Constitution Day 2018

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Highlights of this Sept 8th & 9th weekend include a parade, Revolutionary War Living History at Pioneer Park, the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek, and a free outdoor big band concert in the downtown historic district.

The 52nd Annual Constitution Day Parade tops a weekend of festivities Sept. 8 & 9, 2018 in this historic California 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 more than 100 entries and culminates other activities including Revolutionary War Living History in Pioneer Park, the Gold Country Duck Race on Deer Creek.

The parade through the downtown historic district includes marching bands, floats, antique autos, equestrians, politicians and the perennial crowd favorites the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City, a humorous but reverent group that portrays each U.S. president.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR DAYS!

The Delaware Regiment of the Brigade of the American Revolution will be offering living history demonstrations of Revolutionary War soldiers drilling and firing, drilling of kids with mock muskets, music by the California Consolidated Drum Band, and colonial life living history.  Flag raising to music and reading of the Declaration of Independence will be at 10am each day, and activities conclude at 5pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday.

WEEKEND EVENTS

Saturday, Sept. 8

  • Revolutionary War Living History at Pioneer Park, 10am to 5pm
  • Open Air Free Outdoor Concert by the  Nevada County Concert Band on Pine Street, Downtown Nevada City, 4:30-6:15pm

Sunday, Sept. 9

  • Revolutionary War Living History at Pioneer Park, 10am to noon
  • Reenactment of the Signing of the U.S. Constitution, Broad and Pine streets, 1:30pm
  • 52nd Annual Constitution Day Parade – Broad Street, Historic Downtown Nevada City, 2pm
  • Grand Isle Fire Brigade Concert – In front of the National Hotel Immediately following the parade
  • 27th Annual 49er Rotary Club Gold Country Duck Race, Deer Creek, Downtown Nevada City.  Carnival from 1pm, Racing begins at 2:30pm.

SUNDAY Shuttle, Noon to 6pm

Park for free at the Nevada County Government Center at Highway 49 and Maidu Avenue. Take the shuttle into town.

Nevada City is known for its classic small town spirit and unique events. With an official population of 3001, Nevada City swells to 10,000 or 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.

Nevada City is located on the 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, call the Chamber at (530) 265-2692 or 1-800-655-NJOY.

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.