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.

Summer Nights in Nevada City

Summer Nights 2011 FlyerSummer Nights has been a tradition in Nevada City for many years now. The fun street fair is entertaining for both children and adults. Broad and Commercial Streets are shut off to vehicles so the streets are open for vendors and patrons. The stores and restaurants are open and vendors line the streets with art, fresh veggies, and hot dinners. At the top of Broad Street, a live band is always playing where visitors usually start dancing. There are pony rides for kids as well as a craft table set up outside of My Favorite Things where Tina, the owner, sits with kids (and adults) and provides all of the glitter, glue, and all of the girlie supplies you need. At the bottom of the hill, the food court sits in the Bank of America parking lot. Calla Lily Crepes serves fresh, hot crepes (sweet or savory options) using organic ingredients from local farms. Many other food vendors fill up the lot, including a beer booth and homemade kettlecorn. There is no admission to the street fair, but definitely bring your wallet for dinner, ice cream, and goodies from the vendors. Parking is limited in Nevada City, especially since Broad and Commercial are shut off to vehicles. We recommend arriving early, or carpooling, if you are coming from out of the area.

Summer Nights takes place in downtown Nevada City for three Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27 from 6:00-9:30. For questions or more information, call the Nevada City Chamber at 1-800-655-NJOY or 530-265-2692.