Nevada City Events

Click on any of the links below to find out about the many events happening within and around Nevada City! Visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce websites for more information.

Events in October 2014

Fall is in the air and it’s a beautiful time to visit – the days are warm and sunny, and the nights are delightfully cool. Plenty of time for a day of out door activities and an evening of dining, music and so much more.

Haunted Tours of Nevada City, 7:30 every Saturday.  Take a local tour of Nevada City’s most haunted places. Tours depart from 210 Broad Street (directly across from the Nation Hotel). $10/adults, $5/children under 12 years. No reservations, admission paid directly to guide. 

Nevada City Farmers Market – Nevada City Farmer’s Market, every Saturday from June 14th – November 22nd, 8:30 am – 1 pm. Between Robinson Plaza & Union St. in historic Downtown Nevada City. Enjoy the bounty from our numerous local farms. For more information:

Totally Polyester by Off Broadstreet is playing through October 18th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15. From Off Broadstreet, “In 2014, five young people develop a new concept in “Pre-Show Entertainment.” Moving from town to town in their vintage motor home, The Polyester Express, they will “crash” the concert touring schedules of various 1970’s performing groups like Grand Funk Railroad and The Eagles. They will stage their portable show near the headliners’ venues and provide the atmosphere and culture of “The Greatest Decade.” Show stars Jed Dixon, Danny McCammon, Heather Lynn, Kate Haight and Andrew Kerr.”

Oktoberfest at Pioneer Park on October 4th, 3pm-7pm. For only $15 per person, this event will feature a number of Nevada City’s local breweries and German cuisine. Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket. This is a fundraiser for local non-profit KARE Crisis Nursery.

Music in the Mountains Home Tour, October 4-5, 10am-4pm. Get the chance to tour Nevada County’s beautiful homes, including the incredible Victorians that line our streets. Tickets on-line at or call (530) 265-6124.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Nevada Theater, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm through October 12. Watch a play in the historic Nevada Theater downtown. More information at

Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County October 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2014 10am-5pm. Tour our local artists studios scattered around Nevada City and Grass Valley. More information HERE.

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques Show & Sale from October 4-12. This antique show and sale only comes to Nevada City twice a year. It’s fun to shop around or just appreciate the Japanese history on display. More information HERE.

Halloween in Nevada City, October 31. Come for trick-or-treating or the festive 2nd annual parade or Fright Night.

All month: “The Windows on History displays will be showing in windows of businesses in historic downtown Nevada City and will feature 47 large formatted images and captions of old Nevada City taken between 1850 and 1920. The placement of the photos is based on the location depicted in each photo. This project can be enjoyed through the month of October.” From Nevada City Chamber of Commerce.