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Nevada City Events

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

Events in July 2014

Head to Nevada City for hot fun in the summertime! Outdoor dining, great music festivals, picnics at the Yuba and so much more!

July 4~ Fourth of July Parade and Celebration –  The parade will be Friday, July 4th at 11am which will include approx. 75 entries. The festive parade comes down Broad Street in Nevada City.  Parade-goers are advised to bring lawn chairs and arrive early to find a good vantage point. Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Live music and entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. The fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m. Fairgrounds gates open at 3 p.m. and entertainment begins at 4 p.m.  Admission rates:  Adults $10 advance/$15 gate; children 12 and under are FREE. For more information:

July 10 – 14 ~ California World Fest – Featuring 8 stages of music from around the world, this event attracts visitors from near and far. Camping is available at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. For more information:

 July 16, 23 & 30 ~ Nevada City Summer Nights - The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 16, 23, and 30, 2014 in this colorful Northern Sierra foothills town. 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. For more information:


July 18 ~ The Children’s festival in Pioneer Park – The Children’s Festival is a one-day Renaissance Faire for children of all ages. This year’s festival will include over twenty arts and crafts tables, strolling minstrels, jugglers, face-painters, a bridge-guarding troll, sword dancing, medieval fencing, the Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release Bird presentation,Queen Elizabeth, Pepper the Witch, Penny the Clown, Mother Goose, and Claude – the life-sized mechanical dragon. Children of all ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged! There are two sessions: from 9am – noon and from 5pm – 8pm. There is a $3 charge per session. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The Children’s Festival is sponsored by the Nevada City Rotary Club. For more information:

July 18 ~ Sierra Stages Presents Peter Pan –  Ignite your imagination and rediscover one of the great adventures of all time, a spectacular journey into the world of childhood that will capture the hearts and imaginations of all ages. A strange visitor arrives through the Darling children’s nursery window and whisks Wendy, Michael and John away to a magical land in this legendary adventure of pirates, fairies and fantasy. PETER PAN is the perfect entertainment for families this summer. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM at the historic Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City. For more information:

July 18 ~ Sierra Storytelling  - Once upon a time, children’s author, poet and storyteller, Steve Sanfield joined forces with the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center to create the first ever Sierra Storytelling Festival. Set among the towering pines, sloping lawn and our historic one-room schoolhouse on Columbia Hill, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is now in its 29th year – a much-loved annual tradition for both locals and visitors from across the country. The event is held at the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse on the San Juan Ridge outside Nevada City. For more information:

 July 27 ~ Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Concert - The 80-piece Nevada County Concert Band presents its second of three summer concerts, themed ‘How Sweet It Is,’ featuring big band, classic, jazz, folk, and popular music in a family-friendly concert. At this event, approximately 60 guest musicians join the NCCBand on stage too. More information is available on the NCCBand’s website and on Facebook. Come with your picnic or enjoy treats from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. The concert is free, accessible, and great for all ages. For more information: