July Events 2012

Looking for a fun and safe way to spend 4th of July? Come to Nevada City and enjoy the patriotic parade that starts at 2:00 right in front of Broad Street Inn. Then head over to the Nevada County Fairgrounds to watch an incredible fireworks show at 9:30. Read details on the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website, or click HERE.

Come to Summer Nights, one of Nevada City’s most popular events. The fun and free street fair is great for the whole family and dog-friendly! Enjoy music, art, vendors, classic cars, and the shops you know and love downtown. The street fair is only here for three Wednesdays: July 11, 18, & 25. For more information, visit the Nevada City Chamber website.

Travel back in time this summer! Sierra Stages presents The Music Man, set exactly 100 years ago, July 1912. Watch the classic musical at the Nevada Theatre from July 12 to August 4. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Nevada City Box Office or HERE.

The 16th Annual WorldFest is back this year from July 12-15 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Come to see performers such as Cake, Joe Craven Trio, Mumbo Gumbo and many many more! Tickets start at $50 for a day pass. Want to camp out? It’s just $15 extra for a campsite! For more information on tickets, visit their website, or click HERE. Just a reminder, leave the pooch at home. Dogs are not allowed at the campground or in the fairgrounds for this event.

The Food and Film Series, put on by Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Film Festival, present Amélie, a classic French film nominated for 5 Academy Awards, on Friday July 20 at the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 5:00, the film starts at 6:00, and music and fare is at 8:00. Tickets are $16 for Magic Lantern Film Society and/or Miners Foundry Members, and $20 for non-members. Enjoy live music by Beaucoup Chapeaux, and classic French crepes by Isabelle’s Soul Kitchen Creperie are available for purchase. Next month’s film is Sideways. For more information, click HERE.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival returns to the North Columbia School House Cultural Center this year from July 27 – 29. Come and listen to African, Native American, and Jewish traditions and folk tales. Find ticket information online, HERE.

Now Playing: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Sierra Stages is putting on a production of the comedy “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” starting this Thursday, July 14, at Nevada Theatre. We saw the production and were laughing the whole time. It’s great for the whole family, although older kids might enjoy it more. The music was catchy and upbeat and the costumes were fun and colorful. The Stephen Sondheim musical, which has a live orchestra, will be playing every weekend through August 7. Visit SierraStages.org, call the box office at 530-346-3210, or stop by BriarPatch Co-op or The Book Seller for tickets. Don’t forget to look for Sierra Stages’ “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” coming in October, playing at the Miners Foundry.

Advance Ticket Prices for “Forum”:
July 14 & 15 Preview Performances: $15
Thursday Performances at 7 PM: $20
Friday and Saturday Performances at 8; Sundays at 2: $25

Read more about the production HERE.