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.

Sierra Storytelling Festival

Tomorrow is the start of the 26th annual Sierra Storytelling Festival. The family-fun event is in North San Juan (about 30 minutes from Broad Street Inn–Google Map) and is from July 22-24. The stories are from African, Jewish, and Native American traditions as well as heart-warming folk tales. Nationally and internationally known storytellers present at the festival, including Antonio Sacre, Farrell Cunningham, and Awele Makeba. New to the festival is a Story Slam, which is similar to an open mic, and each teller has 5 minutes to tell a story (plus a one minute grace period to wrap up). The full schedule for the weekend is available HERE. The festival takes place at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on Tyler Foote Road with an outdoor amphitheater and old schoolhouse as a beautiful setting.