First Friday Artwalks

First Friday of the Month

June 1st, July 6th & August 3rd, 2018


To participate click here

The First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as our wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will be open from 5pm to 9pm and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.

It really is a perfect evening event for the family or a great “date night” destination bringing a celebratory energy to Downtown Nevada City while encouraging folks to visit our wonderful businesses while enjoying the art and culture that makes Nevada City so unique.

There will be live music and theatrical performances at various locations throughout the downtown area. In addition there will be a Youth Arts Showcase featuring Artists between the ages of 4-18 with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a “Kids Zone” on York Street with some fun activities and art projects for kids of all ages.


Each month will have a different theme featuring different local music acts at the Boardwalk Stage and young acoustic musicians on York Street.

Join us in supporting our downtown businesses and our wonderfully creative arts community.

For additional info please contact Cynthia Levesque at 530-575-8846 or email Check it out on facebook!

Become a Summer Nights Vendor

To register as a vendor use our online registration form.
Please be sure to review the requirements on this page first.


Barbara Tanner
(530) 265-8634

2018 Dates

  • Wednesdays,
    July 11, 18, & 25
    6:00 – 9:30 p.m.


  • Craft Vendors – $200
    All items handmade by the vendor.
  • Merchant Vendors – $125 (Must be Chamber member)
    All items mass-produced and/or imported.
  • Food Vendors – $225 (Must be Chamber member)
    All food vendors must apply before June 13th 2018 or a County fine will be added to your amount due.
    Before registering all food vendors must have a Temporary Food Facilities permit from the Nevada County Environmental Health Department. To apply download and return the Nevada County Food Vendor Application and Risk Assessment.
  • Non-Profits – $120
    May hand out informational materials. Prohibited from making sales. Fee is no longer refundable. (When filling in the application, enter 123456789 in the resale# field to complete the form)

Deadline for applications is June 8th.

Booth Regulations

  • 10×10 space.
  • Food Vendor vans/booths on wheels (when permitted by chamber officials) must pay an additional out-of-compliance-size fee.

Vendor Requirements

  • Participate in all three events.
  • Insurance. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Nevada City must be named as additionally insured on your insurance policy. A certificate must be submitted to the Chamber no later than 10 days before the event.
  • Resale license. This is required to complete the online registration. For more information on acquiring a resale license see Be aware that it can take two weeks from submitting your application to receive your license.
  • All food vendors are required to have a Temporary Facility Permit – Environmental Health Temporary Food Facility Permit Application. This is required to complete the online registration.
  • Take your trash with you after each event.


Prior to July 1st, your fee, minus $25 for processing, will be returned. After July 1st, no refunds will be granted.

Downtown Restaurants may request a reserved street location prior to June 1st. Restaurants outside the downtown area will be assigned a Food Court location.

Register and pay online

The Christmas Card

“The Christmas Card,” filmed in Nevada City, tells the story of a soldier, Cody Cullen, with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply. While on leave back home, he travels to Nevada City, California, the picturesque town from which the card was sent. Once there, Cody meets and falls in love with beautiful Faith Spelman, who sent the card, and quickly becomes a cherished member of the Spelman family. Yet romance for Cody and Faith seems out of the question, because she has a boyfriend and is about to become engaged.

Screenwriter Joany Kane had never even heard of Nevada City when she wrote the screenplay for “The Christmas Card.” The story was originally set in a mill town in Vermont. Budget constraints led the production team to look for sites in California, and one of the producers, Lincoln Lageson, suggested Nevada City. He was familiar with the town because his parents grew up in Nevada City. Alice Evans (who portrayed Faith in the movie) talks about Nevada City:

“But there is one that looks even better; so perfectly preserved and warm and welcoming that you have to pinch yourself the first time you take that walk up the hill towards the church, just to make sure it’s real.

Well, this town turned out not only to be the perfect town, but to have the perfect inhabitants, who were delighted not only to welcome “The Christmas Card” to their town, but also to loan out their diner (Nevada City Classic Cafe), hotel, church and of course their people, who served as the most brilliant supporting artists all through the film.”

“It was a match made in heaven,” Kane said. “The city really is a character in the movie.”

December 2017 Showtimes

christmas card showtimes 2017For more information about “The Christmas Card” and air times, please visit Hallmark Channel’s Website.

Visit Screenwriter Joany Kane’s website, and purchase some of her other un-produced screenplays.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Chamber of Commerce.

Visit Nevada City at Christmas

Experience the magic of Nevada City first hand at Victorian Christmas. This annual, family tradition takes place in December and features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory yuletide treats and libations, and of course, Father Christmas! The event is held in December, two Wednesday nights, and three Sunday afternoons. There is no admission charge.

Lodging: Overnight visitors are encouraged to book local accommodations early. A dozen historic and charming bed and breakfast inns and several comfortable hotels and motels are located within walking distance of downtown Nevada City, or a short drive from nearby Grass Valley.

For more information contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at (530) 265-2692 or toll-free (800) 655-NJOY.


Nevada City Farmers Market 2018


Downtown Nevada City Winter/Summer Farmers Market

Winter Market – First Saturday of the Month, January – May, 9am – Noon

Summer Market – Saturdays, June 2nd – November 17th 2018

Hours 8:30am – 1:00pm

Other Local Farmers Markets


Nevada County Horseman (Nevada County Certified Growers Market)
May 1st – October 30th 2018 (Every Tuesday)
9:00am – 1:00 pm
10600 Bubbling Wells Road, Grass Valley


Western Gateway Park (Nevada County Certified Growers Market)
May 3rd – November 1st (Every Thursday)
9:00am – 1:00 pm
18560 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley

Thursday Night Market
2018 TBA
5:30pm – 9:00pm
Downtown Grass Valley


Historic North Star House (Nevada County Certified Growers Market)
April 14th – November 17th 2018
8:00am – 12:30 pm
12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley

Live Music each week/Free Kids Activities 2nd & 4th week monthly