a full weekend of fun on Sept. 11-12, culminating with the 44th Annual Constitution Day Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.

For more information and a complete weekend schedule of events, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main Street, Nevada City, CA 95959. Call the chamber at (530) 265-2692 or see www.nevadacitychamber.com.

Constitution Day Parade & Celebration Sept. 11-12

The 44th Annual Constitution Day Parade tops a full weekend of festivities Sept.11-12 in this colorful Gold Rush town.

Nevada City’s Constitution Day Parade has been a local tradition since 1967 and is reported to be the oldest and largest Constitution observance in western America.

The 2 p.m. Sunday parade features about 100 entries and caps a number of other activities including Civil War reenactments in Pioneer Park , the Gold Country Duck Race on the rapids of Deer Creek and a free outdoor big band concert featuring the Nevada County Concert Band in the downtown historic district.

The parade through the heart of downtown Nevada City includes floats, antique autos, equestrians, politicians and perennial crowd favorites such as the Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band and the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City. At least seven marching bands will participate in this year’s event.

Nevada City is known for its classic small town spirit and unique events. With an official population of just 3,001, Nevada City swells to thousands more on Constitution Day.

Celebrants should plan to arrive about an hour before parade time to get a good vantage point along the parade route. Out-of-town visitors should book local accommodations early.

Sunday parade-goers may park for free at the Nevada County Government Center on Highway 49 and ride an event shuttle to the downtown parade. All-day fares (10am-6pm) are $3 per individual or family, and free to those in historical costume and youth 12 and under.

Weekend Events

SATURDAY, Sept. 11

Pancake Breakfast: Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, 7-10:30am, $6

Gold Country Duck Race “The KenDucky Derby”: Deer Creek, Downtown Nevada City, 11am-3pm

Civil War Reenactments: Pioneer Park, 1pm and 4pm

Nevada County Concert Band, Free Concert: Pine Street, 5:30-7pm

Classic Cars & Hot Rod Cruise-In: Broad Street, 5:30-8pm

SUNDAY, Sept. 12

Pancake Breakfast: Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park 7-10:30am, $6

Civil War Reenactment: Pioneer Park, 11am

44th Annual Constitution Day Parade: Broad Street, 2pm

Nevada City is located on the forested western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains midway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. From Sacramento, take eastbound Interstate 80 to Auburn and Highway 49 north to Nevada City. From Reno, take westbound I-80 and westbound State Route 20.

For more information and a complete weekend schedule of events, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main Street, Nevada City, CA 95959.  Or, call the chamber at (530) 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.